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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One Pediatrician's Pre-ACO Experience

Here's a PCC client speaking about his localized ACO/hospital experience. I spoke with him a few times during the process and the message I think we kept coming back to is that the hospital is rarely a pediatrician's friend.
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10 Dirty Negotiation Tactics and How to Beat Them

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 sp[censored], I can certainly confirm that I've seen the insu...
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Credit Card Settlement vs. HSAs?

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 language that allows vendors, such as pediatric practices, ...
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Ingenix Followup

[Preceding Commercial: don't miss a full day of coding and practice management education on this Friday, March 25, 2011 in Miami!]
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Podcasts/Chip Hart

Available on iTunes
I had a great time speaking to Drs. Bravo and Rogu on their growing podcast, The Pediatric Lounge, to discuss the state of independent pediatricians and the use of data in a pediatric practice. They are cranking out episodes (which is a good thing) and anyone who supports independent pediatricians should tune in to their effort. What they are doing takes a tremendous amount of work and their guest list is amazing (well, besides me). They turned our conversation into back-to-back episodes (32 and 33), "Independent Pediatric Practice 2022" and "Data Data Data and Managing a Pediatric Office." If you prefer video, you catch up on their YouTube channel.
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