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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

As many medical groups, IPAs and health systems grapple with expense reduction and revenue improvement, LACMA now has a partner, vetted by our accounting firm (Vasquez & Company) that can help healthcare organizations, and help us engage prospective organizations in a profound way. ERA is a global company that for …

At the California Medical Association’s 44th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18th, approximately 30 LACMA Leaders joined over 600 California physicians, residents and medical students to meet with legislators to share their voice and concern over AB 3087.  With a record turnout of physician leaders and a unified voice …

Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical physician rate setting proposal(AB 3087) that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs, create state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians and force physicians out of state or into early retirement. The California Medical Association is asking physicians to answer a few questions about …

Dr. C. Freeman is set to make history when she becomes the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s first African American and African American female President on June 21st at the organization’s Annual Installation of Officers in Santa Monica. C. Freeman, MD, MBA, is the daughter of the famed educator and …

LACMA Enters Into Partnership with National ACO and the Next Generation ACO Model Deadline Looming for Enrollment LACMA has innovative partnerships with nearly 20 companies to help physicians.  From retail sectors (banking, finance, travel) to service (IT, EMR, Legal) LACMA continues to look for organizations that provide tangible solutions for …

Article Originally Appeared on TigerConnect.com We all know that effective clinical communication is central to delivering good healthcare outcomes. Get your workplace communications right and you enhance patient treatment, build strong teams, and reduce inefficiencies. Get healthcare communications wrong and you risk harming patients, damaging morale, and increasing rework. Communication …

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 …

Health Net has recently published a Provider Update advising it will implement several new payment policies for its Medicare and Medi-Cal lines of business, effective May 16, 2018. The new policies propose to: Reduce reimbursement of evaluation and management (E&M) services when billed with modifier 25 under the following circumstances: …

You may have heard about LACMA’s Rx Discount Program, announced last year. As part of a pilot, we selected a handful of members’ offices to receive the cards and distribute to patients who need prescription medications. This FREE program can be used by any patient who does not have insurance …

Join us at the Young Physicians’ Networking Mixer! This mixer is a great chance to recharge, have fun and connect with your fellow colleagues. It will be held at The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, one of the biggest icons in Los Angeles. Join us for cocktails and networking …