Entries by Chip Hart

AAP’s Alternative Payment Models Webinars

Readers of this blog should be interested in the following announcement: The American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Excellence (APEX) is hosting a four part webinar series focused on Alternative Payment Models. This webinar series will be focused on payment transformation in the medical home. The following topics will be presented: 1. An Overview of Alternative …

Best Breast Feeding Presentation…Ever

No need to look for a good breast feeding presentation any longer.  This is it.  Every expecting family, every pediatrician, everyone you know should spend the 11 minutes needed to watch Todd Wolynn speak about breast feeding.  It’s compelling, it’s funny, it’s painful.  And in the end, it’s inspiring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqB44IYKRvs The presentation isn’t great simply …

Best Insurance Letter of 2014

Let me set the scene: this is a letter from a pediatric practice with both a child psychiatrist and a psychiatric NP (great start to a story!).  A large, gorilla payer subcontracts its mental health care to another well-known “healthcare management company” who presents a no-negotiation contract significantly below Medicaid rates. The practice has little …

EHR Device Survey Results

A few weeks ago, I opened a survey to guage the satisfaction EHR users have with various laptops, tablets, and desktops. I wanted to answer questions such as, “Which brands do doctors really like?” or “Does screen size matter?” I’ve been sitting on the results for a few weeks, largely due to the effort of …

RVU Comparison Data Fixed

A watchful eye pointed out that some of the data I published comparing 2014 to 2011 RVU values for common pediatric codes was off. I fixed it all last night.  The results are still the same, however: 2014 is definitely better than 2011 (and previous years) thanks to the increase in the RVUs for many …