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CloudySue has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatric Private Duty; Camp Nursing.

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You are reading page 4 of Perks of the Job???. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Medicaid/ Medicare fraud is nothing to take lightly. If you are banned from participation in either of these, your ONLY job option (assuming you get to keep your license) is a private pay office, like a cosmetic surgeon.

I cannot believe people would do this- but I know they do.

I've heard of it happening from almost every family I've oriented at or worked with and my best friend who is a PDN says the same, so yeah, it happens a lot. I had a talk with my agency today and she said they've fired people over it. They won't report it, though. They're too scared. ::rollseyes::

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Forged them aka wrote the narrative as if she had been there

OH MY FREAKING WORD! I can't even begin to describe how I feel about this. I had to think about this for 10 minutes before replying because I couldn't keep my swear words out of the post!

Had a nurse EVEN SUGGESTED this to me, they would have been removed from my house, reported to the agency, the BON and the Medicaid and insurance fraud hotlines.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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OH MY FREAKING WORD! I can't even begin to describe how I feel about this. I had to think about this for 10 minutes before replying because I couldn't keep my swear words out of the post!

Had a nurse EVEN SUGGESTED this to me, they would have been removed from my house, reported to the agency, the BON and the Medicaid and insurance fraud hotlines.

Ventmommy, this is from an agency I used to be with. The MOM suggested it! I reported it and the agency nervously laughed it off. I am assuming they didn't want to face the reality. They were in the news at the time for a nurse abusing a patient.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Ventmommy, this is from an agency I used to be with. The MOM suggested it! I reported it and the agency nervously laughed it off. I am assuming they didn't want to face the reality. They were in the news at the time for a nurse abusing a patient.

Sometimes it's about going over the agency's head and not reporting it to them, but to CMS directly.

@ ventmommy, my thoughts exactly...it reminds me of a thread that was started a while back on here where there was rampant fraud at an agency a poster worked at...and reported.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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The nicest, most touching perk I've gotten was my patient & his family (and all of his equipment) came to the memorial service we had for my dad last May.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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The nicest' date=' most touching perk I've gotten was my patient & his family (and all of his equipment) came to the memorial service we had for my dad last May.[/quote']

How wonderful of them... We truly are blessed to meet some amazing people along this journey we call PDN.

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I am appalled that a parent suggested that fraud and the nurse went along with it. The nurse should be doing everything to PROTECT her license. Besides, doesn't she know that some parents are crazy and will turn on a nurse? And then what will happen to the nurse?

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Well,even if the parent turns on the nurse, I think the parent is just as culpable as the nurse. I don't see why both wouldn't be charged with fraud.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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I am appalled that a parent suggested that fraud and the nurse went along with it. The nurse should be doing everything to PROTECT her license. Besides' date=' doesn't she know that some parents are crazy and will turn on a nurse? And then what will happen to the nurse?[/quote']

I have to type out the whole story in this thread cuz it's even crazier than just that. Yes, even crazier. I'll come back on and type it all out. It's one of the weirder things I've ever heard in PDN.

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I have to type out the whole story in this thread cuz it's even crazier than just that. Yes, even crazier. I'll come back on and type it all out. It's one of the weirder things I've ever heard in PDN.

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Yes, please do. I am dying to know how this even occurs.

Yes, believe the parent would be just as culpable as the nurse. However, if they both go to jail for a year, the parent comes out and it's all cool. The nurse has lost his/her professional licensing, profession and years of schooling.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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So what happened was the parent (Let's call her Suzy) was 26 with 4 kids. Lonely lady. So she gets a nurse, also a young woman, maybe 30. Both are single moms. We will call the nurse Monica.

So Monica has a young kid too. She works for Suzy for a bit and they develop a good rapport. One day Monica calls in and Suzy asks why? Monica says her kid's daycare is closed today, yada yada.

So anyhoo Suzy feels bad and also still really needs the nursing care so she makes the offer for Monica to bring the daughter.

So Monica does this and eventually it becomes a habit. Monica takes advantage but Suzy doesn't mind cuz she's lonely and feels her nurse Monica is a friend.

So also Monica starts calling out once a week. Or coming in late. Suzy knows the agency doesn't pay Monica sick time so she says, "Look. We're friends so just write your normal time on the sheet and get here as fast as you can, or leave 1-2 hours early" whatever the deal was. If Monica was talking the day off, she would drop by Suzy's and Suzy would sign the sheet and Monica would be sure to do a dummy note and mail it in.

At this point Monica and Suzy are very close. Monica goes away for a week to see family and Suzy makes the offer I told you all about before. She pre-signs the weeks worth of time sheets. Monica writes dummy notes and Suzy mails them in.

Eventually the relationship turns sour. Suzy feels taken advantage of. Not only is Monica calling out twice weekly, she's bringing her lap top to work and doing her homework and neglecting patient.

So eventually (not sure how) Suzy finds out ALL THE TIMES MONICA left early or came in late or called out she was working other jobs and getting double paid (paid by Suzy's agency too)

Suzy calls up Monica's agency and says dont ever send her back

That's the story

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CYoungLPN has 7 years experience as a LPN.

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Ive been doin pdn for about a month now and I usually go between 3 kids but 1 kid omg they are freakin rich I mean its my every other weekend case and its seriously the BEST 7a-7p shes the sweetest most independent lil girl she really does everything herself but the perk of the case...all of her siblings are adopted there is seriously like 8 of them and they are all teenagers so its like im talking to lil adults all day I love it they come to me for.advice ask me to help them with school projects its so fun & the house is amazing there is a library gameroom indoor pool hottub not to mention they live on the water so they have a boat which we go on all the time they have a freakin live in housekeeper its nice having someone fix me anything I want for breakfast lunch and dinner anytime traveling is involved they pay for it anytime we go out to eat they take care of it its def. A make ur self at home house anything I want I help my self or ask the housekeeper to get it for me

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