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Oxford Shenanigans

June 30, 2009 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, Dr. Stoller sent me this (and I have just been too swamped to keep up):

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Fighting For Pediatric Stimulus

June 26, 2009 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

I had an interesting conversation the other day with the sales head of one of the big EHR/PM systems (you've heard of them) who bragged to me about their lobbyists down in Washington DC and implied...

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Red Alert - Changes to First Data Bank AWP!

June 23, 2009 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

An eagle-eyed resource sent me this today:

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A Real Live Insurance Fee Schedule Analysis

June 17, 2009 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, over on PedTalk, I promised I'd make a public walk-through of an insurance fee schedule offering so folks can see the math that I like to do.  We're opening Pandora's Box here and I...

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2004 Sick-to-Well Analysis

June 09, 2009 / 0 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

The other day, I posted our new Sick:Well visit benchmarks that take into account the -25 modifier usage.  I remarked that there appeared to be an interesting dip in the benchmark in 2004 and asked...

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Anne Francis, M.D. for AAP President-Elect

June 08, 2009 / 0 Comments / in aap / by Chip Hart

Within the AAP, there are some fairly strict/arcane/goofy rules about campaigning for AAP President-Elect.  Most AAP members here are aware of how it works.

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Why I Like My Job (Patient Recall 101)

June 07, 2009 / 0 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

While I was at Skytop lecturing last week, I ran into JR Vought - actually, he literally ran into me on purpose - who proceeded to do what he usually does in my classes, which is ask me questions...

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Pediatric Benchmark: Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio

June 02, 2009 / 2 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

A long time ago, PCC came up with the concept of an important pediatric clinical measurement, the Sick-to-Well Visit ratio.  The concept was straightforward: how could we encapsulate, in a single...

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Pediatric Concierge Medicine Powow

June 01, 2009 / 0 Comments / in concierge medicine / by Chip Hart

First, I just got back from a great weekend at Skytop Lodge, where I spoke for the Goryeb Children's Hospital.  Had an excellent time, hung out with some old friends, learned a lot.  This may be the...

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