Entries by Chip Hart

Seeking Pediatric EHR Insight

Update: We’ve received an overwhelming response to this market survey so we are no longer looking for more input!  I’ll be back soon with the results. There is a problem in pediatrics today… …and we continue to try to solve it. We’re looking for your guidance. PCC spends a lot of time speaking with clients. …

The Confused Parent’s Guide to Health Insurance

Meet Dr. Chad Hayes.  He’s a solo pediatrician in SC with an interesting path to pediatrics who happens to write a particularly interesting and well-considered blog (yay, English majors!).  He showed up on SOAPM a while back and endeared himself quickly to the sometimes-unreceptive audience there through the high quality of his posts and positions. …

2017 Pediatric Supergroup Event!

The headline gives away the punchline: we’re putting on the second-ever Pediatric Supergroup event.  You can see the details for yourself, but given that last year was a sold out success, we expect a larger and even more engaged crowd.  Join us, June 1-3 in Chicago! We’re still working on the speakers, but I expect …

Telemedicine Primer

Courtney @ PCC recently put together this piece to help our clients get their heads around the state of pediatric telemedicine.  It’s got some clear explanations, excellent resources, and check out this sample from the Table of Contents: Top 5 Themes and Trends Where Are We Today? Current Uses What Counts As Telemedicine? What’s In …

2017 GPCI Comparison for RBRVS

Every year, I do a quick analysis of the GPCI adjustments released by CMS, this year is no different. The purpose here is to see how large the adjustments are for each locality and compare the results to last year in order to see what the Feds think is happening in your town (or elsewhere). …

Independent Pediatrician, Vol 5 Is Out!

The Independent Pediatrician continues to thrive!  Our fifth issue is on its way to approximately 60,000 recipients via co-delivery with Contemporary Pediatrics. If you would like to read it in advance of your printed version, you can grab the digital version on-line. This is my favorite issue so far, with new articles about Dr. John …

Free 2017 RVU Calculator

Welcome to the free 2017 RBRVS Calculator. Important update: there are some considerable updates to the RBRVS data this year, especially in the GPCI figures!  More details to follow this week. As you may know, the AMA won’t let anyone provide a free RVU calculator that includes CPT codes due to their CPT copyrights. In …

Two-For-One Special, Special Pediatric Content

Today, I have two things to share.  Great pediatric content. First, I want to introduce readers to Brandon Betancourt‘s new ebook, Thrive: Five Strategies to be Fearless, Independent and Original.  At $25 for a download, it’s an incredibly low-risk opportunity to pick up even one little management or ownership nugget that could change and improve …

Well Visit Coverage and Appointment Depth

Ever find a dollar bill in your pocket?  Bonus!  Today’s episode is just like that…I was searching through my pile of data files looking for something when I stumbled upon an analysis I put together last year but forgot to share: does appointment depth affect well visit coverage? What is appointment depth?  It’s my term …