Confirming That Medicaid Check [Updated 12/04/13]

Please note the update below! At the PMI practice management talk last week*, I ran through my usual RVU course which concludes with a walkthrough of the free RVU calculator.  It dawned on me that it has a new use in 2013 that I hadn’t envisioned when I wrote it. Calculating what your “Medicaid boost” …

Fast Facts About Urgent Care (Parents Magazine, 12/13)

Update: Parents magazine has provided a direct link to the article.  Head there! I may get a take-down notice for the following attachment, but I’ll do my best to provide full citation and credit. I think this message is too important to hide behind a pay-only site. Below is a PDF scan from the December …

Why More Vermont Physicians Are Making the Switch to “Concierge” Practices

Some key quotes from this week’s issue of Seven Days (a local weekly): The 59-year-old family practitioner says he was driven more by a desire to regain his “autonomy” as a physician and get back to the basics of why he got into medicine 27 years ago. “I enjoy caring for my patients, which means …

How Can COCIT Advance Your HIT Initiatives?

COCIT – the Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT) at the AAP – is finally getting its act together, imo.  I don’t think I’m surprising anyone to say that the group has suffered over the years from being stagnant and often irrelevant…but times are changing. What can COCIT do for you?  Here’s a great list …

More ICD9 Madness

I did, indeed, have a request for a different analysis of the ICD9 data I posted yesterday.  My thought was to group all of the ICD9s by their major groupings to get a more complete sense of the primary drivers of pediatric visits.  My results below. ICD Group ICD9 Description % of Total Running % …

2013 ICD9 Analysis

Whew, that was quite an interesting time at AAP NCE – thanks to all of you who spent time with us (you know who you are). I really appreciate the new Hawaiian shirt I received from my friends. Our developers have been busy working on ICD-10 prep, which means I got to see a file …