Is It Worth Being A Member Of The American Academy Of Pediatrics?

I asked a newly graduated pediatrician if she was going to renew her membership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her response did not surprise me. She said, "...probably not. I see no point in being a member." As far as she was concerned, there wasn't an upside ( or value ) to belong to the Academy. I knew what she meant because I share her feelings. Recently I came across an email that challenged my stance regarding the value the … [Read more...]

Pediatric Practice Management Seminar You Don’t Want To Miss

The content in many practice management seminars or conferences are either too generic (the one size fits all medical specialty approach) or too specific (subspecialty focused) in my view. As a result, it makes it difficult sometimes to figure out how to apply the lessons from other medical specialties to pediatrics. If only there was pediatric specific seminar, where everybody in attendance speaks your language (the language called Pediatrics), … [Read more...]

Pediatric Practice Management Seminar You Don't Want To Miss

The content in many practice management seminars or conferences are either too generic (the one size fits all medical specialty approach) or too specific (subspecialty focused) in my view. As a result, it makes it difficult sometimes to figure out how to apply the lessons from other medical specialties to pediatrics. If only there was pediatric specific seminar, where everybody in attendance speaks your language (the language called Pediatrics), … [Read more...]

Thoughts On The AAP NCE 2013 – Orlando

If you follow me on social media, you probably know I was in Orlando at the AAP NCE this past week. Every year right before the date of the convention, I start to dread going. Leaving town is always hard when you have a million things to do. And since we still have little ones, and I don't travel often for business, I feel a hint of guilt leaving my wife behind fending for herself. But once I arrive, the anticipation, excitement, and … [Read more...]

You Can Take Away Our Lives, But You Will Never Take Away Our Freedom

My co-host on the Pediatric Practice Management AwesomeCast, is working a project that I think many that read this blog will find interesting.  I'll let you read it directly from Chip's original post: Over the past couple of days, I've been working with some friends on a concept publication entitled "Independent Pediatrics." The idea is to share the myriad stories of what it's like to practice pediatrics independently - the challenges, the … [Read more...]

#10 Pediatric Compensation Models [Practice Management VideoCast]

http://youtu.be/BbB-PqE-6LI In an amazing feat of timely discussion, Chip cover the topic of compensation models in pediatric practices. It's not just about the pay, it's about the management duties, performance measures, and dissatisfaction that many practices feel with their present methods of paying themselves. We reference many real-life examples and data from a survey of 100s of pediatricians. Chip will be covering this topic at … [Read more...]

AAP NCE: Top Secrets from a Pediatric Practice Manager

There is no doubt that our medical practices are getting more complex. In addition to managing patients, insurance, billing, collections, EMRs, EOBs, and statements, just to name a few, we also have to ensure we remain profitable. So how does one stay on top of all these things without losing sight of our objectives? How do we continue to manage our day-to-day tasks while implementing ICD-10? How do we ensure that our of patients are immunized … [Read more...]

Why You Will Not Want To Miss the AAP’s NCE This Year

As many of you know, The American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition will be held in New Orleans this year. This year, I have the honor of presenting. I'll be speaking at the Pediatric Practice Managers Alliance Program scheduled on Friday October 19th as well as at the Joint Program: Section on Administration & Practice Management (H1020) and Section of Young Physicians on Saturday October 20th. For the PPMA … [Read more...]

Why You Will Not Want To Miss the AAP's NCE This Year

As many of you know, The American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition will be held in New Orleans this year. This year, I have the honor of presenting. I'll be speaking at the Pediatric Practice Managers Alliance Program scheduled on Friday October 19th as well as at the Joint Program: Section on Administration & Practice Management (H1020) and Section of Young Physicians on Saturday October 20th. For the PPMA session, … [Read more...]