Business Concepts: A Quick Reference for Midwives, PAs, NPs, CNSs, and Other Disruptive Innovators
Joan Slager, CNM, MSN
Paperback: 116 pages
Jones & Bartlett
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This book is intended to be a "pocket consult" for the non-physician provider who wishes to gain a basic understanding of some of the most common concepts of the business of being a healthcare provider.
This is a handbook that covers the business aspects of being a healthcare provider in today's managed care environment. It covers such topics as:
benchmarking practice (measuring productivity), and
Much of the material in this book is derived from the author's 12 years of personal experience as a non-physician provider.
As healthcare continues to evolve, and as healthcare professionals continue to meet today's clinical challenges, they are now faced with demonstrating knowledge of things such as fiscal responsibility, productivity, and quality management. Failure to develop business acumen may result in lost jobs, closing practices, or becoming subjected to unreasonable demands or expectations. Whatever the background or motivator, this book is designed to be a primer in business for the non-traditional health care provider.
Joan Slager, CNM, MSN is the Director of Nurse-Midwifery at Bronson Women’s Service in Kalamazoo, MI. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, MI in 1980. She graduated from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing with a Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery in 1991 and received a Master’s in Science and Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1993. She lectures nationally on various aspects of business including billing and coding. Ms. Slager also does independent consulting for midwifery services. She is the current chair of the Business Section of the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Division of Standards and Practice.
"Presented as a 'pocket reference,' this book is jam-packed with critical information and useful tips about common business concepts for the business-naive and the business savvy allied healthcare provider (midwife, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or physician's assistant). The author addresses issues that impact the welfare of one's practice setting and the success (and livelihood) of one's practice, from both the qualitative and the quantitative dimensions." —Virginia G. Miller, PhD, RN, CS, FNP, Texas Tech University, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
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