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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.

Which RVU Year Should I Use?

September 12, 2014 / 2 Comments / in pediatric rvu values, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

[Anyone going to the TPS meeting next week? Or the NCE in San Diego? Come say hello! And don't forget that you can subscribe to this blog just by giving me your email in the box in the upper right....

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Pediatric Telephone CPT Code Usage Data

August 15, 2014 / 8 Comments / in telephone codes, Uncategorized, Data / by Chip Hart

A few years ago, I did a review of the use of and payment for telephone-based CPT codes by our clients.  You can see the data, or read an example of a payer policy covering these codes.  The fact is,...

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HIPAA and Credit Cards

July 31, 2014 / 6 Comments / in Podcast, Editorial / by Chip Hart

Note: this is a long post about untested legal issues. I may not know what I am talking about, so I welcome input!

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Buying A New Vaccine Fridge

I recently mentioned the awesome vaccine management productions put on by the AAP (via SOAPM) and I hope everyone here had a chance to participate in the seminar.  If you didn't, here are the awesome...

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Are You A SOAPM member?

July 11, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Podcast, ppmmc, SOAPM, vaccines, Events / by Chip Hart

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...

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Joe Hagan, M.D. For AAP President

June 30, 2014 / 0 Comments / in aap, Editorial, hagan / by Chip Hart

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...

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Work/Life Balance Teaser and Gameification

* Don't miss my request at the bottom of today's post.

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Is Being A Partner Overrated?

June 05, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Podcast, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

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...

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Work / Life Balance Survey

May 29, 2014 / 0 Comments / in News / by Chip Hart

In the second issue of The Independent Pediatrician, one point of focus will be the Work / Life Balance challenge faced by so many pediatricians. We have developed a quick, anonymous survey that we...

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Adult Immunization Logic Committee Work

Have you ever had one of those anxiety dreams where it's the end of the semester and finals are tomorrow and you haven't been studying or even going to class? For me, it's usually calculus or French....

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