Patients and Doctors vs. THEM

December 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I have a bad habit of writing my blogs late at night or early in the morning, which isn't always the smartest thing from both an articulation/clarity and family-relations perspective. This is a test...

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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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Microsoft "Health"

November 28, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

I have to admit that I was a bit dismayed, but fascinated, by the giant Microsoft booth at the recent AAP show in SF. The fascination came from the cool vein-finder tool (if you saw it, you know what...

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E&M Discussion #769 (Pediatric Coder's Pink Sheet)

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

This month's issue of the Pediatric Coder's Pink Sheet features yours truly in a piece about E&M distribution along with Dr. Lander, Susanne Madden, and Donelle Holle. Such esteemed company! Anyway,...

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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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Susanne Madden arrives on the scene!

November 19, 2007 / 0 Comments / in managed care, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

My apologies for brevity and inconsistency, but we are in the midst of a family emergency and I am racing out of town.  In my potential absence over this Thanksgiving week - and later, to augment or...

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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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