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Considering Pediatric PCMH? 8 Things You Should Know

So your practice is thinking about applying to become a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). What do you need to consider before deciding whether PCMH is right for you?1. NCQA is the most…
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DNA Health Risk for Children from Stressed Environments

Socioeconomics Can Pose Risks The Journal of Perinatology published research on babies born to mothers who did not finish high school and determined that, possibly due to socioeconomic stress, those babies…
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How Much "Screen Time" is Too Much?

The AAP is working to catch up with a fast-paced digital age by retooling its long-standing guidelines on media use.Since 2011, the Academy has discouraged screen time for children under age 2 and recommended…
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All's Quiet on the ICD-10 Front ... So Far

It's been one week since ICD-10 went into effect, and although we don't expect to hear a whole lot on payment issues for another few weeks, things are going smoothly for PCC's pediatric practices.“It's…
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Survey: Help Us Help You Get Paid for ICD-10

Preparing for ICD-10 should be like cramming for the SAT's. You study the new codes. You practice using them over and over. And you exhaust all the scenarios in which you think they'll be applied in your…
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Report: Prevalence of Diagnostic Errors

A report published last week by the Institute of Medicine finds most people will experience a significant diagnostic error in their lifetime.The nearly 400-page report, “Improving Diagnosis in Health…
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Finding and Keeping Patients for Your Practice

Dr. Frank J. Bush's four-provider practice is flush with patients.Dr. Bush, Spiegelman, and Pemberton Pediatrics had never placed an ad, and it doesn't have a Web site. The healthy patient picture is…