Friends On-line

As I fall further behind with my blog postings, I must point to two recent additions to the on-line world (well, OK, three): First, Susanne Madden is quoted in a piece about the Love Settlement that references some of the issues I wrote about a few months back.  I never had any resolution about the …

Cyber SLAPPed!

These things always happen when I can least afford to spend time working on them.   When I leave town, for example, and can’t get my mail…PedTalk usually explodes.  This time, it’s school break and we received the following at PCC: Re:       Offensive blog postings regarding HIMSS and CCHIT Dear Mr. Hart & Mr. Canning: Our …

‘Comparision of House-passed Senate-amended, and final Stimulus Conference Report’

My thanks to Dr. Gewanter who shared this 5 page PDF excerpt from a larger report developed by Patton Boggs LLP that, as the title implies, provides a ”Comparison of House-passed, Senate-amended, and final Stimulus Conference Report.” Enjoy!

Recession and Pediatrics, Detail I

Pardon my brief absence.  I start a piece every day and then get distracted by some shiny object and don’t return.  OK, maybe I’m being distracted by some really fun sites. I promised to share some of the details of our data comparing work and revenue volume over the last couple years.  Not everyone believes …

Verden Group, Telephone Codes, Harvard Pilgrim

I was paging through my daily Verden Alerts and I noticed that Harvard Pilgrim had released a new set of payment policies regarding E&M codes.  In fact, you can read it here on their WWW site, Verden just makes this a lot easier.  I suspect that most of you are like me and wouldn’t normally …

The Recession and Pediatrics, Part II

Igor and I have continued to follow up on the recession and its impact on our pediatric clients and have discovered some interesting results.  We published a formal interview with the two of us here, the teaser follows: In December, we researched the growing concerns about the impact of the economy on your practices. Specifically, …

Imms Purchasing, Chapter 2: Physicians’ Alliance

A few weeks ago, I did my first piece on the different group purchasing organizations focused on immunizations whom I know, Main Street Vaccines.  My goal is to provide an introduction to each of the GPOs and assemble the results in a single place so that pediatricians don’t have to scramble everywhere looking for the …