Adena, the one place you DON'T want t...

Adena, the one place you DON'T want to be

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Wrong site surgery

Jackson, OH

#1 Apr 11, 2012
Looks like the truth about Adena has finally reached government hands. Now maybe the remaining board of directors will come to thier wits and send the current management team and process excellence packing. It may be too late now that Medicare and Medicaid will no longer be allowed to be accepted at Adena.
not likely

Lynchburg, OH

#2 Apr 11, 2012
Wrong site surgery wrote:
Looks like the truth about Adena has finally reached government hands. Now maybe the remaining board of directors will come to thier wits and send the current management team and process excellence packing. It may be too late now that Medicare and Medicaid will no longer be allowed to be accepted at Adena.
This security issue isn't what people need to be worrying about. It's the way patients are cared for that should be. People left to get bed sores (especially ones from the nursing homes who don't have family there to advocate for them) physicians that don't listen to what nurses report, nurses who don't know what's going on with their patients.......this is what needs to be fixed.

As for this....they have until April 27 to get things fixed and I'm sure what they put in place will pass CMS requirements and so Medicare will not stop paying. That's how it works.

Since: Jan 12

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Apr 11, 2012
not likely wrote:
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This security issue isn't what people need to be worrying about. It's the way patients are cared for that should be. People left to get bed sores (especially ones from the nursing homes who don't have family there to advocate for them) physicians that don't listen to what nurses report, nurses who don't know what's going on with their patients.......this is what needs to be fixed.
As for this....they have until April 27 to get things fixed and I'm sure what they put in place will pass CMS requirements and so Medicare will not stop paying. That's how it works.
I am a coder and biller (not for Adena) they are giving them a window to fix what is broken that's all they will get. This is not a bluff they will cut the funding. Adena better move their asses or they will be losing most likely half of their profits!
not likely

Lynchburg, OH

#4 Apr 11, 2012
classychazy wrote:
<quoted text>I am a coder and biller (not for Adena) they are giving them a window to fix what is broken that's all they will get. This is not a bluff they will cut the funding. Adena better move their asses or they will be losing most likely half of their profits!
I realize it's not a bluff as I work in health care. I'm saying they will give Adena time to fix it and they will. It's not likely it will go that far as to cut.
Target

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Apr 11, 2012
I just love how the news was placed in a tiny 'legal notices' square on the back page of the paper while the Kenworth layoffs got front page coverage. I wonder which company spends more on Gazette advertising?

Meanwhile, Adena fires 1-2 people every day for bogus reasons and that will go unreported too. I was just informed today that a judge upheld my unemployment claim because Adena could not prove that it had any reason to fire me. I could write a letter to the editor about the ordeal, but there's no chance in hell that it would be published.
Jen

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Apr 11, 2012
So what was the post in the Gazette?
Target

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Apr 11, 2012
This is from the Gazette web site, which is essentially the same as what appeared in the paper...

CHILLICOTHE -- The federal Medicare program announced it will stop covering services at Adena Medical Center at the end of the month after finding deficiencies at the hospital "so serious they pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety."

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the Medical Center a list of changes hospital officials need to implement with regard to security at the facility, said hospital spokesperson Sybil Miller.

The hospital started implementing new security rules late last month, and Miller said hospital officials optimistic the new procedures will be enough to convince CMS to reverse its decision.

In a legal notice in today's Chillicothe Gazette, CMS advertised that the hospital is no longer in compliance with conditions set forth by Medicare regarding patient rights and pharmaceutical services.

The notice said Medicare will no longer cover inpatient services for patients admitted on or after April 27, 2012. Patients admitted before that date may continue to get coverage for services up to 30 days beyond that deadline.
Jen

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Apr 11, 2012
Must be pretty serious for Medicare to make that threat. Thanks for the info.
Target

Chillicothe, OH

#9 Apr 11, 2012
No problem. Adena seems to want to blame it on a security issue involving someone picking up a stray badge and walking into secure areas recently. However, the notice in the paper states that it was because they are "no longer in compliance with conditions set forth by Medicare regarding patient rights and pharmaceutical services." That doesn't sound like a security concern.
Gina

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Apr 11, 2012
You people are mad cause u can't get drugs.
Target

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Apr 11, 2012
Gina wrote:
You people are mad cause u can't get drugs.
I'm not on Medicare or Medicaid. It doesn't matter to me either way. I'm just fed up with the manner in which this place has been managed of late. I've seen my fair share of pill chasers come through the ER, so I know where you're coming from. Just don't lump me into a category with them, please.
Adena Watcher

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Apr 11, 2012
Adena claims that this will only affect the main hospital and not their Outpatient Operations, Greenfield or their Home Health operations. Since this is what Adena says, I have to question it. I'm going to prepare to my families home health care to be moved to somebody else before the end of the month and I will avoid Adena for every other health care need until this mess is corrected.
Adena Watcher

Chillicothe, OH

#13 Apr 11, 2012
classychazy wrote:
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I am a coder and biller (not for Adena) they are giving them a window to fix what is broken that's all they will get. This is not a bluff they will cut the funding. Adena better move their asses or they will be losing most likely half of their profits!
Adena does not have a coders anymore. They were all laid off and now work for a contractor by the name of Precyse. The billers are still working for Adena and are obviously incompetant.
Another victim

Chillicothe, OH

#14 Apr 11, 2012
Target wrote:
I just love how the news was placed in a tiny 'legal notices' square on the back page of the paper while the Kenworth layoffs got front page coverage. I wonder which company spends more on Gazette advertising?
Meanwhile, Adena fires 1-2 people every day for bogus reasons and that will go unreported too. I was just informed today that a judge upheld my unemployment claim because Adena could not prove that it had any reason to fire me. I could write a letter to the editor about the ordeal, but there's no chance in hell that it would be published.
When you say "judge" are you talking court of law or someone from the J&FS office? You can't trust the J&FS people. They will often grant your initial claim, support you against the employer's first two appeals and than support teh employer on the third appeal. This leaves the employee's only option to go to a court of law or start paying the unemployment benefits back.
Hope so

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Apr 11, 2012
not likely wrote:
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I realize it's not a bluff as I work in health care. I'm saying they will give Adena time to fix it and they will. It's not likely it will go that far as to cut.
I have a hard time believing that the issues outlined in the Gazette's Legal Notice section is something new or something that only happened recently. I also find it hard to believe that the feds would take some drastic action unless their "concerns" had not been blowed off by the management of the Medical Center. While Adena definitely needs to be shaken up, the loss of Medicare payments to Adena will hurt a lot of people. Patients, Outpatients AND Employees (who will need to be laid off when their workload disappears along with the Medicare payments) will all be affected by the apparent incompetance of their Board of directors and management.
Mork from Ork

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Apr 11, 2012
Board of Directors? That brings up a good point. Most of the board members are appointed by local churchs and are supposed to be managing a NON-PRFIT company that was orginally crearted by some of thse same churches. If the current Board of Directors has a problem seeing the problems a Adena, maybe they all need to be replaced. Looks like the members of the churches that send a member to the Board need tospeak up AND QUICKLY!
tbay

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Apr 12, 2012
I've had nothing but excellent treatment at adena as a patient. Of course I was only there once as in patient during the birth of my daughter, but my boyfriend was also a patient for surgery. I don't know about security issues, but I'm sorry if its not my home I'm not gonna feel real safe in it anyways. You people need to get over yourselves n quit bitching n whining all the damn time. Quit expecting people to kiss your ass and just be happy to be alive.
u r looney tunes

Van Wert, OH

#18 Apr 12, 2012
Gina wrote:
You people are mad cause u can't get drugs.
It has NOTHING to do with "drugs", when it comes to Adena it is survival.
Doctors, nurses, etc. have their jobs due to sick or injured people, is just a bit of respect and proper procedure too much to ask for ?.
anna

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Apr 12, 2012
Hope so wrote:
<quoted text>I have a hard time believing that the issues outlined in the Gazette's Legal Notice section is something new or something that only happened recently. I also find it hard to believe that the feds would take some drastic action unless their "concerns" had not been blowed off by the management of the Medical Center. While Adena definitely needs to be shaken up, the loss of Medicare payments to Adena will hurt a lot of people. Patients, Outpatients AND Employees (who will need to be laid off when their workload disappears along with the Medicare payments) will all be affected by the apparent incompetance of their Board of directors and management.
I agree with what you are saying. The employees will be feeling it soon if these issues are not resolved . Im thinking this ALL might be coming from the NEW OBAMACARE PLAN ALSO !!!!!
anna

Chillicothe, OH

#20 Apr 12, 2012
Some of these SECURITY ISSUES might have to due with EX-EMPLOYEES !!! If someone would want in Adena they CAN GET IN !!

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