091 HIPAA Violations and Small Practices
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
3w ago
HIPAA violations don't just happen to large corporations and small practices are being increasingly evaluated for breaches. Here are the 5 most common violations experienced by small practices and their consequence. Full show notes --> NPBusiness.org/91 Don't miss the upcoming webinar on May 16, 2024 on Privacy Matters. Learn more at NPBusiness.org/privacymatters Find us on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NursePractitionerBusiness Instagram: https://instagram.com/barbaracphillips YouTube: https://YouTube.com/NPBusiness ..read more
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Episode #90 Inside NPBO: A Sampler
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
1M ago
Have you ever wondered what goes on side the NPBO Private Community? Let's take a look. Show notes at NPBusiness.org/90 Don't miss the upcoming webinar on May 16, 2024 on Privacy Matters. Learn more at NPBusiness.org/privacymatters Find us on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NursePractitionerBusiness Instagram: https://instagram.com/barbaracphillips YouTube: https://YouTube.com/NPBusiness ..read more
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#89 Specific Coding is good for patients and business
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
1M ago
We all want to understand coding better, right. In this episode, I talk with Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC about how better coding helps us and our businesses. Check it out, and the show notes and links at https://NPBusiness.org/89 Find us on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NursePractitionerBusiness Instagram: https://instagram.com/barbaracphillips YouTube: https://YouTube.com/NPBusiness ..read more
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Episode #88 What To Do About Patient Balances
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
2M ago
Do you have a fair amount of outstanding patient balances and difficulties collecting?  Well, you’re not alone. It’s common, particularly in small practices, to struggle with collecting money from patients.   Most patients never blink an eye when asked for their co-pay, deductible, or other balances. They do everything they can to pay on time and in full. But there seem to be a few who just don’t want to pay… ever. It’s the 80/20 rule at work… 80% (or more) pay every time, but 20% of patients (or fewer) kick and scream when asked to tap their card or write a check. So what's an NP t ..read more
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Episode #87 Corporate Transparency Act
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
4M ago
Lots of questions have been coming my way about the CTA and filing your Beneficial Ownership Information.  Who is this for, why, when and what. I recorded this originally as a video which you can see on our blog or on our YouTube Channel. Bottom line is if you have a business...this is for you. https://npbusiness.org/87 ..read more
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Episode #86 Embezzlement in Your Practice
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
6M ago
One of the few things we want to face in our business is that employees will steal from the practice. Afterall, we are there to provide a service to the community, so who would steal? On average, practices that experience this, lose approximately $450,000 a year! In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, we'll talk about what is going on, who is doing it, and things you can to to protect your business. We'll close with some suggestions on what to do when it happens to you. Plus we share real examples of practices that have been there. Resources at https://NPBusiness.org/86. Share y ..read more
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Episode #85 Don't Get Scammed!
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
6M ago
Everyone, including healthcare workers, are targets for fraudsters. Learn tactics scammers use and gain the knowledge to protect yourself, your license, and your practice. Don’t be a victim. Stop by https://npbusiness.org/85 and share your story, plus get links to the resources mentioned in the podcast ..read more
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#84 Collaboration Issues to Avoid
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
7M ago
Collaboration Issues continue to plague Nurse Practitioners. How can you avoid some of the problems, pitfalls, and issues? Listen to learn more. https://NPBusiness.org/84 for all the resources and leave your comment ..read more
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Episode #82: Key Considerations When Purchasing a Practice
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
8M ago
Purchasing a practice is one way in which nurse practitioners and other clinicians will start a practice. However, unless you approach it with eyes wide open and the appropriate professionals at your side, you may find it was not the wisest of choices for you. In episode #82 of the NP Business Matters podcast, I discuss 12+ key considerations worth paying attention to when you are considering purchasing a practice that is for sale, as well as what to consider when are asked to take over or inherit a practice. You can get a copy of this checklist and leave your comments by visiting the show no ..read more
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Episode #81 Are you really an Independent Contractor?
NP Business Matters Podcast
by Barbara C. Phillips, NP, FAANP
9M ago
If you are not sure if you are an independent contractor or not, don't worry, you are not alone.  Employment laws are not always clear, and as I examine both the IRS 20-point checklist as well as the ABC rules which should simplify things, you'll see that for Nurse Practitioners, it's full of grayness.  Here's what to do next: Share this important episode with your colleagues Be sure and head over to https://npbusiness.org/81 for the full show notes, resources, and visuals. Once on the blog, share your story and what's going on in your location. https://NPBusiness.org/81 ..read more
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