When it comes to medical equipment, the cost is a major factor to consider. Used medical equipment can be an excellent option for nurse practitioners just getting started in their own practice as well as established practice owners. The upside to purchasing used equipment is that you can save money without sacrificing quality. Used medical Read More

California passed a law, AB-890, effective January 1, 2023, giving NPs in their state more autonomy than they previously enjoyed. It’s being implemented in a stepwise fashion. And like many laws, it’s rather confusing for everyone involved. On January 12, 2022, NPBO was lucky enough to host a webinar with Melanie Balestra who is a Read More

The last couple of years have seen a steep uptick in business startups in the US… we’re talking millions on new businesses! There’s been a renewed interest in going out on one’s own, working for oneself, and waving “goodbye” to the boss. And that includes Nurse Practitioners. We’ve observed a growing interest in how to Read More

Hearing about Medicare cuts causes a provider’s blood to run cold. Let’s look deeper – are they really cuts? Will you really lose money by seeing Medicare patients? I am constantly asked “Should I opt out of Medicare?” and/or “Should I start or switch to a cash-only practice?” by NPs who are new to business Read More

Not our usual topic of discussion, but an important one never-the-less – self-publishing. Why? I’ve been advised for years that having your own book was something that all business owners should do, that it helps establish you as an expert in your field, and this idea is just as true for clinicians as it is Read More

Opting out of Medicare has caused a lot of confusion for NPs and other providers. Not understanding what it means can lead to problems & fines. In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast (Episode #65) I address: The Social Security Act and how that impacts providers. When you can bill Medicare and when Read More