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2014 GPCI Analysis

It what has become a (nearly) annual tradition – check out 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 –  it’s time to see what the new GPCI adjustments have in store for us this year.  What’s a GPCI (pronounced “Gypsie”), you ask?  It’s the geographical adjustment made to each and every RVU based on where you practice.  You …

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 – …

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 …

Sample Pediatric Recall Letters

A call went out on SOAPM last week looking for personalized patient recall letters.  I’ve looked at hundreds over the years, so I asked for volunteers.  I immediately heard from the wonderful folks at the Child and Adolescent Clinic in Longview, WA, who allowed me to rifle through their hard word and share it here. …

Free RBRVS Calculator for 2013

Welcome to the free 2013 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 …

2008 Pediatric Productivity Data

Wow, I’ve got some awesome data today.  So awesome, it even trumps a series of important pediatric RVU and H1N1 announcements (care of the helpful people at the AAP) and Jill Stoller’s NBC debut. What would trump that kind of information? Igor and I (note how I take credit) have gone through all of the …

E&M Cheat Sheet Update!

Well, I had no choice. V2.0 is up here (OpenOffice version), here (M$ Word), and here (PDF version). Thanks to those who helped, including a few who wrote me off line and Q, who helped edit the new version.

E&M Coding “Cheat Sheet”

I almost forgot about this, but Igor mentioned that a client asked for it, so here we are.I got the original idea from a couple sources, including the GA AAP and Island Coast Pediatrics a long time ago and posted their samples on PCC. The concept is to create a little E&M cheat sheet for …

Quick Insurance Termination Letter Samples

After the third request for these this week, I figured I’d post them to the blog. They’re text instead of PDF for easy cut-n-paste action, imagine that. The supposition here is that this is to an insurance company you really don’t want to get rid of if they’d only treat you properly. And these are …