Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide / Edition 3

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Nurse Practitioner’S Business Practice And Legal Guide, Third Edition Lays A Solid Foundation Of Knowledge Upon Which Students Can Build 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.

The Third Edition Of This Best-Seller Is Newly Revised And Updated To Include Topics Such As:

• How To Write An Effective Business Plan Using The Most Up-To-Date Informationand Planning Strategies

• How To Avoid Malpractice And Other Lawsuits

• How To Effectively Negotiate Managed Care Contracts

• What Must Take Place For Nps To Become Primary Care Providers

• What Decisions Need To Be Made Before Starting A Practice

• State-By-State Laws Completely Updated!

• New Section On The NP Portfolio

- What Is It?

- What Goes In It?

- Why Is It Necessary?

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Shirley E. Van Zandt, MS, MPH, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides a description of the nurse practitioner (NP) role, variations in practice, and the state and federal regulations governing practice. Reimbursement, practice ownership, quality assurance, and malpractice issues are also discussed.
Purpose: The purpose is to answer many of the legal and business questions NPs and those who deal with NPs have. Because its publication resulted from questions asked about the nurse practitioner, the book fills a need. Though each issue is large and complex on its own, the author is able to set down in appropriate detail answers to these questions.
Audience: As the author states, this book is for practicing NPs, NP students and their professors, and those working with or on behalf of NPs (e.g. attorneys, lawmakers, medical office managers). As a practicing attorney, NP, and consultant to multiple NP organizations around the country, the author is credible.
Features: This book provides under one cover many of the details of the NP role that have been discussed in other publications but never brought together. By providing specific information about individual state regulations and comparing some of the discrepancies in scope, regulation, and trends in NP practice, this book becomes an important reference for NPs. The author provides practical tools such as a basic office practice budget and a sample fact sheet for patients about NPs and offers practical encouragement and insights when asking a hospital about its process for receiving admitting privileges. A well done index helps the reader find specific detail quickly. The simple and academic appearance may belie the depth and readability of this book.
Assessment: This is the first book to combine much of the information on the legal and business aspects of NP practice. It should be extremely useful to those learning about NPs for legal, regulatory, or business reasons, and to NP students as they are learning about their new role.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763749330
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: 3E
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is a Nurse Practitioner? 1
Ch. 2 Legal Scope of Nurse Practitioner Practice 37
Ch. 3 State Regulation of Nurse Practitioner Practice 111
Ch. 4 Federal Regulation of the Nurse Practitioner Profession 135
Ch. 5 Prescribing 183
Ch. 6 Hospital Privileges 227
Ch. 7 Negligence and Malpractice 235
Ch. 8 Risk Management 249
Ch. 9 Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services 269
Ch. 10 The Employed Nurse Practitioner 289
Ch. 11 Practice Ownership: Legal Business Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Owner 321
Ch. 12 Lawmaking and Health Policy 399
Ch. 13 Promoting the Profession to the Public 417
Ch. 14 Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice 437
Ch. 15 Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance 449
Ch. 16 Resolving Ethical Dilemmas 459
Ch. 17 Strategies for NPs 469
Index 479
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    Excellent reference for NPs

    I would highly recommend this book for any new or practicing NP. It highlights many of the business and legal aspects of the profession. As a 'green' nurse practitioner, I found the chapters on scope of practice and negotiating practice agreements extremely helpful!

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