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 …

Prescription Writing Law for Medicaid Patients

Tucked away in the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007, is a little known law that takes effect 10/1/2007 that will impact all practices seeing Medicaid patients. This law, once it is implemented, will require us to write Medicaid prescriptions on special tamper-resistant prescription pads or use …