home health care mileage reimbursement

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    Hi, this is for anyone who does home health care as an RN or who knows someone in it. Do you get paid mileage for visits, and if so, how much, please? Is the mileage subject to taxation, just like regular pay?

    Thanks!

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    Irene
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    When I worked as an aide for a hospice agency, we received mileage pay as well as the RN's. This was in the early 90's and it was 0.22 a mile. As far as I know this is taxable due to it being income. A friend just transferred to a hospice "home" a short time ago and mileage pay was about 0.27 per mile.
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    I was working as a home health nurse up until September this year. I rec'd .32 per mile, taxable. per diems didn't get milege reimbursed, but had to claim it at tax time.This is in NJ.
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    Hi I also used to work for home health care. We recieved .32 a mile and it was tax free.
    Loved home health, but felt I neded hospital experience, so here I am in cardiac. Good luck
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    I have been in home health for a long time. we are reimbursed the amount the IRS lets you claim. but you cant claim it as a business expense if they reimburse you. I work two places, one reimburses andthe other doesnt. its easier when they reimburse you unlesss you can keep up with the record keeping. I find that just too much, cant seem to keep up with it. In california, the tax allowance is .42 per mile. thus the reimbursement.
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    Haling from central Kansas: In The Wichita Metro area there are a number of Agencies offering different packages. In Kansas 32 cents per mile is widely rumored t o be the standard set forth by the Department of Transportation. One Agency pays 15 cents per mile one way X2. Others boast of the full 32 cents per mile one way X2.

    One fine morning I walked into an area nursing home introduced myself to the D.O.N., and declared myself my own Agency. I demanded the same pay I was getting from the agency I worked for at the time. She took me to speak with the Administrator; just as the administrator started what was an obvious (want a job better fill out an application so we can tell you what your time is worth) line; the D.O.N. exclaimed "I was just thinking that's about $10.00/hr less than we are paying for Agency now".


    Point to all this: In Central Kansas Agency Nurses make from 18 to 25 dollars per hour. While Facilities pay from 28 to 32 dollars per hour for Agency nurses. Agencies keep a copy of the nurses CPR, acls, immunization records and so-forth. Facilities are money ahead to pay you less than they would pay the agency and more than the agency would pay you if you would agree to take a prn position with the facility. IN SHORT DON'T BE AFRAID TO REPRESENT YOURSELF TO A FACILITY. I have found about one in four tend to work through me directly.

    Would appreciate any information about how much Agencies pay nurses and are paid by facilities in other areas. It is my desire to put together a guide for Nurses.

    Your Brother in the trenches Don.
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    still under construction


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    Donald W. Ahrens Jr, R.N., B.S.N.
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    Hi,
    Worked for a home Hospice agency in Michigan until Feb. 1999. Was reimbursed 0.30 per mile and it was taxed. I was able to claim that at the end of the year. Also, my vehicle was a lease, so I was able to claim that too...luckily a friend pointed that out to me before tax time last year.

    What I basically found was that my paycheck with the mileage added on was like getting a regular ol' check (no mileage) without having taxes taken out. In other words, the mileage pay added in was about equal to my deductions from my check. Am I making sense? Hope this helps...
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    I work in a home health care agency and I love it. But the company I work for does not pay us mileage to help with the gas. Half my check goes out to gas. This does not seem fair to me. I thought all agencies paid mileage. What do you all think? Is it fair to us working at that company not to get paid mileage?
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    Quote from April Padgett CNA
    I work in a home health care agency and I love it. But the company I work for does not pay us mileage to help with the gas. Half my check goes out to gas. This does not seem fair to me. I thought all agencies paid mileage. What do you all think? Is it fair to us working at that company not to get paid mileage?
    Have only worked for one agency that paid mileage and that was many years ago. If this is important to you, look for an agency that pays mileage. Not paying mileage goes along with reducing hourly rates of pay, something that has been happening often in this failing economy.
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    Whether it is fair or not is irrelevant, this is the path the agency has chosen. Either continue to work for the agency that does not provide mileage reimbursement or look for another agency. It's entirely up to you.


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