Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey

Erica Sprey is associate editor at Physicians Practice. She has worked in the healthcare publishing industry for 12 years, and in clinical and administrative medicine for over 20 years in a variety of settings: as an orthodontic dental assistant in military and civilian graduate residency programs, supply specialist, and scheduling at a mid-sized rheumatology practice. She can be reached at

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Using technology to harvest and integrate patient data into the EHR is an efficient means of saving provider time, and engaging patients in their care.

Payer rules are complex and constantly change, making them difficult to follow. Here's what your medical practice should watch out for.

Physicians are not the only ones who have difficulties with payers. Patients are being challenged with more restrictive coverage.

Here are eight simple tips from practice management experts to collect more of the money your practice is owed by patients and payers.

Benefits are an important part of employee compensation. But, they also bring value to your practice in terms of attracting and keeping quality staff.

Some of the most valued employee benefits are low cost or free to your practice. Go ahead; ask your staff what they'd really like.

Don't question your data security after a breach. Here are six strategies to keep protected health information safe.

Giving away your practice's old computer equipment is not the best solution. Here's what you should be aware of, before you pitch it out.

Conducting an internal health IT risk assessment is a HIPAA requirement, and also protects your patients' data. To get started, use this security matrix.

Don't avoid social media just because of HIPAA fears. Social networking, done right, can bring multiple benefits to your practice.


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