Deadly Choices

GET THE WORD OUT. From Dr. Jill Stoller: In an effort to raise awareness for the importance of childhood vaccinations,  the Section I chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics (the Section on Administration and Practice Management) is promoting a mass buying event on amazon.com for Dr. Paul Offit’s most recent book Deadly Choices Dr. Offit …

Pediatric Benchmarks for RVU Rate by Procedure Type

Thanks to the impetus provided by an inspired comment on the previous blog entry, Igor and I got excited about the idea of analyzing the average RVU rate for all CPT codes, broken down by procedure type.  Are “well codes” paid at the same rate as “sick codes?”  What about hospital visits?  Imms Admin? Well, …

Dollars Per RVU Benchmark for Pediatricians

[Quick segue – come see the likes of me, Susanne Madden, Richard Lander, Rick Oken, and more speak at the VA AAP and Pediatric Alliance 4th Annual Meeting in March.] Igor has been really, really busy lately and it’s great! He’s off researching a concept for Dr. Schwartz (I can’t remember what clever nickname I …

2011 Immunization Admin Review

Here’s a little glimpse behind the magic curtain. Usually, I’ll stew at my desk at work or when driving home thinking about some pediatric issue that’s bothering me.  After a while, if I get some free time, I’ll do a little research and see if I can reach a useful conclusion that’s worthy of sharing …