Updates regarding events.

What Happens In Vegas…You Should Write Down and Bring Home

There is quite a lineup of pediatric practice management experts presenting in Las Vegas in January.  And me, too!  This is your best full form, intensive pediatric event in 2016 until the PCC UC in July.  Look at the line up!  Look at the topics! Sign up here.  If you register by Thanksgiving and you …

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, …

AAP’s Alternative Payment Models Webinars

Readers of this blog should be interested in the following announcement: The American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Excellence (APEX) is hosting a four part webinar series focused on Alternative Payment Models. This webinar series will be focused on payment transformation in the medical home. The following topics will be presented: 1. An Overview of Alternative …

Awesome Pediatric Practice Management/Coding Event

I get a few requests every month for when the next “pediatric coding or practice management conference is being held.”  Based on what I continue to see in most independent pediatric practices, this kind of education is still vital. The Coding Institute has finalized their pediatric agenda for an event in Orlando from Dec 5 …

NCE 2014 Photos (SOAPM+)

The NCE resembles a high school reunion more every year, for better or for worse.  This year was…better.  An outstanding SOAPM cruise, tons of new faces and voices, some excellent talks, and a very strong SOAPM section meeting.  I took a fair number of photos, about 1/3 of which are embedded below – I had …

Are You A SOAPM member?

I can’t imagine how anyone with interest in this blog wouldn’t also be a SOAPM member.   But perhaps someone out there is missing out.  SOAPM is, by far, the best source of pediatric practice management information on a national scale.  Here’s a great reason to join: The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Administration and …

CA Chapter 1 AAP Meeting Review

I am enjoying my second day of the CA Chapter 1 AAP meeting here in Tahoe. As a veteran of too many regional AAP meetings, I find it easy to be dulled by the usual flight/hotel/talk/meal/hotel/flight routine – not that I mind it, of course, but it can be so exhausting. I’ve been energized at …

Busy in 2014!

Someday, I hope our grandchildren will look back at 2014 and say, “Oh, remember all of those crazy things people used to do with silly ICD codes?”  My feelings about the impending ICD-10 delay are mixed but lean towards disappointment.  I feel particularly bad for all those practices who paid big bucks to their vendors …

Public Service Announcements

While we wait for me to do Part II of the Great January 2014 Visit Analysis,  I have three news items to share now for fear that they get buried in the next post. Here is a piece I wrote for CPP (an Ohio-based GPO) about optimizing your EHR.  Viable advice for nearly any EHR …