1. Anyone have any experience with starting or operating a consultanting business? My current work is as an educator for a home care and hospice agency. I also have a background in quality and patient safety work. I am thinking about offering educational/training services to other home care and hospice agencies. It seems that there is a new agency popping up everyday and many do not have the financial or time resources to develop and implement staff education and optimize quality outcomes. My partner and I would develop and present the material and offer follow-up services (tracking outcomes to ensure that training was successful). Any feedback or suggestions on this idea? Thank you for any input!
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  3. by   MSmallwoodRNLNC
    I would like to talk to you. Would you please email me privately?
  4. by   MSmallwoodRNLNC
    Its complicated enough that we would do better talking off forum, but the short anwer is "yes" I am thinking of something similar. I sent you a friends request.
  5. by   JM3RN
    I am also doing some staff education and teaching CNA classes and am interested in establishing my own business. I am not getting enough work. Would you please discuss this with me as well?
  6. by   chicagomalenurse
    Hey Jm3rnLet me know, i definitely would like to help in regards to what kind of business your planning to get into.
  7. by   JM3RN
    1 1/2 yrs after my last post, I have a desire to help people in their homes, privately. I would like to have a small group of trusted people working with me to provide nursing, CNA, and homemaking services. On another note, I I have an NPI number and wonder if IL regs have changed so I can Bill medicare/medicaid independently.
  8. by   chicagomalenurse
    unfortunately, having just an npi number will not grant you to bill for private services. You have to be a medicare home health agency. For insurances to use you, you must be an established company with liability insurance. FOr example as a Medicare Home Health Agency, I can only bill insurances if I am accredited by JHACO or CHAPS. So even for home health agencies, it takes us a while to be able to bill for home care services.