In-home NP Medicare Assessments

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    I have seen several job postings for these type of positions. I am interested in the position because it sounds like there is a good amount of flexibility.

    Does anyone have experience doing them? What exactly does the visit entail? Did you enjoy it? What did you think of the salary? Thanks!
    Last edit by lvICU on Jul 15, '12
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    ditto. I am looking to do them myself. Looks like payola, but there must be a down side. A quick phone tag revealed they just can't get MDs to do it since it doesn't pay enough for them to close the clinic for a day and go to assessments. I can take a day off and bank home visits in my opinion. Keep me posted.
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    Quote from lvICU
    I have seen several job postings for these type of positions. I am interested in the position because it sounds like there is a good amount of flexibility.

    Does anyone have experience doing them? What exactly does the visit entail? Did you enjoy it? What did you think of the salary? Thanks!
    I would love to do home assessments. The only only problem for me is that I am a new NP and they seem to require 1-2 years experience.
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    Hope this can be helpful for you. I just received an email from an employer about this very type of program, see below...

    "We are seeking Nurse Practitioners to work for us in the Houston, Texas area. Our work week is Monday through Saturday. Since we offer a flexible work week, you can choose the days you want to work or you can choose to work full-time -- 5-6 days a week. You will be employed as an independent contractor. We offer competitive pay for this position.

    We are a healthcare solutions organization that provides health risk assessments on behalf of Health Plans. Our services enable Medicare Advantage Plans to improve and meet the CMS 5-Star Rating Objectives.

    As a Nurse Practitioner for our company you will visit Medicare patients within a home setting and perform a health risk assessment which takes about 60-90 minutes per assessment. We generally book 8-10 appointments per day for a scheduled work day. We schedule and confirm the appointments and provide you with a Daily Work Schedule Report that details all the necessary information for the patients you are to see. Our office team is available throughout the day to provide support to you while visiting the patients."

    Okay so the flexibility does sound great but Im not sure about spending 1-1.5 hours in a persons home. Also why are these visits so lengthy? My other concern is that they will book 8-10 visits a day. When you include drive time/traffic that is way more than an 8 hour day; how far apart are the homes? Also if someone decides not to be available at the time you arrive at the home what type of compensation is there for the effort?. Initially I saw these types of positions as a possible solution to the Mon-Fri office grind but now im not sure. It would definetly be nice to hear from those already in the field!
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    Does anyone know how much companies get paid by medicare for initial in home assessments by NP?
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    It is upto the company who you work with. My pay was $65 per visit and increased based on number of pts you assessed. Such as every 100pts you see increase $10. I did this only for 3 month. As you get used to, you will know the flow and will be able to use your time more effectively. However it takes longer if the pt is unable to move by themselves and wants to talk a lot. Also you need to do many pages of report to send to contracted company. I don't know how much the company get paid by Medicare.
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    I do this and get paid $80 per visit for just the physical assessment. If I get labs ie blood or urine they pay an extra $20 so I try to get labs on all of my patients. $100 per visit with 10 visits a day on average. I usually get done with each patient in 30 to 45 minutes. The more you do it the quicker you get at it.

    Made $800 to $1000 on most days. No bennies, working as an independent contractor. I believe Medicare reimbuses the company around $217.00 for the assessments.

    Great way to make bank.
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    Quote from FNP2B1
    I do this and get paid $80 per visit for just the physical assessment. If I get labs ie blood or urine they pay an extra $20 so I try to get labs on all of my patients. $100 per visit with 10 visits a day on average. I usually get done with each patient in 30 to 45 minutes. The more you do it the quicker you get at it.

    Made $800 to $1000 on most days. No bennies, working as an independent contractor. I believe Medicare reimbuses the company around $217.00 for the assessments.

    Great way to make bank.
    This seems like very good pay. I'm an independent contractor and when a few companies tried to hire me for this job i don't remember it being that good.
    As well as they expected you to print ~20pages per patient and fax them back every day, all at your own expense. Printing/faxing is also a cost that has to be considered. As well as milage to/from the sites.
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    I am currently doing this for another company. Like FNP2B1, I am an independent contractor-no benefits. When I started last year, they were able to schedule a fair amount of visits for me daily-5 or 6. The rate is $125. They provided a laptop with the program they use and it is not as in-depth as other companies seem to require (not sure if that's good or bad). They seem to schedule me with a lot of people who see their doctor on a regular basis and are fairly healthy--they may have some issues like hypertension or hyperlipidemia that are well-controlled with meds. Granted, I've had a few people that I spent longer with but my typical visit seems to be about 30-35 minutes.

    The downside (besides no bennies) is that if they don't schedule many visits for you, you're stuck (if this is your only job). As I said, the people who I am seeing are Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield and for the most part, fairly healthy. I do call the night before and if they are not home for some reason when I arrive for the visit, I get paid 1/2 my usual rate (so roughly $60). After early November, there were no visits (which they did not tell me when I started!).

    If anyone would like more specifics, please feel free to PM me. Hope this is helpful to everyone!
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    Hi LLDpaRN can you pm me details of the company you work for. I just signed with Medxm but UR pay Sounds way better


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