- HCA (Brentwood, Tennessee)24.Jul 2018
Central Coding Unit ruined this great job. The company has it's benefits though.
All medical coders are remote so you don't get a lot of interaction unless it's negative.
Support from management
They don't answer any question they don't want to. Multiple coders have experienced this and denied requests to be trained in other Specialties and other EMR systems.
Hard not to when it's mandatory.
Freedom to work independently
At the end of every day you fill out a detailed report of your production down to the 15 minute increments of what you did. You have to help who they tell you to help and receive help from whomever they decided assign to you. And this is Nationwide so it doesn't matter that they are likely from a different state with different rules that you don't know.
Management either doesn't know or doesn't bother to tell you. Things fall through the cracks all the time.
Multiple Coders have experienced multiple requests for further training be denied and there is no room for advancement.
Every response if you get any at all from management is very PC and usually doesn't even address the topic.
Strict rules about schedule changes which make it difficult to have balance (you may adjust your schedule only once a year. You must ask for time off more than 24 hours in advance and you will be denied your PTO if there are other coders who asked for it off already.) And the last week of every month they make up a mandatory schedule with 10 and 12 hour days and that includes weekends.
What I like about the company
All coding positions are remote. The company supplies the computer and monitors. Only full-time is available and health benefits are an option. As well as 401k and PTO.
What I dislike about the company
When I started I worked for a division of HCA and it was a completely different experience than it is now. It was wonderful. Now that they've Consolidated all divisions of HCA into one Central Coding unit it is micro managed and insulting and frustrating.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHCA (Brentwood, Tennessee)
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee