benchmarks

Swine Flu, Part Trois

Back in April, I wrote a piece about the opportunity many practices are missing by not embracing the swine flu issue.  I know it's easy for me to say, of course, but I think pediatric practices should be racing to be the source for providing the swin...
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Well Visit Coverage Data

I love pediatric benchmarks.  Knowing the real underlying behavior in my clients' offices helps me speak to them and understand them better.  There's a particular joy and insight to finding data that challenges the status quo understanding that physi...
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2004 Sick-to-Well Analysis

The other day, I posted our new Sick:Well visit benchmarks that take into account the -25 modifier usage.  I remarked that there appeared to be an interesting dip in the benchmark in 2004 and asked if anyone had an explanation.
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Why I Like My Job (Patient Recall 101)

While I was at Skytop lecturing last week, I ran into JR Vought - actually, he literally ran into me on purpose - who proceeded to do what he usually does in my classes, which is ask me questions which are somewhere between really good and yanking my...
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Pediatric Benchmark: Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio

A long time ago, PCC came up with the concept of an important pediatric clinical measurement, the Sick-to-Well Visit ratio.  The concept was straightforward: how could we encapsulate, in a single number, a practice's focus on providing preventive car...
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Swine Flu, Part Deux

There have not been many opportunities, lately, to provide an editorial or instructive message in most of the blog entries.  There is too much important data, too many important stories to pass along that I miss my chance to lecture for a minute.  No...
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

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A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited back to the EntreMD podcast with Dr. Una.  Apparently, our last podcast was her most popular podcast in all of 2020!
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