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Practice & Professional Development Library

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Find out from your colleagues and others in the natural medicine community how to be successful while in school, as a new ND and throughout your career.
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Practice Development Video Channel
Learn how to create an effective marketing plan, discover a practice model that works, and find out what you can do to ensure growth and sustainability in your practice.
Make the Most of Your AANP Membership
Find out how to get the most out of your membership including how to edit your directory listing, download educational video clips for your website, access Natural Standard and view Scopes of Practice around the country.
Maps of Licensed NDs
AANP provides market intelligence to help you identify untapped areas, avoid saturated markets, and maximize your earning potential. The AANP has developed state-by-state maps which illustrate the number of naturopathic physicians in each zip code.
Starting and Building a Practice
Tips for starting out after graduation and executing your business plan. Find out how to manage your student loans, locate money to build a practice, write a business plan and take your practice to the next level.
Legal Structures
Find out what business structure is best for you.
Marketing - How to Get (More) Patients
Review techniques to bring in more patients and improve patient retention.
Increase Revenue Through Coding And Procedures
Ways to grow your profit margin.
Practice Operations
Improve your business administration, operations and management.
Technology and Electronic Medical Records
Implementing and maintaining a paperless naturopathic office.
HIPAA Compliance
HIPAA, which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a collection of federal laws and regulations that was passed in 1996, and has wide ranging impacts for healthcare providers, health plans, and businesses related to the healthcare industry. HIPAA is administered by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. These laws can be broken down into three categories of Rules: Transaction Rule, Security Rule and Privacy Rule. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in severe financial penalties, as well as criminal charges and jail time. Read more
Practice Appraisals
Calculate what your practice is worth and learn more about the art of deal making.
CPT Code Sets
Current Procedural Terminology code sets for insurance billing and patient reimbursement.