UC Followup

August 04, 2008 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Before I post some real goodies this afternoon or tomorrow (it's coming, Bonnie!), I thought I'd unload some of my thoughts from the Users' Conference.

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Verden Quarterly Report Released

The Verden Quarterly Report (Q2 2008) has been released! This is an amazing resource and the little comments about each ranking (in the blue box, off to the side of each page) are quite enlightening....

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Medicare Veto Results

If you missed it (and I suspect many pediatricians did), Congress surprised many and actually overrode Bush's veto of the Medicare fix. Without launching into a never-ending note about how things...

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Quick Insurance Termination Letter Samples

After the third request for these this week, I figured I'd post them to the blog. They're text instead of PDF for easy cut-n-paste action, imagine that. The supposition here is that this is to an...

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The AMA's "Cure For Claims" (Wow!)

I don't know how I missed this announcement (thanks, Bob @ PhysAll), but the AMA has embarked on an advocacy campaign specifically targeting the baloney that goes on during the insurance claim...

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Insurance Negotiation Story #175

I've ranted about how "getting big" is not an automatic recipe for success when negotiating with insurance companies. It's rare, in my experience, that the cost of merging offices is outweighed on...

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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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Final 96110 and More Personalized Medicine

I have some fascinating data about the after hours, etc., codes (9905x) coming, but I wanted to share these two followup tidbits before I forget:

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"We will not sacrifice profitability for membership."

They usually write themselves.

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Medical Economics and Concierge Medicine

I've got a stack of things to post, but I want to get this one out before I wake up the kids and start a new Monday. Here is an excellent piece about concierge medicine from Medical Economics. I...

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