How to Start an Independent Practice

Author: Carolyn R. Zaumeyer
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803610583
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teach your students how to do it. This practical, user-friendly, easy-to-read resource manual takes the mystery out of setting up a practice -- from planning through start up, to daily operation. It contains an array of practical topics and basic how to's, and includes forms for completing a self-assessment of personal skills, strengths and weaknesses, and understanding the basics of research. Appendices at the end of chapters include real examples of applications, resumes, CVs, protocols, charts, forms, consents, patient information sheets, and more

Start Your Own Medical Practice

Author: Marlene M. Coleman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 157248795X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.

Starting Your Practice

Author: Jean M. Nagelkerk
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323024882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique resource is an ideal career-planning guide for advanced practice students, recent graduates, and practicing nurse practitioners who want to expand their careers. It's filled with helpful guidelines and proven strategies for success in every aspect of NP practice, including certification and licensure, finding and negotiating a practice opportunity, and developing community and professional partnerships. Guidelines for completing the necessary requirements for certification and licensure Tips for finding and negotiating a practice opportunity Strategies for using available technology and tools, such as the internet and PDAs, to create a successful clinical practice environment Ideas for developing a community partnership by creating successful professional and clinical contacts in the community Practical advice on how best to market oneself and interview with potential employers Key information on establishing systems in practice, using tools to enhance clinical judgment, and other important responsibilities related to clinical practice A wealth of real-world examples, including resumes, collaborative agreements, contracts, business plans, billing and coding, and productivity flowcharts, provide essential resources for a successful practice

Setting up in Independent Practice

Author: Robert Bor
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230368042
Format: PDF
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Working in independent practice can be attractive to therapists for a myriad of reasons; however, the practical challenges can also seem considerable. How can you negotiate these challenges to build a thriving counselling practice that fits with your personal aims and professional ambitions? For example: • What do you need to consider when choosing your practice location? • Where does marketing and promoting your practice fit in? • How can you build a support network when working independently? These questions, and many more, are discussed in this compact guide. Written by two highly regarded authors and practitioners, the book gives hands-on advice and support in planning, setting up and running independent practice. Packed with tips, tools and practical strategies for you to find your own way of working, the book: • Explores issues of engaging with clients, from the first client intake interview to practical arrangements for holiday periods • Discusses managing your finances, including setting fee structures and the pros and cons of doing your own accounts • Pinpoints risk factors for working in independent practice and discusses practical ways to manage these • Encourages you to assess your own practice through reflective exercises An in-depth and practical guide to working independently, this is an indispensable tool for both counselling and psychotherapy trainees considering their career options post-qualification, and established practitioners looking to refine their practice and revisit their skills in light of changing ambitions and circumstances.

How to Run Your Nurse Practitioner Business

Author: Dr. Sheila Grossman, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826117632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource for current and future nurse practitioners. The information is valuable and timely. This is an essential addition to resource libraries for nurse practitioners."Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's This book serves as an authoritative reference designed for nurse practitioners (NPs), masters and doctoral level students, and administrators interested in developing and managing high-quality, cost-effective, and patient-accessible healthcare in NP settings. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Essentials are described in detail, and implications of the practice doctorate are integrated into this comprehensive text designed assist the reader in learning the principles of business management. The authors delineate the scope and role of the NP, the changing vision of healthcare delivery and its impact on NPs, and an analysis of the impact of statutes and legislation on NP-run practices. The book also provides a review of entrepreneurial models of NP delivery settings. Key features: Provides templates of policies, procedures, and documents that readers can adapt for their own settings regarding referral, release of healthcare information, and mission statements Discusses all aspects of running a clinic, such as on-call scheduling, job descriptions, staff evaluation, managing patient records, collaborative practice agreements, business plans, and sample budgets Offers important information about patient safety, evidence-based practice, working with business consultants to develop a practice, financial management of a practice, explanations of the roles of the director/owner and other providers

Nurse Practitioner s Business Practice and Legal Guide

Author: Carolyn Buppert
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284143066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP) that explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners. Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter on answering frequently asked questions from NPs. In addition, it provides the latest state-by-state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and new case analysis and lessons learned from those cases. The Sixth Edition also provides new discussions of NP competencies, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree relates to NPs, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology, additional malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, clinical performance measures, electronic health records, and new opportunities for NPs u

Inside the Technical Consulting Business

Author: Harvey Kaye
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471183419
Format: PDF, Docs
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Join the thousands of professionals who have already gotten Inside the Technical Consulting Business -- and discover how to channel your technical know-how into an exciting career as an independent consultant. This Third Edition of Harvey Kaye's bestselling guide gives you the focused, no-nonsense help you need to start and run your own consulting practice in today's ultracompetitive environment. What's inside: Setting up your consulting business. The lowdown on finances, record-keeping, office space, taxes, and choosing the form of business organization that's right for you. Insider's guide to proposals and contracts. Gives plenty of examples to use in your own consulting practice. Marketing secrets your boss never told you. Tips on creating demand for your services and keeping your clients coming back for repeat business. PLUS ALL-NEW MATERIAL ON: * Creating your personal strategic marketing plan. A step-by-step guide to developing and maintaining your competitive edge. * Learn from the pros. "Meet the Pros" interviews show how successful consultants handled some of the very problems you're likely to encounter. * Building successful client relationships. The inside scoop on keeping clients happy while protecting your own professional interests. * The technical challenges of consulting. A consultant's primer on problem-solving, coping with the information explosion, and organizing for maximum productivity.

Building Your Ideal Private Practice A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

Author: Lynn Grodzki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A much-anticipated second edition to this classic practice-building text. Building Your Ideal Private Practice, a best-seller in its genre, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000. Much has changed for therapists in private practice over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the density of new therapists as over 600,000 therapists nation-wide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. The revision of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with six new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development. It covers the essential how-to questions for those starting out in practice and explains the common pitfalls to avoid. For those already in practice, worried about profitability in an age of increasing competition, the author offers informed strategies such as the best way to create websites and other online marketing to find clients, and then goes further to explain how to retain the new breed of fickle clients who shop for therapists online, but are hard to satisfy. Other new chapters support veteran therapists edging towards retirement, including how to sell a therapy business for a profit or whether to stay working solo or expand into a more lucrative group business model. The revision comprises a complete, easy to use and fascinating business plan that shows therapists not just what to do, but also who to be in order to succeed. It adds depth, up-to-date information and a wealth of strategies to the original book, often referred to as the “bible” for therapists in private practice. Like the original, the revision conveys the author’s experience, optimism and warmth as she presents case examples, checklists and exercises to make the business advice come alive. Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.

The Health Advocate s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook Third Edition

Author: Trisha Torrey
Publisher: Diagknowsis Media
ISBN: 9780982801499
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This description is for the 2017, Third Edition of this book. You've spent a career as a clinician, but feel as if you need to step away from the role so you can help patients get what they really need..... OR... you've just spent years advocating for yourself or a loved one, and now you think you'd like to help others improve their healthcare experience, and make a living doing so. People like you, with heart and great skills, want to choose advocacy as a career. But many lack the business knowledge required to start and grow an independent practice. The Health Advocate's Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook is here to help! This book will help you get started with the basics, in an easily understandable way - step-by-step. Whether you're located in the United States or Canada, it will answer questions, such as: Can you make a living as a private, independent health advocate? How much does it cost to start an advocacy practice? How much can you make as a health or patient advocate? What is the Allegiance Factor, and why is it important to idependent advocates? What important details do you need to know regarding insurance, the law, contracts, even the IRS or CRA? How will you price your services and get people to pay you, too? Do you really need a business plan? What professional standards and best practices will improve your service? This book is a must-have for those who choose to start and grow private advocacy and health-related practices including: patient advocates, patient navigators, case managers, care managers, midwives, doulas, therapists, guardians, conservators, life planners, family mediators, disability advisors, acupuncturists, health coaches, yoga instructors, massage therapists, elder care professionals, nursing home advisors, medical bill reviewers, health insurance advisors, medical legal advisors and others. Bonus! Purchase of the book will provide you with a discounted membership in The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.

Housecalls 101

Author: Dr. Scharmaine L. Baker
Publisher: A DrNurse Publishing House
ISBN: 0692566740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The information in these pages will either excite you into beginning that house-call practice right away or scare you into keeping your day job. Either way, I'm glad you've chosen to learn about my happiness with beginning a house-call practice and to learn from my struggles to maintain a business in the nation's current health-care state. Are you looking for a step-by-step guide on how to start a house-call practice? Are you looking for a few examples from an expert in the fi eld of house calls to help guide your decision making? If you've answered yes to these questions, this is the book for you. Making medical house calls is an extremely rewarding and profi table niche practice that can be started with little or no overhead. If you already love or think you will love going into the home setting to provide primary care when health care is often scarce or unavailable, this is the fi eld for you. This book is written with nuances and scenarios of a house-call practice for an advanced practice nurse, but if you are a physician assistant, physician, or any other practitioner looking to begin a housecall practice, there is plenty of information here for you too!