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...]

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...]

Do You Know About The Section On Administration and Practice Management ?

You know that feeling you get when you visit a great restaurant, vacation at an awesome resort or perhaps see a great stage show and you can't help but to tell everybody you encounter they have to check it out too? I get that feeling with SOAPM.    I've mentioned SOAPM before on the blog, but for those that know, SOAPM is one of the best - if not the best - resource for pediatricians that have an interest in learning the ins and out of … [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...]