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Challenged physicians are looking for better ways to practice medicine, and disappointed patients are looking for improved care. Concierge medicine has proven to be a good solution. As a result, it is experiencing explosive growth and becoming a major trend in the marketplace. Concierge healthcare has many forms and names …

Anyone who’s ever created a login has no doubt bumped up against seemingly arbitrary and annoyingly complex password composition rules. For digital citizens, one of the most frustrating hoops to jump through is the forced inclusion of special characters. But wait, not THAT special character… or that one… or that one… …

LACMA’s Patient Care Foundation Annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards Twenty-five days until the Los Angeles Healthcare Awards hosted by the Patient Care Foundation and much progress is being made with honorees, sponsors and event logistics. This year’s event will be on November 30th at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. …

The California Health Care, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop. 56) created new revenues dedicated to the Medi-Cal program. Physicians receive supplemental payments in both fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care when providing Medi-Cal services under certain CPT codes. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), will …

The California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the enactment of H.R. 6 – a sweeping bipartisan bill that addresses nearly every component of the national opioid epidemic. The legislation would improve access to preventive services, opioid use disorder treatment programs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and non-opioid therapies, including mental health services. It …

LACMA has recently partnered with athenahealth to improve care coordination within its integrated healthcare network and across the community. LACMA physicians have been using athenahealth’s cloud-based services for practice management, electronic health record and patient communications. Through this partnership with athenahealth, LACMA is now able to offer the athenahealth services to …

Governor Brown signed 8 new laws that affect employers.  Below is a short description of each law: ***SB 1343: EMPLOYERS WITH 5 OR MORE EMPLOYEES: this bill requires employers with 5 or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all …

This blog originally appeared on the PatientPop website and is Part 1 of a three-part series on improving the patient experience to build patient retention at your practice. Also check out Part 2 and Part 3. Most providers today recognize the patient experience extends beyond the exam room. In fact, the patient experience begins before a person …

147th House of Delegates This is officially CMA House of Delegates week!  Each year, the “House” consists of nearly 500 delegates elected by members of component medical societies, specialty societies, and CMA sections and forums, representing virtually every mode of practice and region of the state.  CMA’s House of Delegates convenes …