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Fun with CCHIT (New Child Health Certification Criteria)

CCHIT has announced the new optional Child Health Certification Criteria. Click on the link, read the PDF, get a sense of what hoops the pediatric EHR world is going to have to jump through shortly. I have been critical of the CCHIT certification process before. My position hasn’t changed: CCHIT certification is misused and misunderstood …

Spring 2008 Pediatric Coding Conference

It’s official. PCC’s Spring 2008 Pediatric Coding Conference will be held on April 17 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. You can get all of the details here, some of which are repeated below. To sign up, race here. We sold out in NYC last time and this venue is a lot nicer and …

Quirky Software Companies

I was 3/4 of the way through a follow up piece on the Physician’s Practice Reimbursement Survey when I realized that some of the data is so goofy that I ought not really say much about it. That is, I can’t really reach a conclusion about Pediatric Surgeons averaging $5 for 99212s through 99215s.  Is …

Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There’s no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn’t good enough? Actually, my apologies for some confusing data. Let me explain yesterday’s post in more detail and, perhaps, …

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 effect, the fortunes of PCC customers continue to rise while those of PP contributors continue …

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, we have to create our own. Two days ago, I posited that the distribution of …

Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Event

Save the date: April 17. It’s not official yet – we’re confirming a location – but we hope and expect to produce a pediatric coding and practice management seminar in the greater Washington DC area on or around April 17.  It will be nearly identical to the one we produced in NYC in August.  We …