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Pediatric E&M Coding Training – Free Videos!

A few months ago, one of our pediatric practice management friends reached out to us to look for any good on-line resources for coding training for his pediatric clients.  “Someone must have a WWW site with videos explaining how E&M coding works for pediatricians.”  Not really, it turns out. So over the last year, Jan …

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 …

Pediatric CPT Data, 2015

I have so much data and information to share, I’ve been overwhelmed and, as a result, haven’t shared anything.  This is my effort to kick myself in gear. One thing I want to talk about is RVUs.  But to do a proper RVU analysis, I need to start with CPT usage. What are the most …

2015 CPT Update For Pediatricians (feat. Donelle Holle)

Donelle Holle is the greatest.  If you know who she is, I don’t need to explain, but for those who don’t: Donelle is one of a small handful of pediatric coding speakers worth listening to and perhaps the only person I fear following at a seminar.  Her dedication to pediatric coding education is unsurpassed. One …

2014 Pediatric RVU Comparison

I unveiled the beta version of the 2014 RVU Calculator at this weekend’s well attended (and received!) PMI conference and it seems to be in good shape, but I want to do just a little more testing before I release it here. Perhaps Wednesday. In the meantime, I was able to use the tool to …

After Hours Codes Update (99050, 99051, 99058)

In days of yore, I wrote about the pediatric usage of the 9905X CPT codes, often known as the “after hours” codes.  In fact, I think my explanation here about how they should be used is still good (corrections, suggestions welcomed).  Just before the holiday break, a request for updated data came through SOAPM – …

2011 Immunization Product Table

Updated 05/07/12 With the help of extra sets of eyes at the Verden Group and the extra-smart people at the AAP, I present to you three versions of the 2011 Immunization Product Table (someone give me a better name). This differs from previous versions I’ve done in a couple ways: Well, duh, it’s updated for …

Mark Your Calendars

Two vital dates for your schedule:   October 1, 2010 This is the new Medicare fee schedule extension date.  Until then, the 2010 Medicare rate will be maintained at the 2009 levels.  Here’s an AMA summary: This afternoon, the Senate passed H.R. 4213, a bill to extend certain tax policies and stimulate job growth, by …

2009 RVU Calculator (Free, Of Course!)

I forgot to mention last week that I updated the Build Your Own RVU calculator for 2009.  You can find it and the instructions in the PedSource library. To make a long story short, for those who don’t know it – I really don’t like the fact that do do any proper RVU analysis of …

90465 Debate Revisited

I have some very interesting continued news about TriCare and I’ve had a piece about Main Street Vaccines building for a week or two, now, but I have to address this issue first. Earlier this year, I wrote about how there is a measureable difference between the payments for a 90465/90471 and 90466/90472.  Although $1.50 …