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Saving Private Practice Consortium 2.0: March 3rd, Register Today

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Saving Private Practice Consortium 2.0

Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The LA Hotel Downtown

333 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Free Event for Physicians and Practice Administrators

Event Program & Agenda

(subject to change)

9:00 AM: Registration

9:45 AM: Opening Remarks

10:00 AM: Morning Keynote

11:00-11:45 AM: Consults

11:00-11:45 AM: Special Session: Confronting the Opioid Epidemic (Pico Room)

11:00-11:45 AM: Breakout Sessions Track I: Rejuvenating the Private Practice (see below for details)

11:45 AM: Lunch

12:00 PM: Lunch Panel

1:00-3:00 PM: Consults

1:00-1:45 PM: Special Session: Your Patient with Chronic Pain: New Ways to Help (Pico Room)

1:00-1:45 PM: Breakout Sessions Track II: Finding a Cure for Payer Headaches (see below for details)

2:00-2:45 PM: Special Session: Connecting Hospitality and Preventative Medicine (Pico Room)

2:00-2:45 PM: Breakout Sessions Track III: Practicing Your Passion (see below for details)

2:45 PM: Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Paul Merrild

Senior Vice President

Anatomy of a Successful Private Practice: Leveraging Technology to Work For You, Not Against You

Lunch Discussion

Inspiring Change: How Physicians Can Unify To Impact the Future of Healthcare Delivery in California

Presented by

David Aizuss, MD
California Medical Association

Hector Flores, MD
Founding Member and Co-Director Family Medicine Residency Program
Chair,  Family Medicine Department
White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC)

Srinivas Sarma, MD
Physician in Charge, Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care
Chair, Critical Care Committee
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Moderated by

Janus Norman
Senior Vice President, Centers for Government Relations and Political Operations
California Medical Association

Areas of Service for Private Consults

15 minute appointments to be made upon check-in

Accounting ~ Business and Personal Banking ~ Business Insurance

Clinical Communications ~ Concierge Medicine ~ Billing and Coding

Digital Marketing ~ Employment Law ~ Healthcare Law ~ Electronic Medical Records

IT Services and Cybersecurity ~ Patient Engagement ~

Prescription Assistance ~ Malpractice Coverage ~ Staff Recruitment

Reimbursement Assistance ~ Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Wealth and Financial Management


Breakout Sessions

Track I: Rejuvenating the Private Practice
11:00 AM-11:45 AM

Highland Room

The Physician’s Role as a CEO: Creating a Positive Work Environment and Excellent Patient Experience

From hiring to firing and everything in between, your employment practices might not be where they should and that could be having a negative effect on your patients. As a private practitioner, you are the CEO to your employees. Learn what you can do to create a better work culture, boost performance, minimize risk, and provide your patients with an excellent experience.

Presented By
Alexis James, Co-Founder, WorkWise Law
Ann Whitehead, JD, RN Vice-President, Risk Management & Patient Safety
Bunker Hill Room

The Well-Oiled Machine: Integrating Systems for a Seamless Practice Operation

Technology can be overwhelming, especially with the abundance of tools in the marketplace. Learn more about which ones to pick and how to use them together to optimize your practice operation and benefit your patients.

Presented By
Dave Bader, VP Business Development, JNTTek
Conrad Swanson, Director, Enterprise Sales, Western Region, HealthGrid
Thomas Mancuso, Manager, Channel Development, TigerText
Angeleno Room

Marketing Yourself, Marketing Your Practice: How to Attract Patients and Maintain a Positive Online Reputation

From social media, to search engine marketing, to online reviews, to website management and so much more, learn the simple and manageable steps you can take to maintain a positive digital image and attract patients.

Presented By
Ed Aldana, President, Iova Communications

Track II: Finding a Cure for Payer Headaches
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Highland Room

Improving Patient Care with Concierge Medicine as an Alternative Model

Using a tailored, data-driven and hands-on approach, learn how physicians around the country are implementing concierge medicine programs to improve care.

Presented By
Hiren Doshi, CEO Paragon Private Health
Bunker Hill Room

Show me the Money: How To Find, Bill and Collect it NOW!

You have a thriving practice and yet…it doesn’t seem like you are financially secure! Today’s rules, regulations and payment practices by government and private payers have you spending much more time working the business than with your patients. Learn how to find unexpected revenue and build solid business practices.

Presented By
Jeff Cohen, Principal, Best Practice Management
William King, MD
Angeleno Room

Maintaining a Healthy Bottom Line: Effects of Tax Reform and Methods to Improve Your Income and Ensure an Economically Stable Future

Recent tax reform changes are complex and can have specific impacts on physicians and their practices. Learn how to take advantage of tax planning strategies that can help you keep more money in your pocket.

Presented By
Jonathan Barrera, FSP, WestPac Wealth Partners

Track III: Practicing Your Passion
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Highland Room

Your Voice, Your Future: How to be the Best Advocate for You and Your Patients

Healthcare today is a tumultuous and anxious topic. While scientific breakthroughs in medicine give us great hope in treating patients in ways we never imagined, the increase in burdensome and egregious regulations imposed on both healthcare professionals and patients is making it harder for physicians to actually practice medicine. Learn more about the role you can play in ensuring that, when it comes to what is best for your patients, you are in charge.

Presented By
Jerry P. Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ
Bunker Hill Room

Saving Access to Care: Regulatory Measures Affecting Private Practitioners and Their Patients in 2018

On top of running a practice and taking care of patients, independent physicians have to stay informed about the new and emerging regulatory policies that can often impact access to care, your bottom line and your time. Explore what will be the main issues to watch this year and how you can be prepared.

Presented By
Hector Flores, MD
Angeleno Room

The Struggle is Real, But Worth It: How Private Practice Benefits Patients and Physicians

While statistics may show that the number of physicians owning and running their own practice is declining, there is still a case to be made for how private practice benefits both patients and doctors, but at what cost? Learn more about how and why this mode of practice needs saving.

Presented By
Emil Avanes, MD, Founder, Harmony Health MD
Emily Putnam, Director, West Region Small Group Sales, athenahealth



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