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Earlier this week, several physician leaders hosted members of the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association (HPMA) at LACMA’s headquarters for lunch. LACMA and the HPMA have a longstanding relationship based on a continuous exchange of information and key insights into treating radiation-exposed surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. More than 60-years …

Physicians who hope to earn a small bonus for the 2017 Medicare reporting year must have started their 90-day performance period no later than Monday, October 2, 2017. While the actual reporting deadline is March 31, 2018, physicians need to identify and understand the measures that are relevant to their practice …

A website is the very first thing most people search for while looking for a new physician or practice. A professional website for your practice is a must to thrive in the competition-driven healthcare market. Here are a few benefits to establishing a well-designed, responsive website for your practice: It …

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 …

Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive healthcare order designed to increase insurance competition and choice—dealing a fatal blow to the Affordable Care Act. Although the president claims the executive order will give millions of Americans access to more affordable healthcare coverage, critics are beginning to argue that the new …

Dawn Clark and Edward Ellison will be presented with the Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-Being for their work leading and developing the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s (SCPMG) Physician Wellness Program. The Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-being is awarded to …

AB 72, passed by the California Legislature and signed into law effective as of July 1, 2017, is a law that was designed to protect patients from costs associated with out-of-network health services. The legislation caps a patient’s cost-sharing at the in-network amount when he/she received services in an in-network …

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of a lot of concerns.  The key to managing your business is to prioritize.  Treating a fever when your patient is in cardiac arrest would be ineffective and prove fatal. Why then are you trying to diagnose your business …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently declared a Hepatitis A outbreak among individuals who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs. According to recent health reports, the hepatitis A virus is primarily being transmitted person-to-person through close contact or through contact with fecally contaminated environment. Hepatitis A can …

Anish Korula MPA and Jacob Korula, MD Efforts to control the Opioid Epidemic resulting from widespread use and abuse of narcotics has recently become a high priority. Physicians are often blamed since they write all prescriptions and while some are responsible, the majority prescribe conscientiously. There has been no discussion …