“Starting a Home Health Agency”
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  • Merchele said on January 4, 2010
    I have been trying to get funding for my home care business, here in Minneapolis, MN. I have an EIN# and everything, nearly every bank wants personal credit info instead of your business tax id#. How can your company build capital or a good credit score, if no one gives you a chance? Anyone has any answers to my questions, please respond...
  • Tasha said on January 8, 2010
    I would like to take 4 patients in my home and care-give for them. Will that state (IL) help me to start such a venture?
  • Bart said on January 9, 2010
    We are trying to open in HH agency in Louisiana but we are just going to open under an established agency already so really it is an expansion. What do we need to do regarding licensing etc.?
  • Lori Levin said on January 12, 2010
    I live in the San Fernando Valley, California. I am a CNA and have my home health care license. I am interested in opening and operating an elderly day care or elderly room and board on a very small scale from my home. Is there a website or agency that I can visit or contact to get me started. I need to know about licensing, advertising, start up costs, etc. Please advise. Thank you
  • Geraldine said on January 17, 2010
    Am a doctor and intend starting up a health agency. i have completed my masters in public health. i want to know how the business goes and how to start it up
  • ray ray said on January 17, 2010
    would like to start a home health in the dallas area, more in plano frisco, garland richardson area. what do i need to do..
  • Mec Mec said on January 19, 2010
    hi i live in the state of NJ... i will like 2 start my own HHA Agency...how do i go about doing that? if i get a private client how much should i charge?
  • Sadika said on January 21, 2010
    Hi, I live in State of Minnesota and I want to start my own Home care agency. What would be the first step to start? Thanks
  • MPD said on January 22, 2010
    My company has started agencies in every state and can help with anyone in any state startup. If you need more info. please feel free to email us at: kbainc@gmail.com. We will send you more information and come to your location for consulting.
  • Mady Plumey said on January 24, 2010
    am looking to start a HHA in Puerto Rico. Anyone has any ideas what or where to start with this project?
  • Brooke C. Thomas said on January 25, 2010
    Hello, I live in Western NY and I am trying to start a personal care assistance agency and I need to find out the rules and regulations and any licenses or permits that are needed to do so in New York State. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!
  • John said on January 27, 2010
    I want to start a Home Health Care Agency in Minnesota and has been doing some research on it. I was just wondering how do we go about finding non MC client to get the Agency started. I have some potential clients already but they are all on MC and I can't service them yet because I cannot get MC certified. Any thoughts will be great! Thank you! You can contact me at john.li16@yahoo.com
  • Michelle said on January 28, 2010
    Hello, I have been a CNA for 12 years, i have worked both in nursing homes and also for home health agencies. I want to start a home health agency in Greenville, SC. Can someone assist me with where to start? Licenses? I have a staff, i just need to know how to go about acquiring the cases (medicaid as well). Thanks for any info.
  • SJ said on January 29, 2010
    We are in the process of starting our home health agency here in Dallas, TX. Does anyone know where i can find info on gov grants and loans for minority owned small business? thanks
  • LOLA JAMES said on January 29, 2010
  • hattie winfreymcclore said on January 30, 2010
    i want to start my own home health agency. here in memphis, tn. want to know the steps in opening my own home health agency.
  • LOLA JAMES said on January 30, 2010
  • Tracy Williams said on February 5, 2010
    I would like to open my own Home Health Aid Agency. I have been a STNA for about 10 years. I work in nursing home and home health agencies in cleveland ohio and i need help on how to start my own i work with a lot a people that would like to work for me. i love working with people and i believe that my agency would go to the top. so can some one help me.
  • Dean said on February 6, 2010
    I am a manager for a Independent Living in Central Florida and wanting to open a HHC Agency in SouthWest Florida... Bradenton/Sarasota... where is the best place to start? Thanks for any advice
  • darlene said on February 7, 2010
    I am a medical Office Assistant Certified in Dallas TX and I am Certified as a HHA and I am now taking care of my mom and other seniors. I care about the seniors and their needs. I believe strongly I can run this business If I had the opportunity and the right guidelines. I will keep seeking until the right, legal information comes my way.
  • Lee said on February 8, 2010
    I am in Mt Vernon, OH (Knox County). I am interested in collaborating with anyone in Ohio that might have any experience or might be wanting to start a Home Health Care Agency. I am an LPN with 17 years experience, and MBA in business, and I have an administrator that knows billing like no body's business.....email me please at nurse6595@aol.com.
  • nickie felix said on February 9, 2010
    i'm interested in starting a non medical home health and need to know where to begin, POLICY AND PROCEDUREs, pls email me
  • Lee said on February 9, 2010
    #75 - Michelle - I too am in Ohio - we need to talk. Nurse6595@aol.com, write me please.
    #79 - Shontaya - can we talk?
  • bree said on February 11, 2010
    Hello, I am an office asst. for a home health company and could detail on almost everything it takes to run a company such as this.. i.e. workers comp. billing, payroll, PASSPORT etc. I have worked as an STNA and my husband is currently working as an STNA. I am interested in opening a company have what it takes to run it, I know first you need to apply for the company name($125.00) and apply for the company (s.s.number) called a FEIN, register for tax withholding, workers comp and unemployment.. just wondering has anybody completed these steps..any advice or comments on it.. I have 18 grand up front money for me.. is this enough.. or do i need a loan? Please help! I am also in Ohio
  • Tan said on February 18, 2010
    Interested in starting a homehealth agency in Pearland Texas area. Seeking serious potential partners. Please, e-mail me.
  • thomas Snhurr said on February 18, 2010
    I was inquiring any information on person that can assist in starting an home health agency. I need personnel that come in and prepare the agency ready to operate. Please inform me ASAP Thank You very much for your time. Tom. El Paso, Texas 79925
  • Tyisha Perry said on February 18, 2010
    i'm trying open my own home health agency. i need a lot of help and info. thank you and i'm in los angeles california
  • LaTonia said on February 20, 2010
    Hi, I understand that everyone has questions about starting up a home health agency. The process can be really easy if you have the right information and tools to start the business. I have been in home health for over 20 years and have successfully help new clients start up their home health agency. We can assist anyone in any state. If your needing assistance please email us at medicalpd@gmail.com. I am here to help!!!
  • Chris said on February 28, 2010
    Hello! I am currently a independent provider in OH with the Ohio home care plan. I am interested in starting a HHA under the program but was told I need to be medicaid certified. Question I got the paper work from CMS to start the process recently started a LLC, just need to know if I can use my home address for my agencies physical location until I build my client base?
  • Charlene Askew said on March 1, 2010
    Hello trying to open up my own home health care business in Chesapeake Va, Just trying to see if anyone can guide me to the right direction far as Grants loans etc.... Have a lot of people that's willing to work for me once I start. So if there's anyone that can help please e-mail me asap prettyredd25@hotmail.com
  • Lindsay F said on March 3, 2010
    I am a Home Health Consultant in Texas. My team specializes in agency start-ups and consulting. We offer assistance with: Step by Step guidance to opening an agency, ex: assistance w/ filing correct applications (state and federal), Accreditation preparation, survey preparation, time-lines, budgets, staffing requirements, etc. Policy and Procedure Manual, Forms, HR Assistance (job descriptions, requirement,etc), Agency Operations / Set-up. Opening a licensed and certified agency is time consuming and a lot of paperwork and preparation. It can be overwhelming and confusing for those who have never done this before. Our staff is available to assist you and help you make the road less stressful. If you need our help please feel free to email us. MedPro medprobcs@yahoo.com
  • Christie said on March 5, 2010
    What license should i get to start a Home Health business in NY and how should i go about it? Please e-mail me asap.
  • titilayo owhe said on March 6, 2010
    home health agency, training home health aides and cnas in brooklyn ny and nassau county
  • Judy said on March 6, 2010
    I am currently a Director of Patient Care Services/Administrator RN of a Home Health Agency in California. I have a family member RN as my Nursing Supervisor. We plan on moving to New Mexico in 3 years and starting a Home Health Agency. What kind of things do we need to do now to start the process of licensure. How much up front money do we need to open the business. Does it cost for Medicare to certify the Agency, how about the State of New Mexico medicaid insurance and the survey process whether through the state of JACHO? We want to start out plan now. Thank you
  • Ms. Gomez said on March 16, 2010
    I live in Georgia and am interested in starting my own Home Health Care Agency. I have ran my own business in the past but not in this industry. I need guidance how to start this business and if there are any seminars or trainings to take, that would be a great help.
  • Janet said on March 18, 2010
    Lpn looking to start a home care business in atlanta Ga area, looking for a partner with strong business background, Rn a plus. interested partner an e-mail me at Jennamas@aol.com
  • sara said on March 21, 2010
    hi am interested in starting my own Home Health Care Agency. i need help how to start this business
  • Lindsay F said on March 21, 2010
    Hello Again, I see there are a lot of new questions. First Step I would say to everyone that is very important! Before you began; Find out if your state is a "Certificate of Need" (CON) State. This will be very important to know before you attempt to move forward with opening your Home Health Agency. If you have further questions or would like help, please feel free to email us at medprobcs@yahoo.com
  • Richard S - Education Specialist said on March 26, 2010
    Hello All, HHA Start Up workshop June 24-25, 2010. The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is having a two day training workshop in Las Vegas, NV June 24-25, 2010 on how to start up your own HHA. This workshop is lead by three expert consults that have been in the industry for years. This workshop will cover everything from 855A application process, licensing, certification, surveys, accounting requirements, financial reports, marketing, policy and procedures, management structure, state and federal regulations, labor laws and more. If anyone is interested you can visit: http://www.cahsah.org/educational_events/10StartUpHHA.asp#register for more information or you can email me at rstarks@cahsah.org. Hope this helps and I wish you the best on your journey. Richard
  • REINA SORIANO said on March 28, 2010
    I'm planning to open a home health agency if I learned all the requirements and money needed. In Las Vegas, Nevada. Please guide me about the procedures, and if there are any government grants I can apply for to acquire assistance with the money needed. Thank you Reina, LPN, RN
  • JOHN AKUNNE said on March 29, 2010
    I am interested in starting a home health agency in the state of Texas. I want all the necessary information on the requirements. My address is: 3413 Toffee Lane, Edinburg, Texas 78539 You can reach me at the following telephone number: 956.533.7526. Thank you.
  • lili said on April 2, 2010
    hi I am certified professional midwife with license of midwifery of ca. i want to establish a hhc and i want to work from my home can i getting permit because am not a RN, step by step what should i do?
  • Cindy said on April 2, 2010
    Hello i am interested in starting a home health agency in Anaheim Ca. would like to know information on requirements. Thank you
  • Bobbie said on April 5, 2010
    I would like to receive all the necessary information on starting a home health agency in Uniontown, PA. Could you please assist me...
  • Christine said on April 6, 2010
    Hi, My name is Christine and I work for a company that consults those who want to open their own Home Health Care Agency. We help those who want accreditation in either CHAP, ACHC, or JCAHO and to be able to bill patients through Medicare, Medicaid or Private Pay. For more information please go to www.1staccreditation.com or you can call us directly at 941-723-1100. We have offices in Texas, Chicago and Florida.
  • Joy said on April 7, 2010
    My sister and I are interested in starting our own Home Health Care Business. My father has taken ill and now more than ever our hearts have grown to be passionate about getting into this business we currently own a child care facility and would like to find another avenue to serve mankind! How do we get started?
  • CHRIS said on April 8, 2010
    I am interested in starting a home health agency in chicago. would like to know the step buy step information. thank you in advance.
  • Melissa said on April 11, 2010
    I am connected with womens initiative and already have a biz plan for a unique non-medical home care business in northern calif..Do you have any connections in the San Francisco bay area?
  • Shae said on April 14, 2010
    I am in Columbus, Ohio trying to start a HHA. In the process of getting provider # from DODD. Anyone with info on how to find self pay clients. Any agency start-up info appreciated!
  • BJ said on April 15, 2010
    ANYONE with business and health care experience (RN or other allied health professional) who is seriously interested in starting a home health care AND nurse staffing agency in NC or VA please contact me. I believe that a small group of us could knock this out with minimal effort by splitting duties and startup costs. The money is there to make and now is a great time to do so. The To Do list is significant, but the resources are available and the need is great especially with changes in health care...more focus on home health (due to an aging population, more children with chronic conditions, wars, skyrocketing costs of inpatient care), Vets, pediatrics, geriatrics and hospice. We can unite, divide and conquer while providing excellent patient care!
  • pat said on April 15, 2010
    looking for information to start a hha agency in nyc
  • RL said on April 16, 2010
    Interested on starting a home health care business in Arizona. Would like to know information step by step. thanx.
  • AB said on April 17, 2010
    Walnut Creek, CA, United States. Your help would be much appreciated. Trying to start up an HHA but do not know any connections. Thank you.
  • Dominique Mompelas said on April 17, 2010
    Hi, I'm interested in starting my home health agency in Florida . I need help how to start this business step by step. Thank you in advance
  • tisa rosales said on April 18, 2010
    how much will it cost to start a homehealth agency?
  • Amani sanga said on April 19, 2010
    i'm interested in starting my homehealth agency in texas so i need help on some inform
  • gilbert said on April 20, 2010
    i have heard that we need 117,000 dollars to get approved for medicare for a startup home care. i'm in south texas. can you verify. also willing to take on partner with experience
  • Wynter said on April 25, 2010
    I would like to start a Home health agency in Clearwater Florida, I need to know how do I get the licenses and permits to start at home. Also how much does it cost. Please help. Thank you in advance.
  • REMJUR said on April 26, 2010
    We are interested to start home health here in middle .Ga., We dont know what, how, where to start, can you lead us to start the business. Me and my husband, We are both Ga licensed RN, working in a psychiatric unit. Thanks.
  • siobhan grant said on April 28, 2010
    please I would love to get information on the setting up cost of a home health agency in GA. Many thanks
  • PARVIZ SOMANI said on April 28, 2010
    I live in new York and am an Registered nurse( BSN). i WANT TO START a home health agency but do not know where to start. Someone I know started a companion business without an office and is doing all via computer and said she had to " join " other agencies . She is not very forthcoming and I don't want to push her . Please can you give me some advice. Thank you
  • Ris said on April 28, 2010
    I would like to start a health care business in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • Ris said on April 28, 2010
    I also need a home health agency business plan, please send to my email as early as possible.
  • IRENE said on April 30, 2010
    i have a nursing agency am an rn. do i need a physical therapist to do therapy too?
  • Wanda Lewis said on May 1, 2010
    Hello, I live in the state of Texas and I would like to get information on starting a Home Health Care Agency. About how much would this cost? Do I need some type of license or certification to start. I have no knowledge about the start up, I am currently in school to get my BS in Business Management, Are there classes that I can take to help me along in the Home Health Care Business?
  • PARVIZ SOMANI said on May 2, 2010
    Is there any one who could help me start a home health agency? or would like to start in partnership?
  • sabrena caldwell said on May 4, 2010
    I am trying to open my own health care business from my home i live in Chicago IL. I need to know what's the first step do i need a special license. other than my own C.N.A cert. How can I get funded.
  • Maurice said on May 5, 2010
    I'm planning to open a HHA in south Florida. can I have some info for the process and requirements. Location is Hollywood Florida USA thanks•
  • aayush said on May 7, 2010
    Hello there, I am working in a project to start a new home health agency. we run a social services organization. so we want to start a new business line for home health agency, and i learned that, i need medicaid and medicare license to run it. but initially, i can not get that eligibility. so can you please help me to find steps for new home health care agency. can you provide me required things from government side? Location: Akron, OH
  • Sofia said on May 9, 2010
    I would like to open a new home attendants agency in New York. My mother is a client of one of this agencies and she is receiving a very poor services from this agency and it must be changed. Please let me know what are requirements for NY State licenses and MEDICAID provider number to open and operate this business in NY. I want to help old people like my mom. Thank you, Sofia - New York
  • Howard said on May 11, 2010
    Miami. I have a new Home Health Agency but would like to take it to the next level. Looking for trusted working partner/ Investor with medical, home health background, great for RN and Physical Therapist.
  • camilita said on May 12, 2010
    Hello, I am an NP interested in forming my own training classes for future NA and HHA. Can you enlighten me on the process and requirements needed of NYS?
  • nkongmi eric said on May 13, 2010
    I would like to have some help on starting a health care business at home in Baltimore md, 21207
  • Sofi said on May 14, 2010
    I am really interested in starting a home health business in Nashville, TN, USA.
  • Roka said on May 14, 2010
    How do i start a healthcare business in Milwaukee, WI, USA? I would appreciate some tips.
  • Rodrick said on May 16, 2010
    Hi, I'm interested in starting a home healthcare agencies or Nursing Service. I am wondering are there any educational requirements or just have the proper licensing needed? I have worked in the insurance industry for the last 12 years and before that I worked as a CNA for 4 years. I am currently enrolled in school online for Healthcare management. Please advise. Rodrick Sumter, SC
  • sherry said on May 16, 2010
    hi, in desperate need of guidance, i'm wanting to open a home health care agency in fayeteville, North Carolina an needing to find out the state regulations for opening an agency, please advise, thank you.
  • Paul said on May 18, 2010
    I'm looking to start a home healthcare agency in Minnesota. What is required for me to get it up and running? What is a ballpark figure as a startup cost? Any insight would greatly help me.
  • lori bielawski said on May 18, 2010
    Can you help me in starting my own healthcare agency in Broadview Hts, OH?
  • Barbara said on May 18, 2010
    I am in Georgia have been working in a private homecare agency for the last 6 years. I want to open my own private homecare service. I need someone to help me with my policy and procedure manual. Have anyone wrote a policy and procedure manual for private homecare services?
  • Richard Starks said on May 20, 2010
    Hi REINA, JOHN, lili, Cindy, Bobbie, Joy, CHRIS, Shae, pat, RL, AB, Dominique Mompelas, tisa, Amani, gilbert, Wynter, REMJUR, Siobhan, PARVIZ, Ris, Wanda, Mauricem, aayush, Sofia, nkongmi, Sofi, Roka, Rodrick, sherry, Paul, lori

    I’ve read each and every one of your posts and it seems that you either need more information on how to start up your own Home Health Agency or are looking for some training. I want to introduce myself, my name is Richard Starks and I work with the “California Association for Health Services at Home” (CAHSAH). CAHSAH is a non-profit organization and we are the leading statewide home care association in the nation. We offer various different trainings from Home Health Agency Start Up 101, ICD Coding, Billing to Management Certification Courses. We are currently offering a two-day Home Health Agency Start Up workshop on June 24-25 in Las Vegas, NV. This workshop will teach you how to start up your own agency from the beginning to the end. This course will cover the necessary enrollment forms, application & certification process, accounting requirements and how to hire the appropriate staff. This workshop includes a resource manual that contains all the necessary information that you will need. Please feel free to contact me at 916-641-5795 ext. 117 or via email at rstarks@cahsah.org for more information. You can also check us out at www.cahsah.org. Thanks, Richard *Home Health Start Up Workshop - link: http://www.cahsah.org/educational_events/10StartUpHHA.asp.
  • Richard Starks said on May 20, 2010
    Hi Melissa, You can contact The Corridor Group at 415-452-4389 and ask for Anna. Web-site is http://www.corridorgroup.com. They are partners/affiliate members of CAHSAH. Richard
  • Ninza said on May 20, 2010
    Can you send me the total cost to start a home health care services in Louisville, KY, USA.
  • Lucijo said on May 20, 2010
    I am looking for some health agency consultant to help me in setting up my own health care agency in Missouri, United States
  • Jessica said on May 24, 2010
    I am looking for help to start my own home health care agency. I would like to know is there programs to help people get started. How do I find clients. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Kuchi said on May 25, 2010
    Is there anyone who can help me in starting a healthcare business in St Louis, MO, USA
  • Gisele Josme said on May 30, 2010
    I am on the verge on starting my own HHCA. Can you direct me towards any program and grants to help me start as soon as possible. I live in New York and I have the location ready. Thanks
  • Crystal M. said on May 31, 2010
    I along with a nurse colleague are in the process of starting a home care agency in North Carolina. We are finishing up our policy and procedure manual. Is there anyone that can help with generating a projected annual budget? Thanks
  • Charles Millen said on June 1, 2010
    I needed this info for a while now and just so happened to find this site. I'm based in florida and currently working with an agency. I'm looking to start my own business soon. Where do i go to start, how long does it take and is it better to already have clients.
  • Glenn C. Gabule said on June 2, 2010
    My name is Glenn, I'm a nurse here in United Arab Emirates. I am in-charge of this newly opened department, Home Care Services, a HHA. I really had a hard time structuring the policies and procedures. Can anyone help me all about the business. thank you.
  • Bush said on June 3, 2010
    I am a healthcare provider for the last 20 years. I am planning to open my own home health care agency either at northern virginia or maryland depending which state is more liberal in rules and regulations running this business. Please help me to provide as much as informations anybody can. Appreciate.
  • Akosua Danquah said on June 6, 2010
    I am wanting to Start a Home Health Business and i need help to learn where to start from.
  • Akosua Danquah said on June 6, 2010
    P.S. I am in Tx I have one client at an agency where i work .But would really like to start my own
  • nkiru said on June 8, 2010
    i live in longisland new york i will like to open up a school to train cna/hha what are the steps to take and obtain a license and around how much will it cost me and how do i go about registering this buisness pls i need help
  • SHawn said on June 8, 2010
    Looking to become Medicare Certified. Does any one have the procedure manuals that they are willing to sell. Please let me know. Thanks
  • Dave said on June 8, 2010
    I am starting a trade school for HHA and CNA in NYC, New York. I am looking for part-time or retired person(S) who has experiences as instructor, director or to help student obtain education vouchers to attend trade school for HHA or CNA. email me at chathamflushing@yahoo.com. Good opportunities.
  • Zuly said on June 9, 2010
    I would like to open Home health agency in MI. I know my state doesn't require license, but I need to work with private insurances 1 year before I will be eligible to apply for Medicare and medicaid certification. How to get clients? Next I would like to open cna training school. Can you help me?
  • merle said on June 9, 2010
    I am located in NJ and am looking to get info on starting a home health agency. I have looked on the state website, but the regs seem so confusing. I am an RN with many years of experience, including home care. any info /guidance would be appreciated.
  • Patricia said on June 9, 2010
    Robin 41. Can you provide me with details on how you started your agency for $5 in NJ. Please send it ASAP if possible.
  • alice ames said on June 9, 2010
    houston, texas 77033 i have a home interested in homehealth care, taught for 40 years, need all information, certification how to set up medicare and the like.


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