insurance

PCMH's Impact on Cost and Quality?

I am, as a rule, a big fan of the PCMH concept.  The process for recognition and the inability to get those outside your circle to participate - namely, specialists are other things entirely, of course.  Even with those caveats, PCMH remains perhaps ...
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Best Insurance Letter of 2014

Let me set the scene: this is a letter from a pediatric practice with both a child psychiatrist and a psychiatric NP (great start to a story!).  A large, gorilla payer subcontracts its mental health care to another well-known "healthcare management c...
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Medicaid Check Update, Podcast, PMI

First, I took a moment to update the post I wrote about confirming your Medicaid "booster" checks.  Dr. Barden and Jose @ AAP reminded me that we're supposed to use the 2009 Medicare CF instead of the 2013 CF, which amounts to a 5.7% increase!
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2013 ICD9 Analysis

Whew, that was quite an interesting time at AAP NCE - thanks to all of you who spent time with us (you know who you are). I really appreciate the new Hawaiian shirt I received from my friends.
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Clearinghouse Bullying

A good friend remarked that my blog is a little "stale" these days, and she was right.  I am so caught up in putting out fires these days - ARRA, PCMH, portal design, etc. - that I forget to come back here.
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

Available on iTunes
A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited back to the EntreMD podcast with Dr. Una.  Apparently, our last podcast was her most popular podcast in all of 2020!
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