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New Patient Benchmarks

One of my little birdies mentioned discussions on the SOAPM mailing list about new patient benchmarks – what kind of visit volume should be focused on new visits? Although, on a practice by practice basis, it’s difficult to determine what these figures should be, having the benchmarks can help. Here they are:   Make sure …

2008 Pediatric Productivity Data

Wow, I’ve got some awesome data today.  So awesome, it even trumps a series of important pediatric RVU and H1N1 announcements (care of the helpful people at the AAP) and Jill Stoller’s NBC debut. What would trump that kind of information? Igor and I (note how I take credit) have gone through all of the …

Well Visit Coverage Data

I love pediatric benchmarks.  Knowing the real underlying behavior in my clients’ offices helps me speak to them and understand them better.  There’s a particular joy and insight to finding data that challenges the status quo understanding that physicians have of their own offices. Here’s one, and this is very, very interesting data.  Ask a …

Pediatric Benchmark: Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio

A long time ago, PCC came up with the concept of an important pediatric clinical measurement, the Sick-to-Well Visit ratio.  The concept was straightforward: how could we encapsulate, in a single number, a practice’s focus on providing preventive care? The ratio and another (intentional) use – it’s a really good indicator of the financial health …

Live From Dallas + Some Correlations

I am, again, in the back of the room at our Coding and Practice management event and listening to Dr. Tuck. I have to steal a line or two from him, he’s got some good ones. Dr. Lander is next. I’ve noticed some real changes in the audiences I speak to over the last few …

Catch Up and Dashboards

I have been a little remiss in my blog duties lately – “work” intervenes. As I type, I am attending a class on dashboard design with Igor. We’ve been fascinated by what we have learned during our development of our PCC dashboards – if you want to check out a sample, go for it (name: …

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, in-depth, analysis earlier this year. To understand the chart, let me explain a few things. …