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Revenue Per Visit Benchmark For Pediatricians

A little over a week ago I gave my standard “Pediatric Benchmarks” talk (newly updated with some fascinating clinical benchmarks!) and I found myself summarizing the two or three most important measures I use when consulting for practices.  I suppose it’s ranking your favorite vital signs – they are all useful, and they all require …

Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven’t updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time.  The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons: Vaccines work Practices are paying attention to preventive care We’ve had a few low-viral seasons High …

HPV Coverage

Last week, there was discussion on the SOAPM list about HPV coverage rates and the factors that affect it.  There is some consensus that the importance of this vaccine is more difficult to communicate to parents as many of them (illogically) relate it to sexual activity and don’t want to open that Pandora’s Box with …

Pediatric Benchmarks for RVU Rate by Procedure Type

Thanks to the impetus provided by an inspired comment on the previous blog entry, Igor and I got excited about the idea of analyzing the average RVU rate for all CPT codes, broken down by procedure type.  Are “well codes” paid at the same rate as “sick codes?”  What about hospital visits?  Imms Admin? Well, …

2004 Sick-to-Well Analysis

The other day, I posted our new Sick:Well visit benchmarks that take into account the -25 modifier usage.  I remarked that there appeared to be an interesting dip in the benchmark in 2004 and asked if anyone had an explanation. Turns out that Chipsblog Super Fan (my label) Dr. Suzanne Berman did a little research …

Why I Like My Job (Patient Recall 101)

While I was at Skytop lecturing last week, I ran into JR Vought – actually, he literally ran into me on purpose – who proceeded to do what he usually does in my classes, which is ask me questions which are somewhere between really good and yanking my chain. JR pays attention, you see, and …

Pediatric Benchmark: Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio

A long time ago, PCC came up with the concept of an important pediatric clinical measurement, the Sick-to-Well Visit ratio.  The concept was straightforward: how could we encapsulate, in a single number, a practice’s focus on providing preventive care? The ratio and another (intentional) use – it’s a really good indicator of the financial health …

Flu Vaccine Efficacy

Let me preface this information with two important facts: What I’m about to show you has a serious sample size issue. What I’m about to show you has a serious data structure issue But it’s still interesting.  A friend of PCC (you know who you are) asked me whether or not we can judge the …

Pediatric A/R Data

n a day or so, I’m going to do an interesting followup on our examination of the impact of the economy on pediatric practices, so something related to tide you over For reasons I can’t explain, our clients have seen their median A/Rs drop significantly in the last quarter.  Note that if there is a …

Pediatric Physical Rate (Data GOLD)

For years, I have promoted the concept of doing more well visits in your pediatric practice.  I believe that it’s not only a clinically superior path, it also is more financially beneficial to the practice. Among the many positions I take during these talks is that the visits most often missed in your practices are …