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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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Value-based reimbursement isn't the future for physicians; it's here. It's time to tie quality outcomes to compensation.

Do yourself a favor: participate in as many quality programs as make sense for your practice.

Jeff Wood

Developing better patient collections processes depends not just on good staff policies and training, but the newest in HIPAA-compliant technology.

Stephen Dickens

Practices can no longer afford to be remiss about collecting outstanding patient balances, as high-deductible health plans are forcing patients to pay more.

We crunched the data and ranked each of the 50 states to help you find your next practice home.

Even though financial and legislative challenges are making it harder to be a physician, docs tell us they haven't given up.

Physicians are experiencing frustration with federal quality care programs that tie patient satisfaction to physician compensation.

Once implemented, an EHR can bring many benefits to a practice. But minor mistakes can cause major problems. Here's what to watch out for.

Many physicians don't use a patient portal. They should. A portal can offload a good portion of the front-end work for both staff and physicians.

Practices can often feel helpless when it comes to working with payers. Here's how they can change that dynamic and become empowered.


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