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…

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July 25, 2021 41 min

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear from a nurse practitioner who wants to start a practice on weight loss. Obviously there is a great need for this and many ways to to approach this.

Meet Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA who has a passion for obesity management. She talks about the complexity of obesity and how it affects almost every system of the body. Karlie has started programs within other practices and hospital services. 

Wheth...

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Nurse Practitioners are pretty excited at the aspect of having their own practice in that’s true more so today than ever before especially since more states are opening up to full practice authority.?

Sometimes what happens though, Is in our excitement we tend to rush into things. And this is where we run into trouble. So on today’s podcast I’d like to go over some of the most common mistakes that I see with clinicians starting up t...

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July 4, 2021 43 min

Nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers are people first. And we sometimes come with the same stories that we see in our patients. Some of them are great, and others... not so much.

As healthcare providers, as business owners, we, for the most part, know we are more effective when we are at our best. Unfortunately, the stressors of life as well as the immense stress that is put on us all can create unhealthy beha...

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Lots of nurse practitioners in Michigan have asked about starting a business in their own practice. Unfortunately, according to the law, APNs cannot open their own practices.

The reasoning behind this has been confusing for many NPs. In this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast, we talk with Dr. Denise Hershey, PhD, FNP-BC, the current president of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners about this issue and other issues a...

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Today I’m talking about closing your nurse practitioner practice. Perhaps that sounds weird since I’m the one that teaches how to start a practice, get it operating smoothly, and then growing the practice.

However, there are a lot of reasons someone may want or need to close a practice, which I’ll mention in a bit. And it is a question we have received multiple times, so it’s time to talk about it more.  It can be a complex subject ...

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Do you, does your staff, and do your patients understand these common insurance terms - deductibles, co-pay, and co-insurance? I bet you would tell me not everyone. Chances are most of the people working in or visiting healthcare practices need a bit of a primer on these important terms, what they mean, and how they can impact your practice.

In this new series on Getting Paid, I want to focus on just that, how we get paid. Episode #...

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May 23, 2021 40 min
In September 2019, The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General and law enforcement announced they were able to take down 35 individuals for participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving $2.1 Billion in losses.

We've almost come to expect news like this.

In the above example, OIG was targeting genetic testing fraud schemes. They are taking place nationwide.

Unfortunately, NPs can find themselve...
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In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, we talk about the opportunities for nurse practitioners in corrections from being an employee, an independent contractor, a leader, and an entrepreneur.

Welcome back to our guest Renee Dahring, APRN, FNP, FAANP. You may be familiar with Renee, (aka the NP Career Coach) who was featured on episode #14 when we talked about finding the perfect job.

In addition to her work with NPs on c...

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There are a lot of obstacles to starting a practice, but how would you react if you were harassed by state officials for starting a practice? How much would you put up with? 

Meet Carl Smith and Quentin Caswell, nurse practitioners with a private practice in Joplin, MO. They have been through several collaborating physicians while dealing with harassment from the medical board in MO in the early years of their practice.

Now open 9 ye...

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April 27, 2021 58 min

Health and wellness coaching is a popular topic among nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals. It's likely that you have considered it as well.

What does it take to be a coach? Some say our nursing degrees are enough? But is it?

Listen in as we discuss these questions and more on this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast.


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Are you a bit stressed out these days? Many NPs and other clinicians are. And if you're an entrepreneur, chances are you can stack that on top of being a clinician.

Meet Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN. While she is known for many things - a speaker, mentor, women's health educator, and she is also now focusing her efforts on physical health and fitness. 

In today's episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, we ...

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What can a leadership program do for you? A lot!

Meet nurse practitioner, Dr. Kimberly Hardy, as she talks about being a Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellow, and her own personal and professional growth following completion of that program. We talk about:

  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Resilience
  • Believing in one's self
  • Holistic Health
  • Balance
  • Perfection
  • and more
  • Visit the show notes

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    One of the hardest things I hear is from a nurse or nurse practitioner who has worked hard to open their business and then they say they don't have patients or clients.

    In this episode of the NP Business Matters podcast, I'm talking about marketing. Ideally, the whole idea about marketing and who you are marketing to should start with the business plan.

    Unfortunately, I hear too often from new practices that open and they hav...

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    In this episode of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I talk with Patricia Wells, FNP about her own evolution as a nurse practitioner and a business owner.

    Her own story is a bit different. Most NPs look to using their knowledge to open a private practice. While that was Patricia's initial thought, that was not the road she took. 

    While working on her business plan to start that practice, another opportunity landed in her lap. She ...

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    Meet Dr. Angie Golden, DNP, FAANP. Angie is the owner of the NP Obesity Treatment Clinic in Arizona, the author of clinical and non-clinical books, a speaker, an educator, and has been one of our national NP leaders.

    Today we are talking about the journey through business, leadership, and writing. She shares so many ideas in how she thinks about different things, I'm confident you'll pick up some ideas as you begin your own ...

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    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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