Catch Up

I get a lot of little messages every day that I feel like I should save and/or share, but they don’t add up to an entire blog entry (I don’t like to do more than one a day, if that, as it feels like spamming). So, here’s my house cleaning: The AAP has released the …

Spring 2008 Pediatric Coding Conference

It’s official. PCC’s Spring 2008 Pediatric Coding Conference will be held on April 17 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. You can get all of the details here, some of which are repeated below. To sign up, race here. We sold out in NYC last time and this venue is a lot nicer and …

AAP vs. ABC

Update: The AAP is no longer alone, as the AMA has issued a letter to ABC. And life wouldn’t be in balance if the Immunization Action Coalition didn’t weigh in as well! I probably shouldn’t frame this issue as a “vs.” smackdown, but it makes for an easy title. Plus, if the conversation on PedTalk …

Pediatric Video Sharing Site

Has anyone here seen this site before? www.DrMDK.com It’s a fascinating collection of brief interviews with real, practicing pediatricians about a wide variety of subjects (>600).  I can’t judge these clinically, but my layperson’s view of them is that the dozen or so I checked out were pretty good. The big library of them is …

NICHQ Request

This just in from the NICHQ folks: Finding successes and highlighting them gives hope and promotes new thinking–two major reasons that pediatricians and family physicians, nurses, public health professionals, managers, and parents attend the Annual Forum of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality. In my presentations at the NICHQ Forum I would like to …

Quirky Software Companies

I was 3/4 of the way through a follow up piece on the Physician’s Practice Reimbursement Survey when I realized that some of the data is so goofy that I ought not really say much about it. That is, I can’t really reach a conclusion about Pediatric Surgeons averaging $5 for 99212s through 99215s.  Is …

Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There’s no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn’t good enough? Actually, my apologies for some confusing data. Let me explain yesterday’s post in more detail and, perhaps, …

Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There’s no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn’t good enough? Actually, my apologies for some confusing data. Let me explain yesterday’s post in more detail and, perhaps, …

Physician’s Practice Annual Fee Schedule Survey

Physician’s Practice magazine has released, both in print and on-line, the results from their annual Fee Schedule survey. On one hand, I continue to applaud PP’s effort. On the other hand, their data continues to diverge from ours considerably. In effect, the fortunes of PCC customers continue to rise while those of PP contributors continue …

2008 RVU Spreadsheet and Calculator Complete

Whew.  They are up.  Want to know what the RVU values for the top 30 codes in pediatrics will be in 2008? Want to check any code?  I finished the Build-Your-Own RVU Calculator for 2008 and the Online Pediatric RVU Calculator for 2008.  Please check my work. Update: please find the 2008 RVU Calculator files …