Major Improvements to the MDM Calculator

February 18, 2021 / 1 Comment / in E&M, mdm / by Chip Hart

Thanks to helpful feedback from the 100s of daily users, the elves have improved and expanded the MDM calculator.  In particular, they've added a COOL TIMER that you can use to track your time...

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Free E&M Medical Decision Making Calculator

December 02, 2020 / 6 Comments / in E&M, medical decision making, mdm / by Chip Hart

Here it is, wait no longer.Free MDM Calculator

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What Pediatricians Need To Know About the 2021 E&M Changes! (feat. Jan Blanchard)

October 02, 2020 / 16 Comments / in coding seminar, pediatric coding, E&M / by Chip Hart

I sat down with - virtually, anyway - with PCC's certified coding expert, Jan Blanchard, to discuss the impact of the 2021 changes to E&M charting and coding.  

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Impact of COVID-19 On Pediatric Acute Visit Distributions

March 29, 2020 / 13 Comments / in telemedicine, E&M, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

At PCC, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our clients' practices every day, all day (hence this late blog tonight).  With the help of Tim and Alex at PCC, we're gathering customer data...

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Latest Pediatric E&M Distribution Benchmark

By request (check the comments), here is the latest Pediatric E&M Distribution data from PCC. You can't get it much fresher than this - a few million E&M CPT codes, from May 2007 to May 2008. I had a...

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After-Hours Codes And Other Scheduling-Based Codes (99050, 99051, 99053, 99058)

In 2008, the CPT definition of the classic "after-hours" codes changed. Gone is all the rigmarole about whether your hours are "posted" or whether your patients know you are open on weekends and...

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Pediatric E&M Distribution Update

A note over on an MGMA mailing list reminded me that I haven't done any good benchmarks in a while, so why not quickly publish our latest pediatric E&M distribution results. Here's a comparison of...

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A Pediatric E&M Tidbit

While I'm mentioning samples from my seminar collection, here's something I just received from PCC's coding Igor (ette). She was at a local E&M coding conference and reported this tidbit:

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Brief Explanations!

Gosh, a guy makes a couple statements in a blog and now people actually want him to explain the numbers so that they make sense. There's no satisfying the mercurial reader any more. My word isn't...

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Physician's Practice Annual Fee Schedule Survey

Physician's Practice magazine has released, both in print and on-line, the results from their annual Fee Schedule survey. On one hand, I continue to applaud PP's effort. On the other hand, their data...

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