Nurse Practitionerâ€™s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Third Edition lays a solid foundation of knowledge upon which students can build their practice confidently and effectively, whether it be in developing an employment relationship, undertaking a business venture, giving testimony before the state legislature, composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill, teaching at a school of nursing, or serving as president of a state or national organization. The Third Edition of this best-seller is newly revised and updated to include topics such as: â€¢ How to write an effective business plan using the most up-to-date informationand planning strategies â€¢ How to avoid malpractice and other lawsuits â€¢ How to effectively negotiate managed care contracts â€¢ What must take place for NPs to become primary care providers â€¢ What decisions need to be made before starting a practice â€¢ State-by-state laws completely updated! â€¢ New section on the NP Portfolio - What is it? - What goes in it? - Why is it necessary?