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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.

New Years Resolutions

January 11, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Editorial / by Chip Hart

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?"

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Russell Libby And the Ghost Independent Practice Future

January 04, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Editorial / by Chip Hart

Before I give my annual RVU update, I'm going to turn the mic over to Russell Libby, recent Buzzy Vanchiere Award recipient, in a piece that I'll entitle "The Ghost of Independent Practice Future." ...

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Best Breast Feeding Presentation...Ever

December 24, 2014 / 7 Comments / in breast feeding, Editorial / by Chip Hart

No need to look for a good breast feeding presentation any longer.  This is it.  Every expecting family, every pediatrician, everyone you know should spend the 11 minutes needed to watch Todd Wolynn...

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Best Insurance Letter of 2014

December 17, 2014 / 2 Comments / in Editorial / by Chip Hart

Let me set the scene: this is a letter from a pediatric practice with both a child psychiatrist and a psychiatric NP (great start to a story!).  A large, gorilla payer subcontracts its mental health...

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Amazing List of Screening Tools

December 03, 2014 / 2 Comments / in screening tools, 96110, Editorial / by Chip Hart

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...

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EHR Device Survey Results

December 01, 2014 / 3 Comments / in apple, laptop, tablet, Data, desktop, ehr device / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, I opened a survey to guage the satisfaction EHR users have with various laptops, tablets, and desktops. I wanted to answer questions such as, "Which brands do doctors really like?"...

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RVU Comparison Data Fixed

November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments / in 2014 rvu, pediatric rvu values, Data / by Chip Hart

A watchful eye pointed out that some of the data I published comparing 2014 to 2011 RVU values for common pediatric codes was off. I fixed it all last night.  The results are still the same, however:...

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How Much Should I Pay My Employed Clinician?

I will admit it - I am jealous and regret that I didn't come up with this myself. I should have and didn't.  The worst part is that it's so good that I can't really improve on it.

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Awesome Pediatric Practice Management/Coding Event

I get a few requests every month for when the next "pediatric coding or practice management conference is being held."  Based on what I continue to see in most independent pediatric practices, this...

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NCE 2014 Photos (SOAPM+)

October 19, 2014 / 2 Comments / in Events / by Chip Hart

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...

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