Are Pediatricians Happier?

An interesting set of survey results entitled “Key Findings from the 2008 Health Tracking Study Physician Survey” by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Lots of interesting tidbits in here as they break down physician attitudes towards compensation, career satisfaction, etc., by race, compensation level, working hours, and speciality. I find it interesting …

Swine Flu, Part Trois

Back in April, I wrote a piece about the opportunity many practices are missing by not embracing the swine flu issue.  I know it’s easy for me to say, of course, but I think pediatric practices should be racing to be the source for providing the swine flu vaccines.  Give this function away and you’ve …

Prepare for ICD-9 2010

PCC has opened our 2010 ICD-9 prep course for pediatrics to the public. Prepare Your Practice for 2010 ICD-9 Changes Prepare your practice for the 2010 ICD-9 changes by attending this special pediatric coding weblab on Thursday, September 24 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Jan Blanchard, PCC’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC), will highlight and …

We Win Insurance Fight #750

Yet another unscripted example of a client successfully fighting the managed care companies for a better fee schedule.  Verbatim: I just followed your steps–letter to our patients with a drop-dead date about 5-6 months ahead, encouraged them to call their benefits people (this plan covers a lot of small unions; it’s really just a claims …