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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.

Pediatricians: Participate in the RUC [Updated 06/26/12]

June 21, 2012 / 0 Comments / in ruv, rvu, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Over the last few years, pediatricians have gained a lot of ground in the RVU arena - I have documented many of the changes, as you know.  Although it sometimes feels like two steps forward and one...

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Response to CAM Article Regarding Anti-Vaccinators

June 14, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

A week or so ago, Dr. David Horowitz from NC, posted the following message to SOAPM:

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2012 Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere Award

June 05, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

My sincere congratulations go to Dr. Ed Zissman, the 2012 Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere Award winner.  PCC is delighted to sponsor the award every year.

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Toolkit for the Follow-up Care of the Premature Infant

April 17, 2012 / 0 Comments / in preemie, template, Uncategorized, ehr / by Chip Hart

Whether or not you have an EHR, having consistent clinical protocols is vital.  I am a fan of the oft-misunderstood Bright Futures, myself, but even BF doesn't cover everything.  One missing piece of...

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96110 Billing Problems

April 04, 2012 / 0 Comments / in cms, rvu, Uncategorized, 96110 payment / by Chip Hart

Many of you are familiar with the 96110 RVU snafu at the beginning of 2012.  CMS removed all the RVUs for the 96110 and then, with the help of the AAP making noise, replaced the values.

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Patient Communication, Reminders

March 28, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Brandon Betancourt ensures that things I write to SOAPM after I have a few beers remain memorialized indefinitely.  This time, it's about automated patient communication tools.

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Universal State Vaccine Administration

I am guilty of blog neglect.  The busier I am, the more I have for the blog, but the less time I have to do it.  Here's an interesting one that I've saved for a few weeks - an analysis of the...

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Going Back to Skytop, To Skytop . . .

I've been given the wonderful opportunity to present at the annual Pediatric Gurus event hosted by Goryeb Children’s Hospital again this year.  At one point, I am sandwiched between two very...

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The Pediatric Office of Today

February 14, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Attendees of the AAP NCE are surely familiar with the Office of the Future exhibit that has grown in size and scope over the past few years.  I don't know if it began that way, but since at least...

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Quick Coding Guide for Breastfeeding Related Services

January 30, 2012 / 0 Comments / in nfbc, Uncategorized, verden group / by Chip Hart

Sometimes, I don't have to do any of the work except to make friends and provide attribution.  Today's installment features a wonderfully concise, helpful guide to CPT coding for breastfeeding...

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