Author Archive for: chip-hart

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.

Paper vs. Plastic

January 11, 2008 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I hope to have time to post a good RVU calculation message this afternoon but, before I do, I wanted to share an excerpt from a PedTalk message this AM.  It comes from Dr. Lessin, with whom I often...

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Multi-year Contracts

Over the last month, I have had three practices ask me about multi-year contracts.  What do I think of them?

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E&M Distribution of -25 Modified Codes

Last week, Igor and I were looking at the usage of -25 Modified E&M codes as the information about them is a bit of an unspoken subject in our business. I can't find any good, definitive sources so,...

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One Bite Won't Kill You

January 06, 2008 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

On PedTalk, there is a fairly cyclical discussion about "picky eaters." Once or twice a year, the issue comes up and I, as a parent, find the conversation quite compelling. Through hard work and a...

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Pediatric Modifier 25 Usage

Need proof that this is the best pediatric practice management resource on the planet? Check it out.

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Alphabet Soup (AAP, AMA, RBRVS)

I am feeling a little like the Winooski River, when it freezes over and then dams up, causing the water to overflow the banks and wreak havoc locally.

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Office Online Beta

I've got a final RVU trick or two coming, a response to the new Physician's Practice fee schedule article, and more.  I need to get this one out of my queue, though.

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Pediatric Coding and Practice Management Event

Save the date: April 17.

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Holiday Reading

Today's missive has no practice management value.  It is pediatric related, though.

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"Insurance execs: Stop lining your pockets"

Medical Economics has commented on Susanne Madden's article about Medical Cost Ratios [link removed]. Haven't read it yet? Don't do so just before bed, it will keep you up.

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