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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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Whether you are partnering with one other small practice or joining a large healthcare system, here's how to do so while maintaining some independence.

Now that compliance programs are mandatory, your practice needs to develop one. Here's how to get started.

While both organizations focus on shared savings and greater efficiencies of care, they are not mutually exclusive.

Your practice is likely training and testing for ICD-10 compliance, but you also need to know how to mitigate losses from denials. Here's how to get started.

The costs associated with ICD-10 are a given. The degree to which your practice benefits from that investment is up to you.

Despite the doom and gloom associated with ICD-10, the new codes could actually provide better care for patients and better reimbursement to physicians.

From billing to compliance to human resources, there is a multitude of ways you can outsource key practice functions to lighten your load.

Like it or not, ICD-10 is on the way. Here's how to plan ahead and project its impact to minimize disruption to your practice's revenue cycle.

At your wits end with one of your patients? Here's what to do before showing him the door.

A smart administrator knows that taking the pulse of her practice is vital to heading off bad attitudes and cranky docs.

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