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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Amedisys?

What do you like best about working at Amedisys? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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J11HD in Empire, Alabama

88 months ago

What are the requirements for part time RNs?

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Deborah Taft in Ashburn, Georgia

81 months ago

What are the average starting salaries?

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kimsan27 in Fredericksburg, Virginia

79 months ago

I just want to find out about employment with your company

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Liz Greaves in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

78 months ago

Our company was just bought by Amedisys as of Tuesday 2/19/08. What can be expected during the transition? I'm particularly interested in what will happen within the office environment as I am part of the clerical staff. Any info/input is welcome!

Liz

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anne46 in Lynchburg, Virginia

77 months ago

J11HD in Empire, Alabama said: What are the requirements for part time RNs?

I Started working for Amedisys in June and there are no requirements. Maybe if you have good computer skills and Home Health experience. I had a lot. I had to be flexible at first and be willing to work when they needed me. IT PAYED OFF !!!

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fireincairo in Florida

72 months ago

I have to differ with all of the opinions here. I'm sorry to say that our acquisition was a nightmare. The "training" was a joke, and consisted of nothing more than web based tutorials and online classroom sessions that never started or ended when they were supposed to. No one--I repeat--NO ONE--worked directly with me or anyone else. Questions were usually answered with an impatient sigh, rolled eyes, or someone barking, "just check the manual." Two trainers were assigned to assist a staff of 10 clerical people--one of whom decided to take a vacation during one of the 4 vital weeks of our training. Many of the clerical jobs were phased out, and employees were well aware that competition would be the only way to survive in the coming months. It brought out the absolute worst in people. What was once a friendly staff of hard working professional adults became a place I absolutely dreaded returning to every day. We were forced to "scale down" our employees, leaving one clerical staff member per every 100 patients. That one employee was expected to schedule visits, answer the phones, track orders, track med supplies, handle patient intake, maintain all of the filing, and handle any data entry. The pressure was almost unbearable. Amedisys enforces a "zero tolerance policy" on any clerical errors. People were already being written up for mistakes they were making within the first few weeks of training. I had never seen anything like it. There were 2 Amedisys agencies already in town, which we were expected to share clinical staff with, even though our census was larger. Because I was management I spent time in their office for additional training and was treated with pure contempt from their employees. In the end they merged one of their offices with ours and I was terminated and replaced by an Amedisys manager who had been in the home health care business for less than a year. I had worked for TLC for ten years.

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re wq in new york city, New York

72 months ago

fireincairo in Florida,
Your post could not be more accurate. Especially "...The pressure was almost unbearable. Amedisys enforces a "zero tolerance policy" on any clerical errors. People were already being written up for mistakes they were making within the first few weeks of training..."
We used to be TLC and nurses and leaving like rats off of a sinking ship. Management and Amedisys are always changing the rules, always adding more forms for paperwork, always switching horses midstream and then writing up the nurses for things not covered in the crappy training you described very accurately or for not adhering to new changes. If a nurse mentions anything not to the liking of management in the weekly meetings that nurse is lynched by management as an example to the rest. One way communicaion here. Stuff a sock in your mouth and just take it. This is a very stressful environment. One that breeds paranoia, distrust, and animosity. THIS IS A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM from everything I've read AND experienced in Amedisys. I've always been respected in the workplace, everywhere I have worked. Here, I was getting written up for things NEVER covered during the "training". Weeks to even over a month after the visit, AFTER management changes the way things are documented, the nurse will get written up, AFTER the fact. Documentation is repititious and redundant, definate over kill. The paperwork is endless and no overtime is paid. They make the wage look good during the interview but that is not the reality. You work a lot on your own time NOT getting paid. NO nurse can avoid the write ups, unless you play the right people. write ups end up in your file, if they can get a nurse for less, those write ups are used against you. One good nurse was let go with less than 5 days notice using this underhanded method so they could contract another nurse for less.
This nurse, me, has jumped off the sinking ship. There are too many options out there than to settle for this one

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re wq in new york city, New York

72 months ago

Amedisys is more concerned with paperwork and micro management than with patient care. The patient care concern is a farce.

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re wq in baton rough, Louisiana

72 months ago

Anybody can get hired with Amedisys. If you are willing to put up with the pettiness and be their whipping boy or girl for less money than you would make elsewhere, and be willing to consumed by the corporation and give up your personal life, then you'll do just fine.

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PtrLVN in baton rouge, Louisiana

72 months ago

LVN/LPN wages average $12 to $15 an hour in a state with a higher cost of living. This is well below the region's average. This is the gross average wage before taxes and benefits are deducted. Mileage is only partially reimbursed as the corporation determines the miles driven by the shortest route on mapquest on not the actual distance traveled which may be affected by detours or any other number of legitimate factors. Costs for cell phone usage for patient care purposes, mileage, etc come out of the nurses pocket. This too is NOT factored in to the low average wage. Poor mileage reimbursement and cell phone reimbursement, time spent outside of the visit with repetitious and redundant paperwork makes the per visit pay a farce. It all looks good on paper but not in the time put in and the pay earned.

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Reggi in Conway, Arkansas

72 months ago

I really appreciate your candid insights into this company. I am considering a position with them and want to get the full "scoop" before making any decisions. Acquisitions are usually highly stressful, but it sounds like some of you have been through really difficult (intolerable) times. I am so sorry to hear of your trauma....I've been through a few of these myself!

I am wondering...have any of the readers out there had any positive experiences with this company through its' acquisitions? Do you think the negative experiences had to do primarily with the personalities of the people assigned to carry out the integration of the agency--or would it be horrible no matter what? Perhaps the organization's policies just make it very difficult for anyone to function well for the company. (Not to excuse the eye rolling, etc.)

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katiebeth in Grand Blanc, Michigan

72 months ago

Reggi in Conway, Arkansas said: I really appreciate your candid insights into this company. I am considering a position with them and want to get the full "scoop" before making any decisions. Acquisitions are usually highly stressful, but it sounds like some of you have been through really difficult (intolerable) times. I am so sorry to hear of your trauma....I've been through a few of these myself!

I am wondering...have any of the readers out there had any positive experiences with this company through its' acquisitions? Do you think the negative experiences had to do primarily with the personalities of the people assigned to carry out the integration of the agency--or would it be horrible no matter what? Perhaps the organization's policies just make it very difficult for anyone to function well for the company. (Not to excuse the eye rolling, etc.)

Not positive in Michigan. The trainers are fine but trying to change over with so many staff cuts is horrible. Everyone is so overwelmed. The training should have started months ago. We are so behind and with all the computer based training, conferences no one can get the work done. Add to that, most of us are expected to do the job of the person they just let go. Unless we are all idiots, this is too much at once.

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katiebeth in Michigan

71 months ago

DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia said: I just have to chime in with my two cents. This Virginia TLC office found out about the 'hostile takeover' through the rumor mill. Almost immediately 3 stepford-wife like women were sent out to welcome us to the company. Every word out of their mealy mouths turned out to be a LIE. We lost vacation time anually, and did not begin accruing PTO until July 1st although we were told that as soon as we started receiving Amedysis paychecks we were accruing time off. Our health insurance is more expensive but has LESS benefits. Our training was sketchy at best. One trainer was so inept she was corrected over and over BY TLC EMPLOYEES about basic computer functions Basically we were handed a book and told to take some classes online.

Our go live date was several months ago, and sadly things aren't any better with this company. I am still at this job because I have a tremendous sense of loyalty to my boss who I have known for many years. I have personally been horrified at the witch hunt style of business management these people engage in. I watched helplessly as half of our staff was summarily dismissed with very little severance pay. All the while I knew that the 'leaders' of this compnay were bringing down multi million dollar salaries and bonuses.

I have to tell you that I grew up in the state of Louisiana. This is a state that elected EDWIN EDWARDS governor twice. Look him up, he is the perfect ambassador for this bible thumping hypocritical crooked state.

Obviously I dont have anything good to say about this company, and yes, I realize that my perspective is skewed by my own personal distaste for anything to do with that state.

I have stated from the beginning: Amedysis doesn't specialize in patient care- they specialize in acquisitions. I'd say that makes them the Wal-Mart of home health care. Not much of a claim to fame if you ask me.

Sounds like you work at my office.

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katiebeth in Michigan

71 months ago

Reggi in Conway, Arkansas said: I really appreciate your candid insights into this company. I am considering a position with them and want to get the full "scoop" before making any decisions. Acquisitions are usually highly stressful, but it sounds like some of you have been through really difficult (intolerable) times. I am so sorry to hear of your trauma....I've been through a few of these myself!

I am wondering...have any of the readers out there had any positive experiences with this company through its' acquisitions? Do you think the negative experiences had to do primarily with the personalities of the people assigned to carry out the integration of the agency--or would it be horrible no matter what? Perhaps the organization's policies just make it very difficult for anyone to function well for the company. (Not to excuse the eye rolling, etc.)

Not us. everything said is correct.

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Reggi in Conway, Arkansas

71 months ago

Katiebeth,
Thank you for your brief, but candid reply. I appreciate it.
Reggie

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fireincairo in Florida

71 months ago

DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia said: I'd say that makes them the Wal-Mart of home health care. Not much of a claim to fame if you ask me.

Oh my god, that is exactly right! I can't help but laugh. What used to really amaze me was when I'd be sitting in on an important conference call and all of their corporate staff members sounded like they had just walked off of the set of the Beverly Hilbillies. Even the training materials were mis-spelled.

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fay garrison in Moulton, Alabama

71 months ago

I am so glad I found this site, I have been an Amedisys employee for 2 months, I have 12 years of Home Health experience, mostly in management and education, taught Oasis and home health rule and regs at a large agency prior to coming to a newly opened Amedisys office. I was hierd for management,sent everywhere for training with other managers, then 2 weeks ago told my position would not be promised to me and I would remain a field nurse,Lied to by the DOO that she never hierd me for management even though my job description is management, and I was sent to train for it, when I asked why she said I "appeared unhappy", I was unhappy, unhappy because I was put totally in the field and never allowed in the office, talked to like I knew nothing about home health and put on call despite the fact she said I would not take call. I never complained until I was put on call, and I simply asked why. If I ever opened my mouth in a meeting I was given a dirty look by her, she is a non-experience home health person, has been in this position less than 9 months and makes a mess of everything but myself and the other manager who has experienced are subjected to her temper tantrums, cussing, and put down continually. When I asked why she thought I was unhappy she said I just looked like it and should probably find another job, where I would be happy. The other manager has also been asked to find another job within the company. Ever little error we make is a big issue and the field nurses are called lazy and stupid behind their backs. This is the worst nightmare I have ever experienced in all my nursing career of 24 years. The first week in the field we were not paid mileage & 4 weeks now we still have not been paid for those 2 weeks, If you are considering employment with them RUN, RUN, RUN, I am turning in my notice this week to take a Director job with a previous company I worked for, the other offices I trained at were the same. I have never hated a job so bad.

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DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia

71 months ago

Fay I am horrified although not surprised by your post. The one thing I have to say good about Acme-dysis is that my boss came to the company along with me. She has had the same horrible experience. I hope that you find the RESPECT you deserve.

Oh yeah, anybody else noticed how the stock is doing this week??? Thats our "match" at work for us...

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Blondie Chambers in Wilmington, Delaware

70 months ago

Well our company is now going thru the transition. Yep the Stepford wives were there a couple of weeks ago. Training starts next Monday. We too have had little or no contact with the higher ups. We've been told to go online and take these tests. They have reduced our office by several employees. I got the news today. I put in 15 dedicated years as a billing specialist. I'm the one that made my company money but was no longer needed as they do it all from Louisiana. To those let behind, my heart goes out to them. I agree about the "zero tolerance for mistakes".

Positions were handed out by those in the know. Communication sucks and we have watched several of our offices loose GOOD people. To say I am happy to soon to be gone from the "Witch Hunt" type mentality is an understatement.

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Let go in Maryland in Elkton, Maryland

70 months ago

I have been with my company for several years. What I have seen happen in the last several weeks is awful. We were all promised by the previous owner that Amedisys said that they would be keeping everyone on. LIE number one. In the last couple weeks they have eliminated 16 jobs in our various offices. The stress that has been caused by this takeover is enormous. The on-line training and all the conference calls have disrupted our daily routines. We currently don't have answers to questions. They plopped new computers in our offices and haven't shown anyone how to get around in the systems. Training starts on Monday but to say my heart is in it? It isn't. I've seen what they've already done.

From the 1st thing out of their mouths "we didn't buy a building we bought a family of talented workers". What a bunch of bull. They have taken that family and raped it. Good people are gone. They are the very people from the previous owner that made our company great.

Run, don't walk from this company. You won't be happy in the end if you don't.

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RickyJ in Arizona

70 months ago

We had the stepford wives show up to!
The benefits are a complete farce! If you have pre-existing you have to pay top dollar premiums for you and your family for one year AND THEN benefits kick in and you are covered. This is NOT disclosed during hiring. Everything negative on these forums is true. Witch hunts galore! Play the right people or get played right out the door! They expect perfection ALL of the time BUT set the bars so rediculously high that it is impossible to meet their requirements of perfection. PLUS the height of that perverbial bar is constantly altered so that even if you aimed for it you will never get it. Patient care, patient safety and employee safety are not a concern, just how long a patient can be certified for. We were sent out on an individual basis to ambulate patients alone who had hemiparesis and hemiplegia. Long hours are expected but the pay isn't there. Advice: Go flip burgers before you work for Amedisys.
Phoenix Medical Professional.

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rngirl in pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

69 months ago

Unbelievable how bad this company is to work for. 8 hr days turn into 14hr days, 18hr days when we were learning the computer and we were salary then so was paid for 8hr. Never got any extra compensation, rumor had it HHA were given a big bonus but not a penny for the nurses. No help left in the office. Did you notice that those with the most senority were the first to go? Getting supplies to patients is a joke, easier to go buy them yourself. CORE BELIEFS? Did everyone read then? LOL! Maybe at one time this company was good to thier employees , but now AMEDISYS needs put in the EMPLOYER HALL of SHAME. Amedisys needs to get back to those CORE BELIEFS. This company leaves behind alot of ruined lives, many people who dedicated over 20 years to building these companies, tossed aside like garbage.

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DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia

69 months ago

Just another example of the good stewards that Amedysis leaders are, IF God forbid you need to go on FMLA for any reason you will be responsible for the full amount of your health insurance payable to the company- and they don't play around. This happened to a long term RN that I know. Imagine being faced with an illness AND having your employer demanding their compensation.

Meanwhile, the EXECS continue to enjoy their multimillion $ income while we go in the hole financially to buy gas to serve Amedysis clients.

Oh, and the lay-offs continue.

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got another job in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

69 months ago

rngirl in pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: Unbelievable how bad this company is to work for. 8 hr days turn into 14hr days, 18hr days when we were learning the computer and we were salary then so was paid for 8hr. Never got any extra compensation, rumor had it HHA were given a big bonus but not a penny for the nurses. No help left in the office. Did you notice that those with the most senority were the first to go? Getting supplies to patients is a joke, easier to go buy them yourself. CORE BELIEFS? Did everyone read then? LOL! Maybe at one time this company was good to thier employees , but now AMEDISYS needs put in the EMPLOYER HALL of SHAME. Amedisys needs to get back to those CORE BELIEFS. This company leaves behind alot of ruined lives, many people who dedicated over 20 years to building these companies, tossed aside like garbage.

Yea and did you hear some of the horror stories as to how these old employees were let go. No warning, just "today is your last day,
pack up your things and leave". This to an individual that gave years
of excellent service. Glad I found another job. If you were smart, you
would leave too.

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another amedisys castaway in Miami, Florida

69 months ago

I am another "Amedisys Castaway!" These people gobble you up and spit you out. Offer large salary long enough for you to "clean up" the problems within a troubled office, then find an error and call it a "zero tolerance" policy so they can fire you and replace you with someone with little or no education..As all of the others above have said...RUN don't walk from this company. They are the big giants with no conscience and should be shut down for unethical practices. Oh and let's not forget the weekly calls from corporate demanding the office change HHRG scores to increase the medicare reimbursement amount from Medicare, and Clinical Managers that are instructed to changes the nurses documentation to increase revenues. (On patients they have never laid eyes on!!)

Unless you look good in Orange or Stripes for the latest Jail wear, you may want to reconsider a position with AMEDISYS~!
I don't know about you but I have "ZERO TOLERANCE" for Medicare Fraud.

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DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia

69 months ago

Here's another trick Amedysis uses to increase reimbursement... they check every pt in the medicare system. For instance, an RN is given a referral for a VA pay patient complete with approved visits. We all know VA patients aren't required to meet homebound criteria so the documentation matches that. THEN, the RN receives the MR# from the office and guess what-that patient has medicare therefore the episode is being billed to medicare. No input from the RN, and no changes made when the RN brought the matter to higher ups attention.

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Trisha in Knoxville, Tennessee

69 months ago

My friend works at Amedysis as an LPN and makes 20.00 in Knoxville and likes it,maybe because she is not in managment.She probably just gets talked about behind her back,I too was considering a job change but I dont think so.I dont wanna work for anyone who treats others like crap.I will pass the word,I sounds like they need to be looked at alittle bit closer.

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rngirl in pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

69 months ago

Trisha in Knoxville, Tennessee said: My friend works at Amedysis as an LPN and makes 20.00 in Knoxville and likes it,maybe because she is not in managment.She probably just gets talked about behind her back,I too was considering a job change but I dont think so.I dont wanna work for anyone who treats others like crap.I will pass the word,I sounds like they need to be looked at alittle bit closer.

Is that $20 an hour or per visit? You have to remember too, that LPN's are not doing OASIS which takes hours and hours to complete

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ybother in anystate, New York

69 months ago

Trisha in Knoxville, Tennessee said: My friend works at Amedysis as an LPN and makes 20.00 in Knoxville and likes it,maybe because she is not in managment.She probably just gets talked about behind her back,I too was considering a job change but I dont think so.I dont wanna work for anyone who treats others like crap.I will pass the word,I sounds like they need to be looked at alittle bit closer.

Is that $20 an hour or per visit? You have to remember too, that LPN's are not doing OASIS which takes hours and hours to complete

RN's are NOT fairly reimbursed for their time worked, NIETHER are LPN's nor CNA's. Amedysis abuses ALL of their employees and cuts pay and benefits anywhere they can. If you value your license and all that you have worked for you wil turn tail and RUN from this company!!!!!!!!!!!

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DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia

68 months ago

Enough already with the micromanaging, the belittling our education, experience and skills, enough with transmissions that are lost in space, enough enough enough. Amedisys is forcing me to scream 'UNCLE'
My ability to serve patients and provide them with excellent care is attacked daily and crippled. I feel ineffective and certainly unappreciated. Bill and the boys have turned this company into a one-size fits all kind of company.

That's not for me, I tried to adjust, maybe I'm just too much of a rebel or non-conformist or whatever but I stand by my principles. And hold my head high with pride.

They will fire me, trust me. heehee

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ugogirl in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

68 months ago

Well here it is the end of the year. How many people got canned by
Amedisys? Too many to talk about. Every pay period, another group
gets let go. Did you notice that the only ones left are the ones in
the "group"? The "group" being who you know. How sad for this company. They don't know how to treat people. Well guess what? What
goes around comes around! There day will come. As for me, well I was
recently let go and boy am I glad. Don't want to be around when auditors arrive!!! Bye Bye Amedisys!!

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fay garrison in longview, Texas

68 months ago

Amazing, how good things are at a new state, new job and wonderful workers. I have been a New Director for several months now.

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ugogirl in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

68 months ago

Fay, you can't be working for Amedisys. These people are far from
wonderful.

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Reggi in Conway, Arkansas

68 months ago

I'm wondering if those of you who have had such bad experiences with Amedysis have expressed those in writing to the "head honchos"? They may or may not take the comments seriously, but I would certainly think it would be worth expressing. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that, sooner or later, the bad karma is going to catch up to the stock prices--and that tends to make them listen to feedback from their critics, even if compassion has failed them!

I have been in the home health arena (direct care and upper management) for 20 years and am hearing you and reading between the lines very clearly. I think you are all expressing some very valid concerns that the company leaders NEED to listen to. I hope you will send letters to the President of the Amedysis board--being as objective and specific as you can be about your personal experiences. I know if I were on the board, or in upper management, I would take EVERY ONE of your comments VERY SERIOUSLY and would want to address the issues head on.

For those of you who have served humanity in the home health field--bless you! You do such a great service and bring hope and renewed courage to so many people who are "hidden" from society's collective conscience. It's so easy for people, for legislators, and insurers to dehumanize the problems that home care patients, families, and caregivers deal with on an hour-by-hour (sometimes minute by minute) basis. The problems are REAL, and the good you do is REAL!!! Thank you for all you've done and continue to do--wherever you are and wherever you're working.

Reggie

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fay garrison in longview, Texas

68 months ago

I tried to take it to them, but I got no where, I am not angry with the company, its really a good company. I am not really angry at anyone, just don't understand why some people feel they have to degrade others in the workplace to make themselves feel good. I am praying for them. And I hope that others who fall into workplaces like this one will be able to work though it and continue employment with a good company just people who have problems and feel the need to hurt others. Amedisys is a good company. No I have moved on.

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fay garrison in longview, Texas

68 months ago

ugogirl in Uniontown, Pennsylvania said: Fay, you can't be working for Amedisys. These people are far from
wonderful.

Moving has been the best thing for me, a new start, the area I worked for them before was somewhere I could not divulge, but it was a lot of heartache, the company was not bad, they take very good care of their patients, and mostly I hear are good to their employees. Everywhere you work you will encounter those who are not so kind,but we grow from those experiences and move on. I realized after leaving the company was not at fault. Forgive and move on to better things if this is happening to you.

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cinjohnb in Colonial Heights, Virginia

67 months ago

Does anyone wonder why there are so many jobs listed for Amedisys?? No sane person wants to work there. They threaten you all day with various things. If you are in the field, you have to pay part of your mileage. They only pay the shortest distance. You support their bottem line. It's all about patient care until it come's to mileage. You may travel 5 miles longer to get to your patient quicker and give better care, but if the shortest distance is 4 miles shorter, you just lost .42 x 4miles. Multiply that by your patients for the day times your patients for the week. You are screwed!!! Other companies give you cars and gas cards. But, Amedisys wants you to pay your own mileage. But, it's all about patient care. Bull crap.. It's about the bottem line. It's also all about coding. You better make sure your PT's/QCC's are coding collectly to get the most money. Also, make the Clinical Managers lie about the order date on the 485's. Your DOO says one thing (you're 100% right, but do it their way????) Does Bill really know what's going on with his company??/ Middle management is allowed to run things. AVP's (Area Vice Presidents) and VP's of Marketing (if you can call them that)run the show. But they are so far up each other, God forbid should we have a gas problem. They'd been blown away. Also, an acting DOO can cover up a problem and promise that everything would be OK, and then fire 2 employees for nothing. But, she is still working after covering up the problem. Eveything good comes to those who wait. She will get her do!! Also, why is it that only males get severance pay??

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KL38 in peoria, Arizona

67 months ago

I have experienced EVERYTHING mentioned on this site. This is truly a company wide problem and not restricted to individual locations.

REGGI, You can't go to management with your concerns. If you won't be the company yes man/woman and their whipping boy/girl you WILL be railroaded right out. It is also true that they will write up nurses for things as simple as putting a period in what they deem the wrong place in your documentation. Eventually all of these bogus write ups can and will be used against you when it is convenient for them and you will be laid off with no notice or severence. Everything these other employees have experienced is right on the ball! I've been there and I've watched my coworkers go through the same. HOWEVER, if you are willing to get your nose dirty by burying it up the right behinds, you will do very well.

I was about ready to lose my mind at Amedisys, then I got a job offer elsewhere, a nurse's dream job. I would have been a fool to turn it down, especially in view of Amedisys' record. So I jumped on it. I gave Amedisys a little of their own medicine and didn't give a notice, just took some much needed R & R before starting my new job and furthering my career in a healty manner. I

I never got chest pain before. Amedisys gave my first experience of intense chest pain. My left side of my face went numb and drooped, my left arm hurt and would go numb. I had MRIs and tests. Nothing was wrong physically, it was just stress.

You have to look after yourselves! Amedisys views nurses as disposable! They are right...RUN DON'T WALK FROM THIS COMPANY!

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KL38 in peoria, Arizona

67 months ago

I do think Bill knows what is going on with his company, but like any other CEO, as long as the bottom line is where he wants it, EVERYONE ELSE IS EXPENDABLE.

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KL38 in peoria, Arizona

67 months ago

Well, maybe not like everyother CEO, just the CEOs of BAD companies!

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KL38 in peoria, Arizona

66 months ago

cinjohnb in Colonial Heights, Virginia said: Does anyone wonder why there are so many jobs listed for Amedisys?? No sane person wants to work there. They threaten you all day with various things. If you are in the field, you have to pay part of your mileage. They only pay the shortest distance. You support their bottem line. It's all about patient care until it come's to mileage. You may travel 5 miles longer to get to your patient quicker and give better care, but if the shortest distance is 4 miles shorter, you just lost .42 x 4miles. Multiply that by your patients for the day times your patients for the week. You are screwed!!! Other companies give you cars and gas cards. But, Amedisys wants you to pay your own mileage. But, it's all about patient care. Bull crap.. It's about the bottem line. It's also all about coding. You better make sure your PT's/QCC's are coding collectly to get the most money. Also, make the Clinical Managers lie about the order date on the 485's. Your DOO says one thing (you're 100% right, but do it their way????) Does Bill really know what's going on with his company??/ Middle management is allowed to run things. AVP's (Area Vice Presidents) and VP's of Marketing (if you can call them that)run the show. ......

You are not only paying for nearly 50% of travel expenses to patients but also for cell phone service that is required. Sure they say they reimburse but they make it so difficult and the nurse has to jump through so many hoops to get reimbursed that most just give up. If you miss one of those hoops you do not get reimbursed. I also love how they require a nurse to have a cell phone, use it for business without reimbursement, AND then try to tell the nurse what to put on his/her own outgoing message on voicemail. I said that when they provide a phone and pay my bill they could dictate what I say or don't say on my voicemail. VERY expensive company to work for.

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Jobless in 09 in Delmar, Maryland

66 months ago

Hey, what a way to start the new year off! I would just like to enlighten the rest of the world on my experience with this so called "Wonderful" company Amedisys. My company was taken over about four months ago. When I got the news that our company was being bought by Amedisys, I decided to do some research and go on line to find more information because no one had ever heard of this company before. At first, I thought this might not be a bad transition and it looked like we were going to gain two more holidays. I was really going to be optimistic about this whole take over. I even stumbled upon this website and printed out some comments and showed them to my co-workers and said I don't want to discourage anyone but All these people can't be wrong about the same things we are starting to experience. First, it was the stepford wives, then they started weeding out the people that's been here the longest, when in fact they told us no one would lose their jobs, next the holidays were a joke; the office was still open and we had to work one of the days that was suppose to be included in the recongnized holidays. As far as the training goes, our office trained ourselves and we did a great job at it! It seems like they want to set you up for failure before you even start. Everyday there is some kind of crisis to fix. Our office has bent over backwards and has completed all the tasks that they want us to accomplish in the past three months.I'm saddened and greatful at the same time to say that our "Numbers" in the office were down and they had to let someone go and it was me. Everyone keeps telling me that this company must be doing something right because it has worked in 500 + offices so far. Well, maybe until they get caught for wrong doing or they come up against the wrong people!!! I wish they had let me go before all the training and hard work I put into cleaning "Their" transition mess up. When your #1 Core Policy is be a "Share Holder", that should've been my
clue

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KL38 in peoria, Arizona

66 months ago

[QUOTE who "...All these people can't be wrong about the same things we are starting to experience. First, it was the stepford wives, then they started weeding...Everyday there is some kind of crisis to fix...Everyone keeps telling me that this company must be doing something right because it has worked in 500 + offices so far. Well, maybe until they get caught for wrong doing or they come up against the wrong people!!! I wish they had let me go before all the training and hard work I put into cleaning "Their" transition mess up. When your #1 Core Policy is be a "Share Holder", that should've been my
clue

They control their employees with the "We are so successful that they must be doing something right." Enron thought they were successful and doing something right. So did Merril Lynch, Fanny Mae, Washington Mutual, Citi Bank,.....

With Amedisys nurses and field staff are disposable commodities.
You are on your way to greener pastures and brighter days now.

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terminated nurse in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

66 months ago

Sorry to hear of you getting let go. But this is exactly what this
company does to its people. After you set up everything, they start
to weed you out. How about the couple of nurses who were on disability
and got terminated? They think they can do what ever they want. Well,
be thankful you are gone. There is something out there better and much
more successful for you. Good Luck.

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sadly in Aberdeen, Maryland

66 months ago

Upper Chesapeake/ST Joe's Home care in Maryland, covering Harford County, Balt County, Baltimore City adn Cecil County Were informed today of the Amedisys takeover in a very large mandatory staff meeting at 7:30 AM. They seemed very nice in their presentations but with their vague answers, I was very weary. I am a 25 year clinical staff employee of UCHS system and very saddened to know that our great home care company is going to the dogs on April 1st, 2009. I went on line tonight to find out more. I read all of your comments, and what really struck home for me was the comment from the Elkton MD take over as they too cover some of the same areas UCH has.
I guess I will persue other jobs, I need a change anyway.

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terminated nurse in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

66 months ago

Start looking. They will lie to you from day one. Get out while you
can. It's all about the money and nothing about the employees. Take
it from me. My number of years meant nothing to these witch hunters.
Run, don't walk from this company.

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DeadheadOne in Virginia Beach, Virginia

66 months ago

Sadly- if you can find another job and get out go now- I wasted 7 months to let things settle after the hostile takeover. I am thrilled to report that I ditched the
Wal-Mart of home health and have a position with another company with my salary, no micro-managing, no threats, and no 'Your notes didn't transmit'.

The day I hear about this dirty company getting theirs will be a good day, OIG is that you coming round the bend?

Am I disgruntled, yeah I suppose, am I mad, definitely... TLC was a well respected company in this town, we had a healthy census and no one worried for their jobs. Since the Amedisys buyout this location only gets the cases no one else will bother with.

Good riddance to bad rubbish I say, Amedisys, the company that is great at acquisitions, but what about the patients?

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Nursernl79

65 months ago

I agree with much of the negative comments made about Amedisys on this forum. I have been with Amedisys for about a month now and needless to say am not impressed with the way things are run. #1 The office calls constantly , about every hour with mundane questions and information that could wait until later. This is very disruptive when trying to visit patients. #2 The whole structure of the computerized program and the company as a whole is very micro-managed. Clinicians are given little autonomy with regard to documentation style and plan of care. Everything has to be "approved" by the manager . I feel as if I am being babysat although I am a licensed professional. #3 I have heard from other employees that they can let anyone go for any reason at any time. At my current office, the manager told one of the nurses that she was thinking of letting another nurse go without providing any kind of warning or action plan to allow her an opportunity to improve her job performance. In the current state of the economy, this does not make me feel very secure. #4 There is much over-utilization going on within the company. Patients are seen for far more visits than needed in order to keep the numbers up. This also doesn't make me feel very secure when Medicare comes along to charge them with fraud for useless non skilled visits to get money. #5 The pay per visit model does little for employee retention or patient care. Instead of focusing on patient care, clinicians are forced to be concerned with how many visits can be completed so they can make enough income. No compensation is considered for time spent on the phone coordinating care, calling physicians and documenting. When the agency is slow or the census is low, the clinican does not make any income.
I am leaving and taking a position with an agency that provides salary,autonomy,and patient care.After all,isn't this why we all chose home care??

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sadly in Aberdeen, Maryland

65 months ago

Does anyone know how they handle PT/PTA supervision and pt assignment?

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