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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 does not give much info. ... Read More


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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)
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    Hi Jen,Can you let me know your email address?Thanks .Namaste123
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    Hello! I am interested in PDN and would like to know where I can find more information for the state of Florida.

    Do you bill under part B for medicare or is it only for medicaid?

    I'm also trying to piece together exactly what private duty nursing is. I've been approached by people to do "private duty nursing" for them, but they aren't on ventilators or in emergent need. They are people who need continued help in the home and are willing to pay privately for skilled care. Does this constitute as private duty nursing?

    How does one chart and keep track of what is done while in the home.

    Do you work off of doctor's orders and does the doctor sign off on something? Or can a ARNP or PA sign orders for PDN?

    How and who do you market to for these types of services?

    I live in a predominately geriatric population but I would imagine that there are younger people who need these types of services that have needs that won't be met through medicare or insurances.

    Thanks for any help and information!
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    Quote from Namaste123
    Hi Jen,Can you let me know your email address?Thanks .Namaste123
    I messaged you through allnurses.
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    I am a CNA and a CMA. I have done home health for three years but been in the medical field for 6 years I currently work in a hospital and I want to become a private duty aide. I live in North Carolina and I was told that there was a mormatorium on Medicaid license. Does anyone know about this and is there any other way I can be paid by other insurance types. What should I do to begin.
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    Quote from steppinonfaith
    I am a CNA and a CMA. I have done home health for three years but been in the medical field for 6 years I currently work in a hospital and I want to become a private duty aide. I live in North Carolina and I was told that there was a mormatorium on Medicaid license. Does anyone know about this and is there any other way I can be paid by other insurance types. What should I do to begin.
    You can do private duty directly for a client. Find a client through want ads or ads on employment websites, interview, and start work after drawing up a written contract. If the client has insurance that they want to use pay for your services, they can arrange for contact between you and the insurance company so that you can start getting paid by the insurance company. This is somewhat how a friend started getting paid by an insurance company. They were already working for a client through an agency. The insurance company decided to drop the agency and then arranged to pay the caregiver directly. So, if you are already working for a client, it would be easier to get on board with his/her insurance company.
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    I see that this thread is old, but I felt that I should tell others that professionalproviderservices.comis no longer a working website. It is now called Index . I have been a PDN for over a year (wisconsin) and I love every minute of it. I am my own boss, work my own schedule, work with a great group of nurses and we care for a patient who is on a ventilator. LPN's make $21.xx an hour and RN's make $32.xx an hour. Where else can you make that as a brand new graduate in wisconsin? No where!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Oct 13, '12
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