Office Salaries

We all have the same questions when we are looking to hire individuals or when we are job hunting ourselves. – What is the average salary for xx position? – What would a new xx expect to make in our area? – How much should I pay an experienced xx? On a regular basis, you …

Clinicians Business Tip: Medicare, Medicaid or Not

Recently I’ve received several questions from nurse practitioners and other clinicians about Medicare and Medicaid. Specifically they are questioning if they should accept patients into their practices with these insurances and if they already do, should they consider opting out? Not surprisingly, there is a lot of emotion behind these questions. Most NPs I’ve spoken …

Clinicians Business Tip: Contract Basics

The idea of a contract is often scary to clinicians primarily because they seem to be in a language other than English, are cumbersome and just don’t make a lot of sense. Contracts, in their basic form are nothing more than a written agreement of the terms for the subject at hand. While they can …

Clinicians Business Tip: Collaborating Physicians: The Basics, Part 1

It’s 2013 and still more than half the states require Nurse Practitioners and other advanced practices nurses (APN’s) to have a formal collaborative (and in some states supervisory) relationship with a physician. While the Future of Nursing Report recommends removing barriers to full practice, it’s likely to be slow going. Thus, finding and working with …