Start up Home Health business

  1. 0 I like to start up my own home health business in Northern Virginia and my main focus is to care for veterans first. Can anyone give me some pointers like the ups and downs owning a home health business...thanks!!!
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  3. Visit  Joe_Black profile page

    About Joe_Black

    From 'Virginia'; Joined Jul '08; Posts: 11; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  RN1989 profile page
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    Check out the entrepeneur forum. I think a HHA for vets is an awesome idea.
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  5. Visit  Jo Dirt profile page
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    You'll need a CON (certificate of need) which costs LOTS of money.

    They do not give out new CON's, you have to purchase one.

    You need a fortune in start up money to start a HH business.
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  6. Visit  nursepacific profile page
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    I'm not sure of the regulations in Virginia, but you will need a valid license, and that is really about it, you do not need to be medicare certified to accept VA patients. Some states require accreditation by JAHCO, or CHAPS prior to being licensed which will cost you quite a bit (6-12 months of accepting medicare patients with no reimbursement), and VA pension benifits such as aid and attendance are complex and can take 6-12 months (with no reimbursement) before a person even receives benifits.
  7. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Have you checked yet with your state healthcare licensing agency to see what requirements you would have to meet, and what paperwork you would have to submit to apply for a license? That agency is usually a division of your state Department of Health and Human Services (or whatever it's called in your state). You can usually access the rules and regs you would have to follow on their website.
  8. Visit  cb_rn profile page
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    Once you work out the nuts and bolts of what you have to do to be legal, make sure you network. Home health care is a referral business (need a doc's order), so you need contacts with the case managers and physicians that can send you business. When i did home health we had a marketer who's primary job was to rub elbows with the right people and she was also quite useful as a liason when things weren't running smoothly (docs not signing orders in the specified amount of time, not returning calls, etc)
  9. Visit  myk4408 profile page
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    I can definitely help you start a Home Health Agency

    I currently have 2 home health businesses in Illinois and I am expanding to florida and in arizona. My next step is to start a consulting business to help other people start their own health care businesses. Currently Im also starting a Lab company as well.

    Last edit by sirI on Oct 5, '10
    DoubleJRN, AdiaRN, azcna, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  Kijana profile page
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    myk4408, what is ur contact? i need help starting up a HHA. Please send me a private message

    RN Tee
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  11. Visit  myk4408 profile page
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    I have not figured out how to do private message.. You can email me at myk4408@aol.com
  12. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Quote from myk4408
    i have not figurd hoe to send a message. please private message me if you want and ill respond
    You can't send private messages until you have 15 posts.
  13. Visit  svalico profile page
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    can you give me a ruff idea of what to expect with opening up a hhc business. i am very interested. i also live in georgia as well. sherenavalico@yahoo.com

    thanks
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  14. Visit  AdiaRN profile page
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    Hi. I am interested in opening up small assisted living facility but i don't know where to start.

    I have been trying to get some info from AHCA (agency for health care administration).

    Information i found so far

    -There is no provider within 1000feet of the house that i am using for the buizness

    - I need to take assisted living administrative training.

    - I can open it under standard licence (providing basic care).

    -I can open it under spciality license( which alows them to stay in their current living invironment, if they have medical condition.

    - Need to contact the department of health for food service and hygien permit

    Any one who knows where to get funding and additional information.

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks
    lindarn likes this.
  15. Visit  amadub00 profile page
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    Quote from AdiaRN
    Hi. I am interested in opening up small assisted living facility but i don't know where to start.

    I have been trying to get some info from AHCA (agency for health care administration).

    Information i found so far

    -There is no provider within 1000feet of the house that i am using for the buizness

    - I need to take assisted living administrative training.

    - I can open it under standard licence (providing basic care).

    -I can open it under spciality license( which alows them to stay in their current living invironment, if they have medical condition.

    - Need to contact the department of health for food service and hygien permit

    Any one who knows where to get funding and additional information.

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    Thanks
    My wife wants me to start a assisted living facility. Were you able to find the information. I am in the same boat. Its hard looking at a bunch of goverment sites.
    lindarn and AdiaRN like this.


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