I have to many good was with CHS and only a few negative experience. The job pays well but you must be able to be self sufficient and organized. The job requirements are that you must juggle 4 to 9 markets assigned. We have a lot of great people there and we just moved into our new office which is very nice. Training is available if you require help in your position. We have several great supervisors and managers in the central billing office.
Fast Paced environment with the ability to learn more but inability to advance through company unless you are able to travel
Eligibility Screening Service Representative (Former Employee) – Lititz, PA – November 4, 2017
Overall CHS was a great place to work. It was a very fast paced environment and we received constant training to stay up to date. The pay was very good in the beginning but the amount of the raises were enough for coffee in the morning. You are micro-managed but as long as you stay up to what you are supposed to do you don't have to worry about management. Benefits were OKAY if you went to a CHS hospital, but as soon as you went to a regular doctor the insurance didn't cover anything. If you had a procedure done at the facility it was completely written off. I would still be with the company if they wouldn't have sold the hospital that I was working in. The only way that I would have been able to stay in the company is if I was willing to travel 3-5 days a week. This is not traveling with in a reasonable distance you may have had to go to another state.
fast paced work environment, good starting pay, good training
health care, no room for advancement with in company if not able to travel
Fast paced for the most part, on the phone all day.
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Brentwood, TN – November 3, 2017
This job has great benefits and is a great job if you don't mind being on the phone and handling multiple screens and accounts at the same time. They say there is career advancement but so far it has been very hard to move into a different position.
Inpatient Coding Specialist Coder III (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – November 3, 2017
I worked for Lutheran Health Systems will we got bought out by Community Health Systems. I was able to grandfather my hours and pay at CHS. I did not receive PTO or timeoff with pay while working for Lutheran only as a continuous PRN. We have had 3 managers in 9 months starting in January 2016. Two of them were let go and now we have had a new one since October 2016. The hardest part of my job is the mircomanagement of the current manager. We are asked to let her know if we have issues, but when you do, she treats you your bothering her and taking time away from her job. She has sent me nasty e-mails on my performance however, she never worked with the systems as I have for the past 14 years. Her education or lack of education is a joke. There is nothing positive or enjoyable about my job anymore. There must be a better management team and coding team out there who will accept my valuable skills.
Sr. Manager IS (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – October 30, 2017
CHS offers an excellent benefit package. The staff are dedicated and hard working despite the fact of poor and antiquated leadership. If you are willing to take a stand for the employees and refuse to perform task that are questionable, you remove yourself from the promotion track.
Managers were obnoxious bully bosses who rule by intimidation, insist on getting their way and fly off the handle easily. They treat subordinates like children and seldom ask for anyone's input. Manipulator bosses are backstabbers who'll go to frightening lengths to look good to their superiors.
Employees are great people to work with.
Bosses prey on employees' weaknesses, they find great thrills in treating the workplace like a battlefield, once they sense an employee's soft spot, they pounce on it. The unsuspecting victim doesn't stand a chance.
Billing Clerk (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – October 18, 2017
Typically my day consist of receiving a medical bill and having to request the medical bill and making sure it gets to the correct payer. The management is great! I love them! I also love the workplace, very friendly staff, easy going. My job isn't hard and I enjoy the fact that there is always something to do.
Company has fallen on hard times and is shedding assets
Regional Dir, Medical Staff Development (Former Employee) – Franklin, TN – October 9, 2017
For the first 12 years at CHS I would rate the corporate climate and company future very highly. Then the company made a huge mistake in buying another hospital ownership company (HMA) without adequate due diligence. Took on WAY too much debt and hasn't been able to "turn around" operations/finances at many of the acquired facilities. As a result CHS has a mountain of debt, the stock price has plummeted (from high $50s to under $10 per share), and the company is selling off assets to try to survive. The company has made a number of bad decisions on management issues and is seeing accelerating turn-over as valuable people realize they can do better elsewhwere.
Wonderful company to work for, the pay is awesome and this company goes above and beyond for their employees, Some of the managers I don't think deserve the positions but the company as a whole is wonderful.
A great place to work. The staff is knowledgeable and proficient in their work. One of my most favorite jobs that I have had. The providers are comfortable in their knowledge base and not afraid to share tips/information to succeed.