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Late Night With Chip & Paulie 8 (July 1, 2022)

In this webinar, various topics were covered, including the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric practices, key management strategies, and coding changes relevant to pediatric care. Key points emphasized include the necessity of using proper billing codes for managing chronic conditions, the importance of negotiating managed care contracts effectively, and the challenges around incident-to billing and its compliance with payer policies. A recurring theme is the critical need for pediatric practices to adapt, innovate, and ensure they are compliant with evolving regulations to maintain financial health and continue providing high standards of care.

Guest: Jan Blanchard

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Summary

1. Jan Blanchard joined the discussion, focusing on her expertise in pediatric coding.

2. The segment highlighted the importance of employee engagement, emphasizing the 'six C’s' of collaboration, care, communication, development, clarity, and confidence.

5. Paulie shared insights on practice management and the significance of experiencing the practical environment by visiting other practices.

6. Chip Hart discussed preventive care measures during COVID-19 and the impact on pediatric care, showing data visualizations on changed visit rates.

7. Concerns were raised about tech tools like Phreesia and data privacy amidst advances in patient interaction technology.

8. Expansion into CMS and regulatory updates, focusing on rules around rolling out 401(k)s and increasing employee compensation in line with inflation.

9. Jan Blanchard concluded the session with new coding changes applicable to pediatrics, including principal care management codes and clarifying the contentious incident-to-billing practices.