As someone currently working in Home Health and increasingly frustrated with regulations that prevent me from giving care that patients deserve, I'm interested in what kind of business an RN could manage independently.
Ideally, what I'd love to do is this:
Go to client's homes.
If they need help with managing meds, then I'd help with that. (Setting up pill boxes, reminders, compliance, looking for interactions and adverse effects, etc)
Educate on chronic illnesses, health promotion, and illness prevention
Can y'all help point me to resources to find out the legality of this? I've looked at my state's nursing act, but it's so hard to translate that into what I can do on my own.
I wouldn't be interested, at least at first, in billing insurance companies. I'd really only want to do private pay. But then it seems that SOMEONE would be regulating me. If it's not Medicare/Medicaid/CMS, who is it?
Thanks for direction. I've been trying to do web searches and am just not using the right words to find stuff. This forum has been inspirational! And I'm probably looking at the wrong threads, but the most relevant replies I'm seeing to what I want are several years old.
Thanks again and sorry for being wordy,
To NedRN, (or anyone else reading along) Do you think that a sole employee (self) benefit from having an LLC? If no other employees are involved, just the 1 nurse?
Also, do you, or anyone else readling along, think a sole nurse doing private duty would need to be 'bonded'?
Last edit by somenurse on Jan 29, '13