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Learning Opportunities – Medicare

  Medicare offers web based training on a variety of topics. Some are live and some are pre-recorded. In addition you can find lots of educational activities with your local medicare carrier.  These sessions can be for you or your staff. Medicare Learning Network: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/WebBasedTraining.html In my neck of the woods, Noridian is my Medicare… Read More

Introduction to ICD-10 Coding

ICD-10 is coming and we can’t avoid it. Right now, it’s slated to go into effect on 10/01/2015, though I have heard “rumors” that we might just go to ICD-11. Who knows, either way, we need to be prepared. This WILL affect your bottom line, so if you have not started preparing, you need to… Read More

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Member Q&A – February 2015

On the February 2015 Q&A call, we gathered together via a teleconference line. It’s great hearing voices of our colleagues and it was a good discussion. On this call we touched on credentialing with medicare, CAQH, NPI numbers – both individual and corporate, marketing and more. 

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Healthcare Practice For Sale

If you are looking for a well run practice in the NE US to literally walk into, then you’ll want to take a look at this. It’s one of the oldest NP-owned practices in the US, well established and well run. The NP who owns this is an excellent business owner and has created a… Read More

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Business Planning

Planning is integral to starting and operating a business – any business. We are often asked about templates specific to a certain type of practice. While there are variables that need to be considered, each and every practice is different. That said, a basic business template can get you started in the correct direction.

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Education for the Rest of Us

As I travel around and speak at various conferences, some NPs tell me they are not interested in starting a practice. I always tell them, that’s good as owning a practice is not meant for everyone. However, I am dismayed when they also tell me they don’t need to know about business.

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Key Practice Indicators – Spreadsheets

In every business, you have to know where you stand.  We have been working on these documents for a while and they are now ready for you to beta test. Directions are below. Please leave your comments on this post so Gael and I can see what needs tweaking.

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Practice Financial Policy

Having a good financial policy is critical for any practice regardless of your business financial model. You will want to take this template and craft it to fit your particular practice. With all the rapid changes taking place in healthcare, it’s important to revisit this at least annually (and perhaps more often as your payers… Read More

Billing & Coding

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Learning Opportunities – Medicare

  Medicare offers web based training on a variety of topics. Some are live and some are pre-recorded. In addition you can find lots of educational activities with your local medicare carrier.  These sessions can be for you or your staff. Medicare Learning Network: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/WebBasedTraining.html In my neck of the woods, Noridian is my Medicare… Read More

Introduction to ICD-10 Coding

ICD-10 is coming and we can’t avoid it. Right now, it’s slated to go into effect on 10/01/2015, though I have heard “rumors” that we might just go to ICD-11. Who knows, either way, we need to be prepared. This WILL affect your bottom line, so if you have not started preparing, you need to… Read More