I am reaching out to the allnurses community to try to figure out wages for HHC pay? I recently started in HHC, and am really confused/frustrated with how I get paid for the work I do. It seems the work out ways the pay. So, I am looking for clarification or verification that this is really how HHC works.
I get an hourly wage for regular home visits, and re-certifications. Two hours of pay for an admission, and 1.5 hrs. of pay for a resumption. I either really suck at this job, or the pay for the work is not equivalent.
I do a lot of charting from home for free, because my company will only pay 1 hr. of office time per day for what they call "case management". The company states I should be able to finish my charting in the hour visit I have with my client (2 hrs. of admission, 1.5 hrs. for resumption). That hour is also suppose to include your drive time to the pt's home, assessment, calling dr's if needed, and charting. Our charting is done on computers, and it is often a struggle to even get the darn things started up, and connected to the web, so that we can chart on our web based charting system.
Is this how HHC works?