Practice Management Resources
Now is the time – in the past 15 years, Physicians could do very well practicing medicine and at the same time be clueless as a business person. The old saying was true, “Physicians are the worst businesspersons in the world,” and even being true, the inept business skills did little harm to the financial bottom line. That old saying may still be true however today, without business skills and good business resources, physician practices will financially suffer and may indeed even “go broke.”
Physicians are now faced with making a choice, be bought by a hospital system, form into a large integrated group, or become an adept business person who can either carve out a niche practice or run a medical practice that is not only good on quality but efficient.
This portion of the website is designed to give the businessperson physician the links to tools that can help them become that adept business person and successful not only in their medical life but in their business life. To do less than that, no matter the method, in our current day and time, is only a guarantee for practice financial failure.
The resources below include valuable information from thousands of experienced pediatricians and practice managers from around the state and the nation.
Virginia AAP Pediatric Council
The Pediatric Council serves as a forum between members of the VA-AAP and payors to foster enhanced communications. The mission of the Pediatric Council to is to be proactive in the creation of an open environment between Chapter members and Payors to identify and bring resolution to identified issues. If you are experiencing payment issues, please contact the Pediatric Council by emailing Jane Davis, Executive Director. email
Virginia AAP Practice Management Listserv
Sign up for this free listserv to join up with other Virginia pediatricians and practice managers to discuss administrative issues that are affecting you and your practice. This listserv provides an opportunity for us to share ideas, problems, concerns and issues as they relate to pediatrics and managing a pediatric practice. To sign up, please send an email to the listserv manager, Sandy Chung. email
AAP’s Practice Management Online
Web Site – The AAP provides numerous online resources and articles for pediatricians regard the many aspects of practice management including starting your own practice, joining an existing practice, office operations, payment and finance, quality improvement and patient management.
AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management
It is the mission of SOAPM to impart both basic and cutting edge administrative and practice management innovations that will improve the state of pediatric administration and practice management for its membership and members of the AAP. SOAPM will accomplish this mission by dedicating its talent, skills, and resources to educating and serving its membership.
Presently, over 1,000 AAP members have joined SOAPM to implement this mission and the Section goals and objectives.
The SOAPM currently is working to increase residents’ awareness of practice management and to enhance the benefits to its affiliate membership of practice managers, pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners.
SOAPM membership is open to all AAP fellows and residents of the Academy with an interest or active involvement in pediatric administration and practice management.
Affiliate membership also is available to practice administrators and non-practice administrators who are employed in a position related to pediatric practice management.
For more information, see the following: Web Site
AAP Practice Support
Web Site – Useful links and resources from the AAP, including Medical Home, Bright Futures, Coding Resources, Medical Liability and Pediatric Cost Model.
Questions about practice management?
Ideas to share?
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Open to all Virginia Chapter Pediatricians and Practice Managers. This listserv is a place where we can share ideas, problems, concerns and issues as they relate to pediatrics and managing a pediatric practice.
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