Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Leesburg, Virginia – December 21, 2014
A typical day would include checking emails and phone messages, completing reports in timely fashion, answering phone calls, assist the Facility Administrator with what is asked, complete chart audits and filing, trouble shoot patient issues, arrange patient travel arrangements, complete payroll and correct time clock issues, responsible for patient intake, enter and update new/existing patient information, take inventory, place inventory orders, receive inventory and ensure organized stock room, clean artificial kidneys in a sterile environment, properly document and complete logs sheets in Reuse Room. My Facility Administrator was wonderful to work with. She had 3 clinics to run, which prohibited her from being present at my location on a daily basis. With that, I was able to oversea entire clinic with the ability to troubleshoot. While I enjoy multi-tasking, I found that going from office work to clinical work on a daily basis was the hardest part of the job. There were many enjoyable aspects of the job, which include: Positive team moral/team building, continuous education, fun and laughter with staff and patients, maintaining rapport with patients, families, physicians and hospital employees, staying busy, having multiple responsibilities, great team work throughout the region, and fun activities throughout the year. I helped open two brand new facilities and enjoyed the knowledge learned, as well as the hard work that is needed to open a dialysis facility. I enjoyed learning all aspects of the company. The more you know, the better you are at your job.
Davita is a fun place to work at. I've been here for almost 18 years
CLAIMS EXAMINER 2 (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – September 18, 2018
A typical day at work is processing at least 70 to 90 claims per day which includes senior and commercial claims. Process Hospital claims and pay claims according to individual provider contracts and apply payments based on specific rate reference. Adjudicate claims using IDX / MACESS System accurately and within the specified turn around time. Well versed on DRG / APC / Dialysis Claim including drug conversion Worksheet and apply payment based on specific drug strength administered, Hospital Contracts, etc. Process and resolve pended claims, identify problems and resolve issues such valid ICD 9, proper procedure codes, current fee schedules, correct contract application and other verifiable data such as Authorization Levels / No. of Visits allowed etc. / Benefit Usage, etc. Implement latest changes and apply on-going revisions in healthcare contract guidelines. VERIFY patient eligibility, coinsurance, copay and deductible amounts. Process high dollar claims, dialysis and Skilled Nursing Facility claims. Work on duplicate claim list. Update contracts files, memos and amendments. Resolve medical claim issue by denying or paying claims based on documents presented by providers. .Respond to provider inquiries regarding claims processing. Updating patient files with medical records received. Processing claims can be stresssful but, our management team is very supportive which makes it a lot easier for the claims examiners.
Renal Social Worker (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 17, 2018
Learned a lot about medical Social Work. Your building culture depends on the facility administrator & most buildings the morale was low. Hardest part: always adding more work with no increase in pay. Working with the patients was good they become like family.
Dialysis Technician/Preceptor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 17, 2018
The manager that hired me was great but then they hired a new manager with no previous dialysis experience and she ran the value of the compsjy in the ground. She had no idea what she doing and made decisions off personal feelings.
Great company of you get with the right team that follows the Davita way
The staff had no medical background I was the only one left after my old team left.
This is the best job I have worked so far. The company promote core values which perfectly fit my personality and expectation. The company values employees' voice and commit to help employees' professional growth and development, along with continuous improvement in work productivity and efficiency.
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Orange City, FL – September 11, 2018
Poorly managed. In 4 years, never got sent to the hospital I was hired to work for. Initially sent to 3 hospitals 35 miles from home. Occasionally 1 hospital 90 miles from home. Mandatory 4 day (12+ hours) work week for 1.5 Years. Very short-staffed but wouldn't hire more nurses. Frequent scheduling 3 days in a row.
Got along well with teamates -- also in similar situations.
14 To 16 hour days. Frequently on call 2 days in a row.
As with any work place, DaVita has its challenges. But if you are committed to providing optimal care to patients with chronic illnesses, and love hel
Outpatient Nephrology Social Worker (Former Employee) – Columbus GA – September 11, 2018
As with any work place, DaVita has its challenges. But if you are committed to providing optimal care to patients with chronic illnesses, and love helping others, as I do, DaVita is a good place to work. As a social worker who loves making a difference in the lives of others, I consider myself a servant of the people. So focusing on patients' needs, I accept challenges, engage patients to work with me [and the staff] and collectively as a team, we get things done in the best interest of patients/families. My biggest challenge is establishing a working relationship with new patients and families. Once I've convinced patients that I was there to serve and help them meet their needs things started to fall in place. Yes DaVita, as any other healthcare agency has it challenges, especially trying to provide optimal care to patients when health benefits keeps decreasing, the cost of medicine increasing, and resources continues to get cut or discontinued. But somehow, the DaVita Team keeps providing good care, while I continue to educated, encourage, and motivate patients to take charge of their lives by focusing on their role in the health care process in order to achieve the highest level of quality of life possible. All I can say is that retirement was a very emotional decision for me, as I was missing the patients and the DaVita Team, including the doctors.
Good benefits, bonuses, free lunches
interrupted social work schedule, could use more social workers
Dialysis Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Fredericksburg, VA – September 10, 2018
A lot of complaining co-workers, in time I realized that it wasn't just talk. The core values are just something to say. C.Y.A. is the most important thing you can do for yourself at this company. Get the paycheck, experience and get out.
Hired in as Case Manager (Former Employee) – Austin TX, 30-40 min from home – September 10, 2018
The pay was good. The Benefits were good.We had a good strong team that communicated well and worked well together. The co-workers had good attitudes and were professional and happy to be there. It was a positive supportive and fun atmosphere.