I'm a lazy slug today. I got up this morning, laid in bed listening to the rain, watched my taped shows that my dad recorded for me last week, and then took a nap. (All that relaxation wears a girl out.)
I got up from my nap and have accomplished NOTHING the rest of the day so far. The only productive thing I did was make my reservations for the upcoming week at the hotel.
The town I am going to is near Fort Polk. I used to live there. My dad was in the military, and I married a soldier. We lived there for a few years and I probably know people living there today. I know a lot of the non-military people who were locals are still there. My sister's cute, high school boyfriend and his twin brother are still there. Her old boyfriend grew up to be the principal of a school. He did well for himself.
I don't really want to go back there next week because the Nervous Nellie who has been making the most mistakes and losing the most money for the hospital is an overbearing ninny who never shuts up to listen.
My task is to take the big hulking bull by the horns next week and show her what she has been doing wrong. She is very resistant to the idea that she could possibly be wrong, but she's about as wrong as Emo Phillips' hair-do. (obscure reference time) She's afraid she will lose her job and that is understandable, but she has been sabotaging my efforts every way possible in an attempt to make it look like she wasn't making mistakes. And doing a really bad, transparent job of sabotaging, I might add.
What she doesn't understand is that her attitude is getting her in much more trouble than the mistakes would have. The owner and his direct assistant, who is my friend and long term colleague, are not amused by her antics and they see through every thing she is doing. They want her to own up to her mistakes and learn from me. If she doesn't do that, she will lose her job. It's just that simple.
I could clue her in, but she has annoyed me with her constant bullshit, so I am allowing her to hang herself. She keeps calling MY FRIEND and bitching about me, saying she doesn't agree with what I am telling her about how to code for rehab. She doesn't realize that me and the person she's bitching to are friends and she's not making herself any points by bad mouthing me. Meanwhile, my buddy is calling me and reporting everything Nervous Nellie says and she has told me that the way she is resisting change is making them want to get rid of her. Every phone call Nervous Nellie makes, she thinks is bolstering her position but it is really endangering her job.
Ain't that a pip?
I might tell her next week, if she gives me a lot of crap about the stuff I am trying to teach her. I might wait until the last day though and then let her know I know about all her phone calls and sabotage attempts. That will rock her world. She doesn't even have credentials for the job she is doing. I wonder where and when she went to school. I suspect she didn't. Her chart order is messed up and I don't think she knows what she's doing. All her charts are delinquent. And her breff is kickin'.
My friend said "I don't want to say I don't like her but..." ya know? Nuff said. The woman is on eggshells and ain't got sense enough to butter her bread on the right side. She should be all about eagerly listening and helping me get all the money recovered that we possibly can.
Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to smelling her next week. I mean, seeing her next week. I didn't even finish my chart audit because of her intrusive behavior, so next week, she will be banned from my area until my chart audit is done. Then we will have a "come to Jesus meeting" where she will learn the errors of her ways.
I'll be wearing my bitch hat next week.
For the most part, I am enjoying this work. I learn more every place I go. This is all very beneficial to me in my line of work. I plan to do these 4 day weeks as long as I can, but I'm thinking I might be able to do a 2 day week every now and then. I could work 2 days a week and make twice as much as I used to at the hospital. That will be my "follow up" schedule. I can go to these hospitals I've audited to see if they have used what I taught them. Initial audits will always be a week or two. It just takes that long to do it when I'm covering a 60 day period of billing.
After this week, I go down south. I'm so close to the equator now that it seems funny to say "down south". I'll be in Lafayette, where no damn body knows how to code for rehab!!! I might pick me up some new clients while I'm there.
Yikes! we're going out to dinner and I've got to get ready. It's 15 minutes till the time we said we were going. I have to take a shower and stuff.
Time's fun when you're having flies!
Time flies when you're having fun!