Thank you for joining us in person on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at our 26th annual Business of Pediatrics conference at the Marriott North Bethesda Conference Center. We had over 250 attendees this year, our highest number of attendees ever!

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For those who attended, you are welcome to claim CME credit. Please utilize these resources to help you do so by 3/30/24: Instructions for Claiming Credit and Recording Your Attendance. For those who did not attend but wish to view presentations online for credit, you have through March 30, 2024, to do so.

This year’s program featured AAP President Sandy Chung, M.D., FAAP. Other all-star experts included Chip Hart, Paul Vanchiere, Jan Blanchard, and more. Our 26th Annual Business of Pediatrics helped our local DC, Maryland, and Virginia practices be smarter and more successful in these challenging times. Pediatricians and practice managers learned “best practices” from our presenters, benchmarking data, and each other to implement for pediatric practice success.

See below for presentation recordings.

2023 Featured Presentations

AAP President’s Perspective and Special Presentation: AI and Pediatrics – Sandy Chung, M.D.

Why You Need Data – and Getting the Data You Need – Chip Hart

Coding Updates 2024 – Jan Blanchard

Addressing Family and Staff Safety in Busy Practice – Brenda Shepherd-Vernon, Paul Quigley

Succession Planning – Paul Vanchiere

Putting Change into Practice – Chip Hart

What is the Business of Pediatrics?

The Business of Pediatrics is an annual CME conference for community-based primary care pediatricians, as well as office managers and coders. National presenters provide updates on coding, practice management, population health, and emerging trends in care delivery, quality performance and reimbursement. This conference is focused on primary care – not specialty or hospital care.

PHN actively participates in the conference to share success stories from our experts and local practices to over 250 primary care key decision makers in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.


Reflecting Back and Projecting Forward: AAP President’s Year in Review and the Future of AI in Pediatrics, Sandy Chung, M.D.

Why You Need Data – and Getting the Data You Need, Chip Hart

Video time: 0:00:00 – 1:03:00

Coding Updates 2024, Jan Blanchard

Video time: starts 1:04:00 – end

Addressing Family and Staff Safety in Busy Practice, Brenda Shepherd-Vernon, Paul Quigley

Video time: 18:16 – 01:06:00

Succession Planning, Paul Vanchiere

Video time: 01:19:00 – end

Change Management to Manage Change, Chip Hart

Children’s National and PHN Behavioral Health Initiative, Lee Savio Beers, M.D.

Additional Materials:

Business of Pediatrics 2023 Welcome & CME, Mark Weissman, M.D.

Benchmarking Pediatric Practice Performance (Post-COVID), by Chip Hart

Value-Based Care in Pediatrics, by Claire Boogaard, M.D., Eduardo Fox, M.D., and Mark Weissman, M.D.

Succeeding in Value-Based Care (Case Examples – Improving Performance and Compensation), by Claire Boogaard, M.D., Eduardo Fox, M.D., Charlotte Harper, Erica Weiner, CNPN-PC

Coding for COVID Care and Immunizations, by Cara Biddle, M.D.

Next Steps for Telemedicine, by Mark Weissman, M.D., and Rachel Bakersmith

Keynote I: Caring for Patients and Pediatricians in a Post-Pandemic Landscape Presentation, by Sandy Chung, M.D., President – American Academy of Pediatrics

Announcements and Updates, by Mark Weissman, M.D.

Update on Co-Circulating Viruses in 2023, by Roberta L. DeBiasi, M.D.

Workforce Retention and Keynote Introduction, by Catherine Codispoti

Keynote II: Disability and Caregivers in the Workplace, Diana Codispoti

20 Ways Your Practice is Losing Money – and How to Fix Them, by Chip Hart

Welcome and Reflections Mark Weissman, MD and Lee Beers, MD, FAAP: Video 1 time – 00:00:01

Transforming Practice: Lessons from COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP: Video 1 time – 00:34:17

The Surprise Impact of COVID (Pediatric Practice Metrics) Chip Hart: Video 1 time – 01:28:07

Teenagers, Health Care and the Law Patricia Kapunan, MD, MPH: Video 2 time – 00:02:29

Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Care Practice Jay Rabinowitz, MD, FAAP: Video 2 time – 00:43:31

Balancing Your Work Family and Your Real Family Sandy Chung, MD, FAAP, FACHE: Video 2 time – 01:33:07

Additional Materials from All Sessions:

Formal Welcome and Introduction, Mark Weissman, MD

Self-care Isn’t Selfish: Using Stress Management Techniques to Help You Perform at  Your Best, Jennifer Piela-Timmons

Local AAP Chapter Updates, Local AAP Chapter leaders

Practice Management in COVID Times and Beyond, Chip Hart

2021 E&M Coding Changes – Part A&B, Jan Blanchard, CPC, CPEDC, CPMA, and Chip Hart

 Evolving Back to School Guidance for Pediatric Practices, Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, FAAP

 The Future of Telemedicine in Pediatric Practice, Ed Fox, MD, Tiffany Meyer, MD and Patricia Kapunan, MD, MPH

 2020 Election Impact, AAP President Elect Lee Beers, MD, FAAP and Tonya Kinlow, MPA

Additional Materials:

Value-Based Care & Pediatrics, Mark Weissman, MD

Turning Data into Actionable Insights for Population Health, Arcadia Demo

Delivery on Your Practice Culture, Chip Hart

Pediatric Care in the National Capital Region, Terry Lindquist, Diana Abney, MD, and Ellie Hamburger, MD

The Business of Adolescents, Patricia Kapunan, MD, and Lisa Tuchman, MD

Integrating Behavioral Care into Primary Care Pediatrics, Rachel Bakersmith, Sandy Chung, MD, and Donna Marschall, PhD

Patient Engagement, Jenna Vallejo

Value-Based Coding: Turning Knowledge to Payment, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP

Success in Value-Based Care, Sandy L. Chung, MD, FAAP, FACHE

Improving Your Practice and Bottom Line Through Preventative Care, Chip Hart

Do You Work with the Wrong People?, Chip Hart

Pediatric CIN: Nest Steps for Quality, Mary Weissman, MD, Dianna Abney, MD, Ellen Hamburger, MD, and Terry Lindquist

Vaccine Acceptance: Six Days in September…One Year Later,  Todd Wolynn MD, MMM

Value-Based Coding: Turning Knowledge to Payment, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP

The Five Biggest Business Mistakes Pediatricians Make, Chip Hart

Transforming Pediatric Practice: Right Care, Right Place, Right Time, Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP

Getting ready for Telemedicine, Mark Weissman, MD, Eduardo Fox, MD, and Melissa Rojas

Immunization Refusal to Vaccinate, Mark Weissman, MD

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy, Mark Weissman, MD

Pediatric Practice and Vaccine Refusers, Mark Weissman, MD

Vaccine Refusers, Todd Wolynn, MD, MMM, IBCLC, and Chad Hermann, MA, PhD

Coding Updates 2016-2017, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP, and Mark Weissman, MD

Coding for New Care & Payment Models, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP, and Mark Weissman, MD

RBRVS for Pediatrics: How to Assess & Establish Prices, Chip Hart

Small Practice vs. Big Practice, Mark Weissman, MD

Making Smaller Practices Stronger, Chip Hart

Coming Soon to Pediatrics: Telemedicine, Mark Weissman, MD, and Eduardo Fox, MD

Beyond the Basics: Coding for Pediatric Leaders, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP

Quality Payment Models & Methods, Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP, and Mark Weissman, MD

Pediatric Benchmarks – Why, What and How, Chip Hart

Successful Patient Recall Strategies, Chip Hart

Patient Engagement, Todd Wolynn, MD, IBCLC, MMM, and Chad Hermann, MA, PhD, ABD