Time to broom out the mailbox. In no particular order:
- Someone(s) at PCC took the time to update our "How To Write A Financial Policy" article over on PedSource. Good content.
- Head over to the AMA lawsuit page from time to time.If you participate with Well Point/Anthem, Health Net, Humana, BCBS or many others and you are having trouble getting paid for add-on codes or the -25/59 modifiers, you can file a complaint and get some resolution. Poke around there.
- Now the Washington Post is starting to wonder if the CCHIT/HIMSS connection is a little too cozy. As a card-carrying member of one of the CCHIT workgroup committees, I fully support some significant chunk of what CCHIT has tried to do. 50%? 70%? 40%? I don't know, but it's big. However, I also share many of the concerns that some industry watchdogs outline, and the Obama-bucks are only making things worse.
- The AMA, whom I usually critique, is at least helping physicians prepare for the change to ICD-10. You can attend their teleconference and ogle their presentation about ICD-10 prep.
- I've been speaking to 5 practices, lately, about starting some flavor of concierge pediatric practices! I'm thinking of putting together a resource site for them - mailing list, documents, etc. Any interest? Here's another article about a practice who is living the dream. Thanks to histalk2.com for spotting it.
- Did I mention that our summer practice management and coding event in Orlando is now officially endorsed by the AAP? No? Well...it is! Sign up, space really is limited.
- If you're not reading the Pediatric Inc. blog, start now. Sure, he flatters me all the time, but that's not nearly as important as his great content. I won't go on-and-on about why I like it except to say: he hits the nail on the head over and over again. Required reading, imo.