Entries by Chip Hart

Exciting Times…and Going To Plano

We live in interesting times – Meaningful Use getting rolled back (good news!) and Medicaid getting rolled back (bad news!). Of distracting importance, however, I return to Texas during the TPS meeting.  On Friday, October 6, we will host a very limited seating event featuring dinner and two presentations.  First, Dr. Joe Hagan is going …

Excellent AAP Response to CMS Coding Changes

“As such, the Academy is profoundly disappointed that CMS not only continues to bundle these services (ie, status indicator “B”) but fails to publish the RUC-recommended values for these codes.” Ten years ago, I couldn’t imagine the AAP using language like the above to argue on behalf of pediatricians – but they are now.  File …

Meet With Me at the NCE

Sign up here for free practice management consulting! It has taken me a little effort to get over the feeling of self-aggrandizement of this note but the weight of being disorganized at the AAP NCE meeting is too much!  Every year at the NCE, as I dash from one seminar to the exhibit hall to …

Chipsblog Podcast Episode 4: 5 Pediatric EHR Challenges

I’m back with a fresh podcast! In this episode, I spend a little under 20 minutes describing 5 things every pediatric practice should consider before purchasing an EHR.  If you’re a PCC client already, sure – maybe this is old news.  But if you are a pediatrician, even if you’re never going to consider PCC, spend 17 …

Independent Pediatrician: Hold the Vision, Trust the Process

I’m delighted to share our first-ever “subscriber penned” contribution to the Independent Pediatrician: Hold the Vision, Trust the Process …by Dr. Jill Garripoli.  She was inspired by IP and sent us the story of how she started her own independent pediatric practice and, in her words, “How to be a deliberate creator and achieve work-life balance.” …

Insurance Coverage Guidance For Families

About 10 years ago,  a practice I know posted a message to SOAPM – maybe it was PedTalk! – about hiring a full time staff person to help guide families through their insurance coverage details.  Her job is to discuss topics like HDHPs, HSAs, medical credit cards, copays, etc.  I remember a handful of incredulous …

Pediatric Patient Recall Strategies Recorded Webinar

A few weeks ago, with the help from some friends, we hosted a webinar on the topic of Patient Recall Strategies for pediatricians.  We had more than 50 attendees (which is a lot for these things) and I was glad to get this particular subject recorded for reference. If you weren’t able to attend (or …

Pediatric E&M Coding Training – Free Videos!

A few months ago, one of our pediatric practice management friends reached out to us to look for any good on-line resources for coding training for his pediatric clients.  “Someone must have a WWW site with videos explaining how E&M coding works for pediatricians.”  Not really, it turns out. So over the last year, Jan …