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Late Night With Chip & Paulie 1 (October 21, 2021)

Chip & Paulie, discuss various topics in a webinar, ranging from practice management and RBRVS (Resource-Based Relative Value Scale) to feedback on this year’s virtual AAP NCE (American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition). They welcome Dr. Hiral Lavania, who shares her positive experiences and learns from attending virtual sessions on osteopathic approaches, autism-friendly practices, and other clinical subjects while emphasizing the importance of practice management. Chip & Paulie encourage attendees to review their employee benefits, handbooks, and job descriptions, submit their HHS Phase 4 funding by the deadline, and provide feedback or questions on forum websites to improve future sessions and support within the pediatric community.

Guest: Dr. Hiral Lavania

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1. **Data Insights**: Chip Hart shares findings from a study about the correlation between children's birth months and their likelihood of receiving flu vaccinations, illustrating the relationship between birth month and flu diagnosis rates.

2. **Benefit Renewals and Handbook Updates**: Paulie discusses the importance of managing employee benefit renewals, updating employee handbooks, and ensuring job descriptions are current.

3. **Pricing and Payments**: The disparity in payment rates between specialties, particularly highlighting that pediatricians often receive lower percentages of Medicare fees compared to other specialties.

4. **Advocacy for Fair Payments**: Suggestions on how pediatricians can advocate for more equitable reimbursement rates, including contacting lawmakers and engaging with professional organizations like the AAP.

5. **Feedback and Questions**: Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on the webinar's timing, content, and length, and to submit COVID-19 immunization clinic questions for future discussions.