Insurance Free (aka Cash) Practice

Lots of people talk about developing a cash practice. And with good reason. Having to bill insurance companies, wrangle back and forth with them about payment for covered procedures is a nightmare. 

Nurse Practitioner Business Survey

We’ve gotten such great feedback both here on NPBusiness.ORG and in private emails. There is clearly a need for further information on this topic.  You can help shape what future of NPBusiness.ORG by taking part in a short 7 question survey. Be sure and share this link – the more NP’s that participate, the better! …

Best Practices – Customer Service

Those of us in private practice or other business endeavors, will do well to follow examples from larger businesses in other industries.  They say that success leaves hints. There is no question as to the hint this example provides.

Nurse Practitioner Forum

“Keeping in touch with one another is the key to advancing our profession.” Says Jim Jolly designer of nurpractitionerforum.com. He started the website in August of this year as a way of communicating with NPs from all around the world. Jim, a Nurse Practitioner in Central California, felt isolated when it came to NP issues. …

Financial Policy? Collections? Oh my!

How naive can one Nurse Practitioner be? You open your practice, you give excellent care and people are appreciative. They want to take you to dinner, they bring you fresh crab, fruit or whatever is in season. You are their new best friend. You continue to run your business, and of course that means you …

Target Market?

Do you know who you are targeting? When starting a business, one of the most fundamental tasks that face us is identifying our target market.  So many of us make the mistake that our practice or business is going to be for every one.  Obviously that is not the case. 

Offering Ancillary Products and Services

I received a question from a new FNP. One of the current activities is that she has become a distributor for a company that promotes health and nutritional supplements to the public. Her question has to do with her clients or herself notifying their health care providers that they are taking supplements.