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Catch Up

I get a lot of little messages every day that I feel like I should save and/or share, but they don't add up to an entire blog entry (I don't like to do more than one a day, if that, as it feels like...

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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.

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AAP vs. ABC

Update: The AAP is no longer alone, as the AMA has issued a letter to ABC. And life wouldn't be in balance if the Immunization Action Coalition didn't weigh in as well!

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Pediatric Video Sharing Site

Has anyone here seen this site before?

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NICHQ Request

This just in from the NICHQ folks:

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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...

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Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There's no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn't...

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Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There's no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn't...

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Physician's Practice Annual Fee Schedule Survey

Physician's Practice magazine has released, both in print and on-line, the results from their annual Fee Schedule survey. On one hand, I continue to applaud PP's effort. On the other hand, their data...

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2008 RVU Spreadsheet and Calculator Complete

Whew.  They are up.  Want to know what the RVU values for the top 30 codes in pediatrics will be in 2008? Want to check any code?  I finished the Build-Your-Own RVU Calculator for 2008 and the Online...

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Paper vs. Plastic

January 11, 2008 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I hope to have time to post a good RVU calculation message this afternoon but, before I do, I wanted to share an excerpt from a PedTalk message this AM.  It comes from Dr. Lessin, with whom I often...

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Multi-year Contracts

Over the last month, I have had three practices ask me about multi-year contracts.  What do I think of them?

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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,...

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One Bite Won't Kill You

January 06, 2008 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

On PedTalk, there is a fairly cyclical discussion about "picky eaters." Once or twice a year, the issue comes up and I, as a parent, find the conversation quite compelling. Through hard work and a...

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Pediatric Modifier 25 Usage

Need proof that this is the best pediatric practice management resource on the planet? Check it out.

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Alphabet Soup (AAP, AMA, RBRVS)

I am feeling a little like the Winooski River, when it freezes over and then dams up, causing the water to overflow the banks and wreak havoc locally.

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Office Online Beta

I've got a final RVU trick or two coming, a response to the new Physician's Practice fee schedule article, and more.  I need to get this one out of my queue, though.

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