Becoming Independent Nurse Contractor - page 2

:rolleyes:Hello everyone! I am so glad I found this forum. I have recently decided in becoming an independent nurse contractor, and I would love to get information of how to start, where to go...I... Read More

  1. Visit  Babs0512 profile page
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    If your going to borrow money to start your business, you will need a professionally written business plan.
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  3. Visit  AuggieRN profile page
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    Hello Everyone !

    I am very interested in becoming independent as an Interim Nurse Director. Does anyone have any idea what the large employment companies bill the hospitals for Interim Nurses ?
    I know the hospital pays all travel, all housing, rental car, but I need to know what the bill rate is .
    A couple of years ago, I was paid $ 8000.00 per month by the agency, but I need to know what they were billing the hospital.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Ellen
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  4. Visit  scubadude profile page
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    Quote from AuggieRN
    Hello Everyone !

    I am very interested in becoming independent as an Interim Nurse Director. Does anyone have any idea what the large employment companies bill the hospitals for Interim Nurses ?
    I know the hospital pays all travel, all housing, rental car, but I need to know what the bill rate is .
    A couple of years ago, I was paid $ 8000.00 per month by the agency, but I need to know what they were billing the hospital.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Ellen
    I plan on doing the same thing and becoming an independent contractor. Right now I'm doing an LPN-RN bridge so I don't have much time to get it going. One agency I worked for was pulling an assignment up on the computer and I saw what they billed the facility. $360 for an 8 hour shift. I am an LPN and I was to be paid $21/hr for this assignment so $168 for the shift.

    I know many contractors in different fields that get paid 25-40% of what their bill rate is. I don't know if that is true in nursing but from the above numbers it looks like it.

    My plan right now is to bid myself out to several facilities at about 1.75- 1.85 times what I would be paid as an agency nurse. This will put my bid below what the agencies charge so hopefully I will get called first

    Remember, it is easier to charge less later if you have to, than kick your self and not be able to charge more!
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  5. Visit  smiliee84 profile page
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    I am also interested in the Independent nurse contractor, I had ordered the package from mericle, but I still have no clue as to how I get started
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  6. Visit  muffin7 profile page
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    Hi yamiarn,
    I was curious to know how you are doing in your quest to become an Independent RN? I had never heard of this until I was searching allnurses.
    Leslie,RN
  7. Visit  nursejulie22 profile page
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    The message above that the "Growth Assessment Report" was linked from 2005 where did you get it and how can I get a more recent one.
    Last edit by nursejulie22 on Sep 18, '09
  8. Visit  Jesse1680RN profile page
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    This was a great thread to find. I am an independent nurse consultant in Ohio. It has been a slow start. You need to know in what area you are going to be involved. I worked as the director for a juvenile lock-down and then as the director for a home care agency. I spent many many hours pouring over the regulations for the state and the Nurse Practice Act for the state to see just what I could do without being connected to a doctor or a facility. When I was working for an agency I found that many people in the community and even many hospitals do not know how to research facilities or placement for those who need long term care (either in the home or in a long term care placement). Now I get paid to help families and clients research what their options are based on what they need. I work with the doctor to find out the concerns medically and with the client/pcg to assess safety and comfort issues. I then discuss the best options for care in the least restrictive environment. Sometimes this means also recommending which nursing home/rehab center/ assisted living I think will best meet the needs of my client. It was hard at first but after I spent some time touring the facilities in the area and becoming extremely familiar with the resources in the community (and using the CMS website and insurance websites to see what Medicare and/or insurances pays) it is easier. In the beginning it is alot of research and building files on what is available so that you become the expert. I charge clients based on income and sometime I do it at no cost but it is very rewarding to know that you helped someone find the right fit and remain as independent as possible. Insurances do not pay for this kind of work so you have to really market yourself and you have to be expert or no one will want to pay you.

    Good luck. There is good advise at the entrepreneurs section of this site AND you should look at www.nnba.net
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  9. Visit  Ximena2008 profile page
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    Hello there Kathi:
    would you please guide me on how and with who should I become certified as a wound care specialist. I am comtemplating the idea of IC and wound care has always been something I like. More info would be great. Thanks in advance.
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  10. Visit  BeverlyJCohen profile page
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    Hi
    I live in Vermont, and I too am interested in becoming a privat duty independent nurse. Does anyone know how to obtain a billing number for insurances or medicare? Or, better yet, how exactly do you get paid?
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  11. Visit  Midwifemama5 profile page
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    Does anyone have sample letters you send out for your bids? How do you approach that? How do you find out what positions are available and what hospitals/facilities are looking for independent contractors?

    I have been thinking of doing this too. I am very early in the idea, but I have owned my own business for several years. I have worked as a homebirth midwife and a lactation consultant. I love my job and love my business, but due to sick family members who need care and 5 kids to take care of, I can't be on call 24/7 and rush out to births at a moments notice. I am teaching nursing students in postpartum right now 2 days a week and really like that too, but need more income.

    I have an NPI number that I use. RN's can get one, you just go to the website and apply. I have been able to use that for some of my lactation work and even some of the midwifery appointments (and I am a direct entry midwife, not advanced practice). I have a billing company that I hire out and they do the billing for me, they specialize in midwives so they are very good at getting the reimbursements. I didn't realize that I could even get coverage as an RN, but I did!
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  12. Visit  PammyRN,CEN profile page
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    You do not have to be a NP to bill medicare. You do have to have your own medicare provider number.
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  13. Visit  ROZRN profile page
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    Hi, my name is Roz ,i am a RN and I am interested in becoming a independent Nurse Contractor BUT i just don't no how to get started! :-(... My husband and I are in the process of opening our AFC Home and a nurse will be paid to come into the home to do an assessment of the clients once a month and get paid for it. I would love for that to be me! Can you please help?!!!!! Some people say you have to be a NP to bill Medicare and some say you don't, is ther a sight that I can read up on this?
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  14. Visit  sherrybaby911 profile page
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    I am interested in starting my own business. I have many years in the fertility area and have found there is a great need for nurses willing to go to a patients home and give injections and support. anybody know what i need to do?
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