Why You Need To Fix Your Pricing RIGHT NOW!

February 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / in insurance, rvu / by Chip Hart

As you should be aware, the 2021 RBRVS values have a significant impact on the relative value of some key procedures important to pediatricians, especially E&Ms.

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The 2021 Capitation Fun and Games

November 29, 2020 / 4 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

The other day, I dashed off a quick piece about the capitation contracts some opportunistic payors are floating in front of desperate practices.  Here's the longer missive....

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Impact of 2020 RBRVS on Pediatricians

January 07, 2020 / 2 Comments / in insurance, rvu, vaccines / by Chip Hart

I received this trigger hypothesis from a faithful reader:

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The Confused Parent's Guide to Health Insurance

April 01, 2017 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

Meet Dr. Chad Hayes.  He's a solo pediatrician in SC with an interesting path to pediatrics who happens to write a particularly interesting and well-considered blog (yay, English majors!).  He showed...

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10 Dirty Negotiation Tactics and How to Beat Them

August 17, 2012 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

I believe my first series of blog posts years ago were specifically about insurance negotiation tactics.  It's been a while, and John Canning sent me this link to share.  Although it's a bit...

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Credit Card Settlement vs. HSAs?

July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

I picked up the WSJ while heading to our UC the other morning and read this article about a multi-billion dollar settlement with the credit card companies.  One key piece of the settlement is...

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Egregious Insurance Policies (Thanks, Budd!)

October 13, 2010 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, there was a challenge on the SOAPM list to come up with the Top 10 Most Egregious Insurance Company Behaviors.  Dr. Budd Shenkin compiled and edited the list which, in the draft you...

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Payer Shenanigans and HITECH Loophole

June 18, 2010 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

This is a long one, but worth reading.  The names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty.

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Single Payer Bogey Man

March 09, 2010 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

For the record, I'm not in favor of a single-payer system.  But I'm also not a fan of much of the rhetoric that I hear against the concept.

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Shame on Horizon BCBS of NJ

February 23, 2010 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

It started when Susanne Madden sent me this "nice" message from Horizon to help me warn our clients about games Horizon continues to play.  Bottom line: they expect to stop paying for -25 or -59...

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