Shame on Horizon BCBS of NJ

It started when Susanne Madden sent me this “nice” message from Horizon to help me warn our clients about games Horizon continues to play.  Bottom line: they expect to stop paying for -25 or -59 modified codes starting May 10, 2010. Two minutes of email exchange led the helpful Dr. Stoller to send me this announcement from MSNJ. …

Cool ICD-9 Search Tool

Many thanks to Siousxe for sending me this awesome ICD-9 lookup tool that even works well with an iphone.  There are some other ICD-9 tools on-line and I’m such a nerd that I do it by hand, but this is well conceived and delivered.If only the AMA would actually help it’s members by doing the same thing …

What Is Your Time Worth?

Check out my new favorite toy: What’s More Profitable: Demonstrating Meaningful Use or Managing Your Productivity? The good folks over at SRSsoft, whose CEO Evan Steele is one of the few people in HIT telling the truth, pointed me to their Productivity Calculator tool.  I think this should be the first step anyone takes towards purchasing an …

The Art and Business of Pediatrics

We had a knock-out AAP-endorsed practice management event in Miami two weeks ago.  I say “knock  out” because every single person who completed the survey at the end of the day gave us a perfect score in the following categories “Speakers’s Knowledge of the Subject,” “Preparation/Presentation,” “Class Materials,” and “How Would You Rate The Seminar …