Clinical Tools

A wonderful resource of NP’s is the various email list that is 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 …

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 offices 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 …