Anne Francis, M.D. for AAP President-Elect

June 08, 2009 / 0 Comments / in anne francis, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Within the AAP, there are some fairly strict/arcane/goofy rules about campaigning for AAP President-Elect.  Most AAP members here are aware of how it works.

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TN AAP, Stimulus Blogs, Jim Carrey, you name it . . .

There must be a stack of 10 data-related posts sitting in my in-box, but you get this cleanup announcement while I run off to coach farm league:

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Swine Flu Help

April 27, 2009 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap, flu / by Chip Hart

An important message from the AAP:

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Removal of Financial Barriers to Children's Mental Health Services

[Today's installment was ghost written by the obvious author.]

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96110 Update

I've written extensively about 96110 usage among practicing pediatricians in the past and wanted to provide an update for 2008/9.

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Tricare Update

December 17, 2008 / 0 Comments / in tricare, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

The other day, I wrote about a problem relating to Tricare’s reimbursement of immunizations.  Apparently, this is an excerpt from the AAP’s Private Payer Advocacy press release or newsletter:

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New AAP RBRVS Materials

December 17, 2008 / 0 Comments / in cms, rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

I’ve said more than once that the AAP is the first place pediatricians should go to learn about RVUs.  They have updated it and you can now find their 2009 RBRVS Conversion Spreadsheet on-line.  I...

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Pediatric Compensation Models

At the AAP-endorsed Pediatric Coding and Practice Management events we’ve been hosting, I’ve slipped in a running piece about pediatric compensation models that gets fairly good reception.  Practices...

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AAP RBRVS Policy Statement (+PP)

December 02, 2008 / 0 Comments / in physicians practice, rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

The AAP has updated and revised its RBRVS policy statement and it is included in December's Pediatrics.  Yours truly provides the full PDF here, as it remains the best description of the state of...

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The AAP Makes Me Proud Today

November 20, 2008 / 0 Comments / in icd-10, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

You don't have to spend much time with me before you hear me mumble and grumble about certain subjects, one of my favorite being the (lack of) speed at which the AAP moves and how conservative it...

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