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E&M Cheat Sheet Update!

June 29, 2008 / 2 Comments / in coding / by Chip Hart

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"

June 26, 2008 / 2 Comments / in coding, aap / by Chip Hart

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

June 25, 2008 / 0 Comments / / by Chip Hart

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

June 25, 2008 / 1 Comment / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

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

June 20, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

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

June 20, 2008 / 0 Comments / / by Chip Hart

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!)

June 17, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance, rvu / by Chip Hart

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)

June 16, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance, aap / by Chip Hart

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

June 12, 2008 / 0 Comments / in coding, benchmarks / by Chip Hart

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

June 12, 2008 / 0 Comments / / by Chip Hart

The letter begins:

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Insurance Negotiation Story #175

June 08, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

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

June 06, 2008 / 0 Comments / in aap / by Chip Hart

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?

June 03, 2008 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

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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