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July 2009 Pediatric Practice Management Coding Event!

t’s official – go sign up.  Space is limited.  Similar to our previous endeavors but two days, a lot of content, and the largest collection of pediatric practices in one place all year long.  The best part -it’s at Disney, you bring your family! It’s also substantially cheaper than other events held at the same …

96110 Update

I’ve written extensively about 96110 usage among practicing pediatricians in the past and wanted to provide an update for 2008/9. 96110 Charge Reimbursement Data (Paid-off Charges, 2008/9) Average Charge Average Ins. Payment Average Pers. Payment Average Total Payment 2008 $40.26 $11.01 $1.41 $12.42 2009 $38.40 $12.50 $.98 $13.48 The declining personal charges combined with the …

Questions and Answers from April Pediatric Practice Management and Coding Conference

Long overdue, but I did try to get them right. Thanks go out to Donelle Holle as well as Igor and Q who helped check them out before posting. If you’d like a nice, neat copy, you can download the PDF. I was going to post the entire thing here, but it is much too …

96110 Usage Among Pediatricians

The 96110 CPT code…now properly included in AAP preventive care protocols, thanks to Bright Futures. Many practices have performed the screening tests for years, but only few pediatricians actually bill for it. I’ve seen a lot of folks ask about billing for these important parts of preventive visits, so I thought I’d gather some quick …

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 …

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 …