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30+ days ago

Case Manager (Long Term Care) Sarasota County

Centene Corporation Tampa, FL

Position Purpose: Responsible for members gaining access to needed services through coordination and integration of medical and long term care… HealtheCareers


30+ days ago

Service Coordinator (LVN or LMSW) (In-office)

Centene Corporation San Antonio, TX

• Develop and modify care plans in conjunction with member, medical consenter or caregiver, Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS… HealtheCareers


30+ days ago

Director, Clinical

Centene Corporation Lenexa, KS

s and evaluate programs to meet set guidelines. • Ensure clinical initiatives are consistent with URAC, NCQA and state mandates. • Coordinate… HealtheCareers


27 days ago

Infusion Care Coordinator

Centene Corporation Houston, TX

Position Purpose: Collaborate with the pharmacists to coordinate patient care for patients receiving infusion therapy • Coordinate the treatment… HealtheCareers


14 days ago

IT Manager - EDI

Centene Corporation Chesterfield, MO

* Plan and direct the daily activities of a team focused on a particular system or technology. * Liaison with managers in IT and other functions… HealtheCareers


24 days ago

Senior IT Security Engineer

Centene Corporation Clayton, MO

The person in this role will be joining a new team focused on vulnerability and penetration testing. Position Purpose : Provide technical support… HealtheCareers


30+ days ago

Manager, Clinical

Centene Corporation Westmont, IL +2 locations

• Ensure all programs and clinical operations are in full compliance with state and federal regulations, including… HealtheCareers


23 days ago

Corrective Action Letter Coordinator

Centene Corporation Tempe, AZ

Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. 2+ years of experience, preferably in the healthcare or insurance industry, including… HealtheCareers


30+ days ago

Developer II

Centene Corporation Clayton, MO

Position Purpose: Assist in all phases of software development lifecycle, including the design and implementation of programs and applications to… HealtheCareers


30+ days ago

Tobacco Cessation Specialist

Centene Corporation Baton Rouge, LA

Position Purpose: Contact disease management program candidates to determine eligibility, provide general information, enroll participants, and… HealtheCareers


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    frustration, frustration, frustration

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    Former Employee - Claims Analyst (A3) in Great Falls, MT (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Analyst (A3) in Great Falls, MT (US)

    I worked at Centene full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the area. If you have little kids, the daycare is great. The benefits are decent, not as good as they were when I started there, but still decent. If you have solid computer skills, they are willing to train on the medical insurance processing stuff (...to a point).

    Cons

    The atmosphere is lousy. People are treated like office equipment. There is no longterm direction or clear goals. I worked there for 7 years & it always felt like we were flying by the seat of our pants. The stress level is off the charts and it doesn't have to be. I feel like the company only cared about making money. Here we were processing claims for some of the most vulnerable of our population but there was never any concern for the patient or the doctors treating them. Their policy seemed to be to screw around long enough to wear the providers down until they gave up trying to get payment. As hard as it was to get proper payment out of Centene, no wonder providers are leary about taking on Medicaid patients. I found it deplorable. When any questions were raised about why we were taking on new states when we couldn't handle the ones we already had, they said it was growth. Any questions regarding the company itself were answered with statements of how the pay and benefits were good and if you didn't like it you could go elsewhere. The company is very "Top-Down" and there is no meaningful way for lowly workers to share ideas or suggestions. Management was very defensive and resistant to any ideas from underlings. I came to Centene with nearly 10 years of medical insurance experience and even when I found glaring errors in processing policies, I was told that "that was just how they do it." I even copied an entry from the CPT manual to back me up and contacted everyone I could think of ... no luck. A couple of years later, someone with a better title than me must have discovered the same policy error because it finally did get changed. Who knows how many claims were underpaid in the years preceding. I came from an atmosphere at my old company where everyone had a voice and the goal was to do it right the first time and if adjustments were needed down the road, take care to get those right. The patients and providers mattered. At Centene, the policy was just to shove it through, right or wrong and adjust it later, right or wrong (& possibly multiple times) ... which is a horrible, costly policy. Is the company growing? Sure, they are taking on new business all the time. Plans are dropping all the time, too, though. I truly believe that the only reason Centene is doing as well as it is is because there aren't enough reputable companies in the Medicaid business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a complete reboot. The top-down structure is ineffective. You hire people for their experience and then muzzle them. If you really wanted to improve the company you would re-vamp the entire culture to where people had a voice. You would really dig deep to find a moral core within the company's mission and revisit that constantly. Of course you need to make money. I am not against making money. However, when money is the driving force behind your business, everything else gets lost ... like ethics and responsibility. Also, the atmosphere when I was there was oppressive. There needs to be a shift where people feel like they matter. It should feel safe to both give and receive feedback. Meetings should be more open. There should be agendas with times allotted to cover the items including discussion. Items needing follow-up should be captured and assigned to a specific person (or group) for timebound follow-up. When I worked there, most meetings involved the supervisor reading a list of things, very little input and NO followup. On rare occasions when I felt we had made some progress, things fell through the cracks because the busy supervisor did not follow up. Don't be afraid to delegate. Let someone who is committed to whatever it is and who has less on their plate do the follow-up. Trust your people. Most employees want to do a good job and feel good about the job they do and the company they work for. Do your part, let them do theirs.

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