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Free Seminar: Patient Recall Strategy for Effective Pediatric Practice Management

The title is a mouthful, but the topic is as vital now as when I first presented on it perhaps 10 years ago.  With the encouragement of some friends, and continued requests from practices who can’t make it to a PCC, PMI, or AAP event, we’re firing up a free seminar about this topic. What …

Awesome Pediatric Practice Management/Coding Event

I get a few requests every month for when the next “pediatric coding or practice management conference is being held.”  Based on what I continue to see in most independent pediatric practices, this kind of education is still vital. The Coding Institute has finalized their pediatric agenda for an event in Orlando from Dec 5 …

Poll Results, Podcast, and PMI Events

Let’s go in reverse order. What are you doing next Saturday, Feb 1?  How about March 22 or April 5?  Unless you and your practice are already the masters of everything you do, how can you not afford to attend one of the PMI Pediatric Management conferences?  We have had rave reviews after each conference …

Confirming That Medicaid Check [Updated 12/04/13]

Please note the update below! At the PMI practice management talk last week*, I ran through my usual RVU course which concludes with a walkthrough of the free RVU calculator.  It dawned on me that it has a new use in 2013 that I hadn’t envisioned when I wrote it. Calculating what your “Medicaid boost” …

Pediatric Practice Management at Sea

Busy at the beginning of March?  Want to cruise around the Carribean and learn about pediatric practice management at the same time?  Check out this opportunity! I am trying to figure out how to participate, myself – my only reservation is the length of the trip (silly kids!).

Real Meaningful Use For Pediatricians – Nov 4, 2011

I’ll be speaking on Nov 4, 2011, from 3:15-4:30 (it’ll be more like 5pm if I do it right), for the GA AAP chapter at their annual Pediatrics On The Parkway event. I know the title of my talks says “Practice Performance Improvement: Simple Steps that Improve Patient Care & Your Bottom Line” but it’s …

2011 Users’ Conference

So many blogs to write, so little time.  I have a doozy coming, perhaps tomorrow.  In the meantime, let me talk again about our 2011 Users’ Conference. Ms. Moneypenny at PCC just sent out the following interesting statistics about the event on July 18-22. * We have 145 students registered * These folks represent 56 …

Convenience Clinics

I’m finishing up the weekend here in Skytop, PA, where I’ve tried to contribute to the annual Goryeb/Atlantic Health conference.  I always enjoy the experience but my family enjoys it even more…  The feedback I hear is that the clinical component is always excellent and it’s a pleasure to run into old friends, especially the PCC …

The Art and Business of Pediatrics

We had a knock-out AAP-endorsed practice management event in Miami two weeks ago.  I say “knock  out” because every single person who completed the survey at the end of the day gave us a perfect score in the following categories “Speakers’s Knowledge of the Subject,” “Preparation/Presentation,” “Class Materials,” and “How Would You Rate The Seminar …

Pediatric Compensation Models

At the AAP-endorsed Pediatric Coding and Practice Management events we’ve been hosting, I’ve slipped in a running piece about pediatric compensation models that gets fairly good reception.  Practices are eager to learn about how other practices pay themselves and I always enjoy seeing the open-mouthed astonishment when one practice says, “Oh, we are completely production-based” …