Dear Future Practice Owner,
Do you wish you could practice on Your Terms, do what you know is right for Your Patients, and be Your Own Boss? If YES, the information in this letter is for you…
Because you can start your own practice and be your own boss all while doing what’s best for you and for your patients!
Image owning your own practice and having the flexibility to work with your patients how you know is best. Imagine running your own business and enjoying a level of Freedom only possible when… well, when you run your own business.
Hi, I’m Barbara C. Phillips, MN, GNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Like you, I’m an advanced practice clinician. I’ve worked in critical care, primary care, specialty care, and more... I've owned my own clinical and non clincial businesess. I've done a lot and I've seen a lot.
About 15 years ago, a set of circumstances led me to the decision to start my own practice.
Thinking back, I have to admit I was excited and scared all at the same time.
I realized I just couldn't stay where I was anymore!
I was tired of working for someone who didn’t have my nor my patients' best interest at heart.
I knew that I could do far better that this!
So I got busy, real busy, determined to start my own practice just as soon as I could.
But to my surprise I kept running into one Roadblock after another.
I was trying to figure out:
How does one get started in practice and business?
How much is it going to cost me and where do I find the money?
How do I do my billing? Should I outsource it?
Should I hire somebody? What kinds of things do I need to look for?
What kind of a fee schedule should I have, what should I charge?
Do I need a permit or some license to start a business?
What business structure do I need, which one is right for me?
Do I need a collaborating physician? If so, how do I find one?
These are just some of the questions I needed to find answers to and I needed to find them fast.
And that’s when it hit me!
For the first time I realized that while my education had provided me with excellent clinical training, it had done NOTHING to prepare me for starting my own practice!
I was alone, left to figure it out all by myself.
Of course I went online, checked Google in hopes to find some answers – but no luck. There was NOTHING for Nurse Practitioners!
So I visited the forums. I asked questions… but again, nothing.
Well, let me take that back. While I didn’t get the answers to my questions, I did have plenty of questions coming my way…
To my surprise, other NPs were facing the same issues and asking the same questions I was asking. So I started to share whatever answers I found.
And these were the humble beginnings of what years later became a formal system for starting a practice. Today we proudly call it the “NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0”.
Needless to say I made plenty mistakes when I first got started (and then some). But the truth is that you just don’t know what you don’t know! Would you agree?
Looking back, I now know had I had some help from the very start, I would have been able to speed up the process, saving me valuable time, lots of money, many sleepless nights. And yes… lots of grey hair!
It took me YEARS to develop the insights and strategies I’m sharing with you. Now you can easily start your practice by following my proven program, like countless other Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Clinicians have done before you.
But let me introduce you to the “NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0”. Let me walk you through the program so you can see its value and how it can benefit you when you start your own practice.
We’ve been teaching this system for many years now, all the while refining it and making it better and better.
This program is a proven system specifically designed to help Clinicians like you start their own practice.
The "NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0"
- Is 100% digital delivered to you at once after you complete the checkout process.
- No more travel, no more crowded planes, unhealthy foods or expensive hotels.
- Go through the course when you have time and how you work best.
- You have access to your purchase for life, without any limitations whatsoever.
- All you need is a computer and internet to consume the course anywhere, any time.
Our proven program provides you with detailed answers to all your questions about how to start and build your practice.
Our program has been "field tested" by many other NPs before you. Here is what's been said about the Practice Startup System"...
"You are such an inspiration to all of us out there forging a path for ourselves. In so many ways I feel like a pioneer. Having your web sites and Facebook pages has been INVALUABLE to me. I don't feel so alone. (Owner: Emerald Coast Pediatric Sleep Consultants)"
Sonia Smith, MN, CPNP/CNS
“A huge thank you to Barbara C. Phillips for without her NPBO Startup Kit I never would have made it to where I am today! (OwnerL Langeloh Family Healthcare)"
Paula Bohn Langeloh, NP
We want you to be clear on where you want to go with your practice, why and what you want to create. Hence you begin your journey by looking down the road, toward your future.
Because we want to set you up for success we tackle the sensitive topic of Healthcare & Business – two words often thought to be mutually exclusive. But as you will see, that’s not the case at all.
We’ll spend time discussing the ethics of money, business & healthcare, something most clinicians still struggle with.
The introductory module provides you with the right mindset and sets you up for success from the get go.
The PPMF Analysis is a framework I developed, encompassing the areas of personal, professional, financial and market.
Completing this process gives you the foundational piece you need before moving forward with anything else. It also helps you get started with creating your business plan.
You’ll begin with selecting the best legal structure for your particular situation. Choosing the right legal structure establishes your business and provides protection for you and your business.
We'll show you how to find any regulations that might get in your way, and where to obtain the appropriate licenses and permits.
Next is building your team of professionals. Business is rarely done by one self and it helps to have experts in other fields you can turn to for advice.
If you are in a state requiring collaboration then this section is a MUST for you.
You’ll discover how to find the right person for you and how you begin to work with them, what types of agreements you need and how you can protect yourself and your practice.
An all important topic, since you don’t want to work for... free!
We’ll look at various revenue models you can utilize in your practice, and how you'll get paid; this includes information on direct pay practices.
We’ll talk about the billing process, how to set it up and which options to go with.
Should you go with in house billing or would it be better to outsource? What should you be looking for?
How will you handle front desk collections as well as back office collections when someone does not pay?
How will you set your fees so they will be fair and legal but still benefit you. Discover how to bill Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payers, and self-pay without violating existing laws.
Closely connected to your fees and the billing process is documentation and coding.
You know as well as I do, your documentation must justifythe level of service you are billing... otherwise you’re asking for trouble, potentially setting yourself up for healthcare fraud.
Two additional areas closely connected are insurance and credentialing. While credentialing may sound scary now, you’ll find out that it’s not that bad after all.
No matter the type of practice you’re going to set up, you will need equipment, tools and technology in your office.
We’ll talk about different types of practices and what their space and equipment needs might be.
Since technology is an integral part of practicing we’ll devote time to EMRs, incentive programs and more.
This module also introduces the benefits of purchasing used vs. new and how you can go about finding quality used equipment for your new office.
No, we’re not going to talk about clinical matters here – you ARE already an expert.
However, we will talk about the backend of your office. We’ll look at how your patients move through your clinic and what systems you should have in place.
We'll talk about the management and monitoring as well as the policies and procedures for everyday clincial activities, such as:
- How to facilitate labs and medication refills and the protocols to have in place for your staff.
- How to handle medication samples and what goes into monitoring your vaccines.
- What kind of documentation and what systems need to be in place.
This is the business side of managing your practice, something you most likely didn’t learn in school.
Since you are in the business of healthcare, you need to know how to manage your business with respect to cash flow, financial records, human resources, risk management, safety of people and data, compliance, and so much more.
Most of these areas are driven by federal programs and regulations, hence knowing about them and following them is in your very best interest.
Patients are the life blood of your practice.
Find out how to attract a steady stream of patients into your business.
You will learn that marketing is not a onetime event but an ongoing process and includes everything you do, on a daily basis, to bring patients into your practice.
Next, we’ll discuss the who, what, when, where, why, and how of putting your marketing plan into place.
By the end of this module you will know how to identify your target market and what channels are best to reach them.
Our discussion will include both offline and online marketing strategies you can use to reach your audience.
Now you know what's included with the "NPBO™ Practice Startup System".
As I've said before, our program is a proven system, "field tested" by many NPs. But see for yourself what's been said about the system.
"I have always followed your advice and today I have started my own women’s health clinic in Arizona. There isn’t a better time as today to start a private practice in this country. Thank you and God bless you for all you do.”
~ Maryjane Luhumbu, DNP, WHNP-BC/CFW ~
“I am an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a native of St. Louis Missouri. Missouri is one of the states requiring NPs to have a collaborating physician to open an independent practice...need I say more!
In October 2013 my NP position was eliminated due to organizational changes. Losing my job was the spring board I needed to answer this question...Do I want to start my own practice? Although my answer was yes... I had one hundred questions... and NOT a clue as how to get started!
A colleague introduced the name... Barbara C. Phillips, founder and owner of Nurse Practitioners Business Owners (NPBO). I became a member and purchased “The NPBO Startup Kit”.
Purchasing the Startup Kit was an invaluable investment. It was the roadmap that put me closer to fulfilling a long time dream of providing health care services to the adult population in an underserved urban community in North City.
Primary HealthCare STL is not in operations as we have recently begun conversing with a potential collaborating physician for the practice. I would not have gotten this close without the roadmap of NPBO Startup Kit.
~ Arneatrice Myers, APRN ~
The “NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0” is a complete system teaching you the nuts and bolts of what you must know to get started with your practice and beyond that, to build your business.
This course has been created and designed specifically for you, the Advanced Practice Clinician. And in case you’re wondering, there is no other course like it in the market place (at least none we have found).
But now you may be thinking... "How much will it cost me to get started with your program?"
Business training, just like medical training, often comes at a premium. Our program is unique because it offers business education specifcally designed for you, the Advanced Practice Clinician.
But before I tell you how much your investment is to join our elite group of Clinician Business Owners...
Let me ask you this…
Are you tired of working for someone else?
Are you tired of being told what days and hours you must work?
Are you frustrated with having to see too many patients?
Are you tired of knowing you can do better for your patients, but can't in your current job?
And, are you ready to build a business for yourself?
If you answered "Yes", it may be time to start your own practice.
Remember, you no longer have to go it all alone. We are here to help.
But in case you’re still not sure if this is right for you, let me say this…
You already know that it’s tough to get started in your own practice, to start your own business.
And while you can do it, chances are it will cost you much time and money to figure it out all by yourself.
That's if you don't give up on your dream all together before then...
Perhaps you're afraid of getting started? Or you think that now is not a good time to start a practice?
Believe me when I say "I understand", because I was afraid myself. But don’t let these fears hold you back. Don’t let anything hold you back, because...
There will never be a perfect time to get started and there will always be some fear!
So if you’re serious about starting your own practice, the time is now. Don’t let fears and excuses hold you back any longer.
Our program is a proven blue print for starting your own practice. We will teach you what you need to do, step by step, from start to finish!
The "NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0" has been completely revised, updated, and expanded and is available for the one-time investment of $597. Click the button below this letter to complete your order and enroll now.
But Before I Forget...
I have a special gift for you when you get started with the program and become part of this select group of Clinician Business Owners.
During the first 3 months of your program you are invited to join us at our exclusive "NPBO™ Members Only Q & A Webinar".
This is normally only accessible to members of the NPBO™ Private Community. Our exclusive Members Only Q & A webinars take place on the first Monday of every month.
You can bring any question to the webinar, ask anything you want. And if you can't be there... don't worry, all webinars are recorded.
This is totally free to you, there is absolutely no cost to attend... all you have to do is bring yourself and your questions.
In summary, here is what you will receive when you invest in the "NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0" today:
Immediate Access. You get immediate access to all seven (plus!) Modules of the "NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0”. No more tiring travel and expensive hotels.
Convenient, on demand. Go through the material at your convenience... all recordings are on demand 24/7/365 via our online secure program area.
Complimentary Access to Q&A Webinars. You get complimentary access to three live Q & A webinars with me, Barbara, and the NPBO™ Private Community. Bring your questions and they will be anwered.
Ready To Use Tools. You get complete checklists and templates to create your own documents, ready to use when you open your doors.
Full Access. You get full access to all the lessons, worksheets, mind maps, and spreadsheets.
Listen To Recordings On The Go. You also get audio files of all recordings. You can download the files and put the information on your mobile devices so you can listen to the course on the go.
Life Time Access. Revisit the course at any time the need arises. You have life time access with your investment in The System.
The "NPBO™ Practice Startup System 2.0" has been completely revised, updated, and expanded. It is available to you for the one-time investment of $597.
Click the button below and join the elite group of Advanced Clinician practice owners... and get started with building your practice today.
To your success,
P. S. Be sure to check with your tax advisor... your investment int the "NPBP™ Practice Startup Kit 2.0" may be tax deductible.