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Saving Private Practice

Source: Physicians News Network No one becomes a doctor by accident. The education and training process is too long and grueling for the faint of heart or for those lacking in commitment to the medical profession. Many doctors describe it as a calling. Practicing medicine is rewarding, but it’s also …
Taxes

MAY 1, 2017 – FROM MONDAY RX BY GUSTAVO FRIEDERICHSEN Taxes can be taxing The White House recently unveiled its proposed tax plan.  One national media outlet pointed to its potential impact on physicians. I wanted to share some plan highlights and get your take and share the expert opinion …

May 1, 2017 – From Monday Rx by Gustavo Friederichsen Physicians are still in the dark when it comes to MACRA Doctors are potentially facing a loss of millions in Medicare reimbursement dollars due to lack of MACRA-related guidance from the CMS, according to a letter to the CMS from …
National Cancer Research Month

Since May is National Cancer Research Month, we’re sharing news and resources. It’s fitting that Congress announced increased funding today for NIH to include a $475 million bump for the National Cancer Institute. We’re following LACMA group partner City of Hope and their success in furthering cancer treatment. We’re watching The Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot and …
VA Administration

From STAT If you’re a doctor in Charlotte, N.C., you’re ideally situated to benefit from the highest pay in the health care business. There’s just one catch: If you want that big money, you can’t be a woman. That’s because the city also has the biggest gender wage gap in …
Residents

From STAT – When Residents Don’t Agree with the Attending Physician During one 28-hour call shift, I took care of a critically ill man in the cardiac intensive care unit. He had been sick for years, and had been getting worse over several months. It was a relatively quiet night, …
Legislative Advocacy Day

By all accounts Legislative Advocacy Day was an enormous success. We’d like to thank Dr. Jerry Abraham for commandeering LACMA’s social media for the day and keeping us all filled in via Facebook Live videos, posts and photos. Everyone who shared, liked and commented really helped spread the word and …
immigration and healthcare

From The New York Times on healthcare jobs: The health care industry has been a great friend to the United States economy. Its plentiful jobs helped lift the country out of the Great Recession, and thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, it now employs one in nine Americans …
Medicaid

Is Medicaid the Middle Ground on Obamacare? From Kaiser Health News- Joel Hay, a professor at the University of Southern California, describes his political views as “conservative, free market.” But in a counterintuitive twist, his proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act would expand the largest source of public health …
medical news

Medical news from STAT “Henrietta Lacks’s cells have long been familiar to scientists — but it was the ethical controversy around those cells that made her famous to the wider world…Now, that story is the subject of an HBO movie coming out later this month, making it an opportune time to …