How to: get paid by Medicare for private in home care

  1. I recently passed my CNA 1 & 2. A friend will be removing her father from a care facility and putting him in her home next month as he is gaining strength and the docs determined this was the best plan before returning to his own home. She would like to hire me part time to do general CNA type work for 2 months. It's great for me because I do have scheduling issues that would not help me to get a regular job over the next 2 or 3 months, so this is a golden opp.

    I'm wondering if this can be done..... her hiring me who does not work for an agency, and her getting payment from Medicare for me? Medicare knows they are paying for part time care. Does anyone have any experience with this? She seems to think there is a cap on the amount of money they will pay, so if I were to go to an agency and work through them, bringing a client, it would cost a lot more out of her pool and he'd have less care time.
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  3. by   NurseVoldemort
    I know it can be done, I have heard of this... but I would wonder if you would need a business license for it? You should call the DOH.
  4. by   Tamar0127
    Hi there Oregon Beach,
    I just registered and I'm not sure if I'm replying correctly but I read your post (found it in a google search re: the same issue) and would love to know what you found out about private billing for Medicare. I am still waiting to take my FL state board for CNA but have been doing private HHA home care for a friend of my family.
    Tricia (Tamar is my Hebrew name lol)