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Hours after a gunman opened fire in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their lane” after a series of research papers about firearm injuries and deaths was published in the Annals …

Participation in capitated reimbursement contracts (financial arrangements where physicians are paid a fixed amount for each patient assigned to them) can offer physicians a routine and sustained source of monthly income for their practice. Capitation, however, can be a complicated process. It is essential that physicians monitor their monthly capitation …

Do you know if your company’s website is secure? If your answer is no, go to a browser and type in your company’s URL. If it starts with the letters HTTPS, then your website is secure. If it doesn’t then please read on for important reasons why you need a …

National ACO June 19th Deadline Quickly Approaching One of my priorities at LACMA is to help members ensure that the business demands of running a private practice do not overshadow the original model of the medical profession — healing patients and keeping our communities healthy. Every day, we are finding …

Article originally appeared on the CMA website The California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced a new partnership with SoFi, an online personal finance company, to provide CMA members with a unique opportunity to refinance and consolidate existing student loans through the SoFi at Work program. Sofi will offer CMA members student loan …

By: Neil R. Hoyt, Sr. – Vice President – Paragon Private Health  As we all know, the cost of health care is not cheap and seems to increase faster than most of us blink.  There are countless reasons for this but that’s an article and debate for another day. Most …

Countdown to the Saving Private Practice Consortium With just over 30 days to go before the Saving Private Practice Consortium, I would like to encourage all of you to join LACMA and your colleagues on Saturday, March 3rd at the LA Hotel Downtown for what will be an empowering day …

In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released regulatory guidance for clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) who had been adversely impacted by recent natural disasters. This week, CMS updated its list of California counties that will be given automatic MIPS exceptions under the “Extreme and …

Our Ever-Changing Political Landscape With so much change in the healthcare industry and with the government shutdown (which, as of 1 PM Pacific Standard Time today, was resolved, thanks in part to a compromise that keeps the government open for three weeks), many of you may have a healthy inventory of questions and …

On the first Monday Message to Members of 2018, I have several essential items to share. First, I hope all of you enjoyed a great holiday season and happy new year! The Saving Private Practice Consortium 2.0 is less than 90 days away! The event is designed to help physicians …