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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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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More 99050, 99051, 99053, 99058 Madness

As promised, I will show you the money.

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96110 Reimbursement Followup

As promised, here's a followup to my 96110 data from the other day. It's interesting to see how 96110 usage has increased in pediatricians over the years, but what are folks getting paid? Here's the...

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96110 - Great News From Cigna (I Don't Make This Stuff Up)

During the production of this blog, I have noticed a certain amount of serendipity with the information I take the time to share. If I mention, say, the concept of concierge medicine, I'll get a call...

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96110 Usage Among Pediatricians

The 96110 CPT code...now properly included in AAP preventive care protocols, thanks to Bright Futures. Many practices have performed the screening tests for years, but only few pediatricians actually...

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Insured Suffering, Too

Ripe from the NYTimes two days ago, our very own Richard Lander, M.D., quoted:

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More About the Myths of Medical Supergroups

I have had the distinct pleasure and honor to be allowed a few moments in the most recent issue of the SOAPM newsletter. I believe they will have it on-line for their members any-moment-now, but I do...

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