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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.

IMPORTANT Changes to 2020 RBRVS

May 05, 2020 / 0 Comments / in rvu, gpci, 2020 rbrvs, 2020 rvu, COVID / by Chip Hart

Exec summary: changes to the RVUs this quarter include major fee increases in telemedicine visits and a big mid-year change to GPCI values.

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Does Medicaid Affect Patient Volume During COVID?

May 01, 2020 / 4 Comments / in medicaid, COVID / by Chip Hart

Executive summary: no, doesn't look like it.

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Amazing Well Visit Posters...Now Free!

April 27, 2020 / 2 Comments / in well visit, free, preventive care / by Chip Hart

Back in 2018, I shared the effort of Dr. Brian Bowman to create some amazing posters to explain the value of well visits to your families.  They are designed to by displayed in your office so that...

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The Effect of COVID-19 On Immunization Rates

April 06, 2020 / 0 Comments / in immunizations, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

We've shared the unequivocal data - visits are down significantly for pediatricians across the country.  Although Well Visits have slowed less than sick visits, they aren't much behind.  What does...

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More COVID Pediatric Data

April 04, 2020 / 0 Comments / in telemedicine, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

I'm trying to do a deep dive into immunization rates, but I pulled these two up-to-date views into the impact COVID is having on independent pediatric practices.

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Update: The Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Pediatric Productivity

April 03, 2020 / 5 Comments / in visit data, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

If all goes as planned, this will be my last static blog update about the financial clinical data relating to COVID and pediatricians.  Why?  Because we're hoping to fire up a public page soon...

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Impact of COVID-19 On Pediatric Acute Visit Distributions

March 29, 2020 / 13 Comments / in telemedicine, E&M, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

At PCC, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our clients' practices every day, all day (hence this late blog tonight).  With the help of Tim and Alex at PCC, we're gathering customer data...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Independent Pediatric Productivity

March 26, 2020 / 0 Comments / in visit data, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

I've got a lot to throw at you.  Jan will have an updated COVID-19 coding guide to me shortly and she will be presenting for SOAPM in a week or so (links to follow).  Dr. Joe Hagan, of Bright...

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The Business Impact Of COVID-19 On Pediatric Practices

March 21, 2020 / 4 Comments / in COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

Of the innumerable comments I've received after a conference or webinar, this may be my favorite of all time:"Tell your parents you have more people watching you than NCAA bball!"The only way that...

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COVID-19 Coding!

March 15, 2020 / 13 Comments / in icd-10, cpt coding, COVID, Coronavirus / by Chip Hart

Updated: 04/09/20

"Hey, Jan, I've got client XYZ on the phone - how should they code a COVID exposure?"

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