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 …

Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule – CPT Perspective!

With the new release of Bright Futures v4.0, many of you raced right to the famous BF periodicity schedule, just like we did.  I probably refer to that grid once or twice a month as I consult with practices or give a presentation to pediatricians about what they are supposed to be doing during well …

Independent Pediatrician, Vol 5 Is Out!

The Independent Pediatrician continues to thrive!  Our fifth issue is on its way to approximately 60,000 recipients via co-delivery with Contemporary Pediatrics. If you would like to read it in advance of your printed version, you can grab the digital version on-line. This is my favorite issue so far, with new articles about Dr. John …

Pediatric Supergroup Meeting Update

We are starting to fill in the agenda for the Pediatric Supergroup Event.   WWW site coming soon, final presentation details being worked out.  We are excited.  Here’s the brochure and schedule below.  May 26-27, NYC. Tell all your friends.

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 …

Pediatric Supergroup Meeting Announcement

Mark your calendars.  Details are forthcoming, but during the week leading up to Memorial Day, 2016, PCC plans to host a “pediatric supergroup” meeting in NYC.  You are invited. This isn’t a “PCC” conference.  This is for any practice who belongs to, or is interested in learning more about, pediatric supergroups.  What’s a supergroup?  We’re …

Seminars, NCE, and ICD-10!

I will be in Orlando on December 3 and 4th as part of the Coding Conferences event.  I’m teaching classes about setting prices, compensation models, and paying employed clinicians.  Come see me!  If you’re really interested, let me know and I can offer a few people special discounts on the event as my guest – …

EHR Impact on Primary Care, Part II

A few weeks ago, I covered the first round of results from the survey produced by Physicians’ Alliance that examined the impact of EHRs on time and productivity in the primary care market.  The results were interesting, to say the least, and support the results of our Chipsblog poll (more on that below). PhysAll has …

Housecleaning – Important Links and Resources

From my growing pile of interesting links and resources, I offer the following: 2015 NCE Practice Management Flyer – Yours truly is actually speaking twice at this year’s NCE, I’d better start working on my material!  Who is going to the NCE?  If someone has any requests for benchmark measures, let me know ASAP. Three …

Your EHR and Productivity

One of the skeletons hidden in the closet of every EHR vendor is the impact they have on the productivity of the practices.  We’ve all heard the horror stories from practices who’ve had their income cut by 30% but there’s a much more common phenomenon that not enough people bring up: the extra work at …