Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide
Revolution in the health care delivery system and recent legislative and regulatory changes have created opportunities for the nurse practitioner ... Show synopsis Revolution in the health care delivery system and recent legislative and regulatory changes have created opportunities for the nurse practitioner that didn't exist five years ago. Nps are starting their own practices, hiring employees, getting hospital admitting privileges, carrying their own panels of patients within group practices, and being employed by a variety of health care providers. Physicians may or may not be in close proximity. This new latitude opens up uncharted territory for Nps, with regard to both legal and business-related matters. Complex and varied regulations regarding reimbursement and prescribing privileges, employment law, general and professional liability, employment contracts, and other issues necessitate an authoritative, timely resource to supply this fast-growing provider segment with the information it needs to survive and prosper. Make no mistake about it. You need legal guidance and business solutions specifically for NPs -not RNs, PAs, or physicians. Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide focuses -- specifically and in-depth -- on the legal and business issues that NPs face. Written by a nurse practitioner who is also a practicing attorney, this book provides the unique point of view of an author who knows what legal and business problems arise on a daily basis. Buppert draws her knowledge from the law, actual legal cases, and her own personal experience in starting and operating her business, and assisting NPs in setting up their own practices.