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Office Ally – This is the clearing house that I use for electronic billing. There is no charge to providers unless over half your billling is Medicare or Medicaid. If so, your fee is still only $20.00. They just launched a new practice management module that is free and plan to launch an online EMR system as well in the near future.
Medical Arts Press – They have some clinical supplies, but mostly forms, prescriptions and the like.
CONTINUING EDUCATION – Clinical
APEA – Advanced Practice Education Associates is an educational organization committed to helping nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students advance professionally and educationally through review courses, continuing education programs, books, and other educational offerings. APEA is a proud supporter of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) organization.
FHEA – Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. is an NP-owned company dedicated to helping nurse practitioners, advanced practice and ambulatory care nurses achieve certification through review courses and to maintain professional competence by providing live continuing education seminars, web and computer based learning courses, audio/video learning modules and books.
NPACE – Provides continuing education conferences yearly in several locations. Mostly East Coast.
PRI-MED – Offers both online and offline continuing education. It’s high quality and it’s free!
University of Washington/CNE – University of Washington, School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education. Each Fall, UW-SON holds it’s annual NP Conference that is fantastic. This is not one to miss if you can help it!
University of Washington/CME – UW, Continuing Medical Education
EMR Resources & Software
EMR Update - An unbiased, independent and impartial forum for those who use, develop and support EMR systems.
NP Central – lots of resources for NP’s. Home of the largest email lists for NP’s – NP Clinical and NP Info. Very active lists.
NSO – If you have an alternative practice, or you are perceived to have an alternative practice (ie, having an Acupuncturists in your practice), they will not insure a NP practice.
Free Blogging Platforms: a blog is a good way to quickly build an online presence. Two free resources are www.wordpress.com and www.blogger.com. Both are hosted options, which means your blog is hosted on their servers. If you prefer to host your own blog on your on hosting account, then see www.wordpress.org.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners – Credentials FNP’s and ANP’s
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Credentialing for many nurse and nurse practitioner specialties.
DEA - Apply here to get your DEA number
NURSE PRACTITIONER PUBLICATIONS
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT PUBLICATIONS
Physicians Practice – Practice Management Journal