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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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To reap the rewards of government incentives in full, practices must fulfill all meaningful use requirements — and potentially survive an audit.

Close may count in horseshoes and hand grenades, but it won't get you paid if you participate in the EHR incentive program.

Two physicians say that Medicare reimbursements not only hurt physicians, but also damage patient relations and care as well.

To ensure your medical practice does not leave money on the table, proper physician credentialing is a must.

CAQH ProView, a standardized electronic application form can reduce the time and resources needed for credentialing.

Opportunity for human error abounds where physician credentialing is concerned, which can expose your medical practice to financial loss.

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

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.

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


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