To any and all footcare nurse business owners - page 6

by dixiesnurse 32,533 Views | 65 Comments

Hi there, Gosh I am so excited to be done with my footcare course that I attended in San Diego through Shelly Taylor! The course was awesome and I learned alot. Now just passing the test. I have formed my LLC and am thinking of... Read More


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    [QUOTE=1stronglady;7071578]
    Dear 1stronglady,
    congratulations on being able to work with a podiatrist. YOu are very fortunate and must have excellant communication skills. good job!
    bizi
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    the last post on this thread is over a month old by now,
    but, maybe someone will see this.

    In reading this thread,
    you are being able to cut toenails on a diabetic, or no? Or, does this vary from one state's BON to another? I always thought cutting a diabetic's toenails was outside scope of RN.

    and all your foot care is private pay, is that right? You are not billing to medicaid or insurance, etc?
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    RN's are definately allowed to do diabetic foot care! The hospitals just deny us the ability because of the risk associated with it.
    As an RN, I am not able to bill medicaid/care or insurance in this state.
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    Quote from Woogy
    RN's are definately allowed to do diabetic foot care! The hospitals just deny us the ability because of the risk associated with it.
    As an RN, I am not able to bill medicaid/care or insurance in this state.

    Thanks, Woogy!
    so you can actually cut or trim the diabetic's toenails in their homes? I wonder if this might vary from one state BON to another?
    Last edit by somenurse on Jan 29, '13
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    Most BON's will state that you are remaining in your scope if you have been taught the skill in your nursing program or have received additional training in the area of expertise. Some states require you to have a physicians order to provide the care as an independent care provider. My state does not. I believe RN's are allowed nationwide to provide diabetic foot care but I highly recommend this care is provided by an RN that has had additional training in this area. What state are you in?
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    WOOGY, i SO appreciate your help!!

    I am moving to Florida soon, so I guess I am now discussing Florida rules. If i were to just be self-employed, would i require doctor order, if i am NOT billing medicaid or insurance? Do you know? Thanks if you do.

    After reading this thread, i am interested in this as an extra way to pay bills!!
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    I paid $1300. in advertising...none of it panned out.I give up.
    bizi
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    word of mouth seems to be the best advertising and the ad on my vehicle.
    I have been busier than usual. Am glad for the work!
    bizi
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    what an interesting topic


    found this article interesting too

    http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2...r-rounds/?_r=1
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