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E&M Cheat Sheet Update!

Well, I had no choice. V2.0 is up here (OpenOffice version), here (M$ Word), and here (PDF version). Thanks to those who helped, including a few who wrote me off line and Q, who helped edit the new...

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E&M Coding "Cheat Sheet"

I almost forgot about this, but Igor mentioned that a client asked for it, so here we are.I got the original idea from a couple sources, including the GA AAP and Island Coast Pediatrics a long time...

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Cory Doctorow's Essay on Rare Events

I was following links from someone's Twitter account of the seminar I'm attending and fell into this essay:

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Catch Up and Dashboards

I have been a little remiss in my blog duties lately - "work" intervenes. As I type, I am attending a class on dashboard design with Igor. We've been fascinated by what we have learned during our...

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Quick Insurance Termination Letter Samples

After the third request for these this week, I figured I'd post them to the blog. They're text instead of PDF for easy cut-n-paste action, imagine that. The supposition here is that this is to an...

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The Bottom of the Totem Pole

We all knew this already. Here's another study showing Pediatricians a distant last in the income category. It's Fierce HealthCare's take on a WSJ Blog.

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The AMA's "Cure For Claims" (Wow!)

I don't know how I missed this announcement (thanks, Bob @ PhysAll), but the AMA has embarked on an advocacy campaign specifically targeting the baloney that goes on during the insurance claim...

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Quick (Aetna, SOAPM)

I'm busy writing another piece for the SOAPM newsletter and it's really taking up my time. I'm truly honored to be given the opportunity to provide them comment but, whew, it takes a lot of work....

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Latest Pediatric E&M Distribution Benchmark

By request (check the comments), here is the latest Pediatric E&M Distribution data from PCC. You can't get it much fresher than this - a few million E&M CPT codes, from May 2007 to May 2008. I had a...

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

The letter begins:

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Insurance Negotiation Story #175

I've ranted about how "getting big" is not an automatic recipe for success when negotiating with insurance companies. It's rare, in my experience, that the cost of merging offices is outweighed on...

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Pediatric Research in Office Settings

About fifteen years ago (yikes), I got a call from the practice I was just visiting in southern NJ. The doctor was looking for a report from Partner that would make his life easier. At the time, he...

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If Crime Doesn't Pay, How About Being A Pediatrician?

First, I am on the road this week - visiting clients, enjoying some upgrade work (keeps me fresh), and picking up a new pinball machine while our old one gets worked on. New Jersey is always an...

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