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2018 GPCI Analysis – Get it here first!

The 2018 RBRVS Final Rules got published last month, so we can start to pick apart the results and make some predictions.  It’s not all set in stone, but I can start with the geographic comparisons today and then move into what I think the global impact of the RVU updates will be for independent …

New Pediatric Practices – Who Are They? [Part 3]

I hope some of you are still following.  Because this is the fun part. Over the last two days, I’ve posted the results from our poll that tries to examine the demographics of (new) pediatric practices and where pediatricians get their practice management advice from.  The results have been interesting, imo, and should serve as …

Pediatric Practice Management Content – How Good Is It? [Part 2]

Executive summary: what do independent pediatric practices think about their resources for practice management guidance?  Not much.  SOAPM wins, hospitals lose, and the AAP is somewhere out there. In our previous episode, I did my best to take apart the demographic information of the respondents to our pediatric practice management content survey.  The results were, …

Pediatric Practice Management Content – Where Do You Get It? [Part 1]

A few weeks ago, I opened up a survey with a very specific intent: to find out what, if any, demographic and resource-demand patterns exist among independent practices opening up over the last few years.  As Susanne Madden and I have noted at the NCE, we feel like we are seeing an interesting change in …

Who is opening new pediatric practices and how are they learning to do it?!

At the NCE, Susanne Madden and I repeated a talk we’ve done a few times – “How To Start A Pediatric Practice in Five Easy Steps!” – to another very receptive audience.  While I’d like to think the positive reception was because of our amazing delivery (ok, Susanne’s delivery), I suspect it has as much …

2017 GPCI Comparison for RBRVS

Every year, I do a quick analysis of the GPCI adjustments released by CMS, this year is no different. The purpose here is to see how large the adjustments are for each locality and compare the results to last year in order to see what the Feds think is happening in your town (or elsewhere). …

Free 2017 RVU Calculator

Welcome to the free 2017 RBRVS Calculator. Important update: there are some considerable updates to the RBRVS data this year, especially in the GPCI figures!  More details to follow this week. As you may know, the AMA won’t let anyone provide a free RVU calculator that includes CPT codes due to their CPT copyrights. In …

Two-For-One Special, Special Pediatric Content

Today, I have two things to share.  Great pediatric content. First, I want to introduce readers to Brandon Betancourt‘s new ebook, Thrive: Five Strategies to be Fearless, Independent and Original.  At $25 for a download, it’s an incredibly low-risk opportunity to pick up even one little management or ownership nugget that could change and improve …

Well Visit Coverage and Appointment Depth

Ever find a dollar bill in your pocket?  Bonus!  Today’s episode is just like that…I was searching through my pile of data files looking for something when I stumbled upon an analysis I put together last year but forgot to share: does appointment depth affect well visit coverage? What is appointment depth?  It’s my term …

Revenue Per Visit Benchmark For Pediatricians

A little over a week ago I gave my standard “Pediatric Benchmarks” talk (newly updated with some fascinating clinical benchmarks!) and I found myself summarizing the two or three most important measures I use when consulting for practices.  I suppose it’s ranking your favorite vital signs – they are all useful, and they all require …