lcc1080 1,998 Views
Joined Dec 15, '06.
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Greetings Vinda - You provided me with some LTC companies back in 2010; I've since been doing hospital case management (lots of paperwork nursing), and even worked as an auditor for the CMS-RAC projects until the govt halted them in 2013. Don't know if you're still looking, but I would say check out all of the health insurance cos - United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, managed care cos including Medicaid. If you have some experience with Interqual or Milliman, it would be helpful. I think it's been a rough job market for the non-clinical nurses over the past few years.
Is there any one coding certification you can get for both physician office/hospital? - like if you wanted to work in insurance/hospital auditing and also, on the side for physician practices.
This sounds familiar (from late 80's when I was in school). Wonder if they'll bring back "primary nursing" - the way to get RN's to do everything.
ORTHO abbreviation STS? anyone? (ie - "Improved STS left leg") Thks!
How about STS? as in improved STS left foot. Thks
Isn't it unbelievable how nurses are being treated recently. It seems like companied are trying to go as low as possible with the pay, and scamming us to see how much work we'll do for free.
- And disability is NEVER short - term, you are stuck with this condition for the rest of you life, usually deteriorating a little or a lot further, every 10 yrs.
Figures that AHA would fight this - let them send 4 of their own people down to sustain a lifelong spinal injury...
I know the larger health system in Philadelphia requires a BSN for hiring. I could never understand why a physical therapist's entry level education is a 5 year degree, yet RN's 2 years. This is coming back to haunt us, as now insurance companies and home health agencies do not see any reason to hire even an RN, when they can have LPN's do visits, or utilization review for 20.00/hr. I recently interviewed for a job that was paying 10-20/hr for medical record review to both RN's and LPN's.
They have the blue tranlational phones in US hospitals for non-English speaking patients. They are needing us for our nursing skills. It takes a long time to become fluent/conversational in another language, and I'm sure it would take a lot longer to be able to learn medical terminology in another language - it wouldn't be just basic conversational Japanese. Don't forget dosages, numbers, medications,etc - there's a great chance for error. I think the interpreter, or interpreter phone is safer, more accurate - unless you're a native Japanese speaker.
Wouldn't it be more cost efficient to hire a couple of translators per hospital, and just let the nurses do their thing, with assistance when needed? Duh!
Referring to the increase male nurse population driving up wages: We can only hope!
Is the Nurses' Carelink mentionned the same as Nation's CareLink?
I've done work for chcs over the years, and there is not enough work in my area - do the other organizations have more work/assessments?
Maybe they'll use the money to get law degrees, and open a practice to help other nurses in similar situations.
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