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Practice Management at the 2012 AAP NCE

August 07, 2012 / 0 Comments / in aap / by Chip Hart

In years past, I have gone through the entire NCE schedule and highlighted the talks or meetings I had hoped to crash.  This year, Jose Lopez (the manager of the SOAPM section), put this awesome...

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Credit Card Settlement vs. HSAs?

July 20, 2012 / 0 Comments / in insurance / by Chip Hart

I picked up the WSJ while heading to our UC the other morning and read this article about a multi-billion dollar settlement with the credit card companies.  One key piece of the settlement is...

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Pediatricians: Participate in the RUC [Updated 06/26/12]

June 21, 2012 / 0 Comments / in rvu, aap / by Chip Hart

Over the last few years, pediatricians have gained a lot of ground in the RVU arena - I have documented many of the changes, as you know.  Although it sometimes feels like two steps forward and one...

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Response to CAM Article Regarding Anti-Vaccinators

June 14, 2012 / 0 Comments / in vaccines / by Chip Hart

A week or so ago, Dr. David Horowitz from NC, posted the following message to SOAPM:

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2012 Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere Award

June 05, 2012 / 0 Comments / in aap / by Chip Hart

My sincere congratulations go to Dr. Ed Zissman, the 2012 Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere Award winner.  PCC is delighted to sponsor the award every year.

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Toolkit for the Follow-up Care of the Premature Infant

April 17, 2012 / 0 Comments / in practice management / by Chip Hart

Whether or not you have an EHR, having consistent clinical protocols is vital.  I am a fan of the oft-misunderstood Bright Futures, myself, but even BF doesn't cover everything.  One missing piece of...

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96110 Billing Problems

April 04, 2012 / 0 Comments / in rvu / by Chip Hart

Many of you are familiar with the 96110 RVU snafu at the beginning of 2012.  CMS removed all the RVUs for the 96110 and then, with the help of the AAP making noise, replaced the values.

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Patient Communication, Reminders

March 28, 2012 / 0 Comments / in practice management / by Chip Hart

Brandon Betancourt ensures that things I write to SOAPM after I have a few beers remain memorialized indefinitely.  This time, it's about automated patient communication tools.

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Universal State Vaccine Administration

March 27, 2012 / 0 Comments / in vaccines / by Chip Hart

I am guilty of blog neglect.  The busier I am, the more I have for the blog, but the less time I have to do it.  Here's an interesting one that I've saved for a few weeks - an analysis of the...

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Going Back to Skytop, To Skytop . . .

March 12, 2012 / 0 Comments / in practice management / by Chip Hart

I've been given the wonderful opportunity to present at the annual Pediatric Gurus event hosted by Goryeb Children’s Hospital again this year.  At one point, I am sandwiched between two very...

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