E&M Coding "Cheat Sheet"

I almost forgot about this, but Igor mentioned that a client asked for it, so here we are.I got the original idea from a couple sources, including the GA AAP and Island Coast Pediatrics a long time...

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Catch Up and Dashboards

I have been a little remiss in my blog duties lately - "work" intervenes. As I type, I am attending a class on dashboard design with Igor. We've been fascinated by what we have learned during our...

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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 Bottom of the Totem Pole

We all knew this already. Here's another study showing Pediatricians a distant last in the income category. It's Fierce HealthCare's take on a WSJ Blog.

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Latest Pediatric E&M Distribution Benchmark

By request (check the comments), here is the latest Pediatric E&M Distribution data from PCC. You can't get it much fresher than this - a few million E&M CPT codes, from May 2007 to May 2008. I had a...

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If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

The letter begins:

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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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Pediatric Research in Office Settings

About fifteen years ago (yikes), I got a call from the practice I was just visiting in southern NJ. The doctor was looking for a report from Partner that would make his life easier. At the time, he...

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If Crime Doesn't Pay, How About Being A Pediatrician?

First, I am on the road this week - visiting clients, enjoying some upgrade work (keeps me fresh), and picking up a new pinball machine while our old one gets worked on. New Jersey is always an...

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Fun with CCHIT (New Child Health Certification Criteria)

CCHIT has announced the new optional Child Health Certification Criteria. Click on the link, read the PDF, get a sense of what hoops the pediatric EHR world is going to have to jump through shortly.

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