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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.

Why You Need To Fix Your Pricing RIGHT NOW!

February 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / in insurance, rvu / by Chip Hart

As you should be aware, the 2021 RBRVS values have a significant impact on the relative value of some key procedures important to pediatricians, especially E&Ms.

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Major Improvements to the MDM Calculator

February 18, 2021 / 3 Comments / in coding / by Chip Hart

Thanks to helpful feedback from the 100s of daily users, the elves have improved and expanded the MDM calculator.  In particular, they've added a COOL TIMER that you can use to track your time...

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Ep #88: Strategies Needed to Thrive in Private Practice with Chip Hart

February 08, 2021 / 4 Comments / / by Chip Hart

A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of being invited back to the EntreMD podcast with Dr. Una.  Apparently, our last podcast was her most popular podcast in all of 2020!

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Impact of 2021 RVUs On Pediatricians

January 30, 2021 / 1 Comment / in rvu / by Chip Hart

Every year, I try to analyze the impact of the RVU changes on pediatricians. Why? Because what the Feds do in the Nov/Dec/Jan cycle each has a profound, downstream effect on pediatricians.  Going...

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Indirect Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 2: Flu Shot Racial Disparities

December 29, 2020 / 1 Comment / / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: imperfect, but compelling, evidence shows that not only are there racial disparities with flu shot administration, it has gotten worse in 2020.

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Indirect Clinical Impact of COVID on Children, Part 1: Obesity

December 16, 2020 / 6 Comments / / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: the evidence that child BMI is increasing significantly during COVID...maybe?  A little?  However, we need to check again in a couple months.

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2021 RBRVS GPCI Analysis

December 13, 2020 / 6 Comments / in rvu / by Chip Hart

UPDATE, 01/28/21: When I completed this analysis in December, 2020, I was using the originally published GPCI values.  In early January, the Feds updated the GPCI values significantly.  It took me...

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Free and Legal 2021 RVU-RBRVS Calculator

December 12, 2020 / 8 Comments / in rvu / by Chip Hart

Welcome to the free 2021 RBRVS Calculator.

As you may know, the AMA won’t let anyone freely distribute an RVU calculator that includes CPT codes without signing a limiting an expensive licensing...

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Free E&M Medical Decision Making Calculator

December 02, 2020 / 8 Comments / in coding / by Chip Hart

Here it is, wait no longer.Free MDM Calculator

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The 2021 Capitation Fun and Games

November 29, 2020 / 4 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

The other day, I dashed off a quick piece about the capitation contracts some opportunistic payors are floating in front of desperate practices.  Here's the longer missive....

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