coding

Telephone Call Encounter Form

So, you get excited about all the information we're sharing about the non-face-to-face codes (also known as the telephone codes) and you want to put this into action in your office...how do you do it?
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Pediatric Diagnosis Code Distribution

I was looking at the way some of our clients use different encounter forms for different types of visits and was wondering about the best ratio of space in the design for diagnoses vs. procedures - should an encounter form be mostly filled with proce...
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Phone Code Update

A surreal moment - I am in Richmond, VA listening to Dr.Lander talk about coding during the Pediatric Alliance/VAAAP event while working on the blog.  And watching my laptopbattery drain quickly!
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Cool ICD-9 Search Tool

Many thanks to Siousxe for sending me this awesome ICD-9 lookup tool that even works well with an iphone.  There are some other ICD-9 tools on-line and I'm such a nerd that I do it by hand, but this is well conceived and delivered.If only the AMA wou...
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Bungee Blogging!

I've been erratic, I know, but that's life on the road (another broken hard drive!) and at home with two H1N1 kids.  Here's the latest:
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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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