96110 Billing Problems

April 04, 2012 / 0 Comments / in cms, rvu, Uncategorized, 96110 payment / by Chip Hart

Many of you are familiar with the 96110 RVU snafu at the beginning of 2012.  CMS removed all the RVUs for the 96110 and then, with the help of the AAP making noise, replaced the values.

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2012 96110 Update - Good News [Update]

January 03, 2012 / 0 Comments / in cms, rbrvs, rvu, Uncategorized, 96110 / by Chip Hart

It looks like your hard work paid off!  From a CMS bulletin dated 12/29/2011:

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Meaningful Use, HHS, AAP, You Name It!

After today's post, I am going to return with some really cool benchmark data (the sort of topic I prefer), but the news about EHRs is coming fast and furiously. My apologies for the length of the...

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AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update #2

Just yesterday, we had an update from the AAP about how healthcare reform items are taking shape in Washington.  Now, we have a new one, a little more fresh.  The most important part is the "ACADEMY...

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AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update

Today, I share a memo from the Federal Affairs desk of the AAP that pediatricians and their staff should consider.   Normally, I gloss over stuff like this (admit it, you do, too), but the comments...

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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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Where GPCIs Come From!

November 12, 2008 / 0 Comments / in cms, rbrvs, rvu, Uncategorized, gpci / by Chip Hart

Yesterday, I asked if anyone knows how the awkward RBRVS GPCI system is developed.  Siouxsie, of course, had the answer.  In fact, more than answer.  Those of you who are dinged by the GPCI breakdown...

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AAP's 2009 RBRVS Response

Thanks to my new bf at the AAP (to whom I am significantly indebted), here is a copy of the AAP's response to the proposed RVU changes for 2009. I wrote about this a few weeks ago and would like to...

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Pediatric RBRVS Danger - Get The Word Out (CMS knocks Imms Admin)

Get your letter writing implements out, spread the word, tell everyone you know.

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Pediatric RVU Update for 2009

It's not too soon to look ahead to 2009 to see what's in store for pediatricians as a result of the CMS machinations. I've ignored, as you can see, the drama over the last few weeks related to the...

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