I was looking at the way some of our clients use different encounter forms for different types of visits and was wondering about the best ratio of space in the design for diagnoses vs. procedures – should an encounter form … Continue reading
With all due reverence to Prairie Home Companion’s Joke Show: Knock knock. Who’s there? HIPAA. HIPAA who? I can’t tell you.
“Kids caught in Medicaid pay crossfire” says the CNN article from yesterday. No kidding. There are two important reasons to read this piece. First, it highlights the challenge that pediatricians face when working with Medicaid patients – it usually doesn’t … Continue reading
Two vital dates for your schedule: October 1, 2010 This is the new Medicare fee schedule extension date. Until then, the 2010 Medicare rate will be maintained at the 2009 levels. Here’s an AMA summary: This afternoon, the Senate … Continue reading
For the record, I’m not in favor of a single-payer system. But I’m also not a fan of much of the rhetoric that I hear against the concept. In particular, I have always wondered why those advocating for the strength … Continue reading
A surreal moment – I am in Richmond, VA listening to Dr.Lander talk about coding during the Pediatric Alliance/VAAAP event while working on the blog. And watching my laptopbattery drain quickly! About a year ago, we did a quick run-down on the “non face-to-face”codes, … Continue reading