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Ingenix Followup

[Preceding Commercial: don’t miss a full day of coding and practice management education on this Friday, March 25, 2011 in Miami!] Almost two years ago, I had my second blog piece about UHC, Ingenix, and what I felt (and was later confirmed to be) was their bogus fee schedule data.  Turns out that they ripped …

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 …

Ingenix Busted!

Andrew Cuomo, you are my new friend. It’s also nice to feel vindicated.  Lynn Cramer, pay attention – this relates to your questions to me about St. Anthony’s RVU values.  For anyone who is using St. Anthony’s or Ingenix to set prices, etc., pay attention here! Ingenix, owned by United, settled with the state of …

Ingenix and Open Source in the Same Title?!

It’s Friday, I have a head-cold and sore throat, and all the pressure of farm/T-ball coaching has gotten to me. So, today, I am going to let someone else do all the work. Head over to Crossover Health, where Dr. Shreeve has picked up on an announcement from the Ingenix CEO that they will open-source …

Perhaps I Spoke Too Soon (More UHC/Ingenix and Oxford/Alerts)

Just as Dr. Stoller hit PedTalk with the info, I was reading the teaser over on FierceHealthcare: Now, a consumer is raising the stakes a bit by attempting to get class action status for a suit against Ingenix itself. I’ve written about my experience with the Ingenix “data” and their relationship with UHC, though I …

Andrew Cuomo, UnitedHealthCare: Duh

Those of you who have the misfortune of having spent time with me know that I tell a lot of stories, often more than once. I also use the same punchlines a lot. One little routine I’ve inserted into seminars, phone calls, and lunches a thousand times over the last decade is the UHC/Ingenix piece. …