After Hours Codes Update (99050, 99051, 99058)

In days of yore, I wrote about the pediatric usage of the 9905X CPT codes, often known as the “after hours” codes.  In fact, I think my explanation here about how they should be used is still good (corrections, suggestions welcomed).  Just before the holiday break, a request for updated data came through SOAPM – …

New Year Resolution Contest Winners

I have a final entry before I announce the winner(s).  This is from Lorie Thomas, OM for Pediatric Wellness Group out in CA. Ok…. I wasn’t going to do this, then I thought to myself…. Put it in writing and take ownership and follow through with your resolutions!   What am I thankful for? Working …

Contest Ending / Medicaid Poll / Data Coming

First order of business: more resolutions. From a practice manager in NJ who shall go nameless, lest his staff read this blog: We are taking over my wife’s practice and I have been overseeing the staff now for a month. The “back office” (billing) and the “front office” just don’t get along. My Resolution is …

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Resolution Revolution, Part 2!

The resolutions keep coming.  I love these! From Dr. Brandy McCray of Through The Years Pediatrics; the message is in short-hand because it was sent via text: My to do PM list for 2014 is long. It builds on what we accomplished this year (new website, CHADIS incorporation, Facebook, team integration, tighter collections, awesome A/R, …

Resolution Revolution

The New Year’s Resolution contest is off to an amazing start.  As promised, I am going to share results with you.  Don’t be intimidated by any of these – even a “Me, too!” is great.  Let’s hear from you. Amy from Pediatrics at Brookstone Center left this note on the original blog post (which is …

Contest…with real prizes!

Readers of this blog should know that I produce a bi-weekly podcast/mediacast with Brandon Betancourt.  We discuss all-things-pediatric-practice-management-related. Last week, we had the great listener suggestion to consider the holiday season and discuss the things for which we are grateful and the things on our “practice management” New Year’s Resolutions lists. One of the key …

Medicaid Check Update, Podcast, PMI

First, I took a moment to update the post I wrote about confirming your Medicaid “booster” checks.  Dr. Barden and Jose @ AAP reminded me that we’re supposed to use the 2009 Medicare CF instead of the 2013 CF, which amounts to a 5.7% increase! Second, Brandon and I just finished another media cast – …