I am a registered nurse practitioner. I started nursing as a CNA in a nursing home, then did private duty. I have worked virtually every area in hospitals from med surg, ER, ICU, NICU, Psych, Labor and delivery, House supervisor. I have been certified in womens health, High risk OB, Advanced life support OB, ACLS, NRP and a CPR instructor. I would like to start my own business. I would like to offer all types of community care, Non medical caregivers, Home health to all ages and with all needs from vents to high risk obstetrics. I come from a medical family. We have respiratory therapist, Lab medical technologist, dieticians, cnas, lpns, speech therapist. I don't just want to offer services to individuals but would like to offer nursing services to other facilities. as a nurse practitioner I would like to see patients in there homes such as OB's on strict bedrest. I have a lift van and would like to be able to offer medical transportation for those who can not go by conventional means. I want to be a full service center that helps with all medical needs. Has anyone heard of a full service agency or does anyone have any tips. There are books and kits for home health and nursing agencies but I have no idea which one is best any ideas. Also How can I find out medicare reimbursement schedules, and other fee schedules. If you know anything about any of the services and what they require and how I can get more information or if you just want to say great idea or your crazy I would love to hear from you. Thanks
Apr 30, '11
I think you have a great vision! One of the problems that you are going to run into is that your scope seems a bit too large to start out with. I know that is one of your visions for the business (to offer a wide range of services), but in order to get things started, you need to focus your business plan a bit. I would pick one aspect of the business to get started and then you can expand upon that. The aspect that requires the most regulation is the home health care. You will either need to get some experience in home health care (a few months probably won't cut it) or consider hiring a consultant. I recently started a small consulting business for home health care. My fees are very reasonable since I'm just starting out.
Last edit by sirI on Apr 30, '11
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