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New Patient Visit Benchmark and the ACA

I mentioned I had a lot of work to do after the NCE this week.  Here’s one of the items hanging over my head (next: Down Syndrome growth charts!). During my lecture on pediatric benchmarks, someone threw me a curveball.  I feel like I’m usually pretty good with my ability to answer questions about the …

Really, We Don’t Ration Care and Access is Wonderful! (Shame on GA Caid and Aetna)

“Kids caught in Medicaid pay crossfire” says the CNN article from yesterday.  No kidding.  There are two important reasons to read this piece.  First, it highlights the challenge that pediatricians face when working with Medicaid patients – it usually doesn’t pay enough to keep your doors open.  There’s a reason why only 20% of our …