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How secure are your passwords?

This is important. Don’t overlook this message. Hacking is taking place all over the world. Banks, governments, entertainment and credit card industries are affected. So are hospitals and private offices. Unfortunately, you and I do not have large IT and security staff at our disposal. And yet, if there is a breach in our offices… Read More

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Medicare & TeleHealth

We’ve talked a lot about telehealth and telemed recently. These rules and payment amounts will be of interest to some of you.   MPFS 2015 POLICIES – FINAL RULE AND TELEHEALTH ORIGINATING SITE FACILITY FEE PAYMENT AMOUNT MLN Matters® Number: MM9034 Related Change Request (CR) #: CR 9034 Related CR Release Date: December 24, 2014… Read More

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Let’s Talk About Billing – Webinar

Who does not have questions about billing and coding? This is a topic that is near and dear to all our hearts…and our bottom lines. I am hosting a community wide no-cost webinar on Jan 11, 2015 to talk about this very topic…and I’ve got a couple of experts joining me!  Watch the video below… Read More

Getting Started

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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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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

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HIPAA Training and Documentation

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has six educational programs for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Each of these programs is available with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) credits for health care professionals. They are available at Medscape.org… Read More

Billing & Coding

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Medicare & TeleHealth

We’ve talked a lot about telehealth and telemed recently. These rules and payment amounts will be of interest to some of you.   MPFS 2015 POLICIES – FINAL RULE AND TELEHEALTH ORIGINATING SITE FACILITY FEE PAYMENT AMOUNT MLN Matters® Number: MM9034 Related Change Request (CR) #: CR 9034 Related CR Release Date: December 24, 2014… Read More

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Let’s Talk About Billing – Webinar

Who does not have questions about billing and coding? This is a topic that is near and dear to all our hearts…and our bottom lines. I am hosting a community wide no-cost webinar on Jan 11, 2015 to talk about this very topic…and I’ve got a couple of experts joining me!  Watch the video below… Read More