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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 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.

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.


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