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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.

2008 RVU Updates Out

[Note: Since this post, there are have been major changes to the RVUs. Check more recent posts in this blog, like this one.  You may also want to go directly to PCC's on-line RVU tools.]

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Health Gift Cards Scam

November 13, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

If you don't have the time to read this all, I'll provide my conclusion here: JR is right. "Healthcare gift cards" fall only a few centimeters short of being an out-and-out scam, imo.

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"You were right - it was easy."

November 12, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

This may be my favorite email of, well, November 2007.  If not the year:

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Coding Institute Survey

November 11, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Jennifer Godreau, from the Coding Institute, wrote to me the other day to ask whether their Pediatric Coding Alert is covering enough of the right material. You see, PCC customers get a free...

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Coding and Practice Management Events

By the time any reasonable person reads this, I will be giving or have given a talk at the local AAP VT Fall meeting here in Burlington. I am quite flattered that Dr. Aakre thought me capable of...

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Phone Reminders for Flu Shots

November 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in managed care, pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

One thing leads to another and I found myself poking around the American Journal of Managed Care today. Doesn't that title seem redundant to you? As though there might be, say, a Canadian version of...

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You Can Negotiate

November 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

It's email like this that keeps me going.

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Inside A Dog

November 04, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

It's a Sunday and things are crazy (anyone else with kids who play hockey?). However, I couldn't resist passing this one along. I know there are a lot of PedTalk readers here - over 100, on Friday...

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Science vs. Jenny McCarthy

November 02, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

For those who missed it, here is most of a recent editorial in the WSJ by Dr. Ari Brown responding to Jenny McCarthy's recent book which blames immunizations for her child's autism. You can find the...

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United and the -25 modifier (partial good news . . . for once)

November 01, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

Announced by SOAPM and the AAP today:

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