Janet Colwell

Janet Colwell

Janet Colwell is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based freelance writer specializing in healthcare. With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, she writes frequently about clinical and practice management issues for several national health industry publications. She can be reached at

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A little preparation by your practice before reaching the negotiating table with payers could mean a big difference in reimbursements.


Stay on top of your claims and denials with these four tips to spot problems early and maximize payer reimbursement.

Why one physician opened a direct-pay primary-care practice and how he did it.

The Doc Shoppe, a direct primary-care practice in Corbin, Ky., offers three membership levels for individuals, families, and small businesses.

Trying to decide between direct primary-care practice and concierge medicine? Here are some of the key differences between the two models.

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Use the technology your practice likely already has to improve your patient collection rate.

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Communication is key as patients are more likely to take their financial obligations seriously when they have a strong relationship with the practice.

Use smart design choices to seamlessly integrate your EHR into your medical practice, and into the patient visit itself.

From small changes to big fixes, here's how to adjust your medical design to boost patient satisfaction and staff efficiency.

Need to accommodate more patients and exam rooms in your medical practice? Consider eliminating the reception area.


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