TeleHealth Implementation for Pediatric Offices with less than Seven Pediatric Providers

Implementation of telehealth at outpatient pediatric offices prior to the COVID-19 pandemic was limited due to a number of factors.  These factors included:   limited insurance coverage, limited pool of patients willing to pay out of pocket for telehealth services, complexity and cost of starting a telehealth operation.   There was much investment into telehealth companies…

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Importance of Front Desk in Verifying Insurances at a Pediatric Practice

As we start a new year, the role of the front desk team members is even more important to ensure a pediatric practice has the most current insurance information. While providing monitoring, feedback and oversight of the front desk team performance is always important, this is most important in January due to the change in…

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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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