There are several 8-, 13-, and 26-week national travel assignments available. If you're looking for healthcare travel possibilities but are overwhelmed by the apparently infinite number of healthcare travel agencies and aren't sure which one is the best fit for you, the HealthCare Employment Network is the answer! HEN can help you find almost any travel assignment in the country. Each agency that signs up with HEN gets access to thousands of jobs so they can match them with skilled professionals like you. When you work through HEN, you're working with some of the most exclusive healthcare travel companies in the country. They have more than 20 years experience placing nurses and other healthcare professionals on temporary medical missions. Whether your goal is to see new places or just not be in town when the patient load is high, these opportunities are designed specifically with your needs in mind.
The length of time you will be gone depends on the location and type of mission. Some assignments are for a few months at a time while others may only last a few weeks. The majority of missions can be done within a year and many longer term assignments are available too. It really varies depending on what missions are available and where they are needed. There are currently more than 60 countries around the world where HEN members have traveled on temporary medical missions. Some locations are very remote and require special equipment and resources to provide quality care. Other areas have easy access to hospitals so patients can get immediate treatment if they need it.
It is a round travel to and from doctor's offices, hospitals, or other medical facilities. The medical mileage rate starts at $0.5 million for corporations and $115,000 for individuals.
There are two ways to report medical mileage: by the mile or by the hour. If you use the mile method, your company will reimburse you at a rate of $0.50 per mile. If you opt for the hourly method, your employer reports how much it costs them to hire someone to drive you and they divide that by 40 to come up with their monthly cost per hour. That number is then multiplied by the number of hours you drove them during the month to come up with your reimbursement.
Medical mileage is usually covered by insurance companies but some have maximum amounts that you can claim each year. If your insurance company says that you have reached your limit, you will not be able to submit any more claims. However, if you want to continue claiming mileage after your limit has been reached, you can apply what's called "additional coverage" or "super coverage". This additional coverage only applies to employees who work for large corporations or government agencies and it increases the maximum amount they can claim annually by up to five percent.
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Medical bills and transportation home should always be covered by your travel insurance if you are injured or become unwell while overseas. Personal injury protection and coverage for accidents or property damage caused by you. Coverage for objects that have been lost or destroyed.
Taking use of our patient transportation service. We provide free transportation to people with medical requirements who do not have any way to go to the hospital for their appointments. This is especially important for patients who cannot drive themselves to their appointments.
Our patient transportation service connects patients with doctors' appointments, diagnostic tests, therapeutic procedures and other health-related events. Patients are transported in a comfortable, safe environment by an experienced driver who knows all hospitals around Chicago well. Our staff includes more than 700 drivers who are dedicated to providing excellent care for patients in need of transportation.
As part of its commitment to provide quality services at affordable rates, your physician may participate in HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations). An HMO is a plan that provides medical care as an integrated part of employee benefits. Your doctor might be able to offer HMO coverage through one or more preferred providers. If your employer offers such a plan, ask about it. Some plans include vision, dental, and/or mental health care as well. The cost of this coverage can be reduced by the fact that only the sick visit the doctor's office; therefore, less expensive insurance products are sufficient to cover the remaining population of healthy employees.
The choice of whether to join an HMO and the type of plan that should be offered to the workforce depends on many factors.
Contract Period Travel nursing assignments are often pre-arranged for a period of 13 weeks. However, there are some contracts that are only eight weeks long and others that are 26 weeks or more. Most travel assignments last between 8 and 26 weeks, with an average length of 18 weeks.
After the initial contract period, employers may have opportunities available for additional assignments. These can be short-term (a few days or a month) or long-term (several months or longer). If you are hired as a nurse assistant, then you will usually be assigned to one project, but if it is successful, your employer might ask you to work on other projects. Generally, nurses who have been with one company for a number of years may be offered permanent positions with that company. Sometimes, however, if a hospital needs help now but doesn't want to hire permanently, they will offer a temporary position.
When you first start working as a traveling nurse, you will probably be given a list of hospitals that need assistance now but don't have enough staff. As time goes by you may be asked to work on other projects, so keep an eye out for opportunities like this that may come up while you are gone.
Some hospitals may have special programs where you can work several different shifts in one day.