Updates in Pediatrics

A fundamental disconnect of risk adjustment documentation

When CMS launched the risk adjustment model for Medicare Advantage payments beginning in 2003, the reason for the change – in many minds – was shortened to, essentially, being paid more for sicker members. While this is one part of the rationale, it can lead to a fundamental disconnect on the justification for the added payments. Some are under the impression that the key is identifying the...

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Dr. Lisa Gwynn Named President of Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

Lisa Gwynn, DO, MBA., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). Dr. Gwynn’s two-year appointment, effective Sept. 6, 2020, was voted on by FCAAP members across Florida. Her election as president comes at the end of her...

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