Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Medical - 496 pages
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"Every NP should own a copy of this book!" - The Nurse Practitioner Journal Written by a nurse practitioner who is also a practicing attorney, Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Second Edition provides the unique point of view of an author who knows what legal and business problems arise on a daily basis. The second edition to this best seller will teach you: --How to write an effective business plan using the most up-to-date information and planning strategies-How to avoid malpractice and other lawsuits-What rights an employed NP has-What to do if rejected for payment-How to effectively negotiate managed care contracts-How to get the highest marks on performance report cards-What must take place for NPs to become primary care providers-What decisions need to be made before starting a practice-How to handle patient flow-And more!Nurse practitioners and NP students who read this book will have a solid foundation of knowledge with which they may continue their practice confidently and effectively, whether it be in developing an employment relationship, undertaking a business venture, giving testimony before the state legislature, composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill, teaching at a school of nursing, or serving as president of a state or national organization.

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