Accounts Receivable Factoring for Nurse Staffing Companies

factoring companiesThe cash flow gap is a common challenge to nurse staffing agencies.  It can take months for the hospitals and nursing homes to pay invoices for staffing services yet the nursing staff needs paid every week or two.

Factoring companies can help by providing small business funding to Nurse Staffing Agencies, but should they choose recourse or non recourse factoring?

This article from guest author Philip Cohen of PRN Funding explains the difference.

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Recourse and Non-Recourse Nurse Staffing Accounts Receivable Factoring: What’s the Difference?

By: Philip Cohen

What is nurse staffing recourse factoring?

For the most part, recourse factoring is the most common and the most affordable nurse staffing financial help available to business owners. In this type of factoring arrangements, the accounts receivable factoring company will require an agency owner to buy an invoice back if the client does not pay within a specified amount of time. Moreover, the nurse staffing agency owner accepts full credit risk for any and all accounts receivables that it sells to the factoring company.

What is nurse staffing non-recourse factoring?

The other accounts receivable factoring option that owners have is non-recourse factoring. In a nutshell, non-recourse nurse staffing financing agreements hold the factor entirely responsible for an unpaid invoices if the following is true:

If the hospital, nursing home or vendor management system (VMS) goes bankrupt during the time an agency owner’s invoice was factored.

If the hospital, nursing home or VMS goes out of business during the time an agency owner’s invoice was factored.

It’s important to keep in mind that non-recourse accounts receivable factoring does not cover the following situations:

  • Very late payments when there is no insolvency
  • Disputes/challenges with nurse staffing services
  • General collections issues

Naturally, both options have pros and cons that an owner should consider before choosing which type of agreement to make. Typically, they will receive lower factoring fees and/or higher advance rates if they choose to enter into a recourse factoring relationship. On the other hand, a non-recourse accounts receivable factoring arrangement buys nurse staffing business owners’ protection if a hospital nursing home or VMS goes bankrupt. Ultimately, agency owners need to review their accounts receivable factoring contract in detail with a lawyer to determine which type of arrangement, recourse or non-recourse, is the best fit for their agency.

About the Author: Philip Cohen is the founder and president of PRN Funding, LLC, which is an extraordinarily focused niche player in the healthcare staffing invoice financing market place. Through a process known as factoring, PRN Funding provides business owners with the financial resources needed to grow and effectively compete in the industry. Contact Philip Cohen at toll-free 866.776.5407 or via email at Please visit PRN Funding, LLC on the web at

Article Source: Ezine Articles – Recourse and Non-Recourse Nurse Staffing Accounts Receivable Factoring: What’s the Difference?

Accounts receivable factoring is available to a variety of industries including medical, construction, transportation, manufacturing, staffing, and other business to business services.  Factoring companies provide an advance on invoices so businesses don’t have to wait 30-60 days for payment from customers.


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