New Patient Visit Benchmark and the ACA

I mentioned I had a lot of work to do after the NCE this week.  Here’s one of the items hanging over my head (next: Down Syndrome growth charts!). During my lecture on pediatric benchmarks, someone threw me a curveball.  I feel like I’m usually pretty good with my ability to answer questions about the …

Vaccine Storage and the NCE

I have a lot of followup to do from the NCE, wow.  Overwhelming. I need to start with vaccine storage.  PCC’s own Graham Barden and Robin Warner did amazing work in the AAP’s vaccine fridge booth, showing off the vital commercial level products.  How can you spend $2-3K on a fridge for your house to …

Confessions Podcast #2 – Practical PCMH

Oh, things are starting to get interesting with the podcast. In this episode, I work with Tim Proctor @ PCC to discuss his practical experience working with dozens of pediatric practices to get them to PCMH recognized.  If you’ve never even started the process, Tim gives some good advice.  If you’re previously recognized, Tim tells …

The Independent Pediatrician, Vol 4

…is on the shelves!  OK, I really mean that it’s being mailed to about 5,000 people right now.  You can read it now online below or head to the Independent Pediatrician site to sign up for the mailing list.  This issue focuses on the topic of Adolescent Medicine, the pariah group within the pariah that …

What happens in Vegas…

…you can bring back to your office to amaze your partners and co-workers.  Seriously, check out this line up.  This is the best pediatric practice management content being offered between now and next year’s PCC UC.  January 29+30, 2016 in Las Vegas. If you read this blog and have not participated in a PMI event, …

ICD-10 News

How was Day 1 of ICD-10? Here in PCC land, it was largely uneventful, which is just what we hoped for.  Life is almost always better when you get to say, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” Don’t get me wrong, we’re not out of the woods, yet.  First,we didn’t really …