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we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care
Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our undivided attention yet maintains efficiency and allows us to be productive.
My goal in time ...
If you're interested in starting your own practice but have no idea where to start, check out this free phone seminar. NP practice owner and business consultant Barbara Phillips will be hosting a seminar ''Getting Started in Your OWN Practice'' this Sunday (April 25) at 8 pm Eastern time. Register in advance online, and then call in for the free ...
This week we are testing an integrated billing system to use with our EMR. Last week I had the opportunity to view three EMR and billing systems. I felt like Goldilocks and the three bears: One was way too expensive and required little effort, one was so complicated I was lost on the log in page, and the third was ''just right'' -- integrated ...
It has been a very busy fall for ECFC. In addition to general patient care and all the day-to-day administrative issues, we are faced with another task. The state of MN has mandated that all recipients of state-sponsored health insurance have access to and are members of a state-certified Health Care Home.
Eagan Child and Family Care is one of ...
This past month we have been working toward dragging our office into the 21st century. As I have mentioned in the past, the state of Minnesota required all healthcare providers to have electronic billing by July 15, 2009. In addition, EMR is an essential component to healthcare home designation. Hence, July and August have been somewhat more ...
Should you open a practice? If so, what kind?
During these unstable economic times it is difficult to decide if now is the time to take the risk and open your own clinic. A stable job with a guaranteed hourly wage is tempting. Even if it means you are working for someone else and have to punch a time-card.
Still, in the back of your mind you ...
Seventeen months ago when I opened Pace Clinic I was excited to be out on my own. No more working for somebody, I could set my own hours, come and go as I please, and do my own thing. I have thoroughly enjoyed working for myself.
However, even though I no longer have (a) boss, I still work for now thousands of bosses (my clients). Sure, I can ...
Do you have your disaster plan ready?? The avian flu spurred organizations to evaluate their disaster plans and to revise or add provisions in response to a national biohazard or infectious disease disaster.
Our county health department has been holding meetings for care providers to assist them in developing individual disaster plans as well as ...
During my 2 years attending graduate school in the University of Utah Family Nurse Practitioner program I remember hearing the phrase about being sued, ''it's not a matter of IF but WHEN.'' This has always worried me, especially now that I am a business owner.
I have good medical liability insurance, but the thought of being sued is scary. ...