Trench Stories II (or, "Do The Math")

It's difficult to narrow down the math stories to just one, there are so many, but here's this week's for a start. From one of the only payors who behaves worse than United/Oxford, a letter to a...

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Trench Stories I (or, “Harnessing Mom Power”)

June 28, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Over the next few days, I'm going to post a sampling of stories of the things I've seen from our clients just this week regarding insurance negotiations. As so perfectly put by Dr. Rogu in a recent...

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Immunization Registry Woes

June 22, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

When we first began working with various immunization registry programs over 10 years ago, we were really excited. What a great idea! All the data is there, why not use it to improve healthcare?  PCC...

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The Tide Rises . . . as does my backlog

June 11, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I see a small pile of 1/2 finished entries. My travel schedule is making it difficult these days!

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CA Chapter 2 / Vegas Meeting

I always forget to leave notes about where we are going to be and what we're doing when we get there! * NEW PCC Pediatric Solutions Workshop in Las Vegas, May 20

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More Immunization Reimbursement

Well, sadly, not more reimbursement. That's the problem. More about it.

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One Small Lawsuit for Mankind

I have to come up with an analogy for the Great Medical Insurance problem here in the US. The Rebels vs. The Empire? Robin Hood vs. The Sheriff of Nottingham? David vs. Goliath? None of these is just...

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Slowly Turning Tide

Vaccines may be saving the lives of children, but they are killing the docs who give them. Pediatricians have to pre-purchase tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of vaccines, insure them while...

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Retention Rate

April 16, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

The most common worry I hear from practices considering dropping a plan is that they can't afford to "lose all those patients." The larger the portion those patients make of a practice, the scarier...

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2007 RVU Snag

April 12, 2007 / 0 Comments / in News, Insurance, rvu, aap, Editorial / by Chip Hart

The 2007 RVU changes were a bit of a mess. Read the AAP’s RVU brochure you’ll see this little tidbit:

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