Rx for Prevention

From DPH Rx for Prevention- Diabetes and pre-diabetes continue to remain problematic as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, an important contributor to the rising health care costs and indicator of quality of life across the US. Rx for Prevention recently took at look at the statistics here in LA …
maternal death rates

Vox has had some interesting articles on healthcare recently. Here’s a long, but good read by Julia Belluz on women’s healthcare and how California has instituted protocols that have cut maternal death rates to 7.3 per 100,000 in 2013 while the US average stood at 22 per 100,000.  Belluz writes, …
SB 349

SB 349 Update – On July 7th, a group of nephrologists and LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen will  meet with State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra to discuss Senate Bill 349 (dialysis center ratios). The Bill is of great concern to these members. See below for a letter LACMA sent to State Assemblyman Jim Wood, Chair …
Hear Me Now

You may have hear of StoryCorps. Their mission is simple –  To preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Now they’re working with the Providence Institute for Human Caring to introduce Hear Me Now. In 2003, founder and CEO …

MACRA might feel unwieldy and difficult to manage, but there are some really good resources available for physicians – especially those in solo and small practice. Cheryl Bradley, Associate Director of CMA Center for Economic Services shared this tool from the CMS Quality Payment Program website – Check To See If You’re Included …
opioid prescriptions

From PNN According to a new report, the number of opioid prescriptions written by California physicians dropped 17% over the past three years (2013-2016). The California Medical Association (CMA) reports that the data, from Quintiles IMS, shows that, per capita, California is now tied with Hawaii for the lowest number …