The Business of Neuropsychology

Paperback | March 15, 2010

byMark Barisa

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The purpose of this text is to provide an overview of basic business principles and how they can be used to enhance the stability and fiscal responsibility of neuropsychological practice. The principles discussed are defined and information is provided to guide practical application of theconcepts. The book is designed to benefit professionals at varying levels of practice regardless of their work setting, but focuses primarily on the issues related to neuropsychological practice. Graduate school catalogs and training program brochures reveal a broad array of educational opportunities designed to prepare future professionals for independent practice in neuropsychology. However, little is offered to prepare neuropsychologists for the business realities that await them in theworkplace. The expectation that they will simply see patients and do quality clinical work is often in conflict with institutional goals of making money so that the doors can remain open. The result can be a cataclysmic "crash" when altruistic ideals meet capitalistic needs. The concepts of "cashis king" and "no margin, no mission" are foreign to most neuropsychologists until our own fiscal bottom line is affected. The Business of Neuropsychology also contains an overview of business "basics," such as budget and fiscal tracking, strategies for communicating with stakeholders in the business, front and back office flow and processes, billing, coding, marketing, referral relationship development, and staffgrowth and development. The Business of Neuropsychology is part of the Oxford AACN Workshop series.

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The purpose of this text is to provide an overview of basic business principles and how they can be used to enhance the stability and fiscal responsibility of neuropsychological practice. The principles discussed are defined and information is provided to guide practical application of theconcepts. The book is designed to benefit prof...

Mark Barisa is Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Outpatient Services.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195380185

ISBN - 13:9780195380187

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionSection I Basic Business Principles1. Basic Principles of Business2. Business Planning and Financial Basics3. Process, Quality, and ConsistencySection II Business Principles Applied to Neuropsychology4. Setting Up The Office Process5. Record Keeping Guidelines and Regulations6. Billing, Coding, and Documentation7. Show Me The Money!8. The Playground of Health Care Reimbursement9. Business Development and MarketingSection III Professional Development10. Where Did the Time Go?11. Survival Guide For The New Professional12. Professional Development for the "Seasoned" Professional