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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.

Pediatric Benchmarks I

Sorry for the delays - a busy Users' Conference, some great family camping, and prep for an AAP coding event, and a guy gets distracted!

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Open Source Software

Not enough time is spent thinking of pediatric offices as small businesses. There are lessons learned in other businesses that pediatricians can and should apply to their own. If you spend any time...

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Aetna Settlements (Awake!)

July 25, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Insurance, Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

Hot off the presses, plus I wanted to stop picking so much on UHC/Oxf.

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Compare and Contrast

July 24, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

From the Business Journal of Milwaukee the other day:

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Billing for phone calls? After hours work?

How do I feel about pediatricians billing for phone calls, writing off weekend charges, etc.?

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Executive Salaries

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

Lest anyone think I'm a communist, I want to make it clear that I don't think a single-payor system is the sole solution to the health care problems in the US. I don't, however, think it's the Bogey...

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P4P Mess

July 06, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

To date, our customers have faired quite well under most of the P4P plans.  We have some clients adding (it appears) as much as 10% to their bottom lines.  We had one client pay for their new EHR...

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My New Favorite Contract Clause

July 03, 2007 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

I know we have all seen it - in theory, at least. Too many people sign without reading. But this snippet sums it all up. And it's not even from one of the "bad" HMOs:

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AAP Endorsed Pediatric Coding Seminar, Aug 22 2007 NYC

July 02, 2007 / 0 Comments / in pediatric, Uncategorized, aap / by Chip Hart

That's right - the AAP decided to get out of the seminar management business (at least for now) and we were asked to step in. Which we were grateful to do (thanks, Dr. Lander!).

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Trench Stories II (or, "Do The Math")

It's difficult to narrow down the math stories to just one, there are so many, but here's this week's for a start. From one of the only payors who behaves worse than United/Oxford, a letter to a...

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