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More COVID Pediatric Data

April 04, 2020 / 0 Comments / in telemedicine, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

I'm trying to do a deep dive into immunization rates, but I pulled these two up-to-date views into the impact COVID is having on independent pediatric practices.

First, when I post data like the average charge or visit information for our clients across the country, it can tell an accurate story about changes across time for a large group of practices.  Sometimes, though, we need to take a slice of that data to see how things are distributed.  

That's a long winded way to say, "Here's a view of the distribution of COVID production impact."  We know that some practices are much harder hit than others.  I grabbed the average charges for January and February and compared them to March...here's what it looks like:

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The largest segment of PCC's clients - 16% - were down 41% in March (the "59%" spot on the x-axis).  As you can see, there are a number of practices who down as little as 20% or less, but a number of already passed the 50% line.  If I have time, we're going to break it down geographically next week.

Next, I wanted to look more at the impact of telemedicine.  I've posted some data already, but one thing I wanted to examine is how many practices are actually billing for telemedicine?  Here we go:

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Going back to the beginning of the year, the percentage of PCC practices using at least one telemedicine code every day.  You can see that by 03/21 we passed over 50% and are looking at 70% going into last week.  

Who are you 30% who still aren't billing for telemedicine?

Tags: telemedicine, COVID, Coronavirus

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