Entries by Chip Hart

2015 CPT Update For Pediatricians (feat. Donelle Holle)

Donelle Holle is the greatest.  If you know who she is, I don’t need to explain, but for those who don’t: Donelle is one of a small handful of pediatric coding speakers worth listening to and perhaps the only person I fear following at a seminar.  Her dedication to pediatric coding education is unsurpassed. One …

New Years Resolutions

You’ve finally cleared out the empties from New Year’s Eve and have even been the gym a few times as one of your resolutions.  But what about your practice?  How can your practice “lose 15 pounds?” We start with an an annual assessment.  Making changes in your office is made easier with some data, some …

Amazing List of Screening Tools

I originally started this blog as an effort to publicly share resources and stories that I’ve gathered over the years and boy did I just land a doozy.  Thanks to Jan @ PCC, who dug up A Table of All Screening Tools and Rating Scales.  I presume – and encourage verification – that these are …

NCE 2014 Photos (SOAPM+)

The NCE resembles a high school reunion more every year, for better or for worse.  This year was…better.  An outstanding SOAPM cruise, tons of new faces and voices, some excellent talks, and a very strong SOAPM section meeting.  I took a fair number of photos, about 1/3 of which are embedded below – I had …

Joe Hagan, M.D. For AAP President

In most of the  AAP presidential campaigns over the last 10 years, I’d consider one of the two selected choices to be a good friend.  I unintentionally nearly always back the second-place finisher because I live in the practicing-pediatrician world and have few academic contacts, particularly outside the IT/EHR sphere. This year, I am backing …

Work/Life Balance Teaser and Gameification

* Don’t miss my request at the bottom of today’s post. Sometimes I have so much to share, I don’t have time to share it.  Two big projects are dominating my time right now: We are preparing the second issue of Independent Pediatrician.  That’s right, we’re closing in quickly on the second issue, we want …