So, the furnace broke some time last night, just in time for our
first real snow. As I waited at home for the repair guy to arrive (his
truck broke down on the way), I’ve had to be on the phone with my neck
scrunched for the last hour. Which means no great updates to the blog
when I have some pretty awesome stuff to share. So, I’ll just play catch up and then we’ll get back to RVUs for a bit, immunization purchasing organizations, etc.
Things I want to share with the world in the meantime:
- searchingpediatrics.com is interesting. To quote: “Searching pediatric peer-reviewed information from AAP Policies and Guidelines and Pediatrics journal, AMA GAPS, Bright Futures, Brown Pediatric Surgery Handbook, CDC Yellow Book, DSM-IV-TR, eMedicine, Epocrates, FDA Orange Book, Hopkins Dermatology Image Atlas, Iowa Neonatology Handbook, Merck Manual, and Medecins Sans Frontieres.”
Simple, effective interface. I like it.
- A great piece forwarded to PedTalk (but didn’t make it, yet) by the RWJF entitled “From Volume to Value: Transforming Health Care Payment and Delivery Systems to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs” whose first recommendation is “Pay
primary care physicians for services they are not reimbursed for now,
such as care management, that have been demonstrated to help people
stay healthy…” A good read.
- All I am going to say about this one is “Duh!” Read this piece from the AMA and look for the awesome punchline at the end, care of The Verden Group.
I have a PILE of RVU-related data to share, including the BIG ITEM
(what is the real effect on the 2009 RVUs on pediatricians), so I’ll
have to get up at dawn to do it. Sorry for the delay.