Mar 31

More About the Myths of Medical Supergroups

I have had the distinct pleasure and honor to be allowed a few moments in the most recent issue of the SOAPM newsletter. I believe they will have it on-line for their members any-moment-now, but I do know that the … Continue reading

Mar 27

Who Should Pay For the EHR?

The AMA reports that: The Massachusetts Blues believes that the return on physicians’ investment doesn’t warrant buying the technology as part of its bonus programs. …so BCBS of MA is no longer going to pay for its docs to get … Continue reading

Mar 26

The Concierge Concept Continues to Spread

“A few weeks back, I pointed out a living, breathing example of a successful cash only pediatric business. I’ve also added a few posts about concierge pricing and what our customers are doing.Meanwhile, over on her blog, Susanne Madden adds … Continue reading

Mar 19

HSAs, HDHPs, and Budget Plans

I’ve been working with a couple of practices on different versions of the concierge / High Deductible / budget concept I think has a lot of potential traction in pediatrics. Given that there are a couple different possible scenarios, I’ll … Continue reading

Mar 17

CDC Immunization Price List

I’m never afraid to parrot good content, so allow me to create an easy-to-find place marker for the CDC immunization price list, care of a reminder from Susanne Madden. Here’s a sample of the data: Vaccine Brandname/ Tradename Packaging CDC … Continue reading

Mar 11

OIG and TOS Discounts

During my talks about proper pricing, a discussion often comes up relating to private pay patients and TOS discounts. Usually, it takes the following form: One physician objects to raising her prices because of all the poor families. I point … Continue reading

Mar 08

Pediatric Development Screening Tool

That’s no typo in the title. The Commonwealth Fund has released a nifty on-line tool and manual to help pediatricians decide which developmental screening tools are appropriate. I played around with it and am impressed enough to spread the word. … Continue reading