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Live From the Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Event!

I have a vision of being one of those fancy bloggers who somehow writes a “live” blog from some important event. I don’t know why, but it seems cool. So, as I type, Dr. Tuck is giving the first full lecture of the day, his CPT 101 course. Dr. Lander goes next with his “Give …

Pediatric Coding and Practice Management (April 17, Washington DC)

Our coding/PM event is filling up. I have to update the talk about Pediatric Compensation Models with more recent data, but otherwise we’re in good shape. This will be great. It’s not too late to sign up, I’d love to see you there. * April 17 Pediatric Coding Conference: Earn 5.0 CEUs! This April 17, …

More About the Myths of Medical Supergroups

I have had the distinct pleasure and honor to be allowed a few moments in the most recent issue of the SOAPM newsletter. I believe they will have it on-line for their members any-moment-now, but I do know that the printed version has gone out, as I have already received three phone calls about it. …

More Practical CCHIT Information

After my original posting about CCHIT and pediatricians, I heard from a number of folks off-line. I had the beginning of an excellent conversation of someone associated with the AAP’s effort to promote pediatric-specific features within the CCHIT process, but vacations, snow days, and fire alarms intervened. I hope to get back to that conversation …

April 17 Coding Conference Update

Registrations have been flying in for our coding conference in April.  Interestingly, most of them are from “out of town” practices – TX, TN, OH, you name it.  We were told by the hotel that DC-folks are notorious for signing up at the last minute…we may be telling them that there’s no room at the …

Andrew Cuomo, UnitedHealthCare: Duh

Those of you who have the misfortune of having spent time with me know that I tell a lot of stories, often more than once. I also use the same punchlines a lot. One little routine I’ve inserted into seminars, phone calls, and lunches a thousand times over the last decade is the UHC/Ingenix piece. …

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 …

Pediatric Modifier 25 Usage

Need proof that this is the best pediatric practice management resource on the planet? Check it out.   Oh, first: major drama at PCC’s office last night. Let’s hope this post is the closest I come to being a war correspondent. I don’t like the proximity of the event to yesterday’s message about flooding.   …

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 …