My fellow nurses, please help me out. I am an RN with experience in home health and private duty nursing. I am looking to become independent, I already found a patient who has regular insurance. I know it's a hassle to get Medicaid Certified, so I will wait a little on that. For now, I have my LLC set up, I have my NPI and EIN numbers, and my business registration with South Carolina is pending, as is my home office permit. They said I need one, even if all the services are at the patient's home...... I will have everything lined up in about 2 weeks. So I
am ready to get started, I have my patient contract drafted and the family will sign it with no issue. HERE is where I am stopped. How do I go about billing the insurance and HOW MUCH do I bill the insurance? Their website mentions a letter of necessity and a treatment plan. What else do I need? The patient is already approved for a certain number of hours of PDN per week, all I am doing is adding my services within those hours, independent from other providers. I know that every 60 days I need an update treatment plan signed by the MD (by the way, I have signed orders already, and I have professional liability for my LLC)..... but to get to that point of actually billing I need to get started somewhere.....Advice ???? Pretty please :) if you have started as Independent Private Duty Nurse, all and any advice would be so so welcomed.