Aetna NP Update

About a month ago, I lamented Aetna’s effort to ding all the NP fees they pay by 15% across the board. I just heard from Dr. Yes (the opposite of Dr. No, naturally), that at least one southern state has been successful in fighting this change while places like NJ continue to get the Heisman from Aetna.  I’m not …

Blogs I’m Reading

I spend more time reading others’ blogs than writing my own, so here’s a list of what entertains me and intrigues me:  Doctor Grumpy In The House – often hysterical.  Verges on the dangerous, so I’m reading it while it lasts.  Science Based Medicine – an oasis of logic and science.  Some great imms pieces, but more …

Social Media Policy for Medical Practices

The PCC Users’ Conference is official for 2010.  Go ahead, sign up…I just really looked at the course schedule myself for the first time and it’s amazing.  There will be some speakers from the AAP itself in addition to the typical cornucopia of amazing pediatric practice management knowledge. [I hope to announce a SOAPM-related surprise, as …

Important Changes at the AAP

I interrupt all my work bring two important announcements for those who haven’t heard. First, news from the AAP national: AAP Appoints Founding Medical Director of their Child Health Informatics Center (CHIC) I am pleased to announce that Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, has been appointed the founding Medical Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics …

Telephone Call Encounter Form

So, you get excited about all the information we’re sharing about the non-face-to-face codes (also known as the telephone codes) and you want to put this into action in your office…how do you do it? Among the issues to consider is how to actually document your encounter.   M put together a nice little “phone encounter form” which you …