benchmarks

Well Visit Coverage and Appointment Depth

Ever find a dollar bill in your pocket?  Bonus!  Today's episode is just like that...I was searching through my pile of data files looking for something when I stumbled upon an analysis I put together last year but forgot to share: does appointment d...
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Revenue Per Visit Benchmark For Pediatricians

A little over a week ago I gave my standard "Pediatric Benchmarks" talk (newly updated with some fascinating clinical benchmarks!) and I found myself summarizing the two or three most important measures I use when consulting for practices.  I suppose...
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Pediatric Chart Accuracy

PCC's A1 Coding Resource, Jan, shared with me some interesting data today.  She has kept track of her chart audits dating back to 2008 and wondered what the results looked like.  The E&M results are fascinating.
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Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven't updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time.  The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons:
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HPV Coverage

Last week, there was discussion on the SOAPM list about HPV coverage rates and the factors that affect it.  There is some consensus that the importance of this vaccine is more difficult to communicate to parents as many of them (illogically) relate i...
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VFC Flu Vaccine Delay Survey

Yes, I am asking you to complete another survey.  But it's vital and fast - and needs to be done this weekend!  And the topic is especially timely.  Our last survey here got picked up by the national media.  Let's see what we can do here to change VF...
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Vaccine Refusal Policy Survey

I am trying to get an understanding of the relative percentage of pediatric practices who have vaccination requirements for their patients.  I don't know for certain how common it really is - my gut feeling is that far more practices try to limit the...
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

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I had a great time speaking to Drs. Bravo and Rogu on their growing podcast, The Pediatric Lounge, to discuss the state of independent pediatricians and the use of data in a pediatric practice.  They are cranking out episodes (which is a good thing) and anyone who supports independent pediatricians should tune in to their effort.  What they are doing takes a tremendous amount of work and their guest list is amazing (well, besides me). They turned our conversation into back-to-back episodes (32 and 33), "Independent Pediatric Practice 2022" and "Data Data Data and Managing a Pediatric Office." If you prefer video, you catch up on their YouTube channel.
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