Pediatric Utilization and RVU 2008

December 13, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

As promised - or threatened, I suppose - here is a breakdown of the expected impact of the 2008 coding changes based on pediatric utilization.

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Bad News Update from Medicare (RVU 2008)

December 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Received this from a chain of interested parties (AMA -> AAP -> little ol' me) regarding the status of the 10% cut presently scheduled for Medicare:

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2008 RVU Analysis, Part I - GPCI!

November 30, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Each year, when the new RVU values and rates are announced, a tremendous amount of attention is paid to the "Conversion Factor" - is it going down 10% this year, after all? Will the cut only be 5%?...

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Stop Making the Picket Signs . . . (UHC-25)

November 30, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

We have had confirmation that the recent bulletin from UHC interpreted to mean that they intended to delay -25 modifier payments indefinitely does not refer to the -25 modifiers!  They are still on...

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FluMist Twofer

November 29, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

I have two you'll-see-it-here-first-if-not-only reports to provide you about the 2008 RVUs, but I'm reloading my personal machine (new hard drive) and I can't get to them until Friday. Until then,...

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United Modifier Update

November 26, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

I hate parroting things from PedTalk and elsewhere, but this one is big (and it's a tough week). Straight from Susanne Madden, of course, is an update to a previous important announcement from...

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More 2008 RVU News (not good for some)

November 21, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I was in the middle of re-stating these facts when I realized that Linda Walsh said it as well as I could:

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2008 RVU Updates Out

[Note: Since this post, there are have been major changes to the RVUs. Check more recent posts in this blog, like this one.  You may also want to go directly to PCC's on-line RVU tools.]

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Vaccine Showdowns (Go EBP!)

My apologies to the readers of the SOAPM mailing list, as this is a repeat, but there are too many folks who would otherwise miss this piece from the San Francisco Chronicle:

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Imms Admin (90465 vs. 90471)

September 04, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

For some time, we have known that our customers who use the "new" imms admin codes tend to get paid better for them. We figure, just as Dr. Bradley stated at the PCC-sponsored Coding event in NYC...

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