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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 …

A Big Win for California’s Physicians and Patients Last week, the power of LACMA and CMA’s collective voice was demonstrated when the California Medical Association (CMA) killed Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) – dangerous legislation that would have created a commission of unelected political appointees empowered to arbitrarily cap rates for …

New Student Loan Refinancing Benefit Potential to Save Thousands One of the biggest issues facing physicians, particularly those in the early stages of their careers, is student loans. CMA announced a new partnership with SoFi, an online personal finance company, to provide members with a unique opportunity to refinance and consolidate …

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 …

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 …

Another week and the fight against anti-physician legislation wages on.  Assembly Bill 3087, introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra, would establish an undemocratic, government-run commission with nine political appointees who would unilaterally set the price for all medical services that are not already controlled by the government, essentially eliminating commercial healthcare …

Fighting a Dangerous Piece of Legislation This week is one of the most crucial weeks for physicians thanks to one bad piece of state legislation.  Assembly Bill 3087 is sponsored by Ash Kalra (San Jose) which would create a government commission to set the prices a physician, physician group, hospital …

Action Required AB 3087 is dangerous legislation that would reduce patient access/consumer choice while increasing out-of-pocket costs Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced AB 3087, which would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in an unprecedented government takeover of the healthcare market by creating a state-sanctioned rationing of health …

Exploring Opportunities in Concierge Medicine  Helping independent physicians is more than a promise, it’s a pledge here at LACMA, as demonstrated at last month’s Saving Private Practice Consortium and throughout the year. With an ever-growing portfolio of companies, both large and small, LACMA’s partners are determined to help solo and …

National Doctors’ Day In just a few days, communities across the country will celebrate National Doctors’ Day on Friday, March 30th. The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor …