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The 2nd Annual Saving Private Practice Consortium was held on March 3rd, 2018. With nearly 200 physicians, practice administrators, and partners in attendance, the event marked yet another pivotal turning point for physicians in solo/small group practice.

The event opened with a powerful keynote from Paul Merrild, Senior Vice President of Sales at athenahealth, who shared some eye-opening data about private practice practitioners in California and ways technology can play an important role in helping struggling and overburdened independent physicians.

Attendees spent the morning moving between 4 different breakout sessions and individual consults with nearly 20 different partners to gather information and advice on issues doctors in private practice are facing. Reimbursements, collections, and billing, marketing, concierge medicine, and electronic medical records were all popular areas of interest, but all of our industry partners, including those covering healthcare IT, healthcare and employment law, clinical communications, malpractice coverage, real estate, business insurance and more, were busy with back to back appointments.

Our lunch panelists, Dr. David H. Aizuss, Dr. Hector Flores, Dr. Srinivas Sarma, and Janus Norman from CMA, delivered an empowering discussion on how physicians of all practice backgrounds can work together to improve access to quality care and stand as the leading voice for the future of healthcare in California. The common denominator among all physicians, after all, is the patient and that is what unifies physicians in organized medicine. The key takeaway was that no other organization can provide that unity or shared voice, like LACMA and CMA.

Throughout the afternoon, physicians and practice administrators continued their participation in private consults and/or attendance at 8 more breakout sessions. There was a wide variety of sessions to choose from, including those addressing the impact of tax reform, how to be a better advocate for yourself and your patients, and how to collect unpaid monies and increase your revenue, plus more!

Physicians had the chance to tell their stories, share their struggles, connect with other physicians and most importantly, get free assistance with everything pertaining to a private practice operation.

 

Below is a recap of LACMA’s partners, areas of service and contact information as well as presentation materials from the breakout sessions.

Contact carol@lacmanet.org with any questions.


Sponsors


Participating Partners and Contact Information

1st Century Bank
Business & Personal Banking
Contact: Robert Rodriguez
RRodriguez@1cbank.com
1cbank.com

American Career College/West Coast University
Recruiting & Staffing
Contact: Anjelica Trupiano
949-398-2353
atrupiano@americancareercollege.edu
americancareercollege.edu

athenahealth
Electronic Health Records
Contact: Alison Peters
apeters@athenahealth.com
athenahealth.com

Best Practice Management
Collections, Billing, and Coding
Contact: Maria Wong
844-222-8100
info@bestpracticemanagement.com
bestpracticemanagement.net

Carlson & Jayakumar
Healthcare Law
Contact: Kathy Nichols
818-324-6201
kathy@cjattorneys.com
cjattorneys.com

Cooperative of American Physicians
Malpractice Coverage
Contact: Dan Cavanaugh
213-473-8765
dcavanaugh@capphysicians.com
capphysicians.com

CMA Center for Economic Services
Reimbursement Assistance
888-401-5911
economicservices@cmanet.org
cmanet.org/resources

Curbside Real Estate
Physician Home Loans
Residential & Commercial Real Estate
323-515-9507
hello@curbsidere.com
curbsiderealestate.com

JNTTek
IT Services
Contact: Dave Bader
818-303-9177
dave@jnttek.com
jnttek.com

Lee & Associates
Commercial Real Estate
800-842-3761
tisola@leewestla.com
leewestla.com

Mercer
Business & Workers Comp Insurance
800-842-3761
cmacounty.insurance.service@mercer.com
countycmamemberinsurance.com

Paragon Private Health
Concierge Medicine
Contact: Brad Haines
brad@paragonprivatehealth.com
paragonprivatehealth.com

TigerText
Clinical Communications
800-572-0470
sales@tigertext.com
tigertext.com

Vasquez & Company
Accounting Services
Contact: Bruce Webb
b_webb@vasquezcpa.com
vasquezcpa.com

WestPac Wealth Partners
Wealth & Financial Management
Contact: Jonathan Barrera
818-517-9039
j_barrera@thewp2.com
westpacwealthpartners.com

WorkWise Law
Employment Law
Contact: Alexis James
818-835-5863
alexis@workwiselaw.com
workwiselaw.com


Breakout Session Materials

The Well-Oiled Machine: Integrating Systems for a Seamless Practice Operation (Transforming Healthcare Through Better Outcomes)
Contact: Thomas Mancuso
Download Presentation Here

The Physician’s Role as a CEO: Creating a Positive Work Environment and Excellent Patient Experience
Contact: Ann Whitehead
Download Presentation Here

Show me the Money: How To Find, Bill and Collect it NOW!
Contact: Jeff Cohen
661-373-5063
bpmmed.com
Download Presentation Here

Maintaining a Healthy Bottom Line: Effects of Tax Reform and Methods to Improve Your Income and Ensure an Economically Stable Future
Contact: Jonathan Barrera
westpacwealthpartners.com
Download Presentation Here

The Struggle is Real, But Worth It: How Private Practice Benefits Patients and Physicians
Contact: Emily Putnam
athenahealth.com
Download Presentation Here

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