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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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Firing a medical practice staff member is never easy. Here's how to determine who should do it, and how.

Dismissing a medical practice staff member is never fun. Here's how to reduce the likelihood you will need to go through the process.

Firing a medical practice staff member is never easy, but there are some ways to minimize the potential aftershocks.

Advanced practitioners can deliver significant value, but recruiting must be driven by economics and a commitment to team-based care.

Congratulations, you've hired a new NP or PA. Now be sure your patients know and understand who they'll be seeing.

Advanced practitioners have various qualifications, but be sure you understand your state's scope of practice laws.

If you're looking to combat rising business costs at your medical practice your best bet is effective coding. Here's how to get started.

Think coding is hard now? ICD-10 will require far greater specificity and documentation. Here are two ways to start preparing.

You can boost your payment stream significantly by using rejected claims as a learning opportunity. Here's how.

Technology can benefit medical practices, but it can also slow them down. Here's how to avoid some common pitfalls.


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