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Google's Health Application

After the fall AAP meeting, I wrote about the inherent dangers of Microsoft's new Health portal. It should be no surprise that Google has gotten into the act - there are hundreds of millions of...

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After-Hours Codes And Other Scheduling-Based Codes (99050, 99051, 99053, 99058)

In 2008, the CPT definition of the classic "after-hours" codes changed. Gone is all the rigmarole about whether your hours are "posted" or whether your patients know you are open on weekends and...

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Final 96110 and More Personalized Medicine

I have some fascinating data about the after hours, etc., codes (9905x) coming, but I wanted to share these two followup tidbits before I forget:

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"We will not sacrifice profitability for membership."

They usually write themselves.

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96110 Reimbursement Followup

As promised, here's a followup to my 96110 data from the other day. It's interesting to see how 96110 usage has increased in pediatricians over the years, but what are folks getting paid? Here's the...

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I just stumbled onto a goldmine of a blog whom I've referenced before but I hadn't really explored. Lo! and Behold! a series of fascinating pieces about the concierge medicine concept but with...

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96110 - Great News From Cigna (I Don't Make This Stuff Up)

During the production of this blog, I have noticed a certain amount of serendipity with the information I take the time to share. If I mention, say, the concept of concierge medicine, I'll get a call...

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96110 Usage Among Pediatricians

The 96110 CPT code...now properly included in AAP preventive care protocols, thanks to Bright Futures. Many practices have performed the screening tests for years, but only few pediatricians actually...

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Coordination of Care Form (and Good Story #175)

Dr. Rona Stein, in response to a request on PedTalk for a "good form [you] use to track time for coordination of care" was generous enough to offer the following form. It may not be the Magna Carta,...

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Insured Suffering, Too

Ripe from the NYTimes two days ago, our very own Richard Lander, M.D., quoted:

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