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Physicians who need – or can provide – shelter, assistance, and resources, please contact: LOS ANGELES: Gustavo Friederichsen, CEO of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), at (323) 445-1105 or info@lacmanet.org. VENTURA: Mary Carr, Executive Director of the Ventura County Medical Association (VCMA), at (805) 484-6822 or (805) 760-6749. SONOMA: Wendy Young, Executive Director of …

The U.S. House of Representatives, with the leadership of California Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Modesto), recently passed HR 3922, “The Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve our Nation (CHAMPION) Act of 2017,” which would reauthorize for two years the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program (THCGME) that trains primary care …

As a Los Angeles native, Dr. Arash Ari Nowain is thrilled to practice where he grew up. He earned his medical degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where he received the Clinical Medicine Scholarship. After graduation, he completed three years of residency training in Internal Medicine at the Los …

 Preparing for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program isn’t a simple task. The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) provides services to physician offices in California to prepare for and participates in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). HSAG offers a Countdown to MIPS …

Previously, small businesses across California came together to purchase health insurance in order to obtain cheaper rates with their larger pool of enrollees. However, after a sequence of these “association health plans” failed, state legislators worked tirelessly to pass laws throughout the 1990s that nearly eradicated these bands. Today, President …

Article by LACMA Preferred Partner, Workwise Law It is everywhere. People you thought would never do it…they have done it. People you respected, want to respect, can no longer respect, are facing sexual harassment charges, and their reputations, businesses, and livelihoods are going up in flames. The world is changing because …

LACMA is in the middle of an exciting office move! We apologize for any delays you may experience in trying to communicate with us. If you need to reach us immediately, please email info@lacmanet.org. Our new address starting Thursday November 30, 2017 is 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 2290, Los …

Anthem Blue Cross recently notified physicians in several states of upcoming changes to the payor’s reimbursement policies and claims editing software, called ClaimsXten. As part of the policy changes, scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2018, Anthem will begin reducing reimbursement of evaluation and management (E/M) services billed with modifier 25 under …

Courtesy of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Urban drilling is a dangerous industrial practice that is happening right next door to where people live, work, play, and learn. These operations are inherently hazardous to human health. They emit toxic contaminants into our communities, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals while …

In 2017, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, enrolled approximately 1.48 million individuals in qualified health plans. With a number of changes set to occur for 2018, it is critical that physician practices understand their participation status, which products are being offered and what changes to expect. Some of the …