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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.

More "Whoops"

October 12, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Recently, I shared an example of insurance company shenanigans reported to me by a customer.  Since then, I've seen at least two or three other examples on places like the "Financial Management...

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Time Is Running Out to Participate in the BCBS Settlement

October 09, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Update: to see if your BCBS is part of the settlement, check this AMA map [links removed].

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Pediatric Revenue Up or Down?

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

I was reading "The 2006 Fee Schedule Survey: POWER to the PAYERS" article from Physicians Practice magazine, as many of us in this business often do, and I realized that a) I never compared their...

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October 01, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I wonder what kind of stories the reps tell when they get back to the mothership after a day among the serfs? "Boy, I got this one practice to sign that confidentiality agreement by telling them that...

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Fight Club (UHC and the Land of Make Believe)

September 29, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

The first rule about Fight Club is not to talk about Fight Club.

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Excel 2007 Bugs

September 26, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

In a previous piece, I wrote about small businesses needing to consider using a variety of Open Source (or free) software programs to run their offices - it's often safer, more secure, more stable,...

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UHC and Synagis

September 25, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

From a few places, including SOAPM:

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Vaccine Showdowns (Go EBP!)

My apologies to the readers of the SOAPM mailing list, as this is a repeat, but there are too many folks who would otherwise miss this piece from the San Francisco Chronicle:

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Financial Analysis for the Managing Pediatric Provider

First, the facts:

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E-Mail I Love To Get

September 20, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, pediatrician, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

This arrived in my mailbox last week:

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