Dr. Norman “Chip” Harbaugh joins 1st Payment Systems as its Chief Medical Officer
Atlanta. GA--– 1st Payment Systems taps renowned Pediatrician Dr. Norman “Chip” Harbaugh as its Chief Medical Officer. 1st Payment Systems today announced that Dr. Harbaugh will be joining its executive team to spearhead its healthcare initiative. Last month, 1st Payment Systems announced that on behalf of First Data, it was spearheading a healthcare initiative to assist the industry in lowering its payment processing costs. His passion is developing healthcare delivery systems where large pediatric groups maintain individual practice autonomy yet gain strength of numbers. Dr. Harbaugh founded the Kids First Pediatric Alliance, a metropolitan Atlanta IPA that is physician-owned and driven by 32 private pediatric practices and 180 pediatricians. He followed up Kids First with co-founding Resources in Physician Management Services, a practice management consulting enterprise. Dr. Harbaugh shares his extensive practice management expertise nationwide. He served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine (COPAM) and was recently appointed to the AAP’s National Conference Planning Committee (NCE). He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) for the national AAP. He contributes to quality initiatives through his appointment to the National AAP’s Steering Committee on Quality Improvement as well as the CDC’s Clinical Laboratory I improvement Committee. In hopes of bridging the gap between doctors and payers, United Healthcare placed him on their Physician Advisory Board to represent the National AAP.
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