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Jonathan Barrera of WestPac Wealth Partners joins LACMA’s Platform to Help Physicians Strengthen Their Financial Wellness. Jonathan M. Barrera is the exclusive Financial Wellness Advisor to the Los Angeles County Medical Association, serving over 3,000 physicians in the Los Angeles community of medical professionals. LACMA is pleased to announce a new …

The U.S. House of Representatives, with the leadership of California Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Modesto), recently passed HR 3922, “The Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve our Nation (CHAMPION) Act of 2017,” which would reauthorize for two years the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program (THCGME) that trains primary care …

As a Los Angeles native, Dr. Arash Ari Nowain is thrilled to practice where he grew up. He earned his medical degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where he received the Clinical Medicine Scholarship. After graduation, he completed three years of residency training in Internal Medicine at the Los …

 Preparing for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program isn’t a simple task. The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) provides services to physician offices in California to prepare for and participates in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). HSAG offers a Countdown to MIPS …

Article by LACMA Preferred Partner, Workwise Law It is everywhere. People you thought would never do it…they have done it. People you respected, want to respect, can no longer respect, are facing sexual harassment charges, and their reputations, businesses, and livelihoods are going up in flames. The world is changing because …

Anthem Blue Cross recently notified physicians in several states of upcoming changes to the payor’s reimbursement policies and claims editing software, called ClaimsXten. As part of the policy changes, scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2018, Anthem will begin reducing reimbursement of evaluation and management (E/M) services billed with modifier 25 under …

Courtesy of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Urban drilling is a dangerous industrial practice that is happening right next door to where people live, work, play, and learn. These operations are inherently hazardous to human health. They emit toxic contaminants into our communities, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals while …

Noridian, Medicare’s administrative contractor for California, continues to deactivate providers for not responding to Medicare revalidation notices, resulting in a gap in billing privileges and lost revenue for physicians. Noridian will send revalidation notices via email two or three months prior to the revalidation due date. Revalidation notices sent via email will …

This post originally appeared on the TigerText blog.  I was recently reading an e-book published by Google that details how they manage their worldwide server operations when I came across an amazing term they use internally – “Toil.”  Google describes Toil as “the kind of work that tends to be manual, repetitive, automatable, …

It takes years of training to become a doctor but that might not fully prepare physicians for the daunting process of starting your own practice. It takes an enormous amount of time, money and effort to start and run a private practice. However, once established, there are few things more …