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About Chip Hart

Chip Hart is the Director of PCC’s Pediatric Solutions consulting group and author of the popular blog Confessions of a Pediatric Practice Consultant. Chip’s 25 years of pediatric practice management expertise has helped hundreds of pediatricians increase their clinical and financial health. He has conducted many successful insurance contract negotiations on behalf of his clients and worked as a consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM). As a dynamic and motivating speaker, Chip leads educational seminars and consults for pediatric professionals nationwide for organizations like the AAP, state chapter AAP programs, the MGMA, and various physican and hospital organizations around the country. Chip was a member of the CCHIT Child Health Work Group and is a member of the CDC Clinical Decision Support and Children’s Model EHR Format working groups. Chip contributes articles on practice management and health care information technology for Pediatric Coding Alert, the AAP’s SOAPM Newsletter, Medical Group Management Association, The Independent Pediatrician and more. Chip lives in Vermont with his wife and their two sons.

It's...Late Night With Paul and Chip!

October 13, 2021 / 1 Comment / in events / by Chip Hart

In April, 2020, Paul Vanchiere and I fired off a quick webinar to address the growing COVID-19 pandemic.  We thought we might get 50? 100? attendees.  We had over 300 on that first night, as I...

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Anyone tired yet? Fall 2021 Pediatric Volume Report

September 28, 2021 / 2 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

This roller coaster has been a rough ride.  The two biggest pediatric droughts in history - March/April 2020 and January/February 2021 - up against the busiest times in pediatric history -...

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NCE Pediatric Practice Management Calendar - What, When, How!

August 26, 2021 / 0 Comments / in aap / by Chip Hart

As intrepid readers know, this community has created a really cool Pediatric Practice Management Calendar - initially inspired by Dr. Sue Berman, the results have expanded over the years.  You can...

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Average Pediatric Panel Size

July 06, 2021 / 10 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

I've been working on a little project relating to the impact of COVID on pediatric preventive care (a weird silver lining to the pandemic) and I realized I was holding some data in my hand that...

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Strengthening the Vaccines for Children Program Act

June 24, 2021 / 0 Comments / / by Chip Hart

I don't ask you, my readers, for much.  Nothing at all, really.  I'm happy to share and give away everything I learn.

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Returning To Life

June 21, 2021 / 0 Comments / / by Chip Hart

It has been a while, but I've not been sitting on my thumbs.  Who has?  

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Your Pediatric Practice Management Calendar

April 19, 2021 / 2 Comments / in practice management / by Chip Hart

Wow, it has been almost exactly 3 years since I last wrote about this.

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Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 3: Well Visit Coverage [Updated]

April 05, 2021 / 0 Comments / in benchmarks / by Chip Hart

We all know it will be years before we understand the broader impact of COVID on the health of children, but I'm doing my best to measure what I can now.  I've highlighted two other clinical...

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E&M Distribution Changes In The Time of E&M Change

March 09, 2021 / 3 Comments / in coding, benchmarks / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: how have the new E&M rules affected E&M distribution in our world?  Not much, but it's interesting.

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P4 Challenge: Innovations in Pediatric Primary Care to Improve Child Health

February 22, 2021 / 0 Comments / in vaccines, behavioral health, benchmarks / by Chip Hart

If you are not already aware, HRSA (the Health Resources and Services Administration) announced the P4 Challenge - a national contest aimed at improving well-child visits and their accompanying...

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