Feb 29

April 17 Coding Conference Update

Registrations have been flying in for our coding conference in April.  Interestingly, most of them are from “out of town” practices – TX, TN, OH, you name it.  We were told by the hotel that DC-folks are notorious for signing … Continue reading

Feb 23

Perfect Pediatric Concierge Practice Example

Over on one of the MGMA mailing lists (whose content and quality seem to diminish over time), the ED of an interesting organization – True North: Maine’s Center for Functional Medicine and the Healing Arts – posted a message about … Continue reading

Feb 23

WSJ Looking into UHC Problems – Help Out!

From Susanne Madden, queen of The Verden Group: I had an interesting conversation with a reporter at the WSJ this afternoon. She would be very interested in speaking any physicians who have experienced service and claim issues with UnitedHealthcare. If … Continue reading

Feb 21

Pediatric E&M Distribution Update

A note over on an MGMA mailing list reminded me that I haven’t done any good benchmarks in a while, so why not quickly publish our latest pediatric E&M distribution results. Here’s a comparison of PCC’s pediatric E&M distribution, 2007 … Continue reading

Feb 18

A Pediatric E&M Tidbit

While I’m mentioning samples from my seminar collection, here’s something I just received from PCC’s coding Igor (ette). She was at a local E&M coding conference and reported this tidbit: Comprehensive exam is defensible for Medical Necessity simply by virtue … Continue reading

Feb 14

Andrew Cuomo, UnitedHealthCare: Duh

Those of you who have the misfortune of having spent time with me know that I tell a lot of stories, often more than once. I also use the same punchlines a lot. One little routine I’ve inserted into seminars, … Continue reading

Feb 14

Concierge Pediatric Practice

Back on the SOAPM list, I saw an interesting discussion about concierge practices. There was the usual commentary (‘Only crazy people in super special circumstances could do that!’), so I thought I’d take a moment to dispel some of the … Continue reading

Feb 04

CCHIT and Pediatricians

Over the past year or so, we have had a lot of questions here at PCC about CCHIT certification. “Will PCC’s EHR be certified? Is a non-CCHIT certified EHR bad? Do we need a CCHIT certified EHR?” What is CCHIT? … Continue reading