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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 …

Why Are Patient Payments to Pediatricians Falling?

A few weeks ago, I was exchanging emails with Dr. Suzanne Berman in TN about…geeze, I don’t even know any more. Something mildly technical and nerdy relating to pediatric practice management. While we were both on the phone looking at pediatric data, we found ourselves asking a question: what portion of the payments to pediatric …

Pediatric Chart Accuracy

PCC’s A1 Coding Resource, Jan, shared with me some interesting data today.  She has kept track of her chart audits dating back to 2008 and wondered what the results looked like.  The E&M results are fascinating. 41% of the charts match her analysis.  The practice said 99213 and the notes supported it. 12% of the …

Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven’t updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time.  The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons: Vaccines work Practices are paying attention to preventive care We’ve had a few low-viral seasons High …

Pediatric CPT Data, 2015

I have so much data and information to share, I’ve been overwhelmed and, as a result, haven’t shared anything.  This is my effort to kick myself in gear. One thing I want to talk about is RVUs.  But to do a proper RVU analysis, I need to start with CPT usage. What are the most …

Free 2016 RVU Calculator

Welcome to the free 2016 RBRVS Calculator. 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 an abundance of caution and, because in our unhappy experience, the AMA interprets its rights (in our opinion) overly broadly, we created this tool …