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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.

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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65% of Pediatric Practices Prefer PCMH to MU

May 06, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

[Update: don't miss this chance to attend a 2014 PCMH Prep course taught by Susanne Madden at the PCC UC. You don't have to be a PCC client to attend.]

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CA Chapter 1 AAP Meeting Review

April 26, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Podcast, Events / by Chip Hart

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...

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2014 Spring Cleaning

April 15, 2014 / 0 Comments / in News / by Chip Hart

Piles of news backed up in my inbox.

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Busy in 2014!

April 02, 2014 / 0 Comments / in icd-10, Editorial, Events / by Chip Hart

Someday, I hope our grandchildren will look back at 2014 and say, "Oh, remember all of those crazy things people used to do with silly ICD codes?"  My feelings about the impending ICD-10 delay are...

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More January 2014 Visit Volume Research

March 18, 2014 / 9 Comments / in visit data, Data / by Chip Hart

Last week, I posted some data about national visit volume that I hope made clear that the perceived dip in the January 2014 visit volume was largely cyclical and weather related.  Sure, there are...

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Some Interesting Pediatric Practice Management Podcast Updates

March 16, 2014 / 0 Comments / in News / by Chip Hart

Before I post more data about the January visit volume, I should quickly highlight two recent podcasts Brandon and I did recently.

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Public Service Announcements

March 11, 2014 / 0 Comments / in News, Events / by Chip Hart

While we wait for me to do Part II of the Great January 2014 Visit Analysis,  I have three news items to share now for fear that they get buried in the next post.

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January 2014 Visit Volume

March 09, 2014 / 18 Comments / in Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

[Back from vacation!]

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