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Holy Cow, more than 80 surveys in 24 hours! Thank you!

For those who haven't had a few moments to complete the survey, it's still up
and available:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYLDS39

Here's a teaser (can't do more than that yet because I have so much
data!)...for those for whom productivity is a measured part of the
compensation model, the most popular methods of measure are:

Dollars Collected: 40%
Dollars Charged: 16%
RVUs: 13%
Total Visits: 13%
Work RVUs: 13%

There's plenty more there, I think I'll be fishing in this pond for some time.

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYLDS39

I have created a survey for the purpose of finding patterns of compensation
model satisfaction among private pediatric practices.

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For the "worried well" and circ as stated below could fall in the global period or if OB performed yours will not. You'd can use

* [http://www.icd9data.com/images/vertical.gif] [http://www.icd9data.com/images/hr_L.gif] [Specific code] V71.89 Observation and evaluation for other specified suspected conditions.

This works anytime this situation happens.

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Pass on, delete or do whatever you feel appropriate ....

Begin forwarded message:

From: Sandy Alperstein
Subject: [OCLB] ACTION ALERT THIS WEEK: CONTACT US SENATORS RE: ALTERNATIVE TESTING!
Date: June 10, 2013 9:54:54 PM EDT
To: hidden@email-address
Reply-To: hidden@email-address

Please help maintain accountability for students with disabilities by urging your U.S. Senators to support Sen. Harkin's plan to maintain the 1% cap on alternative testing and oppose Sen.

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A few months ago, I spent some time with a researcher studying concierge
pediatric practices. She had clearly done a lot of her homework and I thought
she had a very valid topic to examine.

Well, she's looking for more input. If you practice _some_ kind of concierge
medicine (cash only, hybrid, subscription, you name it), she'd love to speak
to you.

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What diagnois should I use if a parent brings in their baby to have his circumcision checked but no problem was found?

Thanks for any input,

Lynne Bukovskey, Dover Pediatrics

Interesting study .....

J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Jun;47(6):726-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Mar 14.
A 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up of acupuncture combined with paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder.

Qu SS, Huang Y, Zhang ZJ, Chen JQ, Lin RY, Wang CQ, Li GL, Wong HK, Zhao CH, Pan JY, Guo SC, Zhang YC.
Source

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, 1023 Shatai Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, China.

Abstract

Acupuncture possesses the antidepressant potential.

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Does anyone have a good form-letter template for patients who have aged out of pediatric practices?