AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update

Today, I share a memo from the Federal Affairs desk of the AAP that pediatricians and their staff should consider.   Normally, I gloss over stuff like this (admit it, you do, too), but the comments...

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CCHIT Followup

July 28, 2009 / 0 Comments / in stimulus, Uncategorized, CCHIT / by Chip Hart

This is the blog that was never meant to be.  Two times, now, I have lost the entire thing just before posting due to a quick trigger finger.  Ay yi yi.  I will fight the WWW Gods, though, and make...

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Chronic Disease Management 101

I might be at an all-time backup on blog entries, but wanted to share this article quickly.  After doing two classes about this very example here at the UC in the last 24 hours, Lynn sent me this...

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Pediatricians Roll at CCHIT!

July 16, 2009 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Some live-blogging from CCHIT.

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Hospital Discharge Coding

My apologies for the long absence.  I've been ridiculously busy getting ready for next week and have been on the road too much.

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Oxford Shenanigans

June 30, 2009 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, oxford, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, Dr. Stoller sent me this (and I have just been too swamped to keep up):

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Fighting For Pediatric Stimulus

I had an interesting conversation the other day with the sales head of one of the big EHR/PM systems (you've heard of them) who bragged to me about their lobbyists down in Washington DC and implied...

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Red Alert - Changes to First Data Bank AWP!

June 23, 2009 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized, awp / by Chip Hart

An eagle-eyed resource sent me this today:

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A Real Live Insurance Fee Schedule Analysis

A few weeks ago, over on PedTalk, I promised I'd make a public walk-through of an insurance fee schedule offering so folks can see the math that I like to do.  We're opening Pandora's Box here and I...

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2004 Sick-to-Well Analysis

The other day, I posted our new Sick:Well visit benchmarks that take into account the -25 modifier usage.  I remarked that there appeared to be an interesting dip in the benchmark in 2004 and asked...

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