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Vaccine Waivers Galore

My apologies for the recent hiatus.  In the year and a half I’ve been blogging, I haven’t gone more than 3-4 days between posts, I think, except for the last week.  Even during vacation.  It’s just been a super busy week.  We’re Shipping Out To Boston today (have to go pick up the van) and …

NEW IMMUNIZATION ALLIANCE ISSUES NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION

Sorry about those all-caps, I just pasted that from a press release.  I’m at home watching the Little Rascals with the boys who are enjoying it more than I expected. The rascals are no Abbott and Costello or, more importantly, Jonny Quest, but still funny. I am fascinated to reach the moment in each of …

AAP’s 2009 RBRVS Response

Thanks to my new bf at the AAP (to whom I am significantly indebted), here is a copy of the AAP’s response to the proposed RVU changes for 2009. I wrote about this a few weeks ago and would like to remind you all that you have one more day to get your comments in …

Fear and Loathing in Idaho

Blue sky? Check. Clear lake? Check. Super slow Internet connection? Check. New digital camera dumped in the above lake? Check. As promised, and not threatened, I am on vacation this week. Was just in Seattle (had a blast) am now in McCall, ID for a few days. Will head to Sun Valley shortly and then …

Quick Users’ Conference Update

The blog is going to be thin this week because I’m dawn to dusk at the Users’ Conference. Today is our official Practice Management Conference and I still have to get my “keynote” speech together within the hour! Time to get out of my bathrobe. It has been a pleasure seeing all the familiar faces, …

Pediatric RBRVS Danger – Get The Word Out (CMS knocks Imms Admin)

Get your letter writing implements out, spread the word, tell everyone you know. Really. I can’t over-dramatize this issue. I reported the expected pediatric-focused changes to the 2009 RVUs two weeks ago and pointed out how CMS is not planning to add the appropriate value to the PE elements of immunization administration. IIRC – and …

Questions and Answers from April Pediatric Practice Management and Coding Conference

Long overdue, but I did try to get them right. Thanks go out to Donelle Holle as well as Igor and Q who helped check them out before posting. If you’d like a nice, neat copy, you can download the PDF. I was going to post the entire thing here, but it is much too …

More 99339 and 99340 Data

As promised, here’s a glimpse into the Care Plan Oversight usage among PCC clients from 2006 through April 2008. They used the code twelve times. No, not per month, per client, or even per year. Twelve times, total, among all our pediatricians. Now, this isn’t an enormous surprise. It’s a largely unknown and misunderstood pair …

Fall 2008 Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Conference

Whew, we have finally gotten our ducks in a row and announce our Fall Pediatric Coding and PM conference in Columbus, OH on September 17. It’s the usual deal: AAP endorsed and AAP members get in cheaper. The individual class titles include: Free Online Practice Management Tools Coding Primer Give Me the Money: How to …

Another Immunization-Vaccine Chart

It’s been tough getting to the blog the last week or so. I’ve been busy getting ready for our Pediatric Practice Management Conference in August (why aren’t you signed up?!) and will announce later this week a new AAP-endorsed event in Columbus, OH on September 17 (save the date!) and a teleconference series sponsored by …