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Discussion in 'Amedisys' started by Anonymous, Oct 3, 2011 at 11:57 AM.
Not to mention the recerts... and the push to grow the recert numbers
I worked for Amedisys a year and a half ago, the training for the office staff was inadequate. Corporate had to keep on coming back to re-train the office staff and the office manager they hired was due to "who she knew" not What she knew. In the end, after a lot of abuse from the office manager who didn't know the difference between a stapler and a paper clip fired me for false reasons and then I was told later, she had my job and they hired a new manager to take her place. I am STILL unemployed and can't get a job. I hope Amedysis gets what they have coming to them for making bad employee decisions.
How about recerting pts 4,5,6 times!! Half thes pts are NOT home bound by anymeans. pts are driving to casinos, bingo, really nice tans, and heres the doo "no missed visit reschedule the visit" "CAN YOU SAY FRAUD" How about the soc, roc, certs, you know they told me you have one day for all oasis, I go to oasis training and they said 5 days. 2days for all other oasis. And everyone is looking at each other like "Huh" one person said they told us 24 hours for a soc, trainer said "no its 5 days and 2 days for roc, recerts, transfers" New job almost in the bag and then medicare is going to hear a earful. 26 known active pts. note states management knows pt are not homebound
We were told no emails discussing pts "mentioning pt status (not in need of services) because doj may read emails. Thats from higher ups not from me(doo)" so what does that tell you
The individual branches want to make money? What are you talking about? The profit goes to the corporate office. Bonuses are rarely paid at the branch level so I am not buying the long dissertation from the corporate office supporter. You are in the corprate office and have worked for the company for seven years. That is the problem. Business is not done on a day to day basis at the corporate office. Business is done out in the field and at the local level. Local offices absolutely do not have autonomy. Yes, the internal audits are strict. I will give you that. The local branches have no control. The branches have layer upon layer of management controlling them from every direction. With the recent publicity Amedisys now has a bad reputation. This doesn't help.
I like Bill and many of the corporate staff as well. There are bad apples at the corporate level as well as out in the field and at the branches.
I used to like Bill...but I now see him for what he really is. A greedy money grubbing POS who doesn't give a rip about his employees.
We are told no discharges without approval. Fill out a disposition form, never to be see again and then they turn around a say "we never got one"so they have stay own at least 2 more weeks. Manangement said this three times to me and refuse to email me these statements(doj is reading all emails, lol), sadly they didn't realize I stated in my visit notes that disposition forms were filled out and copies are available in pt records(computer and paper). Visit notes are stating that homebound status is negative with many patients , with one patient taking a trip to New York for the weekend shopping, another one stayed overnight a hotel, the day after the SOC was done. Management was informed and no discharge allowed because "it can be therapeutic", you gotta be shitting me. Yeah recerting 3/4 times, oh yes its happening, 5 non compliant patients, and 8 with no sn needs clearly evident(taking a bp, i guess at this company is a skilled need), and still "gaming the system" always put them on a clinical track(one after another after another), SO YES FRAUD IS THE WORD AT....AMESS IT IS!
I have been gone from this company for 3 years & it is very sad to see that nothing has changed. In fact to read this it has gotten worse. As a former DOO I know what the pressure was to recert patients, admit patients that were questionably homebound etc. As a DOO if we didn't admit these patients the marketers would contact the AVPS to put the axe down, it is not the fault of the AE/AM they are trying to survive in a very competitive industry under the rules of a company that has no ethics. So for all of you that choose to stay & participate in this fraud, good luck to you! Go ahead & let them Amedisize you...all they are doing is brainwashing you into being their puppets, Bill often uses the scenario of "finding the right seat for someone on the bus" instead of throwing them under the bus but this company is full of folks that only care about themselves...I couldn't stand anymore of this uncaring attitude...I pray that your eyes are opened to this as well.
Great post. Unfortunately Amedisys creates such a bad enviroment between AE/CTC vs DOO/clinical that it's hard to work as a team for the benefit of the pt's. Pt care is an afterthought with this crappy company.
New lawsuit filed against Amessitis. The lawsuit, Cook, et al. v. Amedisys, Inc., asserts that Amedisys, which has more than 16,000 employees, treats visiting nurses and other home health care providers as exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA and refuses to pay these employees for all hours worked or time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 per week. Amedisys pays nurses and other health care providers on a “per visit” basis for some work, with visit rates set based on estimated average visit durations, an hourly rate for other work, and fails to pay anything at all for other hours worked. Plaintiffs allege this compensation scheme does not meet the requirements of state or federal wage and hour law. HA HA, and its about time!!!!!!
The numbers to join the suit are:
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Christine Webber, 202-408-4600
Martin & Jones, PLLC
Jill Hernandez, 919-821-0005
Amedisys does not appreciate professionalism or education! A Director of Operations - not a Registered Nurse, only a B.S. degree (really BS) recently advanced to an Area Vice President position - states on his "Linked in" page "certified in palliative care" REALLY??? You're not even a NURSE, so you took modules of Palliative Care from Amedisys?? You cannot assess patients, you cannot give medications, you do NOT have critical thinking skills, or any bedside nursing experience, but state that you are certified ?? and Amedisys "leadership" provides you with a pay rate above the registered nurses, who have far more education, you Mr. make more $$$$ than your female counterpart who happens to be a nurse for greater than 20 yrs....... PATIENTS in our service area deserve much better than that!!!!! This is just one example of why I cannot work for this company...
Hey retard. The DOO does what their title says. They DIRECT the daily OPERATIONS of the office. They look after the financials and yes do oversee the clinical side. The Clinical MANAGER, is in charge of patient care and getting the nurses and aides where they need to be. These 2 positions together ensure a successful Care Center. You DO NOT have to be Clinical to be a DOO. There have been TONS of DOO's who are RN's and suck terribly. It goes both ways. Don't act like just because you're a nurse you are high and mighty. I know nurses who have 20+ years of field experience and I wouldn't let them put a Band-Aid on me. Sorry you didn't get the job but obviously the AVP of Ops thought someone was better than you.
Director not an RN? I thought that was a gotta have per the job description.
not certified. Certifiable. As insane. like ole billy bob and his corrupt cronies!