Prior Authorization Letter

Boy, I love it when my readers do all the work for me.  I encourage the rest of you to do the same. The subject?  How do deal with prior auth issues, especially when our insurance friends change their minds after-the-fact. The lead in: Hey Chip! Thought I would pass this on to you, perhaps …

Small Practice Takes On Big Payer, Round 77

Over on PartnerTalk (the PCC user mailing list), one of our clients mentioned trying to get UHC to the table three times and failing.  I pointed out that the insurance companies have no motivation to pay attention to a small pediatric practice until you force them to do so – namely, by dropping them. I …

Business Case for Medical Missions

Apparently, I never ran the piece I wrote about medical missions for the spring SOAPM newsletter.  D’oh. I was reminded of this when one of the local Ghanians sent me some pics out of the blue this morning. Enjoy. In March, I participated in a medical mission to Ghana. Although I obviously never treated any …

More about Pediatric Productivity

Hey, check out frequent Chip’s Blog poster Brandon Bettancourt making a splash on the AMA WWW site in a piece about chosing a PM system during this age of EHR purchasing.  I have to say that I can’t argue with the list of questions everyone should ask any potential PM vendor. Meanwhile, back with some …

2008 Pediatric Productivity Data

Wow, I’ve got some awesome data today.  So awesome, it even trumps a series of important pediatric RVU and H1N1 announcements (care of the helpful people at the AAP) and Jill Stoller’s NBC debut. What would trump that kind of information? Igor and I (note how I take credit) have gone through all of the …