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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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Doctors are patients too, and sometimes use medical marijuana. But they can also face dire consequences from employers.

If your practice is located in a state where medical marijuana is legal, make sure you know the risks before prescribing.

With a shortage of physicians, doctors coming right out of medical school are the future. That's why it's important to keep them any way you can.

Millennials are taking the workforce by storm, but how can practices ensure they retain these talented, younger staff members?

How can you tell a prospect is someone you should absolutely hire? What about when someone should be fired? Here are five tips to help.

In order for practices to maximize reimbursement in a value-based environment, clinicians and office managers must be on the same page.

Administrators must assert themselves, even if they’re in an awkward position as the head of business operations that still reports to a physician.

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.


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