Confessions Podcast #3: Featuring Suzanne Berman And Your Practice Management Calendar

This may be long overdue, but worth the wait.  A few months back, Dr. Suzanne Berman (star of SOAPM list and stage) emailed me with a question about her practice.  That question led to a quick back and forth exchange of “all the things a practice should do on a periodic basis.”  We brainstormed a …

Confessions Podcast #2 – Practical PCMH

Oh, things are starting to get interesting with the podcast. In this episode, I work with Tim Proctor @ PCC to discuss his practical experience working with dozens of pediatric practices to get them to PCMH recognized.  If you’ve never even started the process, Tim gives some good advice.  If you’re previously recognized, Tim tells …

The Podcast Is Back!

Update: iTunes users can subscribe to the podcast right here! That’s right, the mellifluous sounds of my voice are back. It’s an entirely new podcast – new program, new people…same focus, though. When Brandon and I retired the Pediatric Practice Management Awesomecast, we agreed that either of us might start recording again at some time …

HIPAA and Credit Cards

Note: this is a long post about untested legal issues. I may not know what I am talking about, so I welcome input! Executive summary: if your financial services vendor does more for you than swipe your credit cards  – such as storing card numbers, mailing collection letters, setting up payment schedules/budgets, confirming addresses, sending …

Are You A SOAPM member?

I can’t imagine how anyone with interest in this blog wouldn’t also be a SOAPM member.   But perhaps someone out there is missing out.  SOAPM is, by far, the best source of pediatric practice management information on a national scale.  Here’s a great reason to join: The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Administration and …

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 …

Is Being A Partner Overrated?

Brandon is taking a much needed sabbatical from our Awesomecast, though we have a few in the can and I have plenty of material for more productions.  As a result, I am going to continue to add episodes to the Podcast and Video feeds until further notice.  They may come irregularly (sometimes more often, in …

CA Chapter 1 AAP Meeting Review

I am enjoying my second day of the CA Chapter 1 AAP meeting here in Tahoe. As a veteran of too many regional AAP meetings, I find it easy to be dulled by the usual flight/hotel/talk/meal/hotel/flight routine – not that I mind it, of course, but it can be so exhausting. I’ve been energized at …

Poll Results, Podcast, and PMI Events

Let’s go in reverse order. What are you doing next Saturday, Feb 1?  How about March 22 or April 5?  Unless you and your practice are already the masters of everything you do, how can you not afford to attend one of the PMI Pediatric Management conferences?  We have had rave reviews after each conference …

Contest…with real prizes!

Readers of this blog should know that I produce a bi-weekly podcast/mediacast with Brandon Betancourt.  We discuss all-things-pediatric-practice-management-related. Last week, we had the great listener suggestion to consider the holiday season and discuss the things for which we are grateful and the things on our “practice management” New Year’s Resolutions lists. One of the key …