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Executive Salaries

July 09, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Lest anyone think I'm a communist, I want to make it clear that I don't think a single-payor system is the sole solution to the health care problems in the US. I don't, however, think it's the Bogey...

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P4P Mess

July 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

To date, our customers have faired quite well under most of the P4P plans.  We have some clients adding (it appears) as much as 10% to their bottom lines.  We had one client pay for their new EHR...

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My New Favorite Contract Clause

July 03, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I know we have all seen it - in theory, at least. Too many people sign without reading. But this snippet sums it all up. And it's not even from one of the "bad" HMOs:

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AAP Endorsed Pediatric Coding Seminar, Aug 22 2007 NYC

July 02, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

That's right - the AAP decided to get out of the seminar management business (at least for now) and we were asked to step in. Which we were grateful to do (thanks, Dr. Lander!).

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Trench Stories II (or, "Do The Math")

It's difficult to narrow down the math stories to just one, there are so many, but here's this week's for a start. From one of the only payors who behaves worse than United/Oxford, a letter to a...

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Trench Stories I (or, “Harnessing Mom Power”)

June 28, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Over the next few days, I'm going to post a sampling of stories of the things I've seen from our clients just this week regarding insurance negotiations. As so perfectly put by Dr. Rogu in a recent...

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Just ran into this fascinating site. It's the mp3-blog from the Journal of Medical Practice Management. Some of the pieces are excellent (though I don't think that small groups are going to become a...

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Immunization Registry Woes

June 22, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

When we first began working with various immunization registry programs over 10 years ago, we were really excited. What a great idea! All the data is there, why not use it to improve healthcare?  PCC...

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The Tide Rises . . . as does my backlog

June 11, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I see a small pile of 1/2 finished entries. My travel schedule is making it difficult these days!

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Fighting the Empire

June 08, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

A customer called me yesterday to ask, "[Evil Empire HMO] has finally come to the table and is offering me 100% of Medicare on my E&Ms...should I take it?"

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