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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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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.

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

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.

Telecommunication technology holds great promise in improving both patient outcomes and access to care. So what's the problem?

EHRs may have an unintended side effect for smaller practices; namely, the disruption of existing communication patterns.

Web-based marketing can hurt your practice's ability to attract and retain patients if it doesn't maintain a high standard.

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