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151 – Dunning-Kruger, Non-compete recap, and Taxes!
Apr 20, 2019 • 21 min
On this long awaited episode of the NP Dude podcast I jump back in and tackle those that exhibit the dreaded Dunning-Kruger disease, recap on those pesky non-competes, and answer a listener’s question about working 2 jobs and how to handle taxes. I know…
150 – Head-to-Toe Podcast Interview with Marie MacMillan!
Nov 25, 2018 • 38 min
This episode of the NP Dude podcast is courtesy of Marie MacMillan of the Head-to-Toe podcast where we talk about legal issues effecting nurses and nurse practitioners! Marie has a great show and I encourage you to check her out on iTunes, podbean or at…
149 – Know Your Worth Psych NP Interview!
Nov 25, 2018 • 56 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I was interviewed by Jeaneen of Know Your Worth Psych NP where we talk about contracts, 1099 contract status, education and much, much more. You can also find Jeaneen at Know your worth psych NP on Facebook. Cyber…
148 – Facebook Etiquette and Considerations When Leaving a Practice!
Nov 6, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I rant a little about Facebook etiquette and the sure fire you will get booted from the CNPC group! I also go through my analysis of what to look for when leaving a practice to keep your license, and your patients,…
147 – Response to Not Getting Paid as a 1099 Contractor and My Take on Full Practice Authority!
Oct 31, 2018 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I reply back to comments from several shows ago about not getting paid as a 1099 contractor and how you may use equitable estoppel as an argument. I know it is a little late but life and time sometimes get away from…
146 – Developments Within the ACCNP, Job Hunting through Recruiters, and the DNP is NOT Clinical!
Sep 5, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I wanted to bring everyone up to speed with the recent goings on at the ACCNP. I give my take on working with recruiters for finding employment and whether the DNP is clinical. Keep sharing the show and giving…
145 – Working for Free as a 1099 Contractor and Red Flags In Contracting!
Aug 9, 2018 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer whether a TRUE 1099 contractor has to be paid for their training time. Now I know I’m gonna get hate mail on this one so before you fire up your emails, the original question was limited to whether the…
144 – 1099 Liability and Starting a Practice as New Grad!
Aug 9, 2018 • 20 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I breakdown whether you should formalize your business as a 1099 contractor and what could happen if you don’t! I also respond to a newer NP student who is wanting to start their own practice. Have a listen, share…
143 – Revisiting Refilling Rules, Contract Deals, and ACCNP Review of the NONPF Acute vs Primary Care!
Jul 6, 2018 • 26 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I revisit the Ohio Administrative Code section 4723-9-10 and try and give real guidance on how I handle this vague regulation. I also respond to the numerous emails asking “is this a good deal”. Last, but…
142 – Intentional Interference with Contracts and the Parole Evidence Rule!
Jun 24, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to an ooey, gooey question from a newer listener regarding whether there is a viable claim for termination. You need to listen to this one…it might save your bacon! I also respond to the unusually large…
141 – My Commentary on the Ohio APRN Committee Meeting and Status of the ACCNP!
Jun 21, 2018 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to the recent Ohio BON APRN committee meeting and give a slightly dated update on the state if the ACCNP! For more information on the ACCNP, check out the new website ACCNP.org! Keep questions coming to…
140 – Lapses in Malpractice, How a Non-compete Effects Your New Job, and Considerations for Starting a New Practice!
Jun 9, 2018 • 26 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I present the perfect storm in a malpractice policy situation, discuss how a non-compete can effect tour new contract, and try to outline some of the concerns a new provider should consider if wanting to start their…
139 – Disclosure of Psychiatric Conditions on your License Application, New Grad Negotiations, and a Proposed Ohio FPA Bill!
May 22, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer a listener’s questions about whether you need to report mental health diagnoses (I add in expunged criminal records) on your license applications. For the new grads I cover some of the new grad contract…
138 – Consensus Model Breakdown!
May 11, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I do an in-depth review of the 2008 Consensus Model, its goals, how it was developed, and my thoughts on whether it has achieved the stated goals ten years after publication. This is by far the longest show I’ve done…
137 – Defamatory Online Ratings and NP Liability with Therapy Pets!
May 4, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a listener’s situation regarding false online ratings and how they approached it! I also reply with the liability as I see it for NPs that write orders for therapy pets. Keep questions and comments…
136 – Effective Termination, the Mythical Employment Record, and Trying to Leave an Oppressive Employer!
Apr 30, 2018 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a legal client’s hypothetical situation where they are ineffectively terminated and then gives their termination of the contract. I also give my perspective on how to handle overly oppressive employers…
135 – New Grad NP Insurance Plans and CNPC Update
Apr 23, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a question about a new grad malpractice insurance policy from CM&F. I also give more updates on the CNPC group and call all APRNs to send their email to the CCNE to let them know we are watching. Send…
134 – Billing, Credentialing and Vacation Questions From New Grads and Personal Responsibility!
Apr 15, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast it’s another hodgepodge show of new grad questions about credentialing, billing practices, and when to discuss planned vacations during negotiation. I also spend some time giving my perspective on personal…
133 – The AACN and a Review of Their “Re-envisioning” of Clinical Education!
Apr 9, 2018 • 46 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give some of my perspectives on who the AACN is and review their white paper to gain insight into where they see the future of clinical education. Keep comments coming to me, jeff@theNPDude.com or send me a PM on…
132 – New Grads in Specialty, Patients Requesting to See Physicians, and Fighting Unenforceable Contracts!
Mar 30, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer questions regarding my take on new NPs in specialties and what I think about patients frequently requesting to see the collaborative physician. I also break down what the argument is if your contract is…
131 – Malpractice as Determined by the Expert Witness!
Mar 20, 2018 • 46 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I provide a dry run of a presentation I did today for a group of DPT students. What a cool experience and super smart group to talk with. I break down how to analyze malpractice as an expert witness and some things…
130 – Interview with Chris Woods and John Canion and the Beginning of Something Awesome!
Mar 17, 2018 • 79 min
On this special edition episode of the NP Dude podcast I had the fortune to spend time talking with Chris Woods of The NP Money Show and John Canion about the problems we face as NPs and how we can come together to make things better. This recording is…
129 – Is the EmCare Case a valid Argument for Non-exempt Status and a Note From NW Pacific Paul!
Mar 12, 2018 • 25 min
I’m trying to dig myself out from under a couple episodes that have piled up from last week and I apologise for the wait. On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to an exchange on Facebook that was clearly misleading and I take the time to…
128 – Proposed Kentucky Law puts Nurses Under the Board of Medicine and Does RN Malpractice Follow You into the NPDB?!
Mar 12, 2018 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I am doing my best to help raise awareness and support to fight the proposed Kentucky law. I break down how the AMA is using the opioid crisis in an asset to gain control. I also do my best to explain a specific…
127 – Liability When Threatened, Language Barriers and 1099 for Meaningful Use
Mar 3, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give feedback on a newer listener’s questions about liability with respect to patients that threaten you, your ability to protect yourself and your staff, and what self protection rights you have. I also discuss…
126 – Using Non-FDA Approved Equipment in Your Practice and My Response to the Florida School Shooting!
Feb 26, 2018 • 28 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I provide perspective on using non-FDA approved equipment in your practice and what the implications if an injury we’re to occur. I also give my opinion on the recent shooting in Florida. Have a listen, share the…
125 – Ownership as a Bonus and New NP Student Q&A!
Feb 18, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take on whether I would take ownership as a bonus structure in lieu of salary. I also respond to a new, young NP student’s miscellaneous questions relating to the potential perception of being a young…
124 – Malpractice Insurance Basics, Can you Limit Malpractice as an LLC, and Tax Filing as an S-Corp…as an LLC?!
Feb 10, 2018 • 28 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I regroup several malpractice insurance episodes into a condensed, and hopefully simplified, show. I also answer a listener’s question as to whether an LLC will help protect you personally in a malpractice suit!…
123 – Hostile Work Claim and being the First NP in an Office with PAs!
Feb 10, 2018 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude I break down what it takes to win a hostile work claim. I also respond to a new listener’s question about how I would approach being the first NP in an office full of non-NP providers! Keep spreading the word, tell your…
122 – NP Student vs. Preceptor Liability and My Take on How NPs can Be More Marketable!
Feb 3, 2018 • 32 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I review liability as an NP student and preceptor. I also give my perspective on how we as a profession can make us more marketable to employers. Keep spreading the word, give some ratings and use the Amazon…
121 – Do You Need Malpractice Insurance in an FQHC and Oppressive Contracts!
Jan 27, 2018 • 32 min
Welcome back to the NP Dude podcast! On this episode I explain why you should always have your own malpractice insurance policy even if you are working in an FQHC. I also describe the only situation when a malpractice policy could be a detriment but the…
120 – An Exercise in Measuring Your Liability and Low Base Salary with “Bonus” Contracts!
Jan 10, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a Chronic Intractable’s request to analyse liability and when to refer to endocrinology. This isn’t so much about diabetes or referrals but a breakdown of how to analyse malpractice and your liability in…
119 – Terminating Employees and Was ZDogg Hating on the VA Warranted?
Jan 7, 2018 • 30 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I provide some guidance about what you should be doing to prepare to terminate an employee and some pitfalls to avoid. I also explain why I think ZDogg’s bashing the VA is misplaced and the arguments he makes,…
118 – Contract Location Terms and What Are These Compact States?
Jan 1, 2018 • 35 min
Happy New Year! On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss what happens when your employer tells you your office is closing and you have to travel to a new location. I also give my opinions about Compact states and why they haven’t become popular…
117 – Independence vs FPA and Tax Law Eliminates Individual Mandate!
Dec 26, 2017 • 26 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a recent Facebook thread about the difference between being “independent” and full practice authority and how I think new and old NPs should come together! I also provide an update on the new Federal…
116 – Going from a Corp to a Sole Proprietor, Employment Contracts in Right to Work States, and Non-Competes!
Dec 23, 2017 • 32 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my opinion on why I would continue to operate as an organization if moving into a 1099 role. I also explain why employment contracts are enforceable in right to work states and give my reasoning why ignoring…
115 – Why I Feel PAs are “Mid-level”, More Side Hustles, and RVUs!
Dec 19, 2017 • 32 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I explain my logic how PAs are “mid-level”! I am not debating our PA brothers and sisters aren’t good providers but how their license and expectation in practice is inherently so. I also mention an experienced…
114 – Discussion with an MD and an NP Named in a Lawsuit Reaches Out for Help!
Dec 16, 2017 • 31 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I tell a tale of a discussion I had recently with a physician regarding NPs, but be warned I get a little fired up! I also respond to a question about what to do when named in a lawsuit and you don’t have your own…
113 – The Clinical Appraisal Podcast, Chronic Intractables Getting Stuff Done, and Malpractice Insurance Must Haves!
Dec 9, 2017 • 30 min
On this episode of The NP Dude podcast, I want to introduce you all to a new podcast that is definitely worth your time. Clinical Appraisal by Ian Lane is well done and provides insight in deconstructing nursing research for use in the clinical setting.…
112 – Contract Negotiation and the CVS Purchase of Aetna!
Dec 5, 2017 • 41 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to several recent emails asking how to negotiate a contract. I also give my two cents about the announcement of the CVS purchase of Aetna and what I think it means for us. Keep sharing, spreading the word…
111 – Conflicts Between the SCA and Employment Contract and What is Quasi Contract?
Nov 29, 2017 • 35 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I cover what should happen when you have a conflict between your Standard Care Arrangement and terms of employment. I also geek out on some old rules to try and explain what the heck Quasi contract means. Share…
110 – My Take on Opinions, Follow-Ups in Retail Clinics, NP Orientation, and Pay Disparity!
Nov 28, 2017 • 38 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I regroup on my opinion on opinions! I also respond to a listener’s question about the legalities of follow-up visits in the retail clinic setting. Finally, I give my two cents regarding Facebook posts about NP…
109 – Scope of Practice vs. Liabity and AMA Says NP’s are Dangerous!
Nov 23, 2017 • 31 min
Happy Thanksgiving and welcome back to the NP Dude podcast! On this episode I respond to numerous emails and PMs regarding how to determine liability when performing new skills. I also discuss the AMA’s recent statement about NP’s gaining more autonomy.…
108 – Stark Laws and Why DPC is Not Universal Healthcare!
Nov 19, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give some information about Stark Laws and respond why direct primary care practices are not the same as universal healthcare. Keep sending comments or questions to Jeff@TheNPDude.com or by PM on Facebook. Support…
107 – My Concerns About NP Residencies and the Elusive Side Hustle!
Nov 7, 2017 • 34 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss why I seem to be swimming against the stream and think NP residencies may not be as good as everyone thinks! I also respond to a Chronic Intractable who asked about side hustles. Also, if you haven’t…
106 – Unemployment Basics and using “Supervising Physician” Language!
Nov 3, 2017 • 30 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I promised to fill in some gaps regarding unemployment compensation, how I would handle being “terminated”, and regroup on the use of the word “supervising physician” as an APRN! Help support the show by using the…
105 – The Skinny on Medical Decision Making and My CYA Charting Tips!
Nov 1, 2017 • 33 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I reply to a Facebook thread regarding Medical Decision Making (MDM) and give some of my tips as to how I, as an attorney and practicing FNP chart to cover my backside. Keep in mind this isn’t going to give you a…
104 – Working for a Chiropractor and Exempt Employee Status!
Oct 30, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss the pitfalls of working for a Chiropractor and regroup on what exempt employee status means. Keep comments and questions coming to me at Jeff@theNPDude.com, give me a rating on Facebook and iTunes, and…
103 – Indemnification, What Your License Means, and are NPs “Supervised”?
Oct 25, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I provide some basic information about what an Indemnification clause means, how it applies to NPs, and whether it is that big of a deal. I also reply to ZDogg’s video that was intended to unite healthcare providers…
102 – What Constitutes the Client Relationship and What is Your Duty to Notify the Board!
Oct 21, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a Facebook thread, and a ton of subsequent email and PMs, regarding what constitutes a patient-practitioner relationship. I also open up the discussion about what obligation we have as NPs to notify the…
101 – Why Insurance Companies Steer Patient Care and My Predictions of Technology Impacting Practice!
Oct 20, 2017 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to an NP student’s question about why NP’s bend to the will of insurance companies. I also give my predictions on what technology has on our futures in practice. Keep sharing the show, giving ratings and…
100 – What the Heck is MIPS and Why You Should Care!
Oct 10, 2017 • 28 min
On this, the 100th episode of the NP Dude podcast I try to give some background the new Merit-based Incentive Payment system and my predictions as to what this will mean down the line. Have a listen, share the show and don’t forget to keep giving ratings…
099 – PA Incident to Billing and Should RN Experience be Mandatory for NP School?
Sep 30, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a question I received about whether a physician assistant gets billed different than the NP and whether incident to billing applies.to them as well! I also have been asked.to give my opinion on whether…
098 – Does a Unilateral Contract Change “Void” the Contract, Severability Clauses, Get Your Own Malpractice Already, and Illinois gets FPA!
Sep 25, 2017 • 32 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I hit a bunch of contract issues that have been building up, including severability clauses. I reaffirm why NP’s need their own malpractice policy and congratulations to Illinois for getting some Full Practice…
097 – NP Liability for MA Errors and Down and Dirty Calculation of Your Cost to Your Employer!
Sep 21, 2017 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I make good on my promise to explain the liability of your medical assistant and how it may attached to you. More importantly, I discuss where you should look to find the answer for yourself! I also give a quick way…
096 – Requests From Attorney to Appear and Retroactive Insurance Policies?
Sep 17, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take on what I would do if I received communication from attorneys to appear for any reason. In the particular situation raised, the NP was told to bring documents to discuss a deceased patient’s insurance…
095 – Are Employer Mandates Lawful and More Info on Telehealth in Ohio!
Sep 15, 2017 • 28 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I reply to several questions that are in the same vein…can an employer mandate you do something? In particular, can they make you get a flu shot, a DEA license, stop smoking or even lose weight? Well, have a listen…
094 – Are New NPs That Bad and Ohio Opiate Prescription Update
Sep 13, 2017 • 25 min
Welcome back to the NP Dude podcast! This episode was delayed, unfortunately due to some technical difficulties. Please excuse some of the sound quality as I am working through some kinks but I promise future episodes will be better! On this episode I…
093 – My Take on the Salt Lake Incident
Sep 5, 2017 • 35 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take on the Salt Lake City debacle! Warning…there is strong language at times but not much worse than usual. I recorded this episode last Friday but due to being out of town and under the weather, I am just…
092 – Scope of Practice Limitations and What is Holding Me Back From a DNP!
Aug 31, 2017 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude Podcast I respond to a newly dubbed “Chronic Intractable”, Ian, who asks about limitations in scope of practice I have noticed, in particular what diagnostics are limited and how to know you are not in violation! I also…
091 – Terminating Patients and Facebook Friends with Clients and Coworkers!
Aug 28, 2017 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss terminating patients and the potential pitfalls as I see them! I also answer a question about what to do regarding Facebook friend requests from patients and co-workers. Keep the questions and comments…
090 – NPs with Felonies and My Overly Simplified CPT Code Review!
Aug 24, 2017 • 37 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I touch on what the nurse should do if they have, or unfortunately obtain, a felony on their record…and yes NPs with felonies rhymes! I also give my down and dirty take on CPT codes in the primary care setting and is…
089 – Physician Liability as Collaborator, More Exempt Status, Restrictive Covenants, and Calling DNPs Doctor!
Aug 16, 2017 • 31 min
I’m back at it and ready for more! On this episode of the NP Dude I cover a bunch of different topics. From contracts to DNPs being called doctors, and collaborative physician liability to exempt employee status, there’s a little for everyone! Don’t…
088 – Job Seeking Advice for the New Grad and NP Facebook Groups Discussing Treatment Options!
Aug 3, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I give my opinion on how a new grad can evaluate job opportunities and find the one you can tolerate! Yup, I said tolerate…have a listen and you will see why. I also, react to several posts on the Facebook forums…
087 – Treating Alcohol with Ecstasy, DOJ Cracking Down on Pill Mills, and Should NP Students be in the Job Hunt!
Aug 2, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss a study about to start with a new treatment for alcoholism…yup, you guessed it, ecstasy! I voice my concerns as to why I am not so sure it will work but am open to see the results. I also review an article…
086 – More FNPs in Acute Care, an LLC for a research project?, and No News is News with “Repeal and Replace”!
Jul 27, 2017 • 22 min
Since recording this show yesterday we have already hit 1,100 likes on Facebook! Wow, that jumped quick. Keep up the great work out there by spreading the show and recruiting more Chronic Intractables! On this episode I respond to a post on the Ohio NP…
085 – Non-Medical Professionals Changing Your Plan and Liability While Waiting for Consults!
Jul 20, 2017 • 22 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer a listener’s question about liability when non-medical treatment team member changes your treatment plan and give my advice on how to resolve the situation. I also try to answer my own question about what…
084 – When Your MA Acts Like Your Boss and More Single Payer Predictions!
Jul 19, 2017 • 29 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a newer listeners question on how I would handle if MA acted like my boss and you guessed it, my answer is…it depends! Have a listen to see why. I also received an email from one of my “Chronic…
083 – Working with Doctors, Performance Evaluations, and Not So Well Told Funny Story!
Jul 18, 2017 • 22 min
On this episode I respond to my 1,000 like listener who was new to the show and wanted to know how I would handle going from an independent role to that working with a group of physicians. I also give my view on performance evaluations by this other than…
082 – Is It Lawful for a Patient to Record, Another Reason Causing the Opiate Crisis, and PA Consent Ruling!
Jul 16, 2017 • 29 min
I apologize…this episode was recorder Friday and I am just publishing now! On this episode I respond to discussions regarding whether it is lawful for a patient to record their visit and how I would handle the situation. I also add a little more to the…
081 – My Response to Herbal Remedies and A Quick Update on the US Senate Bill!
Jul 13, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to several comments about how I handle patients that want herbal remedies in lieu of modern medical treatments. I also give my thoughts on what is going on between the US House and Senate versions of the…
080 – Another Ignorant Op Ed, My Favorite Podcasts, and Proposed NC Full Practice Law Gets Shot Down!
Jul 9, 2017 • 29 min
So…you will have to listen to this episode to understand the meaning behind the featured image for this show. On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take on another ignorant, anti-NP opinion piece and my take may shock you! I also respond to a…
079 – The Future of Opioid Addiction in America and How We Fix It!
Jul 7, 2017 • 35 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I review and discuss a the future implications of the opiate crisis we are about to hit. Yes, I said about to hit! We’re not even close to realizing the impact this problem is going to have on our society. I explore…
078 – Co-signed Medicaid Visits, Vaccine for Opiates, and What the Heck is the US Senate Doing?
Jun 28, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a listener’s question about what potential problems can happen if you are billing to Medicaid but it turns out you were never credentialed with that insurance plan…but wait, there’s more. So tune in to…
077 – Oppressive Contracts as a Way Around FPA and My Take on the Ohio Opioid Crisis!
Jun 24, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I respond to a South Dakota listener’s oppressive non-compete contract clause and how I think this may become more common in free practice authority states in the future. I also give my take on Ohio’s reputation as…
076 – Building a Practice in Underserved Community and My Take on ZDogg’s Response to NPs!
Jun 22, 2017 • 28 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I give my two cents on whether a predominantly Medicaid/Medicare funded practice is viable in an underserved community. I also give my take on ZDogg’s reaction to a comment on his FB page about comparing NPs to new…
075 – Insurance Endorsements and More NP School Advice!
Jun 21, 2017 • 27 min
Almost to 900 likes on Facebook…We are getting so close to the 1,000 mark! Keep up the great work telling your friends about the show! On this episode of the NP Dude I delve back into the wonderful world of malpractice insurance policies and how they can…
074 – Direct Primary Care vs. Concierge Medicine and Contract Assignment!
Jun 19, 2017 • 29 min
Today on the NP Dude podcast I respond to Paul’s other great comments regarding my take on the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of practice and whether this model would work for the NP. I also mention another topic he pointed out regarding how people are…
073 – The Fair Trade Commission’s Opinion on NP Scope and Health Accountability of Patients!
Jun 15, 2017 • 28 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I discuss a really fun exchange I had with an NP practice owner on Facebook regarding the possibility of utilizing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a means to expand the scope of practice for NPs. I mention an…
072 – Percentage Based Bonus Systems, Unreliable Research, and HHS Director’s Response on the Proposed Budget!
Jun 13, 2017 • 23 min
Just when I think I can get unburied in work I am right back in! Sorry guys, this episode of the NP Dude podcast was recorded last Friday and I am just getting it out to you! I answer a listener’s question about my thoughts on a percentage based pay…
071 – Is a DEA License Needed, Prescription Blank Requirements, and Healthgrades Ratings!
Jun 7, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my opinion on whether a DEA license is (or more appropriately should be) needed for practice as an NP. I also give my take on some prescription blank requirements and how some states may be more strict! Last,…
070 – More Exempt Employee Status, The NP Dude Podcast, and My Down and Dirty Antibiotic Go To’s!
Jun 3, 2017 • 38 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to a Facebook thread dealing with an employment law issue. Specifically, what the heck are we as NPs? Hourly non-exempt employees or salaried exempt professionals? I have covered this topic before but…
069 – Medicare Limitations, More Hormone Replacement, and Application of Preemption!
May 31, 2017 • 28 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I try to answer a student’s question regarding limitations set forth on NPs by Medicare and why I think they occur. I also give an update as to the bioidentical hormone question from several shows ago that…
068 – Employment Contract in At-Will State and My Take on getting a DNP!
May 30, 2017 • 22 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer more contract questions and rehash the impact of being a contract employee in a at-will employment state, as well as, more termination of contracts! I also discuss and give my take on getting a DNP and…
067 – The HHS Director, CARA, and You!
May 25, 2017 • 21 min
Today on this episode of the NP Dude I contemplate recent comments from the new HHS Director, Tom Price, how this may be a signal for the new culture from the HHS in implementing rules such as CARA, and how this may or may not impact you as a provider.…
066 – My Response to a Med Student and What are Bioidentical Hormones!
May 25, 2017 • 38 min
I recorded the episode of the NP Dude several days ago and am finally getting a chance to publish it. I respond to some good questions from a medical student and try to give my perspective as an NP. I also give my take on bioidentical hormone replacement…
065 – Assistant Physicians and The Pitfalls of Moving to a Cash Fee Business!
May 20, 2017 • 26 min
Sorry for a delay in posting this week, it has been crazy busy! On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my thoughts on this (possibly) new category of healthcare provider…The Assistant Physician! I also spend a couple minutes giving my thoughts on…
064 – Can You Do Telehealth as a Nurse Practitioner!
May 14, 2017 • 15 min
Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a quick episode to respond to a Facebook question specific to Ohio but I explain my process for researching whether we can perform telehealth or telemedicine. Give it a listen even if you’re not in Ohio because I explain some…
063 – Becoming a Partner in a Practice and My Thoughts on NP Externship Programs!
May 11, 2017 • 22 min
Today on this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I respond to a listener’s comment about whether it is legal to become a partner in a physician owned practice. I also give what info I would want to know before I would consider buying into a practice. I also…
062 – Contract Bonus Structure and Suboxone in Family Practice!
May 10, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take and respond to a listener’s question about contract “bonus” structures. Yes, the quotes are there for a reason and you’ll have to listen to know why! I also give my opinion on whether a family practice…
061 – Physician Perception of NPs and AANP’s Press Release on the AHCA!
May 9, 2017 • 22 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast, I talk about an experience I had last weekend and give what I feel the physician perception is toward NPs. I also compare the AANP’s statement about the proposed AHCA and that of the ANA, that I previously…
060 – My Take on Bridging Opiates and What the Heck is Imposter Phenomenon?
May 8, 2017 • 23 min
Today on the NP Dude podcast, I give my take on how I plan on handling the patient unfortunate to find themselves between pain management specialists. I also respond to a post on Facebook that mentioned the Imposter Phenomenon, what it means, and whether…
059 – Contract Requiring Tail Coverage and the Latest on Trumpcare!
May 4, 2017 • 26 min
Today on the NP Dude podcast I try to clear up more tail coverage confusion that’s jammed into a funky contract issue. Also, today the US Congress passed the new American Healthcare Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare, and I give my view on what I think is really…
058 – NPs Fighting Each Other and Unilateral Contract Addendums by Your Employer!
May 4, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I discuss how I have been somewhat disheartened by seeing different disciplines of NPs fighting over scope of practice. I also respond to a Facebook post about what I would do if my employer wanted to unilaterally…
057 – More Non-Competes, NPI Number, and General Advice for the New Grad!
May 2, 2017 • 27 min
On today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast I give more info about non-compete agreements and how they may be interpreted. I also double back on what the NPI number is for and why it may not be a big deal to use your home address when filling out the…
056 – Refilling Other Providers’ Prescriptions and My Take on the ANA!
Apr 29, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer an email and give my take on refilling prescriptions of other providers in my practice and give recommendations on how we handle it. I also answer a question from a listener who consistently feeds me…
055 – The New Surgeon General and What I Found Valuable in a Preceptor!
Apr 29, 2017 • 21 min
In case you have been living under a rock, we now have a Nurse as the new U.S. Surgeon General! On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my take on what this may mean for us. For those practicing NPs that are, or want to be, preceptors, I also give…
054 – Giving Your Cell Number to Patients, Ohio Pharm Hours, and More!
Apr 25, 2017 • 20 min
I am trying my best to stay on top of publishing my shows, so…here is today’s episode of the NP Dude podcast! I give my take on handing out my cell phone number to patients, provide a quick update for those Ohio NPs that need their pharm hours, and…
053 – Dandelion Wine, Why You Want Your Own Insurance Policy, and Critical Analysis of Information!
Apr 24, 2017 • 27 min
I hope everyone had a great weekend and had a chance to unwind. After getting caught up on stuff I finally got the chance to make a couple different batches of dandelion wine! With recharged batteries, I started the day with purpose. So, today on the NP…
052 – My Take on NPs Not Wanting Full Practice Authority and Can You Moonlight as An NP!
Apr 21, 2017 • 23 min
I am still digging out from this week’s backlog of episodes I recorded while driving to the office. This episode of the NP Dude podcast was from today and I give my opinion on those NP’s that do not want full practice authority. You might be surprised by…
051 – More Prescribing for family, Other NPs using your scripts, and My Resources to Stay Current!
Apr 21, 2017 • 22 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to some great feedback I have been receiving! I add more to the discussion on prescribing for family and why maybe there is a good policy reason for not doing it. I also give my take on a comment on the…
050 – Nose Insurance and the Proposed Prescription Rules in Ohio!
Apr 21, 2017 • 20 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I try to figure out a type of insurance policy I had never heard of and I give my opinion on why, or if, it is ever needed. I also fill in some blanks regarding the proposed Ohio Administrative Code with respect to…
049 – When I Would Breach a Contract and What are My Go To Apps in Practice!
Apr 18, 2017 • 24 min
Today on this episode of the NP Dude podcast I give my threshold as to when I would breach a contract and I doubt you have heard it put this way! I also give my go to apps I use in practice and why I use these ones. Let me know what you guys are […]
048 – How I Handle Patients Demanding Meds and My Take on the Vaccination Debate!
Apr 18, 2017 • 27 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I answer how I handle demanding patients demanding medications when they are not warranted or appropriate. I also give my take on the vaccination debate, how I discuss it with patients, and why sometimes I do have…
047 – Moving and Need to Terminate Contract and What to Do with Chronic Pain vs Addiction in Primary Care!
Apr 16, 2017 • 19 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I respond to an email that completely made my day! Thanks for the kind words and have a listen to my recommendations on how to handle a good faith termination of a contract due to having to move out of state. I also…
046 – More Info on When Your Job is Going Bad and More Closing the Loop!
Apr 16, 2017 • 27 min
Happy Easter! Hope you are all well and spending the day with friends and family. I have been crazy busy and have a lag in posting my podcasts by a couple days but am trying to get caught up. On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I follow up on an issue…
045 – The FNP working in a Psych NP Role and More General Contract Negotiation!
Apr 10, 2017 • 31 min
So we have talked about the FNP in the ED but today on this episode of the NP Dude podcast I bring this issue to the table and give my recommendations on how I would approach it. I also discuss some more general items regarding contract negotiations to…
044 – What I Would Do if My First Job Was Going Badly and My Experience in Number of Patients Starting as a New NP!
Apr 9, 2017 • 32 min
On this Sunday edition of the NP Dude podcast, I give my ideas on how I would handle my first job if it was going south! Would I go right to the lawyers? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! I also give my experience regarding my “orientation” period,…
043 – My Charting Experiences and What Happens to Our Ohio Externship Hours!
Apr 8, 2017 • 22 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast, I talk about my issues with charting including “closing the loop” on patient problems and seek your expert guidance on how I can get faster (and better) at charting. I also respond to a listener’s question regarding…
042 – Who is the NP Dude, Why I Started the Podcast, and How to Make the Best of a Bad Clinical!
Apr 8, 2017 • 23 min
On this episode of the NP Dude podcast I re-introduce my self in a short version of my first episode. I have been getting a lot of new listeners and I think now is a good time to let everyone know who I am. I also respond to a discussion I had with a…
041 – My Guide to Success in NP School and How to Handle When an Interviewer Asks What You Want Paid!
Apr 5, 2017 • 23 min
So close to 600 likes on Facebook! Keep sharing and spreading the word about the show. On this episode I give my advice on my approach to be successful in NP school and how I approached my program. I also respond to a Facebook post about how to address a…
040 – Dealing with Ignorant Publications and My Take on Cash Only Practices!
Apr 3, 2017 • 27 min
Episode 40 already? Yup…and having a great time doing it! Today I respond to a couple of recent ignorant publications and how I recommend we handle it as a profession. I also answer a question about cash only practices, give my take and add some…
039 – New Ohio Opiate Prescription Guidelines and Why You Should Care!
Apr 2, 2017 • 25 min
So this topic has recently popped up and like most Ohio rules and regulations there has been a huge amount of disinformation, speculation and confusion…but stay tuned all you non-Ohioians as this may be coming to your state soon, too! Today I give my view…
038 – Response to Single Payer Comment and Defamation!
Apr 1, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode I respond to comments received about my Single Payer Prediction show and try to clear up my prediction! I also respond to a Facebook post about suing for defamation and how it may be an easier thing for you than you would think. Keep…
037 – Interview with Joe, More info About FNPs in the ED, FNP Scope of Practice and More!
Mar 29, 2017 • 41 min
On this episode I have my first guest on the show and I had a blast! My friend Joe stopped by for a discussion about options for FNPs to obtain credibility to work in the ED and more on FNP scope of practice. We also discuss what it is like to be male in…
036 – Single Payer Prediction, Correction to HRSA Loan Repayment, and Home Visit Pay!
Mar 28, 2017 • 32 min
I had a great time camping last weekend with the Scouts but I came home with a bad cold and lost my voice to boot, so please forgive my raspy voice! Today I take a look at how Canada uses their NPs as a predictor of how we may end up if (or when) we […]
035 – The Big Picture of Starting a Business!
Mar 27, 2017 • 31 min
Sorry for the delay in getting this episode out. I recorded it last Wednesday and I unfortunately ran out of steam when I was trying to prepare for a cub scout camping trip. On this episode I talk about the big picture aspects of evaluating whether you…
034 – Providing Patient Records and My Take on the Know-It-All Patient!
Mar 20, 2017 • 27 min
We did it! We hit 500 Facebook likes before the end of the weekend. Thanks again for sharing and telling your friends about the podcast. Today I respond and give my opinion on whether you should give a consulted practitioner’s records when a patient…
033 – History of the Medical Model, the Future, and Dealing with Passive Aggressive Doctors!
Mar 17, 2017 • 25 min
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today I talk about my view of the history of the medical model of health care, where we are headed and why I think we are perfectly positioned for the changes to come! I also respond to a Facebook comment to me about how to deal…
032 – What to Expect When You are Deposed and Types of Witnesses!
Mar 16, 2017 • 27 min
Almost to 500 likes on Facebook! Keep up on spreading the word. Yesterday I recorded this show but did not get a chance to publish it. In this episode, I give some basic info about what to expect if you do get that certified letter to be worried about. I…
031 – Duty to Protect the Public and New Ohio NP Q&A
Mar 13, 2017 • 24 min
Today I respond to a question about how to handle safety issues like unsafe drivers and how to not violate HIPAA. I give a little background about the landmark Tarasoff case that created a duty to warn and how that may extend to you in certain situations.…
030 – Getting Certified Mail, Paying Preceptors, and My Take on Opinions!
Mar 12, 2017 • 31 min
Great job sharing the last episode! Keep spreading the word and letting people know about the show. Today is a special edition Sunday show discussing some feedback I have been getting. I give some guidance about getting notification of certified mail and…
029 – Prescribing for Family Members and My Take on New Patients on Scheduled Meds!
Mar 10, 2017 • 18 min
Something new today and I want opinions! I am trying a new app for my phone and I want to know if the sound quality is better this way. Today I talk about whether you should be prescribing medications for your family, the implications of doing so, and the…
028 – My Take on the Proposed American Health Care Act!
Mar 8, 2017 • 16 min
Today is a short show where I give my take on the proposed American Health Care Act and why this proposed law really doesn’t change much. Thanks again for spreading the word and keep on liking and sharing the show on Facebook! Remember to tell your…
027 – Co-Signing Physician and Insurance for Multiple State Practice!
Mar 7, 2017 • 18 min
I recorded this show yesterday while driving to Cleveland to have a behind the scenes tour of the Great Lakes Brewery! What a cool experience getting to geek out about engineering stuff without the anxiety of being under budget and on schedule. Plus I got…
026 – Class Action for Full Practice, More Non-compete info, and Contract Changes!
Mar 5, 2017 • 25 min
Congrats for helping the show grow! We hit 400 likes on Facebook yesterday due to you all spreading the word. Lets see if we cans hit 1,000! Today I discuss the possibility of a class action or other suit to gain full practice authority and review a…
025 – Making Noncompliant Patients Care and Which Certification Study Guide is Best!
Mar 4, 2017 • 26 min
Well, I realize this is a delay in posting, but my host server was down yesterday during the morning commute. Despite the down time, there was still a great number of downloads once things were back up and running…so thanks for checking back in. On this…
024 – Getting Your Clinical Site Approved and Negotiating for Mileage
Mar 2, 2017 • 28 min
So far I cannot be happier with the feedback and I have had someone give me some insight worth mentioning. In a previous episode I haphazardly stated it may be worth spending 9 months in an acute care certification program if you want to practice in the…
023 – Billing Under Your NPI and Even More Contract Termination!
Mar 1, 2017 • 25 min
Today I respond to an awesome question about your office billing your services under another APRNs NPI and what I suggest you do about it. I also get into more of that gooey, nasty fun of contract termination and whether your employer can garnish your…
022 – RN Job Searches While in NP School, Ohio Formulary, and My Take on Age of Consent
Feb 28, 2017 • 20 min
Today I answer an email that came in about what to do and say when you are wanting to change RN jobs while you are in NP school. I had this same issue happen to me and I give my opinion on what to do. Ohio has changed the formulary to include NPs being…
021 – Difference between an LLC and a Corp, Advice for a Professional Dinner Meeting, and Ohio SB 319
Feb 27, 2017 • 30 min
Wow, yesterday was a new record for downloads of the podcasts! Keep up the great work sharing the show. Today I give some basic differences between LLCs and corporations and why it may not matter to you. I also give my advice for a professional dinner…
020 – FNPs in the ED, Ohio CTP Externship Hours, and More Contracts!
Feb 26, 2017 • 25 min
Episode 20 already…Seems like I started recording just yesterday! Today I respond to why there has been debate about FNPs working in Ohio emergency departments and what I recommend to protect your license. I also discuss what a response from the Ohio…
019 – Congrats to South Dakota and My Tips for Negotiating Your Next Contract!
Feb 24, 2017 • 24 min
Big news out there for South Dakota! I am seeing a lot of posts about South Dakota approving full practice authority…Congratulations! I give my opinion as to what I think will happen and what I would do if I was practicing a there? Well, tune and see for…
018 – Patient Abandonment, More Contract Termination, and NPI Number Tracking!
Feb 23, 2017 • 19 min
I am liking the format for the hodgepodge shows and I have another good one for you. Today I tackle the myth of “Patient Abandonment” and hopefully put it to bed for good! Apparently us nurses are somewhat dysfunctional because I have more to discuss…
017 – Incident to Billing, More Contracts, and What was Law School Really Like!
Feb 22, 2017 • 34 min
Another hodgepodge show! Today I answer an awesome email that came in today about incident to billing and what to do when your practice is suspected of not proper billing your services. I also have a brief comment about some of the Facebook discussions…
016 – My View on Addiction and How I was Wrong!
Feb 21, 2017 • 28 min
First off, I want to apologize for not posting for awhile. I consider this a “rebuilding year” and am currently rebuilding my immune system! That being said, after 3 days of fevers I am feeling human again and am ready to get back at it. Today I explain…
015 – Recommendations for Landing that Dream Job!
Feb 15, 2017 • 43 min
Today I give my recommendations of how to get that dream job you have been working so hard for! This show comes as a response to numerous Facebook posts from new grads regarding how to interview, what questions to ask, and what questions will be ask of…
014 – Differences between Employee at Will, Contract Employee, and Contractor!
Feb 14, 2017 • 32 min
As a result of some confusion about employee status, today I breakdown the differences between being an employee at will, a contract employee, and contractor. I also give my take on developing your cost as a contractor and some things to think about…
013 – Contract Termination, More Tail Coverage Info, and Exempt Employee Status
Feb 12, 2017 • 33 min
Lucky number 13…we are on a roll! Today I talk about contract termination before the term is up, expand and attempt to clarify more about tail coverage insurance policies, and try to put to bed that old classic debate about exempt versus non-exempt…
012 – Types of Malpractice Insurance, Statute of Limitations, and Why You Should Care!
Feb 9, 2017 • 25 min
I had a ton of requests to clarify the types of malpractice insurance so here you go! I did not get into the nitty gritty language of the policies because I didn’t want people dosing off (we’ll save that for another show) but I spend some time explaining…
011 – Working as an RN with an APRN license and My take on the Ohio BON CE rules!
Feb 8, 2017 • 18 min
Have you heard people say you can’t work as an RN once you have completed your APRN education or become licensed as an advanced practice nurse? Yeah…me too! Today I clear this up a bit and answer the question. I also give my take on the Ohio Board of…
010 – Wills, Living Wills, DPOAs, DNRs and What’s the Difference!
Feb 6, 2017 • 28 min
Today’s show is a direct result from a post on one of the Facebook groups I follow and is my attempt to clarify the muddy waters of end-of-life legal documentation. This is good information for everyone and not just healthcare providers, so all you…
009 – Payment Structure, Ohio HB 216 Changes, and the new CARA law
Feb 5, 2017 • 26 min
Today is a hodgepodge of info that has been rattling around in my head and I take the opportunity to let it fall out! I give my perspective as an attorney and FNP as to how and negotiate payment structure when you are the first APRN in a group or…
008 – My Opinion on The Future of Health Insurance
Feb 3, 2017 • 30 min
Today is an opinion day! I give the basics of insurance, how it applies to health insurance, and my views on the Affordable Care Act. I also break out the old crystal ball and give my predictions of what is in store for all of us. If I challenge your…
007 – Nursing Education Loan Repayment and Forgiveness
Feb 2, 2017 • 17 min
One of the most frequently ask questions I am seeing is about ways to get student loans paid by someone else. Well, today I cover the main Federal loan mitigation plans out there! Note, I do not get into the state level plans available, or negotiating…
006 – Malpractice basics for everyone!
Feb 1, 2017 • 21 min
Today I discuss what tort liability means and give some basic legal definitions that will benefit any professional. What and when is a duty owed? What is a legal harm? What is the standard of care, who establishes it and how to know if you are safe as a…
005 – Basic Credentialing for the new NP
Jan 31, 2017 • 24 min
On this episode of the NP Dude, I touch on my credentialing experience and some basic information about obtaining your NPI, the CAQH application, and organizing your professional information to make the process easier. This is good primer for MSN students…
004 – Contracts, Contracts, Contracts!
Jan 29, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of The NP Dude I give some basic information about what the main parts of the contract are and what some of the sticking points can be in negotiation. I spend some time on non-compete agreements and my opinions of them, as well as, how you…
003 – Facebook Q & A
Jan 27, 2017 • 29 min
Today I give advice and answer questions from Facebook regarding when to start your first job search, what is the functional difference between certification exams and why I chose AANP, as well as, whether acute care experience is beneficial during your…
002 – Finding Clinical Sites
Jan 26, 2017 • 9 min
Today I spend a couple minutes to discuss my view on how to find a good clinical site and how I did it. Remember to chime in on Facebook, the comments below or email me at jeff@thenpdude.com!