SAGEClinician and Growing Pains


Growth is wonderful and sometimes comes with challenges.

We’ve seen that in our own practices when suddenly there are more patients that need to be seen than there is hours in the day and providers to see them. Things can sometimes get bogged down.

That’s what happened earlier today with the SAGEClinician Podcast. [Read more…]

NPWeek2014 – Come Hangout!


Consider yourself invited!  Come and hangout with Dr. Troy Heidesch, DNP, CEO of SmartHouseCalls and Barbara C Phillips, NP (that’s me!) as well talk about tele medicine!  We’ll talk about different ways to use it, reimbursement and more. You can ask all your questions, and best of all…there is no charge for this webinar and it’s open to all healthcare providers.

Want to sign up? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Watch the video
  2. Enter your name and email (we’ll be sending you a reminder for this webinar)
  3. Confirm your email (you’ll get two) if you want to keep abreast of more hangouts
  4. Mark your calendar
  5. Show up on Monday November 10 at 5pm Pacific and bring your questions!
  6. Share with your colleagues
  7. Use #NPWeek2014Hangout

Sign up here!


21 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Financial Policy

Create a Financial Policy for your Practice www.NPBusiness.ORG


How to create a financial policy.

A good financial policy is critical to all healthcare practices. It details expectations for your office staff as well as your patients. It provides guidelines for the practice and your patients, supports the financial goals of your practice and facilitates communication for all concerned.

There are really two different types of policies you’ll want to create. [Read more…]

Physician Assistant Week 2014

PA Week on www.npbusiness.orgIt’s PA Week and it’s time to celebrate and educate about my amazing colleagues.

While there are some differences between Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, there are plenty more similarities. It’s not uncommon for both to be working in the same office.  Both PAs and NPs can help reduce the shortage of healthcare providers in this country and consumers should have no fear in choosing one or the other.

Here are some facts about PAs from the American Academy of Physician Assistants: [Read more…]