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  1. Reimbursement Question
    Medicare a NP can boll 85% of physician fees. But medicare only pays 80% of billed. So say a procedure had a medicare fee schedule of $100.00. The MD would collect $80.00, a NP would collect $68...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. ARNP with First Assist do they make more $?
    Having first assisting can add extra value to you as an APN. If you work in primary care type position it will not help. However some providers scrub in to assist in procedures and personally bill...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Canned from the pill mill...I mean, pain clinic. Starting my own clinic, need advice!
    How will your practice be set up under your name!e and number or corporation. This will determine if you use your SSN and npi or an alternate number. Register for a NPI number, free and fast. ...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Nurse practitioners and Hair Transplantation
    Many procedures done by a np are considered minor surgery. So my guess is as long as your state does not say no, and you have documented training not just on the job experience you can probably do...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Starting your own practice
    I have opened two practices as a np. It is possible but a lot of work. You need to have a good understanding of billing coding and some business sense. What services do you want to offer, family...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Did you keep your RN certifications?
    I keep my cnor. One hospital I was credentialed at required APN to have cnor or crnfa to get first assisting privileges.
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Nurses practicing acupuncture
    Physical therapists are now dry needing which they claim is not acupuncture and they can do it with appropriate training in many states. A few states have limited acupuncture license for...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Anyone working as an Independent Contractor?
    I have had several 1099 positions over the years. They have a greater flexibility but quarterly taxes are not fun. Some people claim there are tax benefits to this position but check with your CPA...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Board certification for CNS
    And for billing insurance especially medicare you would need to be nationally certified.
    Jun 14, '14
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  10. Billable services in psychiatry for MSN not NP
    Look into incident to billing. There are specific rules and regulations through medicare but if you are seeing patients in follow up only, and acting within your scope of practice there is potential...
    May 30, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Dual NP Certification---what's it entail?
    Ce will have minimal overlap. You will need to maintain ce, competency, practice in both. It is possible but it is more work than only having one np cert. For increased scope you have additional...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement Vs. Private insurance
    It is complicated. All insurance plans have credentialing requirements and policies. APNs can get reimbursement from insurance plans for physician services provided. Best starting point is to look...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  13. Additional Nurse Practitioner Certifications
    There are actually a lot, depending on how you want to progress your career; Some are NP other are advanced practice nurisng. Urology- Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) Derm- DCNP...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. DEA# and California Furnishing license for the ED
    You need your furnishing number prior to DEA registration. You may also need to complete a specific course to get scheduale 2 authority.
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. a male women's health nurse practitioner
    i am a male and a whnp (one of my np certs) i do not work as a whnp but use the skills and knowledge frequently. great education, can do a lot of health promotion and preventive care job market...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Opinions on renewing CCRN for NPs
    Good question. I keep my CNOR since some facilities require this for NPs to first assisst. If you are working in a specilty area having certification in that area as a RN can not hurt, except...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. competency/skills checklist for each area of nursing
    Check out http://www.narm.org/ as a good starting point. It covers the examination.
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. competency/skills checklist for each area of nursing
    The original poster might be able to qualify for another midwife certification CPM by the route described in the original post. It would also depend on state law ect. but migh tbe worht looking into...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. NPs trained for surgery but are not F.A.s
    From a risk managment stanpoint. If you are first assisting in a surgery and there is a complicaiton. Would you be able to show that your training, abilities and care meet the standard of care if...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. FNP: Can you specialize after graduation or do you?
    This is an interesting question to look at in many views. I am a FNP who works in a specialty area. Fist you need to look at your state requirements. Do they restrict a FNP to primary care only?...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Proper use of credentials
    Some people list everything they can, others do minimal. Find out what your state requires and do that as a minimum. Personaly I just have NP. If I listed all my certifictions it would be...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Conducting stress testing in CA
    You will need to have standardized procedures for each location that you preform stress testing since this is where the practice of nursing overlaps the practice of medicine. There is an advisory on...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Need advice!- Practicing NP, without BSN or MSN
    Well you are in a difficult spot but since you ahve state license as a NP you do have some options. But it if you want certification it might be hard without further education. I do not think...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. The workload of the FNP program
    You will be a FNP when you graduate, however a FNP can see pediatric patients, adult patients and geriatric patients. Most NPs and educators feel the FNP is the most marketable NP program. If you...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Midline kits
    At the outpatient imaging center where I work we are getting a fair number of midline catheter requests. We just use a PICC kit and cut the catheter shorter. I am wondering if anyone uses specific...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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