1. does anyone have info on how to start a group home and about the billing?
    please help......

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  3. by   elkpark
    Have you talked to your state licensing agency yet? That would be the place to start. In order to start and operate a group home (or any kind of healthcare service), you will have to meet the regulations and requirements necessary for you to get a state license to operate. The agency is called something different in every state , but it's usually a division of your state Dept. of Health and Human Services (or whatever that's called in your state ).

    If you contact them, they can provide the applicable rules/regs and discuss with you what steps you'll have to take to get licensed. Best wishes.
  4. by   rachel33138
    Thank you for your reply....
    Yes I have, the problem I have is that I don't see how to make profit out of it . No matter how I calculate it. I also would like to know if Medicaid/ Medicare would re-reimburse any part of the services.
  5. by   GeriatrxRN
    In michigan medicaid recently approved a program that supplements what a person with low income can afford to pay ( ie using their ssi check). Check what programs your state has. I work as an RN assessor for Area Agency on Aging which is why i know this. Also what kind of figures were you using where this wouldn't be lucrative?
  6. by   rachel33138
    Thank you so much for your reply.....I will call first thing in the morning to find out.
    I was planning to charge between $2500-3000, that's about what being charge here in south florida.
    Thanks again