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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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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.

Helping patients accept your nonphysician providers.

How your practice can succeed in Stage 2 of the EHR incentive program despite more complex requirements and higher reporting thresholds.

From texting to Facebook messages, communicating with patients electronically has always raised legal questions. Here are the answers to keep your practice safe.

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