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Elektra6 has 13 years experience as a BSN and works as a Home Health RN.

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$24 hr weekdays/ $1 shift differential weekends, my heath insurance is $400 a month!

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middleagednurse has 50+ years experience and works as a RN.

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I feel better now, knowing that we are all earning a low salary. LOL.

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My private duty client offered me six dollars an hour more than my lowest paying agency and two dollars an hour more than the agency that paid well. Benefits and such weren't discussed at the time; I couldn't see that being affordable anyway.

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smartnurse1982 has 7 years experience and works as a Rn.

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$16/hr. No benefits. No raises or differentials. :(

What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

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What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

Hey, the M agency lowered their wages to that in my area! And one of their ads in the past listed $14 an hour!!! There are many CNA's who earn more.

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ButterflyRN90 has 5 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

It has nothing to do with the state. It has to do with Medicaid.

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smartnurse1982 has 7 years experience and works as a Rn.

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It has nothing to do with the state. It has to do with Medicaid.

Why does Medicaid pay more for kids in one state vs another?

I think it is the state,because a lot of kids on Medicaid in my state receive it in addition to HMO's.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and works as a Nurse.

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Each state disperses funds according to state regulations regarding Medicaid and consistent with federal guidelines. In NJ all children on Medicaid are required to utilize one of 4 managed care HMOs. Medicaid waivers for pediatric skilled PDN are no longer through the county health department special children's health but through the managed care HMOs. One HMO reimburses $14/hr for RN or LPN skilled care for non high-tech cases and $18/hr for high tech ( trach/vent)

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and works as a LVN.

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I made about $20/hr when I did PDN, no benefits.

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brillohead has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Each state has different Medicaid programs.... they get money from the federal government, but actually run their own programs. Food stamps and welfare are other programs that are different from one state to another. Not every state receives the same amount of money per person from the federal government.

Cost of living is a big factor, too. An apartment that would cost $500/month in my state might cost $1000/month in another area. So wages are different in different states, even if they are all Medicaid-paid.

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Each state has different Medicaid programs.... they get money from the federal government, but actually run their own programs. Food stamps and welfare are other programs that are different from one state to another. Not every state receives the same amount of money per person from the federal government.

Cost of living is a big factor, too. An apartment that would cost $500/month in my state might cost $1000/month in another area. So wages are different in different states, even if they are all Medicaid-paid.

And some agencies will pay different nurses, or different cases, differently, no matter what the source of reimbursement. For example, paying one LPN $18 an hour on a case, while paying another LPN $22 an hour on the same case. This has nothing to do with the fact that Medicaid reimburses the agency X amount for that particular case.

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smartnurse1982 has 7 years experience and works as a Rn.

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Each state has different Medicaid programs.... they get money from the federal government, but actually run their own programs. Food stamps and welfare are other programs that are different from one state to another. Not every state receives the same amount of money per person from the federal government.

Cost of living is a big factor, too. An apartment that would cost $500/month in my state might cost $1000/month in another area. So wages are different in different states, even if they are all Medicaid-paid.

So basically it is the state that controls wages more or less?

(I also know pay depends on agency)

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