pediatricXpress EHR system by PhysicianXpress, Inc. received an enhanced ONC certification on December 10, 2020

Summary of PediatricXpress EHR ONC Certification The pediatricXpress EHR system (version 20) by PhysicianXpress, Inc. received an enhanced Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) certification on December 10, 2020.  The current ONC certification for PediatricXpress includes 36 certification criteria as well certification on eight (8), Pediatric-focused, Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs).  Currently, the pediatricXpress system is…

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COVID-19 Impact on Pediatric Practices as of November 2020

While the total impact of the COVID-19 pandemic varied by pediatric practice, each pediatric practice that we work with was able to operate through the year. Operating a pediatric practice in 2020 required pediatric practice owners and leaders to be flexible, creative, and resilient during a year of many unknowns without a ‘road map’ of…

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Review of the December 1, 2020 ONC Conference titled “Accelerating APIs in Healthcare”

On December 1, 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator  (ONC) Health IT sponsored a conference titled “Accelerating APIs in Healthcare:  A Year in Review and Momentum for 2021”.    The ONC develops the HealthIT policy and road map for the future of the United States.   When developing the HealthIT road map, the leaders…

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Preparing Pediatric Practices to be Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccines

Early Monday morning, November 9th, Pfizer announced some positive results regarding their COVID-19 Vaccine they are developing with BioNTech.  This vaccine candidate is a two-dose series.    The phase III clinical trials involved over 40,000 patients.    There is some data in the press release that based on exposing patients who received the vaccine to…

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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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