Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 3: Well Visit Coverage [Updated]

We all know it will be years before we understand the broader impact of COVID on the health of children, but I'm doing my best to measure what I can now.  I've highlighted two other clinical...

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Indirect Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 2: Flu Shot Racial Disparities

December 29, 2020 / 1 Comment / in COVID / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: imperfect, but compelling, evidence shows that not only are there racial disparities with flu shot administration, it has gotten worse in 2020.

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Indirect Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 1: Obesity

December 16, 2020 / 6 Comments / in COVID / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: the evidence that child BMI is increasing significantly during COVID...maybe?  A little?  However, we need to check again in a couple months.

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Back to Busy Summit for Physicians

May 28, 2020 / 2 Comments / in webinar, COVID / by Chip Hart

Tonight will be the first time in more than two months that I haven't gotten together with more than 1000 of my closest friends to help produce the latest COVID webinar with Paul Vanchiere.  I...

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Why and How Pediatric Practices Should Launch a Recall Initiative Today

May 12, 2020 / 1 Comment / in patient recall, COVID / by Chip Hart

This blog post is adapted from a section of our COVID Webinar last week which PCC then turned into content for our clients.  I've removed all the PCC specific advice (how to run these reports,...

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IMPORTANT Changes to 2020 RBRVS

May 05, 2020 / 0 Comments / in rvu, COVID / by Chip Hart

Exec summary: changes to the RVUs this quarter include major fee increases in telemedicine visits and a big mid-year change to GPCI values.

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Does Medicaid Affect Patient Volume During COVID?

May 01, 2020 / 4 Comments / in insurance, COVID / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: no, doesn't look like it.

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The Effect of COVID-19 On Immunization Rates

April 06, 2020 / 0 Comments / in vaccines, COVID / by Chip Hart

We've shared the unequivocal data - visits are down significantly for pediatricians across the country.  Although Well Visits have slowed less than sick visits, they aren't much behind.  What does...

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More COVID Pediatric Data

April 04, 2020 / 0 Comments / in telemedicine, COVID / by Chip Hart

I'm trying to do a deep dive into immunization rates, but I pulled these two up-to-date views into the impact COVID is having on independent pediatric practices.

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Update: The Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Pediatric Productivity

April 03, 2020 / 5 Comments / in COVID / by Chip Hart

If all goes as planned, this will be my last static blog update about the financial clinical data relating to COVID and pediatricians.  Why?  Because we're hoping to fire up a public page soon...

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