Well Visit Coverage Data

I love pediatric benchmarks.  Knowing the real underlying behavior in my clients’ offices helps me speak to them and understand them better.  There’s a particular joy and insight to finding data that challenges the status quo understanding that physicians have of their own offices. Here’s one, and this is very, very interesting data.  Ask a …

July Pediatric Event Followup

As you know, we held our 4th AAP-endorsed pediatric practice management event in the middle of our annual Users’ Conference at Disney this July.  I thought it went swimmingly, but of course I’m talking the entire time so I don’t give anyone a chance to complain. I thought I’d share some of the results of …

Meaningful Use, HHS, AAP, You Name It!

After today’s post, I am going to return with some really cool benchmark data (the sort of topic I prefer), but the news about EHRs is coming fast and furiously. My apologies for the length of the post. First, from the AAP: Thank you to everyone who helped promote the Webinar over the last few …

Immunization Coding Update

First, some amazing news.  I understood that it might happening, but I guess it’s official: new admin codes: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was successful in obtaining new CPT codes for immunization administration. The new codes will replace the 90465-90468 immunization administration codes starting January 1, 2011 to better reflect the work associated with …

AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update #3

Siouxsie has given me another AAP Healthcare Reform update to continue our previous announcements.  First, an important webinar: In an effort to provide detailed information on health care reform directly to our membership, AAP will be conducting a Webinar this Thursday, August 13. We hope that you will be able to join us. Please mark …

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Pediatricians

After receiving my third invite to a $450 “Learn What the ARRA Funding Will Do For You” seminar this week, I’ve decided to run a piece I wrote for the SOAPM newsletter that was released a few weeks ago.  Of course, you can become a SOAPM member and get these messages (and better/more!) a lot …

Changes to CME and Speaking Engagements

For years, I have unintentionally made the rounds of the pediatric speakers circuit, as many of you know.  I enjoy the public speaking process simply because I learn so much and all of my best “material” comes from either being in an office or in front of an audience. In all immodesty, I think I …