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Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey is associate editor at Physicians Practice. She is an award-winning journalist; writing and editing for both print and electronic media. She has worked in the healthcare publishing industry for 12 years and in clinical/administrative medicine for over 20 years in a variety of settings. She can be reached at erica.sprey@ubm.com.

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KrisEmily McCrory, MD

In part two of our conversation with family medicine physician KrisEmily McCrory, she shares her concerns about the cost to implement unrealistic quality metrics.

KrisEmily McCrory, MD

Physicians are frustrated with the lack of clear specifics on how they will meet quality metrics to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019.

Here are several ways even the smallest practice can effectively manage the health of its patient population.

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In the second of a two-part interview with a CMS representative, more on the legal ramifications for waiving copays for low-income patients.

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Most practices know they are obligated to collect patient copays and deductibles, but few know that for certain low-income patients doing so is illegal.

If your practice is considering an office redesign or building a completely new space, make sure you ask the right questions first.

Before embarking on a practice redesign you should have a clear vision of the responsibilities your architect will take in your practice's new build.

Do you know why you shouldn't waive patient copays? Take this short true and false quiz to find out what you really know.

It comes naturally to want to help your poorest patients. But before waiving patient copays, consider the legal consequences first.

OhioHealth is using mobile technology to help its patients become better informed on their care, which leads to happier patients and better outcomes.

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