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TeleMed Hangout

If you did not get a chance to join us for this hangout, here is the video. Lots of questions and answers about telemed and tele health in general. If you have further questions, feel free to add them here.   I am very excited about doing more of these. Interested? What topics?

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Independent Contractors – What to include in your contract

The question came up as to what goes into a contract if you are an independent contractor.  This is an expert of a chapter I wrote, referenced below. It’s important that you keep in mind that first and foremost, you need to follow your state rules and regulations as well as federal guidelines as to… Read More

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Ebola Virus and Your Practice

The question has come up regarding Ebola in your practices. The CDC has not had a lot of information for primary care, but that is changing. Here are a few resources:

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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

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Medicare Enrollment Guidelines

The “Medicare Enrollment Guidelines for Order/Referring Providers” fact sheet has been revised and is ready for download from CMS. This fact sheet is designed to provide education on the Medicare enrollment requirements for eligible ordering/referring providers. It includes information on the three basic requirements for ordering and referring and who may order and refer for… Read More

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ICD10 Training

Have you started your preparations for ICD-10 yet? It’s not too early to start. There are lots of courses, and websites to help, but sometimes starting at the source is the best  place to start your learning.