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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.

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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Contest Ending / Medicaid Poll / Data Coming

December 19, 2013 / 0 Comments / in contest, Editorial / by Chip Hart

First order of business: more resolutions. From a practice manager in NJ who shall go nameless, lest his staff read this blog:

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Better Late Than Never (Subscribe To This Blog)

December 16, 2013 / 2 Comments / in News / by Chip Hart

Would you like an email update every time I create a new blog entry?  It's easy - just sign up over in the upper right corner.  Enter your email address, click on "Subscribe", and you are done!

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Resolution Revolution, Part 2!

December 16, 2013 / 0 Comments / in contest, PMI, Events / by Chip Hart

The resolutions keep coming.  I love these!

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Resolution Revolution

December 13, 2013 / 0 Comments / in contest, Events / by Chip Hart

The New Year's Resolution contest is off to an amazing start.  As promised, I am going to share results with you.  Don't be intimidated by any of these - even a "Me, too!" is great.  Let's hear from...

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Contest...with real prizes!

December 09, 2013 / 2 Comments / in PMI, Podcast, Editorial, Events / by Chip Hart

Readers of this blog should know that I produce a bi-weekly podcast/mediacast with Brandon Betancourt.  We discuss all-things-pediatric-practice-management-related. Last week, we had the great...

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Medicaid Check Update, Podcast, PMI

December 04, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Podcast, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

First, I took a moment to update the post I wrote about confirming your Medicaid "booster" checks.  Dr. Barden and Jose @ AAP reminded me that we're supposed to use the 2009 Medicare CF instead of...

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Confirming That Medicaid Check [Updated 12/04/13]

Please note the update below!

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