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  • 15,000 Reasons to Collect Co-Payments +

    15,000 Reasons to Collect Co-Payments As you begin the New Year, I want to encourage you to take a few moments consider the financial impact of co-payment collections in your practice.  While co-payment amounts may seem trivial to some, the truth is that they can account for over 30% of your revenue potential of certain office visits (99213).  For example, Read More
  • Hospital Financial Support for Pediatricians +

    Hospital Financial Support for Pediatricians As Pediatricians gear up to add new providers to their practice, they are often overwhelmed by the start-up costs to do so.  There is a provision in the applicable Stark laws that allow your community hospital to help mitigate these expenses. These arrangements are commonly referred to as “Income Guarantees”.  To simplify the process, it Read More
  • Adding a New Provider +

    Adding A New Provider  I am sometimes asked by Pediatricians whether or not they should add another provider to the practice.  Usually the conversation focuses on whether or not they can afford to pay salary and benefits of a new provider.   I usually tell them to focus first on whether or not there is enough business to keep the providerbusy.  If so, the Read More
  • Four Simple Ways for Pediatricians to Track Financial Activity +

    Four Simple Ways for Pediatricians to Track Financial Activity Whether you are employed or own your own practice, this information is essential to staying on top of your financial activity... Whether you are an employed physician or own your practice, there are four simple things you should look at every month.  The items listed below are things you should keep an Read More
  • 5 Easy Questions Every Practice Should Ask About Budgeting +

      5 Easy Questions Every Practice Should Ask About Budgeting Around this time every year, practices should begin looking towards the start of the new year.  One step in the preparation is the completion of a budget to estimate revenue, expenses and compensation.  Budgeting does not have to be difficult or complex.  If you give it a try, I think Read More
  • What can be done to improve the perception of the care you provide? +

      What can be done to improve the perception of the care you provide? With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I am reminded of how thankful we should be to have wonderful people on staff to greet and help patients as they come into the practice.  Whether you are part of an independent practice or a large network, practice managers and Pediatricians Read More
  • The Financial Impact of Adding a New Patient +

    The Financial Impact of Adding a New Patient In Pediatrics, there is a consistent need to add new patients to the practice to ensure financial viability.  Have you ever sat down to figure out what the value of a new patient is?   Click here to access the full analysis showing, based on 2013 Medicare reimbursement rates, the value of a new child Read More
  • Key Financial Metrics for Pediatric Practices +

      Key Financial Metrics for Pediatric Practices There are 4 Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) that all Pediatricians should follow on a monthly basis to stay on top of practice's financial performance.  If you stay on top of these easy to calculate KPI's, you will be able to better manage your practice.  For more information, check out our online calculator by clicking here. Read More
  • Maximizing Patient Scheduling +

    Maximize Patient Scheduling       The key to a smooth running Pediatric practice is a well-organized appointment scheduling process. Often times, patient and provider satisfaction are largely impacted by a well-oiled process to schedule patients and allocate the appropriate amount of time for the visit. Do you ever wonder why a certain patient was scheduled at a particular time? Why Read More
  • Value of a New Patient +

      In Pediatrics, there is a consistent need to add new patients to the practice to ensure financial viability. Have you ever sat down to figure out what the value of a new patient is? Click below to access the full analysis showing, based on 2013 Medicare reimbursement rates, the value of a new child joining your practice. You will Read More
  • Pediatric Patient Scheduling +

      The key to a smooth running Pediatric practice is a well-organized appointment scheduling process. Often times, patient and provider satisfaction are largely impacted by a well-oiled process to schedule patients and allocate the appropriate amount of time for the visit. Do you ever wonder why a certain patient was scheduled at a particular time? Why do you have an Read More
  • Webcast- Key Performance Indicators Smart Practice Managers Measure +

        From Brandon Betancourt at www.PediatricInc.com on November 7, 2013.   Original Article Found Here      #20 Key Performance Indicators Smart Practice Managers Measure [Pediatric Practice Management AwesomeCast] For today’s AwesomeCast, I invited my friend Paul Vanchiere from the Pediatric Management Institute. Apparently, Chip had more important things to do… Pfff. Family. So he was MIA for this recording. If you Read More
  • November 2013 Newsletter +

    November 2013 Newsletter What can be done to improve the perception of the care you provide? With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I am reminded of how thankful we should be to have wonderful people on staff to greet and help patients as they come into the practice.  Whether you are part of an independent practice or a large network, practice managers Read More
  • October 2013 Newsletter +

     October 2013 Newsletter 5 Easy Questions Every Practice Should Ask About Budgeting Around this time every year, practices should begin looking towards the start of the new year.  One step in the preparation is the completion of a budget to estimate revenue, expenses and compensation.  Budgeting does not have to be difficult or complex.  If you give it a try, Read More
  • Excel Tips for Pediatric Practices +

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  • Press Conference before Testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services +

      Coverage from Dallas Morning News (May 8, 2012): The My Medicaid Matters coalition, though, put forward Paul Vanchiere of Houston...“I am fortunate that I have excellent primary insurance through my job,” Vanchiere testified. “However, just having private insurance is not enough.”...In spite of past and looming budget cuts, Vanchiere told the senators, the 3.1 million youngsters on Texas Medicaid Read More
  • Webcast- Learning Steps to Budget for Your Medical Practice +

        From Brandon Betancourt at www.PediatricInc.com on March 13, 2013.   Original Article Found Here      Learning Steps to Budget for Your Medical Practice [Practice Management VideoCast] In this episode, Chip and I have our first guest. Paul Vanchiere was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about budgeting. Why budgeting? Well, I suspect that this is an Read More
  • Pediatric Practice Management Seminar You Don’t Want To Miss +

        From Brandon Betancourt at www.PediatricInc.com on September 18, 2013.  Original Article Found Here: http://pediatricinc.com/2013/09/18/pediatric-practice-management-seminar-you-dont-want-to-miss/   From time to time, I get asked what practice management conference/seminars I recommend. As many of you know, there aren’t that many around, so I was only able to recommend one, maybe two. I’m very happy to be able to add another awesome PM Read More
  • For Paul Vanchiere, Pediatric Practice Management is in the Blood +

      March 1, 2013 by Jill Fahy with Physician Computer Company Original article can be found here: http://www.pedsource.com/paul-vanchiere-PMI     Paul Vanchiere spent an inordinate chunk of his childhood in a pediatrician's office, but not because he was sickly. The youngest of five siblings, Vanchiere grew up in southwestern Louisiana, working for his pediatrician father, Dr. Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere, for whom Read More
  • Four Simple Ways for Pediatricians to Track Financial Activity +

    Whether you are employed or own your own practice, this information is essential to staying on top of your financial activity... Whether you are an employed physician or own your practice, there are four simple things you should look at every month.  The items listed below are things you should keep an eye on each month to ensure that your practice Read More
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