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Practice Management

Support for Running a Practice and Managing a Business

With everything else stripped away, impacting the health of your patients and the health of your community is fundamentally dependent on the ability of your practice to pay the bills and keep its doors open. There is no health care if there are no health providers or health care locations. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) offers a range of tools to support your practice, from quality improvement to reimbursement to business management.

“Not only nurse practitioners [NPs] who want to start a practice, but NPs who are employed also need to understand the business of health care and how that impacts the work that they do. If an NP really understands the business of health care — the economics of health care — they really can make a bigger impact on patient care.”
—Barbara P., MN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Member since 2001

Quality Improvement (QI)

NPs are known for their commitment to quality, safe care. From the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to value-based care models, learn how to measure the outcomes of care with ongoing analysis and improvement guided by your previous performance.

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Business Resources for NPs

Medicine is an art, but a health care facility is most certainly a business! Access valuable resources for the business side of your career including continuing education (CE), reimbursement help, job searches and negotiating tools.

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Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate, and health information technology (health IT) is no exception. From resources on electronic health records (EHR) implementation and standards to educational opportunities, AANP can help you future proof your practice.

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Committed to supporting you in all areas of your career with a wealth of practice resources.