Hello....I am seriously doing some intensive work on transitioning out of my current situation in geriatric care. I absolutely hate it and since I have been in it for about 4 plus years all of the resumes and applications that I am putting out to the hospitals seems to get ignored. I am feeling that the hospitals think that geriatric nurses are not "worthy" or something, but after 13 years in the hospital and working in Critical Care with my CCRN previous to the geriatric stint, I do feel that more attention should be given to me. However, maybe this is a nice little sign that I am being sent to finally do "my own work" and move on. I recently did start my holistic health-wellness business this past Fall, but it is not enough currently to do that on a full time basis.
I also love to teach, all sorts of things with holistic health and disease process, but do not have a BSN and no desire to pursue one.
I am wondering if anyone here would know how to get involved with doing independent skilled visits and then bill Medicare as allowed? I know that there are some home care agencies that do this and pay RN's like 45 per visit. I have researched and heard that Medicare pays them at least 100. So you can see how beneficial it would be to x out the middle man and do my own thing. I do realize that I would be responsible for my own documentation and supplies, although I think most supplies should be covered FOR them through Medicare.
Any advice is Greatly appreciated! I am so ready to get out of working for others!