This NP needs Assistance.

When we start out thinking about building a practice, sometimes we have on rose colored glasses. We think of all sorts of wonderful things, sometimes glossing over the negative items.. Anyone will tell you that is the worst way to start a business.

Clinical Tools

A wonderful resource of NP’s is the various email list that are under the umbrella of NP Central. There is so much teaching, learning, sharing and support that goes on – it’s truly amazing. I’ve been on those lists for at least the last 10 years (most likely more) and there is something I’ve seen …

Mis-placed Items?

We have a dilemma that I never even considered when we opened our doors: missing equipment and supplies.

Medical Forms

I got an email from Carla asking the following question: I would like to know if you know of a good source to get patient initial intake/history forms, and the demographic forms?  I would like to get a template that I can put my own name on.

Business Insurance – I’m real glad I have it today.

When starting a practice, you are faced with all sorts of fees – licenses (business and professional), liability insurance, startup equipment (clinical and clerical), legal fees, salaries, and the like. You might be tempted to fore go the business insurance…not a good thing to do. I didn’t…and boy was I glad this morning when I …

Cash Practice

When opening their offices, many Nurse Practitioners look for ways to meet the needs of the uninsured and under-insured patient. This can often be a challenge because of several rules and regulations are in place regarding fee schedules particularly with Medicare. For instance it’s my understanding that you cannot bill a patient less than your …

Staffing Issues

Depending on the size of your practice, you may or may not need to have staff. Typically many office will have a receptionist, a medical assistant and perhaps someone doing billing/practice management. You may hire a cleaning service or a billing service. A larger office will have more staff. But when you are a small …