Meaningful Use for Pediatricians

As you may have heard - even the AAP has announced the news - the Final Draft of the Meaningful Use Final Rule has been issued by CMS. There are already dozens of analyses of the results posted on-line (how some of these folks read 860+ pages in a ma...
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UHC Lawsuit Details

A week ago, one of our clients who retired called us out of the blue to ask if the server that they used 5-10 years ago could be booted up to extract some UHC-specific data. I won't get into the details of what it takes to resurrect an RS/6000 (the g...
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Aetna NP Update

About a month ago, I lamented Aetna's effort to ding all the NP fees they pay by 15% across the board.
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Single Payer Bogey Man

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

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 modified codes starting May 10, 2010.
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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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