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2008 RVU Updates Out

[Note: Since this post, there are have been major changes to the RVUs. Check more recent posts in this blog, like this one.  You may also want to go directly to PCC's on-line RVU tools.]

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Health Gift Cards Scam

November 13, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

If you don't have the time to read this all, I'll provide my conclusion here: JR is right. "Healthcare gift cards" fall only a few centimeters short of being an out-and-out scam, imo.

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"You were right - it was easy."

November 12, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

This may be my favorite email of, well, November 2007.  If not the year:

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Coding Institute Survey

November 11, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Jennifer Godreau, from the Coding Institute, wrote to me the other day to ask whether their Pediatric Coding Alert is covering enough of the right material. You see, PCC customers get a free...

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Coding and Practice Management Events

By the time any reasonable person reads this, I will be giving or have given a talk at the local AAP VT Fall meeting here in Burlington. I am quite flattered that Dr. Aakre thought me capable of...

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Phone Reminders for Flu Shots

November 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in managed care, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

One thing leads to another and I found myself poking around the American Journal of Managed Care today. Doesn't that title seem redundant to you? As though there might be, say, a Canadian version of...

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You Can Negotiate

November 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

It's email like this that keeps me going.

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Inside A Dog

November 04, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

It's a Sunday and things are crazy (anyone else with kids who play hockey?). However, I couldn't resist passing this one along. I know there are a lot of PedTalk readers here - over 100, on Friday...

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Science vs. Jenny McCarthy

November 02, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

For those who missed it, here is most of a recent editorial in the WSJ by Dr. Ari Brown responding to Jenny McCarthy's recent book which blames immunizations for her child's autism. You can find the...

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United and the -25 modifier (partial good news . . . for once)

November 01, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Announced by SOAPM and the AAP today:

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