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Article by Katherine Boroski Dangerous rate setting proposal threatens to decimate California’s health care delivery system Since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), California has made great strides in expanding access to health care and bringing the state’s uninsured rate to an all-time low of 7.1 percent. Now, some lawmakers …

This enduring material has been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This webinar is presented by the Southern California Public Health Association, California Baptist University and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Original release date: May 1, 2018. Review date: May 1, 2019. Termination date: May 1, …

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 …

LACMA Members: We Need Your Vote! Make your voice count in our annual elections The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 147th Annual Election and you are invited to cast your vote. As a benefit of membership, you have the privilege of voting for the physicians who will best …

This past weekend, LACMA, in partnership with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, hosted a young physician mixer and welcomed over 100 physicians, residents and medical students from all over LA County. I am consistently inspired when I see the next generation of physicians wanting to take an …

Health Net has advised the California Medical Association (CMA) that it will delay implementation of its recently announced modifier 25 and emergency services payment policies for its Medicare and Medi-Cal lines of business until July 1, 2018, to allow time to review provider concerns over the new policies. Health Net first notified physicians …

When physicians ask what membership in LACMA and CMA really means, I can point to a current issue as an example: Assembly Bill 3087 would result in government-sponsored rationing of patient care. It would decrease access to care for California patients. AB 3087 would establish a commission of non-physicians to …

Article originally appeared on CurbsideRealEstate.com Heavy student loan debt is often cited as a barrier to homeownership for 25- to 34-year-olds. But many mortgage lenders are eager to extend credit to one category of debt-burdened graduates: those coming out of medical school. Special mortgage products for physicians are designed to …

Article originally appeared on athenahealth.com As an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice for nearly a decade, Amber Shamburger, M.D., knows what it takes to get patients to pay their bills. For one, she says, it helps to be flexible: $20 a month through a long-term payment plan is better than no …