private duty nurse - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  BillyMae profile page
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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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  3. Visit  WI_home_RN profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  rochesterRN profile page
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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
  5. Visit  Lisa1203 profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  rochesterRN profile page
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    Thanks for the info. Lisa1203. I did go to emedny. It took a little bit of investigating but I finally found some info on how to obtain an NPI#. I couldn't do anything before I figure out how to get an NPI# as Medicaid requires you have one before you fill out any of their paperwork. Supervising aides is a big need these days, especially in my area. I've been approached by 4 different agencies for aide supervisions and training aides and you need to be an RN to do so (the agencies tell me). Unfortunately, these are all per diem positions, do not pay much, and the agencies do not want to pay benefits. These are mainly chronic cases, DD, and permanently physically disabled. I also got alot of information from the other related postings re: registries and forms. Thanks so much!!
  7. Visit  rochesterRN profile page
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    Where do I start to get a tax ID #? I am one of those people who just have so much responsibility that any help anyone is willing to offer, I will gladly lean that way. I have been taken advantage of in the past in working for an agency and that is what I was thinking of doing again (the easy way out). Thanks in advance for any words of advice.
  8. Visit  Lisa1203 profile page
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    Quote from rochesterRN
    Where do I start to get a tax ID #? I am one of those people who just have so much responsibility that any help anyone is willing to offer, I will gladly lean that way. I have been taken advantage of in the past in working for an agency and that is what I was thinking of doing again (the easy way out). Thanks in advance for any words of advice.
    Use your ss#. Good luck!! I called emedny so much to pull info out of them. Call back if you don't feel satisfied with the answer - some reps are blunt & some explain things a lot more.
  9. Visit  Lisa1203 profile page
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    Where do I start to get a tax ID #? I am one of those people who just have so much responsibility that any help anyone is willing to offer, I will gladly lean that way. I have been taken advantage of in the past in working for an agency and that is what I was thinking of doing again (the easy way out). Thanks in advance for any words of advice.
    Quote from Lisa1203
    Use your ss#. Good luck!! I called emedny so much to pull info out of them. Call back if you don't feel satisfied with the answer - some reps are blunt & some explain things a lot more.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: referred to edited post
  10. Visit  Sweet Tropical profile page
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    Hi I am a LPN and live in NY and Is VERY interested in going independent. My question is can this be done as a visiting nurse? I've done this for about 5 years with a home care agency and love doing it. Also I would welcome guidance fron you all also. I have been reading all the blogs and from that I applied for my NPI number last night and woke up to a email with my number. That was less than 24hrs. This morning I filled out for the Med. Provider # I nOw have to submit the hard copies. So things are moving pertty fast but that's a good thing. So please respond with suggestions. I am excited about moving forward. Thanks in advance.
  11. Visit  Lisa1203 profile page
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    I'm reading your post - but forgive me - i'm ignorant about what a visiting nurse is - do you mean just check up on people to make sure things are going well? I have no idea - I hope someone reading this does. As far as I know I see ads looking for various shifts for bedside type care.
  12. Visit  yrmajesty3 profile page
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    Hello Ladies,
    I've been reading with great interest as I contemplate registering with an agency while between jobs. It sounds as though NY state is very organized and open about this process.
    I wonder if any of you have information about a similar agency in Pennsylvania where I practice?
    I can't seem to locate an informative on-line resource for this state.
    I am experienced with vent and trach care in medically complex pediatrics and would LOVE to get paid what I'm worth at the bedside ( as opposed to handing it over to the agency)!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can speak to this request.
  13. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    Hi Lisa1203 and Rita

    To explain a little further. When I work as a visiting nurse as a LPN with a home care agency I made home visits to :

    Administer am or pm insulin
    Vital Signs
    Communicate with MD when necessary
    Make appointments
    Wound care
    Pre-pour medications
    Patient teaching
    HHA Supervision
    I have done recertification & SOC (when no RN was available because LPN's do not do them)
    and maybe visit if the patient called with a urgent issue.

    After my visits I must complete a note within 7 days and trun it in to the office. I have done as many as 9 home visits in a day which is a long day. I basically worked mostly on the weekends. I also have the opportunity to work in the zip code areas of my choice.

    It is also known as a FFS Nurse (fee for service ). We get paid per visit because we are perdiem & not on staff with the home care agency.
    The private duty work is shift work? Like 8 or 12 hour shifts?

    I also read the post, may I ask what type of auding you do?? I also have background experience in Quality Assurance too. I will be going to your website to see how to get started as a independent contractor. I also welcome any other information you guys have to offer and thanks for reading my post.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: referred to deleted post
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  14. Visit  Jenn55e profile page
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    This thread has been the most informative and eye-opening on how to get started as an independent private duty nurse who is a sole proprietor!

    I learned so much from all of you!

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information to nurses interested in becoming independent private duty nurses!
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: unapproved website links


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