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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in staying up to date with advances in their fields. The changes support the recommendations released in a report earlier this year by the independent, multi-stakeholder Continuing …

Welcome Back! I hope our members had a restful holiday weekend. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11 handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me is that there was …

The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 148th Annual Election this coming June. This year, there is one vacancy for the position of Secretary and three vacancies for Councilor-at-Large on the LACMA Board of Directors. Two candidates have been nominated to fill one Secretary seat and five candidates …

Do you own rental real estate? Are you taking advantage of the recent tax reform to minimize your tax liability? New IRS regulations made significant changes that may allow owners of rental real estate properties to qualify for the generous 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction. The new rules also bring clarity …

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Breaches are becoming more common and ransoms are now part of the American lexicon.  Providers, health plans and their business associates reported 44 data breaches to the federal government last month which is the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since …

athenahealth partnered with the Los Angeles County Medical Association to host a dinner where attendees will view a presentation that will focus on thriving independently, patient engagement, and maximizing self-pay collections. WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 WHERE: Brio Coastal Bar and Kitchen 21532 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 RSVP

If you’re a physician of any kind — a doctor, a dentist, or another kind of medical professional with an M.D. next to your name — you’re luckier than most when it comes to obtaining a home loan. Different banks, including SunTrust, have a specialized kind of mortgage loan called …

With record attendance, more than 600 physicians, residents, medical students and stakeholders gathered in Sacramento on April 24 to bring the voice of medicine to legislators for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day. Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educate legislators about critical health care …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) will host a telebriefing to provide the healthcare community in Los Angeles County with updated information on the measles outbreak and critical information regarding immunization recommendations, as well as exclusion and quarantine orders for contacts of a person confirmed to …

For every hour a physician spends with a patient, two hours are spent doing administrative work – a stat frequently cited in the healthcare industry. But what does this actually mean? I’ve witnessed physician burnout first hand in healthcare, as an orthopedic surgeon and now as a technology partner to many large healthcare …