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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.

Clearinghouse Bullying

November 30, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Editorial / by Chip Hart

A good friend remarked that my blog is a little "stale" these days, and she was right.  I am so caught up in putting out fires these days - ARRA, PCMH, portal design, etc. - that I forget to come...

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Flu Vaccine Poster and Smoking Survey

October 25, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Two important resources from my SOAPM friends.

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October 24, 2012 / 0 Comments / in SOAPM, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Short of riding the mechanical bulls on Bourbon Street, I think we fulfilled our social requirements at the AAP NCE this week.  I starting making a list of people I got to greet, but gave up after...

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"Obamacare" and Well Visits . . . Do The Inscos Pay More

September 11, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

It's been too long since I've had a post like this.  Glad to get back to the most important material we share.

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Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Event, Dec 2012

Now that the AAP is no longer producing or developing their vital coding and practice management events, we have to rely on others to continue to push out the content that we know is so vital.  I am,...

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One Pediatrician's Pre-ACO Experience

September 06, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aco / by Chip Hart

Here's a PCC client speaking about his localized ACO/hospital experience.  I spoke with him a few times during the process and the message I think we kept coming back to is that the hospital is...

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Pediatric Practice Management at Sea

Busy at the beginning of March?  Want to cruise around the Carribean and learn about pediatric practice management at the same time?  Check out this opportunity!

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10 Dirty Negotiation Tactics and How to Beat Them

I believe my first series of blog posts years ago were specifically about insurance negotiation tactics.  It's been a while, and John Canning sent me this link to share.  Although it's a bit...

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Practice Management at the 2012 AAP NCE

August 07, 2012 / 0 Comments / in nce, SOAPM, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

In years past, I have gone through the entire NCE schedule and highlighted the talks or meetings I had hoped to crash.  This year, Jose Lopez (the manager of the SOAPM section), put this awesome...

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Credit Card Settlement vs. HSAs?

July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments / in hsa, Uncategorized, credit card / by Chip Hart

I picked up the WSJ while heading to our UC the other morning and read this article about a multi-billion dollar settlement with the credit card companies.  One key piece of the settlement is...

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