When thinking about business, the vast majority of nurses and nurse practitioners start with the idea of doing something that utilizes the professional skills they have developed. That makes sense, you spend years getting your education and developing your skills and talents, why not use them? And use them you can…though perhaps in different ways. Read More

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

Have you ever wondered what success tips nurse practitioner business owners would share with you? Well, here they are. I recently asked Nurse Practitioner business owners to share some of their top success tips for those who are thinking about starting and growing their own practices. So in this episode of the NP Business Matters Read More

If you are not sure if you are an independent contractor or not, don’t worry, you are not alone. Employment laws are not always clear, and as I examine both the IRS 20-point checklist as well as the ABC rules which should simplify things, you’ll see that for Nurse Practitioners, it’s full of grayness. Let’s Read More