Will You Be Ready for the New Chip Cards?

October 2015 is going to be a busy month for practices. Not only do we have ICD-10 implementation, but we have to be ready for changes in credit card technology with the switch to EMV/chip cards and the liability shifts. Read on to learn how this affects your business and practice.


Safely Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs 9/26/2015

This is an excellent program, not only for those pain medications that our patients may have around, but for all those other out-dated and unused medications that are around the house.  I encourage my colleagues to share this with their communities and patients. DEA ANNOUNCES 10th NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to . This …


The Invisible Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners continue to be healthcares’ best kept secret. I recently moved to Jefferson City, MO which feels a world away from living in a state where NPs have full practice authority (FPA). I knew that the Missouri practice act was less than ideal. That said, I did not expect when I opened up the phone book to look for offices with NPs that i would find so few NPs listed (really after looking for a bit, I found 4 NPs listed with physician practices). Now Jefferson City is not a large city by any stretch of the imagination, but it is the state capital and has a bit more than 43,000 residents. The town I lived in has less …

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Traveling Down Multiple Revenue Streams

Guest post by Dr. Nancy Dirrubo, DNP, FNP and travel health expert. More about Nancy below: Few businesses thrive without more than one revenue stream. Primary care practices add cash only services such as cosmetic dermatology. Some practices sublet space to other providers and collect rental income and benefit from increased exposure. As an NP business owner who owns a travel clinic, I also offer hard to find travel products and provide continuing education with a new twist. Travel. Imagine getting CEU’s for a unique educational experience where you will rarely see a power point slide. Where you get to observe, discuss, question, and interact and come out thinking in new ways about some big problems. “Health Care in Cuba” …