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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.

Google Surfing Lottery

May 30, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Sorry, benchmarks will have to wait. It'll be worth it, though.

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Our Children International

May 29, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I was going to write about some cool pediatric benchmark data we've put together today, but I find this story more important and compelling. Check out Dr. Stoller's mission to Ghana on CBS.

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Pediatric Practice Management Seminar

It dawned on me that it would be helpful to let people know about valuable pediatric resources. For example, I expect to do a quick review of groups like Physicians' Alliance and Pediatric Federation...

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2007 RVU Tool

May 18, 2007 / 0 Comments / in rvu, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I'm looking for some volunteers to test out our new 2007 RVU Calculation Tool. I have links to 2003-2006, but those don't work yet - I want some feedback about the 2007 first.

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Against the Grain

In 2007, CMS gave values to two important pediatric codes for the first time, the 92551 (hearing test) and the 99173 (vision screen). Sure, the values aren't astronomic, but that extra ~$10 for each...

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CA Chapter 2 / Vegas Meeting

I always forget to leave notes about where we are going to be and what we're doing when we get there! * NEW PCC Pediatric Solutions Workshop in Las Vegas, May 20

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More Immunization Reimbursement

Well, sadly, not more reimbursement. That's the problem. More about it.

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One Small Lawsuit for Mankind

I have to come up with an analogy for the Great Medical Insurance problem here in the US. The Rebels vs. The Empire? Robin Hood vs. The Sheriff of Nottingham? David vs. Goliath? None of these is just...

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Slowly Turning Tide

Vaccines may be saving the lives of children, but they are killing the docs who give them. Pediatricians have to pre-purchase tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of vaccines, insure them while...

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Retention Rate

April 16, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

The most common worry I hear from practices considering dropping a plan is that they can't afford to "lose all those patients." The larger the portion those patients make of a practice, the scarier...

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