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Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt is a freelance writer based in Birmingham, Ala. Her work has appeared in publications including Newsweek, The New Physician, Muse, Parents, USA Today, and the Washington Post. E-mail her at editor@physicianspractice.com.

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It's been one year since ICD-10 has come into effect. How did practices deal with the transition and what's next?

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Your practice is a favorite target for cyberattacks. Here are steps you can take to avoid being victimized by these crimes.


With cyberattacks and breaches of patient data becoming disturbingly common, cyber-security insurance might be worth the cost.

It's a hard call, but sometimes you have to let someone go at your practice. Here are few signs it's time to let go.


HIPAA can be a headache for patients, too. Here are some things you can do to calm the waters when patients object to HIPAA restrictions.

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The ins and outs of when you can legally disclose patient information and when you can't aren't always obvious. Here's a little guidance.


We often think of IT departments when we think of meeting HIPAA regulations, but the heart of compliance is in human resources.

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Even if you're totally HIPAA compliant and know that your portal is secure, your patients may not be so sure.


Some HIPAA violations can be caught and fixed before the damage is done. Here are a few ways to do so.


Some HIPAA violations are obvious, but others can be less so and easy to miss. Here are four.


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