Specialist in legal and reimbursement issues for nurse practioners and physicians


Books & Publications


Frequently Asked Questions Keeping Nurses Awake at Night, (2015) . Published by the Law Office of Carolyn Buppert.
Paperback book, 397 pages. $30, includes shipping in the U.S. via USPS.
Available as MOBI file (preferred Kindle format), EPUB or PDF file, e-mailed to the purchaser. 397 pages. $20

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The Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide. 6th edition, 2017.  Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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The Primary Care Provider’s Guide to Compensation and Quality: How to get paid and not get sued. 2nd edition, 2005.  Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

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Avoiding malpractice: 10 rules, 5 systems, 20 cases: 84-page PDF document, 2017. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert. $20.


Billing Physician Services Provided by Nurse Practitioners in Specialists’ Offices, Hospitals, Nursing Facilities, Homes and Hospice: 6-page PDF document, 2017. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert, $25.


How to start a health care practice: For nurse practitioners:(2008): 210 page book. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert.$99 Provides information on the following:

  • How to determine if you are ready to start your own practice
  • How to do a business plan
  • How to select a corporate form
  • The ins and outs of reimbursement
  • Checklist for starting a practice
  • Licenses and numbers you must obtain
  • Insurance issues
  • Specific types of practices — medical cosmetics, nursing homes, mental health
  • How to deal with mandated physician collaboration
  • Considerations for using medical assistants
  • Hospital privileges: Do you need them?
  • Documenting outcomes
  • Opportunities in telehealth
  • How to fire a patient
  • Marketing your practice
  • Attorneys: How do they analyze your legal questions?
  • Starting a rural clinic
  • Independent contracting

Special features include:

  • Sample contract for physician collaborator
  • Sample contract for independent contractor


Negotiating Employment:prescribing (2016) 54-page pdf document, with self-assessment tools. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert $25.


Prescribing: Preventing Legal Pitfalls for NPs: (2017) 69-page pdf. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert. Provides detailed recommendations on how to avoid medication-related mishaps, including inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances. $25.

Productivity Incentive Plans for Nurse Practitioners: How and Why (2016): 112-page pdf document. Published by Law Office of Carolyn Buppert. $50 Book provides the answers to these questions:productivity-incentive

  • Why reward productivity?
  • How are bonuses structured?
  • What are the economies behind productivity plans?
  • How can nurse practitioners increase profits for practices?
  • What is the process for developing a productivity plan?
  • How should the agreement be worded?
  • What are the legal considerations specific to nurse practitioners?
  • What are the business considerations specific to nurse practitioners?
  • What emotional factors tend to affect practices considering productivity rewards?
  • What are the advantages of using relative value units rather than collections to measure productivity?
  • What do employers consider when negotiating salary with nurse practitioners?

Special features include: Work sheets for nurse practitioners and employers who want to develop a plan.

Training Modules:

Safe, Smart Billing and Coding: Evaluation and management. (2017) $125. Product description

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Billing and Coding Nurse Practitioner Services in the Acute Care Setting Product description

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Billing and Coding Critical Care: For Nurse Practitioners Product description

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