As a busy practitioner, you understand the juggling it takes to see patients in a timely manner while maintaining high quality medical care. You also know the value of your staff in assisting you. But how do you keep your practice staff informed and up-to-date on changing pediatric issues? Who helps you provide the day-to-day guidance and leadership for your staff?

In many pediatric offices, the practice manager is key to the smooth, efficient operation of the practice. Where do managers turn when they need answers, education, advice and support?

AAP chapters in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, New York and several other states have facilitated the creation of pediatric practice manager groups. Chapter-affiliated practice manager associations provide a network that managers turn to when they are looking for information on topics such as coding, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), laboratory compliance and employment law.

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