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Start and Grow Your Independent, Private Advocacy Practice – Coming Soon!
Coming Soon! I’m happy to announce that my next book is now in the hands of the publisher, in the final stages of being edited, prepped and printed: The Health Advocate’s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook – is on its way. Pre-orders are now available (through October 1.) ($10 off the total of cover price, plus shipping and handling). Pre-ordered books will be mailed on or before November 1. It’s a step-by-step guide, covering soup to nuts, for starting a one person, solo practice or a partnership of two or more people. If your intent is to start up a multi-national corporation, then no – this book isn’t going to do that for you. But if you have some good advocacy experience (navigation, billing, therapy, mediation or others) and you wish to start your own practice, for-profit or non-profit, then this book can get you there. It includes details for advocates in both the United States and Canada. And – the book comes with a bonus! (See below) Here’s a link to the Table of Contents. And the description from the book cover: Decide whether you are a good candidate for owning and building a private advocacy practice. Figure out which of your skills need to be improved —and learn how to improve them. Check off business brass tacks—from details like insurance, pricing and forms, to financials, customer service and practice standards. Look at insurance, legal issues, marketing, professional standards, best practices and more. Find charts, checklists, scripts and many additional great resources. Some of the big questions I’ve been asked over the years are addressed: How should I price my services? How can I get my patient advocacy certification? What kind of insurance do I need to cover advocacy services? Can I get a client’s insurance to reimburse me for my work? How can I move from a phone conversation with a potential client to a signed contract? and much, much more. The bonus is exciting and enticing I think. Purchase of the book entitles you to a one month trial membership in AdvoConnection as a PACE…