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In-home NP Medicare Assessments

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lvICU has 9 years experience and works as a SICU RN.

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On ‎1‎/‎19‎/‎2013 at 6:58 PM, LaurieCRNP2002 said:

Thank you for the info, Do you mind share which companies do you work for or if you know similar companies? We live in Fort Worth, TX and will move to Houston, TX soon.

Thank you in advance,

 

 

I am currently doing this for another company. Like FNP2B1, I am an independent contractor-no benefits. When I started last year, they were able to schedule a fair amount of visits for me daily-5 or 6. The rate is $125. They provided a laptop with the program they use and it is not as in-depth as other companies seem to require (not sure if that's good or bad). They seem to schedule me with a lot of people who see their doctor on a regular basis and are fairly healthy--they may have some issues like hypertension or hyperlipidemia that are well-controlled with meds. Granted, I've had a few people that I spent longer with but my typical visit seems to be about 30-35 minutes.

The downside (besides no bennies) is that if they don't schedule many visits for you, you're stuck (if this is your only job). As I said, the people who I am seeing are Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield and for the most part, fairly healthy. I do call the night before and if they are not home for some reason when I arrive for the visit, I get paid 1/2 my usual rate (so roughly $60). After early November, there were no visits (which they did not tell me when I started!). :arghh:

If anyone would like more specifics, please feel free to PM me. Hope this is helpful to everyone! :)

 

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Pallspice_NP has 3 years experience as a MSN, NP and works as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

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Omg, I lasted hardly 2 months doing these assessments with MedXM PRN. Yes, you are an independent contractor. Pay is $100/visit, and mileage is only paid when you exceed 50 miles/day. Scheduling was the worst! My patients would be so far spread out, or I'd only have 1-2 visits a day that were 30-40 miles away. With the wear and tear on my car and the extra tax liability, I couldn't justify working for them. My whole experience with this company was a HOT mess! Now, I work in a nice weight loss/aesthetics clinic PRN that is 5 minutes away from my house 🙂

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Just a quick question, do they have positions that focus on psych evals and assessments too? Or are these jobs mainly focused on regular medical conditions? I am in school to be a Psych NP in Boston and I am really interested in doing this when I graduate. 

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These positions mainly focus on medical conditions.  I work with several companies and the job description state Nurse Practitioner it's specific so you may be able to gain work.  

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Goldenfox, please can you PM me. I'm actually at the process of going this route. Thanks

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