NP Business Matters Podcast

NP Business Matters Podcast

Business For Nurse Practitioners? Yes! The NP Business Matters Podcast is all about the business of being an NP. From getting a job to starting your practice, from discovering your leadership potential to everything else in-between, it's all fair game. Grab a cup of coffee and join Barbara C Phillips, NP, FAANP, the NP Business Coach, and her guest for an adventure. Discover what's possible…... Show More

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March 7, 2021 43 min

In this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast, I had the honor to talk with Nurse Barb Dehn (aka NurseBarb.com). A seasoned business owner, she has lots of gems to share. One of those is how we create a message, and how we communicate that message using the media.

This is crucial for business owners. If your ideal patient or client cannot hear your message, they likely will not visit your business. You'll want to listen to ...

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February 21, 2021 16 min

A CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Waiver simply allows you to do point of care (POC) testing in your practice. That POC testing must be done with tests that have received the designation of being CLIA Waived.

A CLIA Waiver has nothing to do with drawing blood or collecting specimens to send to the lab. It  has nothing to do with administering vaccines, medication or other procedures in your office.

Listen in as I ta...

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In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I talk with Dr. Deborah Karas, nurse practitioner.

Most commonly when people hear the term "nurse expert", it elicits lots of questions:

  • What is a nurse expert?
  • What do they do?
  • Are they different than an LNC?
  • Where can they work?
  • What kind of clinical expertise do I need?
  • Can I do this as an RN? an NP?
  • Listen in as we discuss these topics and more!

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    In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I talk with Dr. Cindy Elliott, nurse practitioner.

    Cindy started her practice in 2009 and ran it successfully for many years before joining a larger practice this past year. Learn how she set herself up for success, as well as build in time and space to give back to the community at large as well as the NP community.

    Additionally, Cindy is one of very few providers in the United Sta...

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    In this "Short Takes"  episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, let's talk about a question that has many confused, and that's opting out of Medicare!

    You'll find links and resources at NPBusiness.com

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    Meet Tina Rose, a women's healthcare nurse practitioner. We talk about her journey to opening her own practice 10 years ago and how over the years her practice has changed.

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    Head on over to the show notes for the links and contact information.

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    In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I talk about some reasons for you to consider NOT starting a business this year.

    I get a lot of questions from people who have every reason not to start a practice, and from others who started when perhaps they should have waited.

    We'll discuss things such as financial readiness, clinical readiness, the business climate, and more. If you are thinking of getting started this year...

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    Today I’m having a conversation with Randi Mann WHNP-BC, NCMP, ARNP. She is a women’s health care nurse practitioner who specializes in hormone care in Wisconsin. Randi built her practice so that she could take the time needed to educate and work with her patients…and has done so quite successfully. There is something here for any business owner to learn. We discuss things such as:

  • Marketing
  • Cash Flow
  • Additional income streams
  • And more...
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    Meet Dr. Sonia Smith, a pediatric nurse practitioner with her own practice and specializes in pediatric behavioral sleep issues. 

    In this episode, we talk about the specialty of pediatric sleep medicine as well as what it takes to start a practice. You'll hear why I call Sonia the "poster child".

     We also spent time discussing....

  • The importance of community.
  • Her caveats of those getting started in business.
  • Leadership
  • Visit ...

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    Incivility. Disruptive Behavior. Bullying. 

    Those are terms that we are all familiar with. Perhaps you've been a witness to it occurring or even taken part in delivering this behavior. It's even likely you've been the recipient.

    Unfortunately, you are not alone. 

    What can we do about it? To begin with, let's talk about this with expert Dr. Renee Thompson.

    In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, we'll dis...

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    Looking for a job? New graduate or seasoned NP? You'll want to listen to Renee Dahring, APRN, FAANP, she is the NP Career Coach. 

    While Renee has been active legislatively in Minnesota (they enjoy, and continue to enjoy FPA, in no small part to her contributions), her background and experience also led her to become a career coach for NPs. 

    One of the issues I hear frequently is about job searches, especially for new NPs. Renee a...

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    Curious about direct primary care? Today's episode is with Dr. Maria Walker who talks about her start in this area, as well as setbacks that she has faced getting started in her own practice.

    Additionally, she has generously shared resources she has used to get started on this path to practice.

    Find the shownotes @ https://NPBusiness.com/podcast 

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    Writing a book is something on the list of many individuals. Yet, as soon as we sit down and are faced with a blank piece of paper or screen, we wonder where to start. Many are overwhelmed from the start.

    Today I’m interviewing Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, ARNP, CNS, FAANP, and Deb Kiley, DNP, NP-C, APRN, FAANP  whose new book “Pain Management in Primary Care, Essential Knowledge for APRNs and PAs" was just released by Springer Publishing...

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    Juliette Blount, NP has been a passionate advocate for people of color her entire life, but it was just who she was. In this episode, we talk about 

  • How she came to this topic and what spurred her to develop it further.
  • What we as healthcare providers can do today and going forward.
  • How planning changed her initial ideas on business.
  • How her intended "side hustle" became her full-time business.
  • Suggestions on how to find your ow...
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    What do leadership, mentorship, and "doing good" have in common? 

    Listen to what Dr. Cindy Cooke has to say about that in this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast. This is about going beyond our clinical practices, and being involved in our local communities, state, and national communities.

    NPBusiness.com/podcast

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    November 13, 2020 55 min

    How do you help your leadership team, board, or colleagues improve their ability to communicate? You take a concept, a proven system, and you apply it to your group. You teach, coach, and mentor. 

    Today's guest, Suzanne Wertman, MSN, CNM works for her professional organization. She has found that leadership involves a lot of listening, and that self-care goes a long way to increase one's resilience and emotional intelligence...

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    Is California's AB-890 good for NPs? What does it really mean?

    I had the honor of speaking with Melanie Balestra, NP, JD in California on the law signed by Gov. Newsom on September 29, 2020. According to the CANP website, it states that "AB 890 allows NPs to work without physician supervision, removing the supervisory requirement in existing law so NPs can provide the same high-quality care they do today and care more direct...

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    In this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast, Barbara C Phillips, NP, interviews Dr. Penni Vachon about her direct primary care (DPC) practice in South Carolina.

    You'll hear many pearls of wisdom about having this type of practice, including

  • Getting experience
  • Doing your research
  • Understanding insurance, cost
  • Networking in your community
  • Marketing
  • Challenges
  • Being the first in your community
  • We are sure you'll enjoy this episo...

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    Today I’m interviewing Don Self. If you’ve been following NPBO for a while, you may be aware of an webinar I did with Don this past summer. In that webinar, a lot of eyes were opened as to the amount of money clinicians are leaving on the table because they are unclear of what they can bill for. In this interview, we’ll touch on that a bit more, but the focus today is on Telehealth, and appropriate coding to get paid for your servi...

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    October 19, 2020 35 min

    In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I speak with Amelia Roberts, RN.

    She notes that business has always been in her blood and that early on she started out by selling potholders to her grandmother's friends.

    But on to nursing school and still looking for business ideas and being surprised about how someone could make money in cat grooming, and how it leads to even further ideas. 

    You'll even hear me giggle abou...

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