Managing Payor Denials related to Supplemental CPT Codes associated with Well Visits at Pediatric Practices

The use of scoring tools in Pediatrics helps the Pediatrician or Pediatric provider in making a more informed assessment of the child.    While using a scoring tool is extra work for the pediatric provider, in many cases, the payer will reimburse for the associated scoring tools CPT codes when utilized for appropriate pediatric patient…

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COVID-19 Impact on Pediatric Office Visits during the Second & Third Quarter of 2020

It has been about seven months since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States.     The early stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic started as a state of emergency with stay at home orders by the government.    The combined stay and home orders created an environment where children and parents were not engaging…

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Evaluating Total Value when Selecting a Pediatric EHR System for a Small Pediatric Group

The approach for evaluating an EHR for a Pediatric practice can vary depending on a few factors.  For instance, a Pediatric Super group with over 50 Pediatricians will have different on-site resources such as a large IT team, Revenue Cycle Management and Admin team.  This blog article is focused on factors to consider for a…

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21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Information Blocking

On March 9th, 2020, the Health and Human Services (HHS) released a press bulletin related to the 21st Century Cures Act for interoperability between Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems as well as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).   This work by the ONC is a step forward to further enhance patient ability to have their data…

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Some Advantages of Leveraging a Cloud-Based Vs. Server-Based Pediatric E.H.R. for Independent Pediatric Groups

Cyber criminals target small businesses with inadequate or “dated” security.   Most independent Pediatric Practices are small businesses with less than ten Pediatricians plus support staff.  When choosing an E.H.R. for a Pediatric Practice, the leaders/owners should evaluate cloud-based E.H.R.s vs. an E.H.R. on a Server.   This article is to compare the security, management…

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