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Saving Private Practice is a program designed to assist physicians in Santa Clara County from solo/small/medium medical practices with educational webinars and resources. 

Webinar Series

The Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) will host monthly webinars for physicians and their staff to assist with office operations, decision making, and practice management. Each webinar will be hosted every third Wednesday of the month at 12:15 PM for physicians and their staff to attend together. Sign up for the next Saving Private Practive Webinar on Wednesday, August 16 by clicking HERE.

One-hour webinar sessions will be led by Debra Phairas, President of Practice and Liability Consultants, LLC. Practice and Liability Consultants, LLC provides practice management consulting services. Webinars will be recorded and slides will be available after the presentation. 

Webinar 1: Practice Options

Webinar 2: Survival Skills to Thrive in Private Practice!

Webinar 3: Top 10 Strategies to Lower Overhead Costs in Your Practice

Webinar 4: Analyzing and Negotiating PPO Contracts
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Webinar 5: Tips to Avoid "Practice Management Hypertension"

Webinar 6: Avoiding and Preventing Embezzlemnet

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Wednesday, September 20 

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CME Evaluation (Open Until September 27)

Stay Tuned for more Practice Management events! To join the email list for upcoming events and more information on Saving Private Practice, please contact the Director of Membership and Programs, Angelica at

Additional Resources

A mini-series from the AMA STEPS Forward podcast to help navigate medical practice business operations and efficiency solutions to create and support thriving business. Episodes cover topics such as:
A System-level appraoch to EHR inbox reduction
Physicians from from 3 organizations provide a 9-step process (PDF) and a checklist (PDF) to reduce EHR inboxes at the system level based on their personal experiences eliminating unnecessary burdens and improving EHR workflows at each of their organizations.

Having Trouble with Prior Authorization? 

If you have waited days or months for an insurance company to approve a treatment prescribed by your doctor, the California Medical Association (CMA) wants to hear from you. Share your unique experience as physician or health care professional so we can fight back to ensure California policy puts patients first. Share your experience by clicking HERE