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Shelly K. Schwartz

Shelly K. Schwartz

Shelly K. Schwartz, a freelance writer in Maplewood, N.J., has covered personal finance, technology, and healthcare for more than 17 years. Her work has appeared on CNBC.com, CNNMoney.com, and Bankrate.com. She can be reached via editor@physicianspractice.com.

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How your practice can succeed in Stage 2 of the EHR incentive program despite more complex requirements and higher reporting thresholds.

From texting to Facebook messages, communicating with patients electronically has always raised legal questions. Here are the answers to keep your practice safe.

When patients are sick they are not at their best. However, you should clearly articulate which types of poor behavior you'll never tolerate at your practice.

Telehealth is becoming more accessible to small and medium-sized practices. Here's how your practice can get started.

Whether you are partnering with one other small practice or joining a large healthcare system, here's how to do so while maintaining some independence.

Now that compliance programs are mandatory, your practice needs to develop one. Here's how to get started.

While both organizations focus on shared savings and greater efficiencies of care, they are not mutually exclusive.

Your practice is likely training and testing for ICD-10 compliance, but you also need to know how to mitigate losses from denials. Here's how to get started.

The costs associated with ICD-10 are a given. The degree to which your practice benefits from that investment is up to you.

Despite the doom and gloom associated with ICD-10, the new codes could actually provide better care for patients and better reimbursement to physicians.

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