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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 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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2007 RVU Snag

April 12, 2007 / 0 Comments / in News, Insurance, rvu, aap, Editorial / by Chip Hart

The 2007 RVU changes were a bit of a mess. Read the AAP’s RVU brochure you’ll see this little tidbit:

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All For One! (The Myths of Merging)

I took another “We Think We Need To Merge!” call today from a thoughtful practice on the east coast. A couple small groups, aimed at getting a more fair piece of the pie. Can’t say I blame their...

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Sometimes They Write Themselves

Paraphrased from a customer message on our client-only mailing list today:

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Another Day, Another Bluff

April 05, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Editorial / by Chip Hart

I’m going to take some liberties with an email I received from one of our customers today. Very typical. He’s been an “honor student” lately and has increased the revenue for his practice by tens of...

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Convergence of Friends

April 03, 2007 / 0 Comments / in News, physicians practice, Events, ghana / by Chip Hart

Physician’s Practice just ran this article [may be broken]. It’s a real treat for me because, once Dr. Stoller does her presentation about Ghana at our 2007 Users’ Conference, then all three of the...

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Hello, World!

Let me open this blog with a summary of the phone call that inspired me to begin recording my experiences consulting with private pediatric practices around the country.

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