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Most healthcare providers know they need a medical website in order to attract new patients to their practice. However, not all providers know exactly what content (text and images) their websites should contain — or how that content should be organized. In a nutshell, an effective medical website includes the content patients expect to …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom will be one of our keynote speakers at the 45th annual CMA Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, in Sacramento. This unique event is free of charge to all CMA members. Plan to join more than 400 …

Budgetpalooza is Here The Trump administration unveils its fiscal 2020 budget request today. The spending blueprint was delayed by nearly a month thanks to the partial government shutdown and it’s the first Trump budget during divided government. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will have a busy week dissecting the document. He treks up …

Strong security and encryption are vital to protecting patient and medical data in healthcare organizations. Medical records and patient identities are major targets for hackers and other criminals, so you need best-in-class protection to secure your systems, devices, and data. Data leaks can be very costly for healthcare providers — …

Written by Lisa Shue, BS and Sonali Saluja, MD, MPH Governor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled plans to expand health insurance to young undocumented people—a proposal that would continue to pave California’s path towards universal health insurance within the state(1). While the Affordable Care Act has considerably decreased the number of …

More than one-quarter of physicians (28%) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for certain drugs, tests and treatments have led to serious or life-threatening events for their patients, according to a new survey by the American Medical Association (AMA). The survey of 1,000 practicing physicians found that prior authorization continues …

Update on Growing Healthcare Affordability Crisis in California In this special edition of the Tuesday message to members, I wanted to share some quick updates on issues impacting the state, new offerings for members and a survey to gauge what kinds of vacations members like taking. Recently, the Legislature held a …

California’s drug diversion program allows first-time offenders to avoid a criminal record if they complete program requirements. But if that person is a licensed healthcare provider, their ordeal does not end there. Recently, a California appellate court ruled that licensing boards can now incorporate evidence from a criminal drug investigation …

This article originally appeared on the PatientPop website It’s no secret that patient feedback is an important component of online reputation management for healthcare providers and their practices. And yet, about 71 percent of providers receive reviews from 5 percent or fewer of their patients, according to the PatientPop 2018 survey …

Lower Reimbursement Rates Impacting Patient Access to Mental Health Providers  I begin by focusing on a couple of important areas often overlooked in the healthcare space. First, recent studies showing lower reimbursement rates for mental health services may be impacting local providers and patients. Commercial and Medicare Advantage plans pay …