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AAP Endorsed Pediatric Coding Seminar, Aug 22 2007 NYC

That’s right – the AAP decided to get out of the seminar management business (at least for now) and we were asked to step in. Which we were grateful to do (thanks, Dr. Lander!). Unless you are the king or queen of coding, get yourself to NYC on Aug 22, the day before the big …

CA Chapter 2 / Vegas Meeting

I always forget to leave notes about where we are going to be and what we’re doing when we get there! * NEW PCC Pediatric Solutions Workshop in Las Vegas, May 20 Put your practice ahead of the curve with expert guidance from PCC. PCC’s Pediatric Solutions consulting group brings their expertise to you through …

One Small Lawsuit for Mankind

I have to come up with an analogy for the Great Medical Insurance problem here in the US. The Rebels vs. The Empire? Robin Hood vs. The Sheriff of Nottingham? David vs. Goliath? None of these is just right, but they each contain elements of the issue: a giant, controlling source of pain and trouble …

Slowly Turning Tide

Vaccines may be saving the lives of children, but they are killing the docs who give them. Pediatricians have to pre-purchase tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of vaccines, insure them while they sit in the fridge, and then are often paid at or less than what they paid for the vaccines themselves when …

2007 RVU Snag

The 2007 RVU changes were a bit of a mess. Read the AAP’s RVU brochure you’ll see this little tidbit: Budget Neutrality: Statutory guidelines indicate that revisions to the RVUs for physician services may not alter physician expenditures within the Medicare RBRVS physician fee schedule by more than $20 million from the principal expenditures that …