Are Practice Management Consultants Worth Hiring?

Chip Hart and Brandon Betancourt

This is a guest post from Chip Hart. Chip is a frequent contributor to PediatricInc and former co-host of the highly revered Pediatric Management Awesomecast. When Chip isn't protecting independent pediatric practices against evil conglomerates, naysayers, and the League of Shadows, you can find him at PCC doing... something (I've never figured out what is it that he does at PCC, exactly).  I will never forget the scene. I was the lonely … [Read more...]

Are Practice Management Consultants Worth Hiring?

This is a guest post from Chip Hart. Chip is a frequent contributor to PediatricInc and former co-host of the highly revered Pediatric Management Awesomecast. When Chip isn't fighting against evil conglomerates, naysayers, and the league of shadows to help protect and keep pediatric practices alive and independent, you can find him at PCC doing something (I've never figured out what is it that he does at PCC, exactly).    I will never … [Read more...]

Deceptively Easy Way to Improve Your Practice, Guaranteed

On a piece of paper, write down this question: It doesn't have to be written exactly like I wrote it. Any variation will do. Then, make copies. Several of them. For the next few days or even weeks, hand each parent that comes to visit your office the sheet of paper with the question on it. While they wait, they will have plenty to think about out. You can ask them to use the remaining space - as well as the other side - if they require … [Read more...]

Awesome Webinar: Fixing Revenue Leaks For Small Medical Practices

We interrupt this scheduled programming to inform you that I'll be doing a Webinar this Tuesday December 18, at 2 pm ET / 11am PT. The topic?  Fixing critical revenue-cycle leaks for small medical practices. The webinar is hosted by FiercePracticeManagemet and it will examine how to fix causes of revenue cycle leaks. Topics of discussion will include: How to optimize every point of your revenue cycle, from appointment-setting to … [Read more...]

How can you become a change agent in your medical practice?

The other day I was catching up with a friend of mine. He was telling me that he was a bit frustrated at work because the people he works with aren’t as efficient as he’d like them to be. He went on to say that management wasn’t open to making improvements, listen to new ideas or open to change. I told him that he was describing a classic leadership (you don’t have to be in charge to be a leader) problem; which is, getting people to … [Read more...]