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"THE PHYSICIAN PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY ®"
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Adding Value: Argus strives to add superior value by focusing exclusively on all aspects of physician practice management for solo practitioners, groups, hospitals, IPA's and billing companies with the following services:

Argus provides state of the art web-based systems.

Argus provides an "a la carte" menu of services.

Argus provides high value / low cost systems and services through economies of scale and efficient technologies.

Argus provides "One Stop Shopping" for all physician practice management services.

Argus provides negotiating leverage by tying physicians together in a "Physician Purchasing Co-Op".

   
 
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HISTORY
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Argus Medical Management was formed in 1995 as a joint venture between St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California and ProHealth Partners, a new integrated primary care medical group formed at the same time. All aspects of the management services were designed by physicians for physicians. In 2001, the physicians managed by Argus and the Argus management team purchased St. Mary Medical Center’s entire ownership in Argus. Today Argus is one of the few successful physician practice management companies in Southern California.

 
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KEY PERSONNEL
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Senior Management Team
 
C.E.O.: Robert C. Boullon
 

Robert Boullon has been involved with Argus since its inception in 1995 as the Acting Administrator, C.O.O. and C.E.O. for Argus. Previous to working for Argus Mr. Boullon held various positions in hospital finance at hospitals in S. California including Northridge Medical Center, City of Hope, St. Joseph, Burbank, Western Medical Centers, and St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Mr. Boullon has taught HealthCare Finance Courses at various Universities in S. California including Cal. State Northridge, Chapman College and Cal. State Long Beach. Mr. Boullon is a past president of the HealthCare Financial Management Association of S. California and has made numerous presentations at HFMA conferences. Mr. Boullon holds graduate degrees in Public Health from UCLA and Business from U.C. Irvine.

 
C.F.O. and Executive Director, Strategic Accounts: Shing Huang, CPA (inactive)
 

Ms. Huang had extensive experience in public accounting, hospital and IPA finance prior to joining Argus in 1997. Ms. Huang oversees all financial operations and Human Resources for Argus and serves as the C.F.O. and C.O.O. for Argus' strategic accounts. Ms. Huang holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Cal. State Northridge.

 
Executive Director: Peachy Paulino
 

Ms. Paulino had a background in large scale business process reengineering projects, systems implementation and business consulting prior to joining Argus in 2004. Ms. Paulino oversees Offshoring Operations, New Client Onboarding, Argus' Systems Support (IT and HelpDesk), CareTracker EMR Implementation, Population Health Management, ProHealth In Network Referral Program, Group Purchasing, Marketing Coordination and Systems Development. Ms. Paulino also manages CareTracker ASP and Billing Company clients. Ms. Paulino holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management Engineering.

 
C.O.O.: Judy Phan
 

Ms. Phan joined Argus in 2018 and brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining Argus, Ms. Phan held several leadership positions with managed care organizations and MSOs (management services organization) and has vast experience in physician network development in existing and emerging markets. She also led the management for several IPAs in California and other states with changing healthcare landscapes. Ms. Phan oversees the Regional Management team which services the primary and specialty care physician networks and the Human Resources team. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Psychology from UC Irvine and has lived in Southern California for over 40 years.

 
Senior Director, Revenue Cycle, Credentialing & Contracting: Eva Pleitez
 

Ms. Pleitez has been working for Argus since inception (1995). She oversees Argus' Revenue Cycle Operations, Credentialing, Contracting and serves as the Liaison for Argus' Key IPA Master Contracts. Ms. Pleitez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.

 
 
Strategic Accounts and Risk Management
 
 
Linda Grow
 
Director
 
Risk Management
 
Niki Fafoutis
 
Manager
 
Financial Operations Support & Strategic Accounts
 
 
 
 
Directors, Assistant Directors & Managers
Finance & H.R.
 
 
David Lam
 
Director
 
Finance
 
Christina Thanadabout
 
Accounting manager
 
Finance
 
Yashica Ansberry
 
HR Manager
 
Finance
 
 
Regional Managers
 
Karen Hale
 
Sr. Regional Manager
 
 
Patty Durna
 
Sr. Regional Manager
 
 
Desiere Hernandez
 
Regional Manager
 
 
Irene Valenzuela
 
Regional Manager
Practice Management
 
Sally Guirguis
 
Regional Manager
Practice Management
 
Manuel Gonzalez
 
Regional Manager
Practice Management
 
Billing , Credentialing & Systems/EMR
 
Imee Tanseco, CPC, ICDCT-CM
 
Assistant Director
 
Coding
 
Lisa Andrade
 
Manager
 
Payments & Treasury
 
Kathy Bala
 
Manager
 
Credentialing
 
Christine Yoshioka
 
Manager
 
CareTracker EMR & PM
Implementation and Support
 
Michelle Higginbotham
 
Manager
 
CareTracker EMR & PM
Implementation and Support
 
 
 
Senior Consultants
 
Senior Consultant - EMR: Vivian Bigam
 

Mrs. Bigam held several positions in Revenue Cycle Management before joining Argus as Director of the Billing Department in 1995 (inception). Mrs. Bigam also led Argus' efforts in EMR, HIE, and Meaningful Use. Mrs. Bigam is a recipient of the Optum / CareTracker Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts in Revenue Cycle and EMR and serves as the Chairperson for the CareTracker Users Group. Mrs. Bigam now serves as a consultant in EMR, EMR Connectivity and HIE for Argus.

 
 

 

 
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ARGUS' JOURNEY IN 20 YEARS
 

 

 
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arrow 1995: Initial Formation
arrow 2001: Independent from CHW
arrow 2004: Began Outsourcing
arrow 2006: Began Transition to Web-Based Systems
arrow 2009: Rolled out Arguslink
arrow 2009: Won First RFP: To Provide Services to Providence Independent Physicians
arrow 2011: First Channel Partner to obtain Physician Meaningful Use
arrow 2011: Initiated Billing Company Model
arrow 2012: Coast ACO Affiliation
arrow 2013: Medical Malpractice Risk Management Program
arrow 2013: Formed Offshoring J.V.
arrow 2013: Rolled out ArgusCore
arrow 2013: Over 70 Physicians Certified for MU
arrow 2014: Initiated Channel Partner Program
 
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arrow 2009: Began Co-Management
arrow 2012: Finalized J.V.
arrow 2014: Reached 100 Employees
arrow 2015: Expanded from 1 Client (Argus) to 7
arrow 2015: Reached 150 Employees
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arrow 1995: Initial Formation (21 PCPs)
arrow 1997: Became a Multi-Specialty Group
arrow 2007: First IPA Master Contract
arrow 2012: Affiliated Tax I.D, with Coast Premier ACO (5,000 ProHealth ACO Lives)
arrow 2015: Reached 100 Physicians
arrow 2015: Over 20 Master Contracts with IPAs & PPOs
 
ARGUS LEADERSHIP & ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Argus Optum Channel Partner Awards
(Argus was the first Channel Partner in 2001 and is still the largest Channel Partner)
arrow 2009: Channel Partner of the Year
arrow 2010: EMR Master Award
arrow 2013: MU Consultant of the Year
arrow 2014: Channel Partner of the Year
Other - Argus:
arrow 2010: Selected by Providence Health System as one of two preferred vendors to provide services to Providence Non-Foundation Physicians
 
Individual Awards:
arrow 2011: Dr. Robert Lugliani
    (Past President, Argus & ProHealth); St. Mary Medical Center's Lifetime Achievement Award
arrow 2014: Vivian Bigam
    (Argus Director, Billing & EMR) Optum Lifetime Achievement Award
arrow 2015: Dr. Greta Wanyik
    (ProHealth Physician) ProHealth Partners
20th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award
arrow 2015: Mary Storms
    (Argus Senior Operations Consultant) Argus Medical
Medical Management's 20th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award
 
Physician Leadership (Past & Current)
arrow Dr. Barry Allswang:
  Chief of Staff, Los Alamitos Medical Center; President , PGLB IPA; ACO Board Member
arrow Dr. Mansoor Shah:
  President, Lakewood Health Plan; President, Coast HealthCare Management; ACO Board Member
arrow Dr. Clayton DeJong:
  President, PGLB IPA; ACO Board Member
arrow Dr. Arvind Mehta:
  Chief of Staff, Pacific Hospital
arrow Dr. Shobha Govind:
  Chief of Staff, Lakewood Regional Medical Center
 
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