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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  Jenn55e profile page
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    I have been looking for information on how to become an independent private duty nurse as a sole proprietor (by myself), but could not find any resource or anyone to assist me. I was not looking to hire anyone or start a company (agency), which is what so many resources focused on. I reviewed the messages in 'Entrepreneurs in Nursing,' but they were focused on start-up companies like agencies, businesses, and schools that employed others.

    From what I read here, agencies seem to be part of the problem (which take about 50% of the nurses' income), not the solution. NNBA was as close as I got to some assistance, however, they didn't focus specifically on independent private duty nurses as sole proprietors (RN self-employment). Mericle Nursing focused on how to get hired as independent nurse contractors at hospitals, but didn't explain how to be an independent private duty nurse.

    I googled 'Private duty nurses association,' and came up with NPDA, but all the chapters are governed by agencies. PDHCA's advisory board lists individuals who run agencies. I considered giving up, but thought to check allnurses one more time. Then, I discovered this thread and all of you who have been so willing to help us become independent private duty nurses. Maybe we can collaborate and create a book that explains this process step-by-step to help others.
    Last edit by Jenn55e on Apr 18, '11
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  3. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    I think that is a great idea. There are so many nurses here that is knowledgable in the process and could assist those like us get started. I too is a novice at this and have been reaching out to this forum for guidance so don't give up just keep searching and posting your questions someone here will respond. I read and look for new posting daily. I wish you all the luck.
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  4. Visit  Jenn55e profile page
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    Hi Jaki95,

    This is such an innovative idea yet nurses have been doing it for years, and I'm amazed that very few nurses know about becoming independent private duty nurses (PDN) or independent nurse contractors rather than succumbing to agencies that take 50% of their income. For nurses in other states, there must be a fundamental process to becoming an independent private duty nurse.

    What I've come to understand is first you obtain a tax ID # (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...=96696,00.html).

    Second, you obtain nursing malpractice insurance (e.g., nso.com).

    Third, you obtain your NPI# at the cms web site.(https://www.cms.gov/NationalProvIden....asp#TopOfPage).

    Fourth, you obtain your Medicare provider #. (http://www.cms.gov/MedicareProviderSupEnroll/).

    I noticed nurses discuss a Medicaid provider #. Is that the same thing as the Medicare provider #? If there is a Medicaid provider #, what web site do I apply for it?


    After the fourth step, its unknown territory. Am I leaving any steps out?
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: refers to deleted post
  5. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    That is something that I would be interested in developing. I have worn many hats in my career and auditing/Chart reviews is something i love doing. If there is information on this I would be interested. Hope all is going well.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Aug 3, '11 : Reason: refers to deleted post
  6. Visit  atpicord profile page
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    Hi BillyMae

    Im in wisconsin and am looking to start into PDN. I was wondering if you could help me along...I am lost. All Ive gathered is you need an NPI and I have to take vent classes as well. But from there Im still really new and could use some advice
  7. Visit  atmak profile page
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    Where can the Nurse Entrepenuership 101 DVD & Guide be found?
  8. Visit  WI_home_RN profile page
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    Quote from atpicord
    hi billymae

    im in wisconsin and am looking to start into pdn. i was wondering if you could help me along...i am lost. all ive gathered is you need an npi and i have to take vent classes as well. but from there im still really new and could use some advice

    i have been working pdn in wisconsin for several years now. i can help you with what you need to know. its quite an easy process. the only hard part is finding steady work, at least in small-town, northern wisconsin, where i reside. i love my job
  9. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    Do anyone know of a site that contracts or hire Nurses to do Chart reviews or Data collection?
  10. Visit  hope4868 profile page
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    Hi There! Can I get the name of the NY agency?
  11. Visit  Jaki95 profile page
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    Hi Nurse community, I have been searching the internet to find out where in NYC I can get Quarr/ Hedis Training. Do anyone out there know?? I will appreciate any input and I thank you in advance for your assistance. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
  12. Visit  inforn43 profile page
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    I am interested in getting into private home health nursing. I really want to take medicare/medicaid to start. There appears to be a need for nurses for moderate income pts. The last company I worked for did not take either of these but went out of business because they charged too much. I believe I can charge a lot less and I am not interested in getting rich. I live in a small rural community and am even willing to trade my services.
    Would I need special insurance? And, what about accounting for hours worked to renew my license.
  13. Visit  Jenn55e profile page
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    Quote from wi_home_rn
    i have been working pdn in wisconsin for several years now. i can help you with what you need to know. its quite an easy process. the only hard part is finding steady work, at least in small-town, northern wisconsin, where i reside. i love my job
    i would like your help! (private message me if you prefer)
  14. Visit  hope4868 profile page
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    Hi Jen,Can you let me know your email address?Thanks .Namaste123


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