Entries by Chip Hart

Revenue Per Visit Benchmark For Pediatricians

A little over a week ago I gave my standard “Pediatric Benchmarks” talk (newly updated with some fascinating clinical benchmarks!) and I found myself summarizing the two or three most important measures I use when consulting for practices.  I suppose it’s ranking your favorite vital signs – they are all useful, and they all require …

Why Are Patient Payments to Pediatricians Falling?

A few weeks ago, I was exchanging emails with Dr. Suzanne Berman in TN about…geeze, I don’t even know any more. Something mildly technical and nerdy relating to pediatric practice management. While we were both on the phone looking at pediatric data, we found ourselves asking a question: what portion of the payments to pediatric …

Pediatric Supergroup Meeting Followup

Whew, it’s been a busy month.  The big ticket item was, of course, the Supergroup conference.  85 of you, many of whom read this blog, were there, so you are welcome to refute (or support!) my summary of events. I had three big takeaways from the 2 days we spent together: There is clearly significant …

Financial Benchmarks Presentation

Just this morning on SOAPM, someone asked what some good financial benchmarks are for pediatricians…and it looks like AudioEducator has already asked me to teach a class on the subject.  Good timing. If you’re not a PCC client – PCC clients should already know and have all this information – here’s a chance to hear …

Pediatric Chart Accuracy

PCC’s A1 Coding Resource, Jan, shared with me some interesting data today.  She has kept track of her chart audits dating back to 2008 and wondered what the results looked like.  The E&M results are fascinating. 41% of the charts match her analysis.  The practice said 99213 and the notes supported it. 12% of the …

Verden Viewpoint, Vol 2

It looks like Verden Viewpoint has taken that next step up the quality ladder with their latest installment. Sure, it has a little knock off piece from yours truly, but that’s definitely the weak link in a chain of over a dozen articles related to managing your practice.  Great stuff.

Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven’t updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time.  The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons: Vaccines work Practices are paying attention to preventive care We’ve had a few low-viral seasons High …

Supergroup Meeting Update

The agenda is set.  The speakers are signed.  The rooms are rented. And most of the seats are taken, but today is your last day to get the discounted ticket price for the first-ever Pediatric Supergroup Conference in NYC on May 26/27. What is a Pediatric Supergroup? Definitions and requirements vary regionally, but any organized …

Pediatric Supergroup Meeting Update

We are starting to fill in the agenda for the Pediatric Supergroup Event.   WWW site coming soon, final presentation details being worked out.  We are excited.  Here’s the brochure and schedule below.  May 26-27, NYC. Tell all your friends.

Pediatric CPT Data, 2015

I have so much data and information to share, I’ve been overwhelmed and, as a result, haven’t shared anything.  This is my effort to kick myself in gear. One thing I want to talk about is RVUs.  But to do a proper RVU analysis, I need to start with CPT usage. What are the most …