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practice managment

Thanks to our partners at Best Practice Management for putting this article together for LACMA doctors on increasing business stability. Best Practice Management (BPM) was on hand at the Saving Private Practice Consortium to answer questions regarding billing and coding. Maria Wong and Jeff Cohen from BPM shared some tips …
healthcare app

An in-home EKG? The New York Times reports a company called Eko may be bringing this healthcare app to market in the fall. The wireless stethoscopes can transfer a patient’s heart rate and other vital signs directly to Eko’s secure portal, where it can, among other things, be shared with …
Stories by Physicians

Weekend Read – Stories by Physicians From time to time, we like to share stories by physicians. In the essay, Bourbon, Ajay Major, MD, MBA shares about the connection he develops with a patient dying of cancer as an intern. It’s a quick read, but moving and highly recommended. It’s my …
opioid epidemic

News about opioid abuse continues to dominate national headlines. For the time being, President Trump has decided not to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Instead, he’s indicated he’ll focus on tough law enforcement to combat the problem. Here’s a look from STAT News about what some states are …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Past LACMA President Troy Elander, MD There are many different ways that LACMA members get involved with the organization. We’re grateful to Troy Elander, MD for finding his way into an editorial advisory position and helping with the LACMA publications. We asked him how his involvement with LACMA …
HIPAA Compliance, Patient Data

JNT Tek is our IT provider at LACMA HQ, a partner who works with members and was a popular advisor for doctors at the Saving Private Practice Consortium . We asked them for some insight on HIPAA Compliance, Patient Data and IT because it has to be done right. They came …
Patient Care Foundation

The Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County is specifically designed to improve patient access to care, treatment and health education. In order to achieve this, the Patient Care Foundation supports the aspirations of medical students across LA County and promotes community service and mentorship. For medical students, PCF offers …
the business of medicine

Good treatment in medicine doesn’t automatically equate with good business practices. Are doctors prepared for the business of medicine? This is one of the questions we’ve been looking at with the Saving Private Practice campaign. Here’s a current article from Physicians News Network that looks at a LinkedIn survey on …
cure for diabetes

City of Hope has a bold vision and the generous funding from the Wanek Family has allowed the team to set their timeline for research and a cure for Diabetes. The JDRF estimates that approximately 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes. They set healthcare costs for Type 1 Diabetes at 14.9 …
Officer Spotlight

Officer Spotlight: Dr. Diana Shiba As we wrap up our spotlight pieces on the new LACMA officers, we caught up with Diana Shiba, MD at the Private Practice Consortium. Dr. Shiba is the new LACMA Secretary and while she’s served on the LACMA board, this is her first term as …