Just off the top of my head with nothing more than instinct to go on your fee range sounds just fine. Now you have to decide on a denfinate fee within that range.
If you give a range they will pick the lower number. Be brave and give a set number. Remember plumbers (visulize plumber crack) charge a set fee. If thier fee is $75 an hour then you pay $75 per hour. They do not give an option to the buyer to pay less by giving a range.
You are at least as good as a plumber.
Here's a hint when you are given a estimate for what a job may cost by any business and they give a range that range is not based on the hourly fee. It is actually based on estimated time and materials to complete the job.
So if the hourly rate is $75 per hour and they are not sure if it will take an hour or an hour and a half they will give a range of $75 to $113 .
Generally they know how long a job lasts and give a single figure.
So if you charge $75 per assessment then charge that.
So pick a number between 50 and 75. It is ok to start low and work up. In fact it is a very good idea to raise your fee anually.
Customers balk when you do not raise your fee for a long time and then suddenly raise it. They take it more in stride if you routinely raise it a little on a regular basis.
You deserve the raise for several reasons. You get better as time goes on; there is inflation; and consistent reliable quality work over time deserves to be compensated.
You can't blame the company they are not nurses. They are simply trying to comply with what the State has told them needs to be done.
If the regulation says all you need to do is to "collect data" that is probably
ok. IF it says "assess" then find out from your BON where you stand. Also, I would investigate if you can initiate this "service plan"
I know this is non medical but from the sound of things it sounds like the service plan is based on your nursing assessment
of the situation?
God I hate this it gets so sticky. I don't have the answers. It is so hard sometimes because of the technical legal differences between LVN and RN.
Gee couldn't you just be an RN and make it simple? Ok Ok I know better to say that.
I was an LPN prior to getting my RN and I work with many LPNs that I would prefer to have at my side over some RNs.
What makes it worse is LVN is more variable from state to state than RN.
RN sop really does not vary much from state to state. LPN/LVN sop varies widely from state to state.
So check on your state's requirements. You may be perfectly within your sop there and might be out somewhere else.
Sometimes you can get around things by "hiring" and RN to "oversee" your work. This arrangement might consist of an anual or monthly review of your work so you are in compliance.
I noticed you did the work first and did not discuss fees up front. This could cause a problem when you come to bill.
If so you might offer a break on you second exam as a bonus since you did not tell them your fee to start. But then be sure they understand that break only applies to the second exam.
It is best if you put your fee in writing and discuss it up front from now on.
Conduct yourself like a business to get the respect of a business.
Hopefully these people will respect the price you give them and will have no fallout from not quoting a price which they probably never asked for themselves.