Author Archive for: chip-hart

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.

Hourly Costs (Snow Days)

February 20, 2014 / 0 Comments / in revenue per visit, snow day, Editorial / by Chip Hart

From an intrepid reader:

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Pediatrician As Specialist (CA AAP Chapter 1 in Tahoe)

February 09, 2014 / 3 Comments / in Events / by Chip Hart

All the cool people - well, cool people plus myself - will be gathering at the Resort of Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA from April 25 to 27, 2014 for the CA AAP Chapter 1 meeting.  Coolest of all will...

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Two Great Ideas - Keeping Track of Contracts and Background Checks

Everything smart that I ever share is a shameless ripoff of someone else's idea.  Here are two examples from this week alone.

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Poll Results, Podcast, and PMI Events

Let's go in reverse order.

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Free RVU Calculator 2014

January 15, 2014 / 47 Comments / in 2014 rvu, rvu, rvu calculator, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

Welcome to the free 2014 RBRVS Calculator.  [updated 01/17 for Excel]

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2014 Pediatric RVU Comparison

January 13, 2014 / 2 Comments / in cpt, rvu, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

I unveiled the beta version of the 2014 RVU Calculator at this weekend's well attended (and received!) PMI conference and it seems to be in good shape, but I want to do just a little more testing...

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SNOMED and the administrative future of medicine...

January 09, 2014 / 2 Comments / in icd10, icd9, snomed, Editorial, ehr / by Chip Hart

Editorial time, it has been awhile. A story about a stick and a carrot. And how they will affect the practice of medicine in the US.

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2014 GPCI Analysis

January 02, 2014 / 3 Comments / in rbrvs, rvu, Data, gpci / by Chip Hart

It what has become a (nearly) annual tradition - check out 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 -  it's time to see what the new GPCI adjustments have in store for us this year.  What's a GPCI (pronounced...

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After Hours Codes Update (99050, 99051, 99058)

December 30, 2013 / 0 Comments / in cpt, 99050, 99051, 99058, after hours codes, Data / by Chip Hart

In days of yore, I wrote about the pediatric usage of the 9905X CPT codes, often known as the "after hours" codes.  In fact, I think my explanation here about how they should be used is still good...

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New Year Resolution Contest Winners

December 20, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Events / by Chip Hart

I have a final entry before I announce the winner(s).  This is from Lorie Thomas, OM for Pediatric Wellness Group out in CA.

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