Pay per Visit

  1. I'm talking with a HH agency about possibly working there. They are going to pay per visit. 32 hrs/week = 16-21 visits per week depending if you have some admissions vs. regular visits. This includes travel time and documentation. OK, that would typically be 4-5 visits per day. Does that seem about right for an nurse working 32 hrs/week? Approx what time of the time should I expect to be done for the day?
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  3. by   chenoaspirit
    I start homehealth in a couple weeks and they pay by visit too. Hourly, they dont care how many hours I put in, as long as I see all my patients. I can either do the paperwork in the patients' home or take it home with me. just curious, what is your pay per visit? Mine is 34/visit, 52 if its a start of care, 75 if I go out on an oncall visit. Is that a good pay?
  4. by   ittybittybabynurse
    I'm still interviewing. I believe it is $60 for a regular visit/$90 for admission. This includes travel tiem & time for documentation.
  5. by   chenoaspirit
    wow! Thats good money. I also get .46 cents per mile, which adds more income. But yours sounds better! I start April 20, and Im so nervous. Ive only done med/surg and Ive been there for 4 years. With homehealth, I have to do 28 visits/week to be considered fulltime. I shadowed a nurse the other day and I also have a friend who works for this same company. Some visits only take 15 minutes (filling pill boxes) and that pays 34.00. We did a Start of Care and it took an hour, it paid $52.00. Either way, to me it is great money compared to what Im doing now. Let us know if you get the job/take the job. Good luck!
  6. by   GrumpyRN63
    We get $65 for a revisit, $95 for an admission, plus extra comp for charting-- '' administration time''
  7. by   cookie102
    Quote from GrumpyRN63
    We get $65 for a revisit, $95 for an admission, plus extra comp for charting-- '' administration time''
    WOW!!!! that's excellent pay compared to our per visit rate of regular visit anywhere in the 32-35 range, add $50 to that for admission! what area of the country are you in, was wondering it that makes a difference.
  8. by   GrumpyRN63
    Quote from cookie102
    WOW!!!! that's excellent pay compared to our per visit rate of regular visit anywhere in the 32-35 range, add $50 to that for admission! what area of the country are you in, was wondering it that makes a difference.
    I'm in the Northeast, i'm sure there is much regional variation.(from what I see posted here)
  9. by   muffin7
    I'm in the Los Angeles area and am interviewing Monday for my first HH position. I am an OR nurse wanting more patient interaction/flexibility. The agency told me $75.00 new admit, $45.00 pervisit and $55.00 for IV. Does that sound pretty competitive? It is the first agency I have talked to about pay.
  10. by   caliotter3
    Sounds decent to me.
  11. by   ladyboyd
    I am in the Bay area and get 63 per visit. Extra 35 for an admit. If I were you I would talke to another diff agency in LA to compare because that 45 per visit sounds kind of low.
  12. by   muffin7
    Caliotter3 and Ladyboyd,
    Thank you both for responding to my post.
    I have applied to two other agencies and will be talking to them about $ next week.
    Can you give me anyother advice?
    Do you enjoy HH, it just seems like it is flexible and gives you the freedom that you can't (obviously) have working in the hospital. How many patients do you see in a day? Do you think that you can make as much money as working in a hosp? It almost sounds too good to be true.
  13. by   caliotter3
    Hi muffin

    I responded that I thought the rates were ok because one of my agencies only offers me $25 for a visit; but I don't do visits. I work shifts and not visits, because it is easier all the way around and that has been the type of employment offered to me when I go to agencies for work. I only have to worry about one patient, one family, one trip to and from work, one visit note per day. So much easier and less strain, all the way around. I always suggest shift work, rather than intermittent visits, for these reasons, particularly to nurses who are going into hh to lower their stress levels. The amount of money earned may not be as good as in a hospital, but the advantages of only having one patient at a time and all the flexibility and autonomy make up for it. I would just be cautious about the rates offered because if you are looking in the LA area versus the Bay area, you will see a definite trend of lower salaries, no matter where you work. Good luck with your interviews next week.
  14. by   muffin7
    Thank you - Caliotter,
    Just curious, what kind of patients do you see on your shifts and what are the typical hours.

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