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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.

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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EHR Device Survey...and How To Choose Your EHR Laptop

October 08, 2014 / 0 Comments / in survey, Data, ehr device / by Chip Hart

Part 1 - The Survey

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Independent Pediatrician Vol 2

September 22, 2014 / 0 Comments / in News / by Chip Hart

...is released.  Race to the site to read it on-line or download a full copy.  I also urge any one of my readers to take a few minutes to Tell Your Story.  Independent Pediatric practices are vital...

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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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