When we hear of a HIPAA incident, we think of a hospital data breach or a hacked healthcare network. Most of us don’t think about HIPAA violations in the context of small, private practices

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Have you experienced restrictions because of a noncompete clause in your contract? If so, you understand how limiting and frustrating it can be. While they make sense for employers, they don’t work so well for employees.

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Small practices are at risk for HIPAA violations. Here are the 5 most common types and their consequences. Are you prepared? HIPAA, aka the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires providers and healthcare organizations to protect patient health information. The official definition of HIPAA is: “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is Read More

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) often need guidance in navigating the complex landscape of business ownership. This is where NPBO™ can help. Over the years, we’ve seen a significant growth in the number of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who have chosen to open and operate their own clinical practices and businesses. However, they will tell you this is Read More

A solid understanding of what’s involved in starting a practice will help you come to a better decision about whether and when to get started.

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Medical coding is more than the CPT code we submit for a patient visit. It also includes the ICD-10 codes. Nothing new there. But one of the things that may not be as clear is how specific your ICD-10 code needs to be, particularly when it comes to being able to document, code, and submit Read More