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Lipton Health – A Pediatric Concierge Model

I was recently introduced to Diane Lipton Dennis, the CEO at Lipton Health.  Someone thought that I might appreciate her approach to pediatric medical care, which has been to put together a concierge program not for herself, but as a replicable model to be delivered anywhere in the country. In other words, if you’re thinking …

Delayed NCE Blog

[Most of this blog was originally ‘penned’ live from the NCE, but a conspiracy of time-consuming events – namely, dining out with Friends of PCC – kept me from completing it on time.] I’m seated at our booth (1827 I think), debriefing myself about yesterday’s events. Whew, busy time.  We must have 2x more staff here …

So, Who Is Going to the NCE?

San Francisco, here we come.  If you’re going to the NCE and would like to say hello, I’d be honored! It’s going to be crazy, but that just gives us more opportunities to get together. Stop by our booth (#1827) or the Office of the Future exhibit.  We’ll also be first on the docket at …

Swine Flu Coding and Other Interesting News

Buried, which seems to be my status since August.  Some interesting items:  An official study indicating that the use of an EHR can improve primary care and supports the Medical Home model.  This is something our clients have known for 25 years.  Again, the MGMA tells us that “Medical practice revenues fall.”  At first, I …

Surveys, Admin Fees . . . a Pediatric Potpourri

Every day, I make a little “to do” list next to my mouse pad andabout 1/3 of the time, the word “blog” ends up without a line throughit.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I have ten minutes to make sureit gets a line. Dr. Stoller has been particularly helpful lately as she passes me …

The Concierge Concept Continues to Spread

“A few weeks back, I pointed out a living, breathing example of a successful cash only pediatric business. I’ve also added a few posts about concierge pricing and what our customers are doing.Meanwhile, over on her blog, Susanne Madden adds some insightful commentary on the subject, including one point in there which is quite subtle, …