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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.

Your EHR and Productivity

May 01, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

One of the skeletons hidden in the closet of every EHR vendor is the impact they have on the productivity of the practices.  We've all heard the horror stories from practices who've had their income...

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96110 Coverage During Well Visits

This blog is going to raise more questions than it answers, but one let's get one of the few clear answers we have out of the way: pediatricians do not appear to follow Bright Futures' periodicity...

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PCMH's Impact on Cost and Quality?

April 08, 2015 / 0 Comments / in pcmh, Uncategorized, Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

I am, as a rule, a big fan of the PCMH concept.  The process for recognition and the inability to get those outside your circle to participate - namely, specialists are other things entirely, of...

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AAP's Alternative Payment Models Webinars

March 30, 2015 / 0 Comments / in payment models, pcmh, aap, Events / by Chip Hart

Readers of this blog should be interested in the following announcement:

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Independent Pediatrician Vol 3

March 08, 2015 / 2 Comments / in Uncategorized / by Chip Hart

...is out in stores near you. OK, it's not in stores, but you can read it on-line and everyone reading my blog should be on the mailing list (if you aren't, just signup on-line). Head over to the ...

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VFC Flu Vaccine Delay Survey

March 06, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Editorial / by Chip Hart

Yes, I am asking you to complete another survey.  But it's vital and fast - and needs to be done this weekend!  And the topic is especially timely.  Our last survey here got picked up by the national...

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Vaccine Policy Survey Results

February 23, 2015 / 0 Comments / in vaccine requirements, Data / by Chip Hart

For months, I've wanted to know: how many pediatric offices have policies requiring their patients to be vaccinated? It started with an article a friend of mine from Portland, OR wrote for The...

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Vaccine Refusal Policy Survey

February 17, 2015 / 2 Comments / in Data, Editorial / by Chip Hart

I am trying to get an understanding of the relative percentage of pediatric practices who have vaccination requirements for their patients.  I don't know for certain how common it really is - my gut...

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Free 2015 RVU Calculator

February 04, 2015 / 14 Comments / in 2015 rbrvs, 2015 rvu, Data / by Chip Hart

Welcome to the free 2015 RBRVS Calculator.

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2015 CPT Update For Pediatricians (feat. Donelle Holle)

January 23, 2015 / 1 Comment / in coding, cpt, Editorial / by Chip Hart

Donelle Holle is the greatest.  If you know who she is, I don't need to explain, but for those who don't: Donelle is one of a small handful of pediatric coding speakers worth listening to and perhaps...

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