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April 17 Coding Conference Update

February 29, 2008 / 0 Comments / in practice management / by Chip Hart

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...

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Measles, Immunization Registries

February 27, 2008 / 0 Comments / in vaccines / by Chip Hart

I have to admit that it's difficult to keep up with the blog when I get hit by a combination of visits to clients, snow days, a sick kid, and school vacation. Woo hoo. I often find myself sitting up...

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Perfect Pediatric Concierge Practice Example

February 23, 2008 / 0 Comments / in concierge medicine, insurance / by Chip Hart

Over on one of the MGMA mailing lists (whose content and quality seem to diminish over time), the ED of an interesting organization - True North: Maine's Center for Functional Medicine and the...

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WSJ Looking into UHC Problems - Help Out!

February 23, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

From Susanne Madden, queen of The Verden Group:

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Pediatric E&M Distribution Update

February 21, 2008 / 0 Comments / in coding, benchmarks / by Chip Hart

A note over on an MGMA mailing list reminded me that I haven't done any good benchmarks in a while, so why not quickly publish our latest pediatric E&M distribution results. Here's a comparison of...

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A Pediatric E&M Tidbit

February 18, 2008 / 0 Comments / in coding / by Chip Hart

While I'm mentioning samples from my seminar collection, here's something I just received from PCC's coding Igor (ette). She was at a local E&M coding conference and reported this tidbit:

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Andrew Cuomo, UnitedHealthCare: Duh

February 14, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance, practice management, rvu / by Chip Hart

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...

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Concierge Pediatric Practice

February 14, 2008 / 0 Comments / in concierge medicine, insurance / by Chip Hart

Back on the SOAPM list, I saw an interesting discussion about concierge practices. There was the usual commentary ('Only crazy people in super special circumstances could do that!'), so I thought I'd...

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E-Bills and Eligibility

February 06, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

Igor has been very busy lately, and he decided to look into how much our clients benefit from using two of Partner's features: the ability to send "electronic bills" and automatically check...

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CCHIT and Pediatricians

February 04, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance, aap / by Chip Hart

Over the past year or so, we have had a lot of questions here at PCC about CCHIT certification. "Will PCC's EHR be certified? Is a non-CCHIT certified EHR bad? Do we need a CCHIT certified EHR?"

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More Housecleaning

February 01, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance, aap / by Chip Hart

I have a backup of pediatric benchmarks (a really cool location-adjusted revenue one is coming), but some items I have to get out of my queue:

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