Jul 29

Pediatric RBRVS Danger – Get The Word Out (CMS knocks Imms Admin)

Get your letter writing implements out, spread the word, tell everyone you know. Really. I can’t over-dramatize this issue. I reported the expected pediatric-focused changes to the 2009 RVUs two weeks ago and pointed out how CMS is not planning … Continue reading

Jul 24

Pediatric Vision Screening Reimbursement (CPT 99173)

Back on one of the coding lists, a brave soul asked: I am curious to know what you are being paid for these. To avoid any questions, please don’t tell me the name of the carrier and what they pay……I … Continue reading

Jul 23

Questions and Answers from April Pediatric Practice Management and Coding Conference

Long overdue, but I did try to get them right. Thanks go out to Donelle Holle as well as Igor and Q who helped check them out before posting. If you’d like a nice, neat copy, you can download the … Continue reading

Jul 22

Verden Quarterly Report Released

The Verden Quarterly Report (Q2 2008) has been released! This is an amazing resource and the little comments about each ranking (in the blue box, off to the side of each page) are quite enlightening. And the price is right. … Continue reading

Jul 13

Pediatric RVU Update for 2009

It’s not too soon to look ahead to 2009 to see what’s in store for pediatricians as a result of the CMS machinations. I’ve ignored, as you can see, the drama over the last few weeks related to the scheduled … Continue reading

Jul 11

More 99339 and 99340 Data

As promised, here’s a glimpse into the Care Plan Oversight usage among PCC clients from 2006 through April 2008. They used the code twelve times. No, not per month, per client, or even per year. Twelve times, total, among all … Continue reading