AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update #2

Just yesterday, we had an update from the AAP about how healthcare reform items are taking shape in Washington.  Now, we have a new one, a little more fresh.  The most important part is the “ACADEMY PERSPECTIVE” I think. MEMORANDUM July 31, 2009 To:       AAP Chapter Presidents AAP Chapter Vice Presidents AAP Chapter Executive Directors …

UHC Buys Healthnet -D’oh!

OK, I admit that I missed the original headline.  I was busy in FL at the Users’ Conference.  But here it is: UnitedHealthcare Buys Some Health Net subsidiaries Bottom line is that UHC picks up Healthnet’s business in the northeast.  So, New Jerseyites and New Yorkers, remember that awesome UHC-Oxford merger?  How’d that work out …

AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update

Today, I share a memo from the Federal Affairs desk of the AAP that pediatricians and their staff should consider.   Normally, I gloss over stuff like this (admit it, you do, too), but the comments Obama has made about child health are important and I think this is the time to make your voices …

CCHIT Followup

This is the blog that was never meant to be.  Two times, now, I have lost the entire thing just before posting due to a quick trigger finger.  Ay yi yi.  I will fight the WWW Gods, though, and make it happen. CCHIT Update #1: After my comments from the CCHIT meeting recently, one of …

Chronic Disease Management 101

I might be at an all-time backup on blog entries, but wanted to share this article quickly.  After doing two classes about this very example here at the UC in the last 24 hours, Lynn sent me this piece about the very example I use!  Way to go, Lynn. From the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: …

Pediatricians Roll at CCHIT!

Some live-blogging from CCHIT. My comments below are my off-the-cuff notes about what I saw and heard today and yesterday at the CCHIT meeting.  I certainly expect that some of what I report here is wrong or misinterpreted and I welcome any feedback either way.  I don’t intend offense to anyone and have no interest …

Hospital Discharge Coding

My apologies for the long absence.  I’ve been ridiculously busy getting ready for next week and have been on the road too much. The real reason I haven’t written is that I’ve had a bizarre attack of self-conciousness…normally, this blog is a purely solipsistic exercise and I do not think much about people actually reading …