Quote from KEVIN88GT
Hey to all. I'm a nursing student and my instructor who is a visiting nurse told me that in new york he has heard of getting your own medicaid account and billing medicaid for performing wound care (have to have certification). I'm looking to get my mom who is an RN more info on this. I searched the net all over with no results. Can someone point me in the right direction.
There is a "Wound Care Institute", that offers training and certification for wound care. I thing that it is a wonderful idea as an idependant business owner. Many hospitals do send there own nurses to a training institute, I think it is in Texas.
Anyway, there is also a thread for "Nurse Entrenepeurs", on this web site, and there are nurses who do wound care in the community, as their own provate business with their own clients. You could probably hook up with one of then and pick their brain. There is also a group of independant nurses group on thsi lisitserve, and on the specialty groups. I hope that that was a help.
Personally, I am a Legal Nurse Consultant here in Spokane. My clients are medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys. Having your own business is very fulfilling, but alot of work. I would like to see more nurses become Independant Nurses, and start their own businesses. The field for this is wide open and the time is ripe for the next generation of nurses to return to their roots, and be independant contractors like they were when nursing was first recognized as a profession. That was before hospitals decided that nursing services were commodity that they could benefit from, and decided that they should be the "owner" of our services, and be sold to the public. It had been a century of "indentured servitude", that has taken the profession of nursing into a downward nose dive, from which we have yet to climb out from.
Anyway, the best of luck to yur mom. Why don't you and your mom go tinto business together after to graduate. It would be a great learnig experiene, and you could start a trend in your graduating class, and your school.
It might nit be a bad idea for both of you to take some business classes, or call the Small Business Association. They give alot of very useful business advice.
Linda RN, BSN, CCRN