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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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.

Don't let money slip out of your practice in the form of poor collection policies. Here are seven ways to maximize your revenue.

CMS' home-care demo appears to cut costs, but medical practices are still waiting to share in savings.

Can homebound Medicare patients benefit from home-based care? CMS demonstration project aims to find out.

MedStar's house call program reduced total Medicare costs by 17 percent over two years, demonstrating viability of Medicare's Independence at Home program.

Payment software could boost revenue and improve efficiencies at your practice. Here's how to get on board.


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