private duty nurse - page 3

by nursemarie 48,630 Views | 56 Comments

help! i am thinking about becoming an independent medicaid and private pay home health nurse, i have been working in the home health field for 3 yrs. i have the provider packet from medicaid, but it does not give much info. ... Read More


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    Quote from Rita Laboy
    If you don't want to deal with the billing yourself then this is good. Some nurses don't know where to start or simply don't want to be bothered with doing the billing themselves.
    Rita, are you RN?
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: referred to edited post
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    I am an LPN.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: Advertising
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    Hi Rita, I have registered with her twice and still no response. I live in South Carolina but I would travel to NY to meet with her if need be. Can you tell me how long before a response from her???
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    keep in touch. Best of luck to you.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: Advertising
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    Thanks!!!! I could really use the help!!!!!!
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: referred to edited post
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    Is Professional Homecare Providers a good organization? I am interested in private duty nursing in Wisconsin. I attempted to email them twice and received no response. There is no phone number listed on the website.
    Last edit by TamRichRN on Sep 22, '10 : Reason: mistake in message
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    Procedure codes: vent-dependent 99504, non-vent s9123, these are for RN's. It doesn't matter what you do while you are working, as far as charging your hours. This is for WI, possibly national.
    The professional homecare providers is a really good resource if you live in WI. There is an annual conference on Oct. 14th at 1pm, at the Kalahari Resort Hotel in WI. Dells. CPR and vent recert are on the 15th. It is only $50.00 per year for membership dues, cheap. Of course the recerts are at cost. Try emailing them again, not sure why you didn't hear back, always prompt for me. Years of knowledge and
    experience to share, very helpful for the private-duty nurse in WI.
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    Quote from tamrichrn
    is professional homecare providers a good organization? i am interested in private duty nursing in wisconsin. i attempted to email them twice and received no response. there is no phone number listed on the website.
    i joined php just under a year ago but i've never needed to contact them. they were very prompt to take my membership monies and accept me as a member tho! i do private duty/independent nursing in wisconsin. you have to sign up with the state's website to get your npi number.
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    I am an RN in NY and have 1.5 year's experience in home care working for an agency. I've read alot of postings on this site talking about being medicaid and medicare certified if you want to go into private duty nursing. I am very much interested in finding out what I have to do to go into independent private duty nursing and wonder if I can start without being medicaid or medicare certified? I'm starting from square one, I do have an accountant and a financial advisor and would love to work with the elderly. I heard from agencies that provide home health aides that there is a great need for RN's to provide aide supervisions. I'd like to work independently but can I start here without any special certifications? Can anyone tell me where to start? There seems to be alot of information but I've been spinning my wheels for the last few hours on-line and don't seem to be getting anywhere (although I did find this site which has been full of information but haven't stumbled upon exactly what I'm looking for). Thank you. Any information would be much appreciated. I can't tell if I need anything more than a current license to do this. Any samples of client contracts, permission forms, and/or forms required to provide care, care plans established by MD's, etc.? Meanwhile, I'll just keep looking . . . .. Jan
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    Quote from rochesterRN
    I am an RN in NY and have 1.5 year's experience in home care working for an agency. I've read alot of postings on this site talking about being medicaid and medicare certified if you want to go into private duty nursing. I am very much interested in finding out what I have to do to go into independent private duty nursing and wonder if I can start without being medicaid or medicare certified? I'm starting from square one, I do have an accountant and a financial advisor and would love to work with the elderly. I heard from agencies that provide home health aides that there is a great need for RN's to provide aide supervisions. I'd like to work independently but can I start here without any special certifications? Can anyone tell me where to start? There seems to be alot of information but I've been spinning my wheels for the last few hours on-line and don't seem to be getting anywhere (although I did find this site which has been full of information but haven't stumbled upon exactly what I'm looking for). Thank you. Any information would be much appreciated. I can't tell if I need anything more than a current license to do this. Any samples of client contracts, permission forms, and/or forms required to provide care, care plans established by MD's, etc.? Meanwhile, I'll just keep looking . . . .. Jan
    Hi - you're 1st step is to go into emedny & call customer service - it's all done through them - you'll need an NPI# & then you will be eligible to get a provider id# so you can be reimbursed by medicaid. You can begin once you have an NPI# but you can't be reimbursed until you have your provider id#. There are cases where an insurance company will reimburse you - not medicaid (only came across one myself in 1.5 yrs) - but you would still need an NPI# To the best of my knowledge supervising home health aides is not what you would be doing (I could be wrong) - but you would be performing homecare on people that is at the level of RN and/or LPN.


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