Clift Price, MD Distinguished Service Award

Chip Hart and Paul Vanchiere, MBA

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Chip Hart (featured on the left)
Chip is the Director of PCC's Pediatric Solutions consulting group and author of the popular blog Confessions of a Pediatric Practice Consultant (chipsblog.com). Chip's 30 years of pediatric practice management expertise has helped hundreds of pediatricians increase their clinical and financial health. He has conducted many successful insurance contract negotiations on behalf of his clients and worked as a consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM). As a dynamic and motivating speaker, Chip leads educational seminars and consults for pediatric professionals nationwide for organizations like the AAP, state chapter AAP programs, the MGMA, and various physician and hospital organizations around the country. Chip was a member of the CCHIT Child Health Work Group and is a member of the CDC Clinical Decision Support, Children's Model EHR, and PP2PI working groups.

Chip contributes articles on practice management and health care information technology for Pediatric Coding Alert, the AAP's SOAPM Newsletter, Medical Group Management Association, and more.

Chip lives in Vermont with his wife and two boys.

Paul Vanchiere (featured on the right)
With over 15 years of healthcare management and finance experience, Paul has worked with physicians specializing in pediatrics, cardiology, and pathology practices. Combined with his experience working for a physician-owned health network and his involvement with physician practice acquisitions for the largest not-for-profit hospital network in Texas, Paul has a unique perspective on healthcare. He specializes in completing a comprehensive set of financial analyses, including practice cost, physician compensation, and managed care contract negotiations.

​Paul founded the Pediatric Management Institute to provide an array of services for pediatric practices of all sizes and maturity, focusing on financial and operational issues. He is involved in a variety of advocacy efforts related to ensuring access to healthcare and education for children with special needs.