Pediatric A/R Data

n a day or so, I’m going to do an interesting followup on our examination of the impact of the economy on pediatric practices, so something related to tide you over For reasons I can’t explain, our clients have seen their median A/Rs drop significantly in the last quarter.  Note that if there is a …

Fast And Furious

In no particular order: Here is a great piece from Physicians’ Practice entitled “What Is Your Number?” and one physician’s view on becoming a “concierge” practice.  The message is one that more primary care docs should pay attention to! Was alerted of an interesting conference: Neonatal & Pediatric Nutrition: Update 2009 July 20-22, 2009 San …

CPT 99174 Ocular Photoscreening Reimbursement

Meanwhile…the 99174.  Eye screening.  Associated with those fancy in-office money making machines.  I’ve had a handful of folks ask for details – how often do our clients use it?  How much do they get paid? Much to our surprise, we found one client who used the 99174 in 2008.  And not often, either – just …

The Red Flags Rule and Your Practice

I was going to write about the 99174 (tomorrow!), but Katy @ PCC wrote this great piece and I thought I’d share it. It’s a message we sent to our clients (aren’t we sweet?). The Red Flags Rule and Your PracticeRecently, we’ve been hearing some questions about the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy and security requirements, …

2009 RVU Calculator (Free, Of Course!)

I forgot to mention last week that I updated the Build Your Own RVU calculator for 2009.  You can find it and the instructions in the PedSource library. To make a long story short, for those who don’t know it – I really don’t like the fact that do do any proper RVU analysis of …

Live From Dallas + Some Correlations

I am, again, in the back of the room at our Coding and Practice management event and listening to Dr. Tuck. I have to steal a line or two from him, he’s got some good ones. Dr. Lander is next. I’ve noticed some real changes in the audiences I speak to over the last few …

Ingenix Busted!

Andrew Cuomo, you are my new friend. It’s also nice to feel vindicated.  Lynn Cramer, pay attention – this relates to your questions to me about St. Anthony’s RVU values.  For anyone who is using St. Anthony’s or Ingenix to set prices, etc., pay attention here! Ingenix, owned by United, settled with the state of …

Imms Purchasing, Chapter 1: Main Street Vaccines

This is the kind of news that is too much at the cross section of the things that interest me that I can’t pass up sharing it.  Now, if only I can get Iron Maiden to do a flu shot PSA, I’ll be set. Onto business: I understand that the AAP has been gathering data …

“Is This Thing On?”

OK, pardon us as we switch mics. Took a little hiatus, there, as we work on major improvements to thesite.  To make a long story short, we will shortly be moving thisentire shindig over to pedsource.com/chipsblog.  Part of our effort to distinguish more clearly between what PCC does and our consulting. If you use any …

Welcome 2009 (A Look Back)

I’ve taken the last week or so off and, technically, I am still off asI sit at home in the kitchen to help keep the new puppy company. I havesome long overdue content to get out, but I’ll toss up these gems fornow. First, here’s a great link on NPR featuring Dr. Lander! The media …