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Accretive Health Physician Advisor Reviews

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  • Amazing work-life balance in the Finance team (in 19 reviews)

  • It was great to have the ability to work from home or the office (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, no real work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • We had to work long hours to keep up with the high call volume (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A great learning experience for employing health information systems in clinical best practices and care compliance."

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    Former Employee - Physician Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Physician Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work with a strong team of medical professionals, including physicians and case managers, and technical support personnel to provide real value to our client hospitals. This was a collegial and supportive work environment that was committed to providing (please excuse the well-worn phrase) "excellent service".

    Cons

    Changing forces in national health care policy lead to uncertainty about the company's future direction, due to need to revise its business model and diversify its offerings and its client base.

    Advice to Management

    The individual support was well appreciated; and would recommend continuing the team lead roles. Would advise management to maintain efforts to keep staff informed during the difficult transition.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "PAS (Physician Advisory Services)"

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    Current Employee - Physician Advisor
    Current Employee - Physician Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (can work from home on some days). Employees are generally quite talented. Great central location.

    Cons

    Management is insanely rude and doesn't care about employee morale. The department doesn't provide adequate training (it's a sink or swim environment). Quality of services is not a priority- only revenue. Although none of the jobs are commision based, it certainly feels that way as it's such a "productivity" based culture and you must meet daily/weekly quotas or get ready to be threatened with termination. Bonuses and raises are promised for individuals who "put in the extra mile" but that rarely happens. This company/dept has high employee turnover b/c of all the issues and is very unstable. Most employees are jumping ship as soon as they find a better job. The rest who are still here (who haven't landed a another job yet) are getting pretty beat down by all the politics and are extremely unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and take care of them, or else the company will collapse even faster.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Time of transition requires commitment"

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    Current Employee - Physician Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Physician Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in our department but function in silos separate from other parts of the company.
    Ability to work from home and set own schedule is fantastic.

    Cons

    difficult to overcome senior management changes
    high turnover at entry level positions
    business volume is dependent on changes in the federal laws

    Advice to Management

    please retain more of the quality employees


  4. Helpful (4)

    "The corporate philosophy is condescending and controlling and physician morale is in a downward spiral."

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    Current Employee - Physician Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Physician Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At least half of your hours can be worked from home. Overtime is often available if you would like it.

    Cons

    Upward Mobility is Extremely Limited. Welcome to the assembly line. Doctors, prepare to be pushed around by people with only a BA or less.

    Advice to Management

    You should at least pretend to care about the doctors you employ. Costs would be reduced if you valued your current physician employees, rather than treating us as disposable and going to the trouble and expense of recruiting and training our replacements. Your physician turnover is unacceptably high in terms of financial cost and physician morale.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not for everyone ~ For me the flexibility, part-time, and work from home aspects make it OK"

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    Current Employee - Physician Advisor
    Current Employee - Physician Advisor
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accretive Health part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For part-time physicians the job is flexible, 40 hours/2 weeks. Much can be done from home. Interesting work with challenges that aren't clinical (interpreting medical info, judging severity/risk implications, writing concise reports; but not responsible for any "care") , potential for good collegial relationships with other docs mostly via emails though some local docs too. (Fulltime docs have a little less flexibility and seem less content.)

    Cons

    Team structure and leadership is poorly executed. Very productivity driven but much is out of the control of the individual doc (computer issues, fax line down, unable to get needed piece of information) so not for those who are easily frustrated. Really not treated like respected adults by management, but if you don't engage in trying to "fix" what's wrong, you can be left alone to get your work done and stay under the radar.

    Advice to Management

    Data is just data without thoughtful interpretation... for example, when reviewing someone's productivity you would be surprised to learn the "why" both good and bad, and maybe it would help in changing workflow, design, etc.