I have some very interesting continued news about TriCare and I've had a piece about Main Street Vaccines building for a week or two, now, but I have to address this issue first.
Earlier this year, I wrote about how there is a measureable difference between the payments for a 90465/90471 and 90466/90472. Although $1.50 to $2.50 a procedure doesn't seem like much, when you do 10,000 of them, it adds up. Especially for pediatricians.
I was privileged to receive a notice from the AAP’s Inner Sanctum
about the recently released updates to our friendly RVU system and am
sharing it below. Over the next few days, I will post some pediatric /
RVU data relating to the updates that you can’t get anywhere else.
My sincere thanks go to Siouxsie, whose message I have excerpted here. I will follow up with data, etc.
Thanks to my new bf at the AAP (to whom I am significantly indebted), here is a copy of the AAP's response to the proposed RVU changes for 2009. I wrote about this a few weeks ago and would like to remind you all that you have one more day to get your comments in about the immunization admin disappointment. Copy the language in my previous post or here, it doesn't matter. Just get that letter in - pediatrics will continue to get the short end of the stick until we all stand up to be heard. I received some excellent examples of letters our clients sent...keep up the good work.
Some good data coming shortly about overdue physicals.