Practice Operations

Here are some resources we have found to be helpful in operating your practice. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking please contact our office, we will be happy to assist you. If you find any other resource that is particularly helpful in this area of practice management please let us know so that we might share it with others.

For offices with a physician member of The American Academy of Pediatrics there is a large amount of material available that can be used, evaluated, copied, etc to assist offices in developing policies, forms, managing personnel issues, etc. Using the member pediatrician’s ID # and password, documents can be downloaded into a word document and modified to fit the needs of the office.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Practice Transformation Resources

Business of Pediatrics

AAP resources to assist career and business decisions in an ever evolving pediatric marketplace.

  • Resources for Employed Physicians
  • Resources for Self Employed Physicians
  • Career in Pediatrics
  • Policy Forces in Pediatrics
  • Market Forces in Pediatrics
  • Adapting to Policy and Market Forces

Practice Basics

AAP resources to assist practices in setting up office-based delivery systems that are effective, efficient, and compliant with regulations

  • Setting Up a Practice
  • Practice Changes and Types
  • Staffing
  • Medical Liability and Risk Management
  • Physician Health and Wellness
  • Closing a Practice (retirement, selling)

Coding, Financing, and Private Payer

AAP resources to help practices navigate the changing health care environment to ensure proper payment for services provided and the tools to handle payer issues.

  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Coding Resources
  • ICD-10-CM
  • Payer Advocacy
  • Pediatric Cost Model
  • Bright Futures Payment Information
  • Vaccine Coding Table

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

AAP resources on practice-based quality improvement activities, as well as networks that contribute to overall quality measures and improvement in pediatric care

  • Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN)
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Maintenance of Certification

Office Operations

AAP resources to support pediatricians in making decisions about the administrative aspects of their offices

  • Medical Home
  • Documentation and Medical Record Keeping
  • Health Information Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Business Case for Pricing Immunization Administration
  • Practice Administration
  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act
  • Marketing Your Practice
  • Vaccine Financing & Delivery
  • Sample Office Documents (Log-in Required)
  • Telephone Care

Patient Management

AAP tools and resources to help practices care for and communicate with their patients

  • Communicating with Patients/Parents (Log-in Required)
  • Chronic Condition Management Resources
  • Care Coordination Resources
  • Letters to Patients (Log-in Required)
  • Billing and Payment
  • Patient Policies (Log-in Required)
  • Culturally Effective Care Toolkit
  • Bright Futures Homepage

Other resources

Physicianspractice.com – leading practice management website for doctors and staff

Pedsource.com – up-to-date information about pediatrics from Physician Computer Company (PCC)

Medscape.com/resource/medical-practice-management – the latest news and information from industry concerning medical practice management