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2015 CPT Update For Pediatricians (feat. Donelle Holle)

Donelle Holle is the greatest.  If you know who she is, I don't need to explain, but for those who don't: Donelle is one of a small handful of pediatric coding speakers worth listening to and perhaps the only person I fear following at a seminar.  He...
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Pediatric Telephone CPT Code Usage Data

A few years ago, I did a review of the use of and payment for telephone-based CPT codes by our clients.  You can see the data, or read an example of a payer policy covering these codes.  The fact is, private payers have covered telephone calls for ye...
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Busy in 2014!

Someday, I hope our grandchildren will look back at 2014 and say, "Oh, remember all of those crazy things people used to do with silly ICD codes?"  My feelings about the impending ICD-10 delay are mixed but lean towards disappointment.  I feel partic...
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2014 Pediatric RVU Comparison

I unveiled the beta version of the 2014 RVU Calculator at this weekend's well attended (and received!) PMI conference and it seems to be in good shape, but I want to do just a little more testing before I release it here. Perhaps Wednesday.
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

Available on iTunes
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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