Jun 12

Latest Pediatric E&M Distribution Benchmark

By request (check the comments), here is the latest Pediatric E&M Distribution data from PCC. You can’t get it much fresher than this – a few million E&M CPT codes, from May 2007 to May 2008. I had a good, … Continue reading

May 22

After-Hours Codes And Other Scheduling-Based Codes (99050, 99051, 99053, 99058)

In 2008, the CPT definition of the classic “after-hours” codes changed. Gone is all the rigmarole about whether your hours are “posted” or whether your patients know you are open on weekends and all the other commentary that used to … Continue reading

Feb 21

Pediatric E&M Distribution Update

A note over on an MGMA mailing list reminded me that I haven’t done any good benchmarks in a while, so why not quickly publish our latest pediatric E&M distribution results. Here’s a comparison of PCC’s pediatric E&M distribution, 2007 … Continue reading

Feb 18

A Pediatric E&M Tidbit

While I’m mentioning samples from my seminar collection, here’s something I just received from PCC’s coding Igor (ette). She was at a local E&M coding conference and reported this tidbit: Comprehensive exam is defensible for Medical Necessity simply by virtue … Continue reading

Jan 21

Physician’s Practice Annual Fee Schedule Survey

Physician’s Practice magazine has released, both in print and on-line, the results from their annual Fee Schedule survey. On one hand, I continue to applaud PP’s effort. On the other hand, their data continues to diverge from ours considerably. In … Continue reading

Jan 07

E&M Distribution of -25 Modified Codes

Last week, Igor and I were looking at the usage of -25 Modified E&M codes as the information about them is a bit of an unspoken subject in our business. I can’t find any good, definitive sources so, as usual, … Continue reading

Jan 04

Pediatric Modifier 25 Usage

Need proof that this is the best pediatric practice management resource on the planet? Check it out.   Oh, first: major drama at PCC’s office last night. Let’s hope this post is the closest I come to being a war … Continue reading

Dec 17

Pediatric Practice Vitals Dashboard Coming

We’ve been working on it for a long time (toooo long), but we are just about to officially release our Practice Vitals Dashboard service to PCC customers. “Dashboard?” you ask. “What’s a dashboard?” You’ll know them as soon as you … Continue reading