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Old 11-07-2010, 09:26 PM
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any feedback on Rotech-pay, benefits, allowance, culture, upward mobility, etc. thanks.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:43 PM
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are they having financial problems?
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:01 AM
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Not the best, but not the worst and 17 years in the industry, not many Home Healthcare companies have no debt at all. There is one, i think, and i would never work for them....

What position? PST? LCM?

9-12.50hr for PST
30's - 40's salary for LCM
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Rotech

Not the best, but not the worst and 17 years in the industry, not many Home Healthcare companies have no debt at all. There is one, i think, and i would never work for them....

What position? PST? LCM?

9-12.50hr for PST
30's - 40's salary for LCM
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Rotech

Not the best, but not the worst and 17 years in the industry, not many Home Healthcare companies have no debt at all. There is one, i think, and i would never work for them....

What position? PST? LCM?

9-12.50hr for PST
30's - 40's salary for LCM
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Rotech

Not the best, but not the worst and 17 years in the industry, not many Home Healthcare companies have no debt at all. There is one, i think, and i would never work for them....

What position? PST? LCM?

9-12.50hr for PST
30's - 40's salary for LCM
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:14 AM
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I am so shocked this company is still in existence. They are heavily in debt. The only reason for their existence is that the executives are still getting their paycheck.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:21 AM
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any feedback on Rotech-pay, benefits, allowance, culture, upward mobility, etc. thanks.
Here is a quote from the Rotech board. The corporate executives from Rotech should be investigated.

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When will it stop? I have to cut so many employees tomorrow I want to vomit. Another holiday season and the gifts are pink slips. Maybe it's time to slice and dice corporate and management after all they never stop and help a patient just cover up the problems. Peace to all our poor co-workers left out in the cold 12/10/10 many with such low salaries they are living at the poverty level just trying to keep up with needs, forget wants. It's time to stop talking about pizza and snatches and bring corporate down. I call for the end to bonus sucking chiefs and a board that flys first class on the company $ to attend cover-up meetings boring everyone and raising eyebrows with an Enron, Bernie Madoff mentality. I think its time for a massive walk out in memory and consideration of our lost co-workers.
Maybe we can get them back by 1/1/11 Look at the numbers all FOUR 1 and 1 FOUR all
Stand up and be counted its time to bring our jobs back from Malaysia and support our home team!
I say GOOD BYE Phil, Mike, Jack and the excessive over paid Disney Mickey eared Im so sorry HR we be hating and always talking, and slamming each other team.
It's not the happiest place on earth if we ended up with you, its a sad, sad world because they didn't want you and we lost!
Another cut and burn thank goodness you don't run a rain forest we would have no OXYGEN!
Dah, get it we run a respiratory company and we have patients gasping for our limited service>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Rotech and Walgreens

Does anyone know when they will announce the purchase of Walgreens Homecare?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:18 PM
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Bahahahah!
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:34 PM
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Buy Walgreens with WHAT?? Walgreens has the cash, ROTECH has the debt. Hmmm, let me see. The buyer would be, ummm, let me think, ummmm. Gee. I don't know. Take a guess.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:02 AM
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Its TRUE walgreens Respitory did sell to ROTECH 2/09/2011!!! All of COLORADO, AZ and Florida branches! WHAT a joke! Biggest mistake they made was buying CAREMAX thats why they went in the HOLE! GOOD JOB!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:27 PM
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Uhm....Yes...they have, but unfortunately Walgreens DME employees are being treated like MUSHROOMS!!!! (you know, kept in the dark and covered with sh##!) Obviously Walgreens "Pharmacy" ran corporate officials think that RT DME means Stupid A## people! They have been told that we KNOW they sold us to Rotech and have been pleaded with to come and tell us something! But NOOO!!! They continue to play ignorant....oh wait, maybe they're not playing! I have completely lost any respect I ever had for Walgreens! Our pt's will also feel the same way! All they had to do was come and talk to us before we had to hear it from competitors, or in some cases, we found out through our pt's! There has been absolutely NO damage control! They do NOT care that we are feeling like sitting ducks! We all understand why they sold us! We are not ignorant! We realize they are a Pharmacy and stepped way out of thier comfort zones when they purchased us in the 1st place. Now with the competitive bidding.... Why bother.... they don't need us... we get that! Infact, there are many who are glad that the new boss' are going to understand why we need to order oxygen tanks! It's the fact that they can look us straight in the face and say "oh no, we will continue to do what we do" and think we actually buy into it! But.... I'm not bitter ...
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:03 PM
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Buy Walgreens with WHAT?? Walgreens has the cash, ROTECH has the debt. Hmmm, let me see. The buyer would be, ummm, let me think, ummmm. Gee. I don't know. Take a guess.
Ummmm...Rotech....Surprise!!!! .... Oh btw....Nationwide!
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:11 PM
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Walgreens Respiratory not Walgreens. It is a shame that a company that is so incredibly in debt would be able to make a purchase. What a mockery.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:59 AM
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I am sure the shameful Rotech Executives flew their corporate jets around to make this arrangement.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:24 PM
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Please don't confuse Option Care now called Walgreens Infusion and Respiratory Services with Walgreens. Walgreens values their employees and takes care of their patients to the fullest. Walgreens is run out of Deerfield, Ill; while Option Care has seperate corporate offices in Buffalo Grove with seperate managment. Option Care pays Directors and Market VPs bloated salaries, while they do nothing to fix existing problems they know damned well about. Most offices had GMs who lost money month after month, and did nothing but lay people off to try to bring their books back from the red. When in reality they are the ones who should have had their head on the chopping block a long time ago.

When acquiring the aformentioned CareMax, Option Care didn't even want to buy the RT/DME but was forced to if they wanted the accounts receivables for the infusion side. Option Care also got rid of all of their RT/DME Regional VPs over a year ago. Hello, anyone see the writing on the wall. Everyone who worked at Walgreens Respiratory should have seen they were not going to continue in the Respiratory / DME arena. However, they could've handled the acquisition in a more gracious way rather than just exiting the markets.

Don't be bitter, just take your relationships and move to another area of the medical field. With reimbursment and competitive bidding, respiratory is running out of breath quick; and so are all who work in it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:09 AM
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Does anyone know if Walgreens Infusion respiratory/Option Care is planning to sell off any other states? Or are they waiting for the Competitive bidding?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:31 AM
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Please don't confuse Option Care now called Walgreens Infusion and Respiratory Services with Walgreens. Walgreens values their employees and takes care of their patients to the fullest. Walgreens is run out of Deerfield, Ill; while Option Care has seperate corporate offices in Buffalo Grove with seperate managment. Option Care pays Directors and Market VPs bloated salaries, while they do nothing to fix existing problems they know damned well about. Most offices had GMs who lost money month after month, and did nothing but lay people off to try to bring their books back from the red. When in reality they are the ones who should have had their head on the chopping block a long time ago.

When acquiring the aformentioned CareMax, Option Care didn't even want to buy the RT/DME but was forced to if they wanted the accounts receivables for the infusion side. Option Care also got rid of all of their RT/DME Regional VPs over a year ago. Hello, anyone see the writing on the wall. Everyone who worked at Walgreens Respiratory should have seen they were not going to continue in the Respiratory / DME arena. However, they could've handled the acquisition in a more gracious way rather than just exiting the markets.

Don't be bitter, just take your relationships and move to another area of the medical field. With reimbursment and competitive bidding, respiratory is running out of breath quick; and so are all who work in it.
Thank you for your post! Although most of it is true, except for the fact that Walgreens values thier employees...since the pharmacy employees were working on Christmas day! And takes care of thier patients, since so many people have changed pharmacies to Walmart and CVS, and let's not forget that Walgreens is letting go of thousands of home patients. You are right that they were forced to take the DME and knew they were going to dump it as soon as they could! Again, who cares about all the employees and patients they were "forced" to acquire and are dumping now? Not Walgreens. But hey... you are obviously that corporate pharmacy person that doesn't give a damn about the RT/DME. You are telling the world, those pt's that can't live at home without the Respiratory DME that they are "running out of breath". I'm sure that they are very thankful that you let them know that!
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:53 AM
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You say "take your relationships and move to another area of the medical field" Really? We are not sales reps! Our "relationships" are with our patients and the family! How many birthdays have you celebrated with your patients because they were told they would not see another? How many graduations have you gone to because doctors said they would not make it 5 more years? How many hands of family members have you held after years of thier lives being dedicated to caring for thier loved ones, and it's now over and they don't know what to do? You have no clue what we do! These are not JUST our patients! These are our friends! This is not a "career" change. This will be a "life" change for most of us! We celebrate thier life and mourn thier death with the families we become part of. We don't just clock in and clock out! These are people, who trust us, that you are telling us to JUST walk away from! From diagnosis to death, we are there! You're right, the competitive bidding and cut backs are here... but somebody has to care! Many of our patients, friends, will have to go to a nursing home or a long term children's facility... what if it were your child? What is happening to our society... where did the love and compassion go?
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:45 PM
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so word is Walgreens RT/DME in Albuquerqe was bought out on 03/03/11..yet the employees are still left wondering what is going on..do these people not realize the families they and lives..Yet the employees are so devoted to the pt and the company they are all working away like nothing is wrong..Just wish for once someone would be honest.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:00 PM
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To the posters on 3/1 and 3/2, and I say this with the utmost respect.....kiss my ass. I came to Option Care Infusion / RT through an acquisition with a company that had patient care, was profitable, and truly valued their patients. I then interviewed 6 times to keep my job only to receive a paycut. All of my coworkers that came across nation wide were systematically "let go" because they actually knew what they were doing and made the others look bad. I would spend my nights and weekends making trips to hospitals then patients houses to set them up and deliver supplies. All because my techs and RTs couldn't be paid the overtime by my branch.

I love how you mention patients are changing to CVS and WalMart.....seriously if you think WalMart has customer care, or disease state knowledge you obviously are smoking crack. This shows your lack of knowledge of the industry and stupidity in general. The other thing your underdeveloped cerebral cortex can't comprehend is that Walgreens Pharmacy had nothing to do with selling off the branches. It was the Infusion upper management at Option Care. The patients I saw taken care of by Option Care RT/DME would have had better care by a Chimpanzee with an Ambu-bag.

To the other poster, that's great you got so close to your patients, but what you have to understand is that there is not a reimbursable HCPC code for attending parties or graduations. Reimbursment is cut drastically, your branches were run poorly, and you were managed by idiots that wanted to cover up their own inadequacies rather than fix problems and keep you employeed.

Home respiratory was a great thing 20 years ago, but due to medicare fraud and greedy execs it has been dwindled down to the lowest bidder. So yes, if you want to feed your families move on. Or go work in a hospital, SNF, or LTAC; but the days of medicare reimbursing you to create these relationships in peoples homes is over.

Also stop being so dramatic about all patients having to move directly into facilities. There are still many companies that provide home respiratory, look at American Home Patient, Lincare (Ha), Rotech (Ha), Apria (Ha) Cardiosom, or smaller regional companies. If it were my child, I would pay privately for care; because there is no RT care being provided by insurers or Medicare/Medicaid anymore.

So to you both, I worked in the industry. Got bought and sold like I was nothing in the industry. Was greatly undervalued in the industry. Then got smart and made the right move for myself.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:24 PM
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So what is up with Walgreens and Rotech at this point? Walgreens based on their site seems to still have a dme presence in the country. Could it be that they sold some of their stuff strategically to Rotech to help their bottom line for that quarter then will end up buying back the whole Rotech company including their people and patients who will be integrated in at that point? As one poster above said, who really has the money here. It is not Rotech but rather Walgreens. And you have to admit what a better way to get hippa access to thousands of chronically ill patients accross the country for marketing then buying a respiratory DME? They can tap into revenues that Rotech does not even dream of having the tools or ability to get on their own.=-) What do all of you think?
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To the posters on 3/1 and 3/2, and I say this with the utmost respect.....kiss my ass. I came to Option Care Infusion / RT through an acquisition with a company that had patient care, was profitable, and truly valued their patients. I then interviewed 6 times to keep my job only to receive a paycut. All of my coworkers that came across nation wide were systematically "let go" because they actually knew what they were doing and made the others look bad. I would spend my nights and weekends making trips to hospitals then patients houses to set them up and deliver supplies. All because my techs and RTs couldn't be paid the overtime by my branch.

I love how you mention patients are changing to CVS and WalMart.....seriously if you think WalMart has customer care, or disease state knowledge you obviously are smoking crack. This shows your lack of knowledge of the industry and stupidity in general. The other thing your underdeveloped cerebral cortex can't comprehend is that Walgreens Pharmacy had nothing to do with selling off the branches. It was the Infusion upper management at Option Care. The patients I saw taken care of by Option Care RT/DME would have had better care by a Chimpanzee with an Ambu-bag.

To the other poster, that's great you got so close to your patients, but what you have to understand is that there is not a reimbursable HCPC code for attending parties or graduations. Reimbursment is cut drastically, your branches were run poorly, and you were managed by idiots that wanted to cover up their own inadequacies rather than fix problems and keep you employeed.

Home respiratory was a great thing 20 years ago, but due to medicare fraud and greedy execs it has been dwindled down to the lowest bidder. So yes, if you want to feed your families move on. Or go work in a hospital, SNF, or LTAC; but the days of medicare reimbursing you to create these relationships in peoples homes is over.

Also stop being so dramatic about all patients having to move directly into facilities. There are still many companies that provide home respiratory, look at American Home Patient, Lincare (Ha), Rotech (Ha), Apria (Ha) Cardiosom, or smaller regional companies. If it were my child, I would pay privately for care; because there is no RT care being provided by insurers or Medicare/Medicaid anymore.

So to you both, I worked in the industry. Got bought and sold like I was nothing in the industry. Was greatly undervalued in the industry. Then got smart and made the right move for myself.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:06 PM
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Looking forward now in 2012, I wonder if there is a chance with Express scripts giving Walgreens the boot if Walgreens is going to do anything they can to replace revenues. And considering Rotech bought some of the locations from Walgreens, could this be a switcheroo where the couple of locations were rolled into Rotechs structure and merged and then Rotech is bought by Walgreens here as a whole in early 2012 taking Walgreens DME business nationwide in a pen stroke? Makes a person wonder and does make some sense. I am guessing if this is the case then something major would happen soon.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:46 PM
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Dobbs is gone, big things are happening SOON.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:39 PM
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Dobbs is gone, big things are happening SOON.
What kind of big things? Any idea? And how soon? And is Walgreens involved or not? Are we talking days, weeks, or months here?
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:24 PM
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What kind of big things? Any idea? And how soon? And is Walgreens involved or not? Are we talking days, weeks, or months here?
Walgreens is definitely not involved. They have exited the respiratory market. They only held locations where their MCO contracts required them to have a continued presence. Most of the locations they had, were through acquisitions that they had to purchase to get the infusion component of the business.
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