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Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Event

Save the date: April 17.

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Holiday Reading

Today's missive has no practice management value.  It is pediatric related, though.

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"Insurance execs: Stop lining your pockets"

Medical Economics has commented on Susanne Madden's article about Medical Cost Ratios [link removed]. Haven't read it yet? Don't do so just before bed, it will keep you up.

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Quick Face Lift

December 21, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

If you're reading this message, you've probably noticed a change or two to the layout here.  I'm just letting anyone who is surprised by this know that it's deliberate.

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Because We Love RVUs (2006 vs. 2007)

I've had a request to post some information about the 2008 RVU impact, but I've decided to wait a day or two for the dust to settle about the latest news. Hope you don't mind. In the meantime, let's...

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RVU Update #7, Good

All the RVU drama makes it hard for me to get to other things, but here is the latest from my generous and favorite inside source (instead of using an inappropriate 70s adult film nickname, we'll use...

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Choosing an EHR at the VT AAP

I was on the phone yesterday with a client from Rhode Island who was taking the time to tell me about his practice's search for an EHR. To my surprise, they had flown down to visit another customer...

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RVU 2008 Update

First, I have to be clear: my knowledge of the arcane RBRVS system, the RUC committees, CMS, etc., is all driven by my work for pediatricians. Thus, I have a very skewed view of how it works. Almost...

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Highmark Lawsuit (Feb Deadline!)

[Before I begin, it looks like there might be an important RVU update later today!]

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Pediatric Practice Vitals Dashboard Coming

We've been working on it for a long time (toooo long), but we are just about to officially release our Practice Vitals Dashboard service to PCC customers.

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Medical Mission Opportunity

December 15, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I've always appreciated the effort some of our clients to participate in medical missions. Dr. Stoller did a presentation at our Users' Conference last summer about her experience and people were...

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Pediatric Utilization and RVU 2008

December 13, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

As promised - or threatened, I suppose - here is a breakdown of the expected impact of the 2008 coding changes based on pediatric utilization.

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I Cry a Sad Tear for Wealthy HMOs

December 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

As I've said before, sometimes they write themselves.

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Bad News Update from Medicare (RVU 2008)

December 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in aap, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Received this from a chain of interested parties (AMA -> AAP -> little ol' me) regarding the status of the 10% cut presently scheduled for Medicare:

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Patients and Doctors vs. THEM

December 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I have a bad habit of writing my blogs late at night or early in the morning, which isn't always the smartest thing from both an articulation/clarity and family-relations perspective. This is a test...

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