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Choosing an EHR at the VT AAP

I was on the phone yesterday with a client from Rhode Island who was taking the time to tell me about his practice's search for an EHR. To my surprise, they had flown down to visit another customer...

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RVU 2008 Update

First, I have to be clear: my knowledge of the arcane RBRVS system, the RUC committees, CMS, etc., is all driven by my work for pediatricians. Thus, I have a very skewed view of how it works. Almost...

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Highmark Lawsuit (Feb Deadline!)

[Before I begin, it looks like there might be an important RVU update later today!]

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Pediatric Practice Vitals Dashboard Coming

We've been working on it for a long time (toooo long), but we are just about to officially release our Practice Vitals Dashboard service to PCC customers.

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Medical Mission Opportunity

December 15, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I've always appreciated the effort some of our clients to participate in medical missions. Dr. Stoller did a presentation at our Users' Conference last summer about her experience and people were...

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Pediatric Utilization and RVU 2008

December 13, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

As promised - or threatened, I suppose - here is a breakdown of the expected impact of the 2008 coding changes based on pediatric utilization.

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I Cry a Sad Tear for Wealthy HMOs

December 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

As I've said before, sometimes they write themselves.

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Bad News Update from Medicare (RVU 2008)

December 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Received this from a chain of interested parties (AMA -> AAP -> little ol' me) regarding the status of the 10% cut presently scheduled for Medicare:

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Patients and Doctors vs. THEM

December 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I have a bad habit of writing my blogs late at night or early in the morning, which isn't always the smartest thing from both an articulation/clarity and family-relations perspective. This is a test...

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2008 RVU Analysis, Part I - GPCI!

November 30, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Each year, when the new RVU values and rates are announced, a tremendous amount of attention is paid to the "Conversion Factor" - is it going down 10% this year, after all? Will the cut only be 5%?...

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