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Carol Chaker

Carol Chaker

Physicians who hope to earn a small bonus for the 2017 Medicare reporting year must have started their 90-day performance period no later than Monday, October 2, 2017. While the actual reporting deadline is March 31, 2018, physicians need to identify and understand the measures that are relevant to their practice …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently declared a Hepatitis A outbreak among individuals who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs. According to recent health reports, the hepatitis A virus is primarily being transmitted person-to-person through close contact or through contact with fecally contaminated environment. Hepatitis A can …

Source: CMA Legislative Hot List The California State Legislature has passed two California Medical Association (CMA)-sponsored bills: AB 2121, a life-saving measure requiring alcohol servers and managers to complete a training course on responsible beverage service; and SB 1177, to establish a Physician Health and Wellness Program for California physicians. …

Anish Korula MPA and Jacob Korula, MD Efforts to control the Opioid Epidemic resulting from widespread use and abuse of narcotics has recently become a high priority. Physicians are often blamed since they write all prescriptions and while some are responsible, the majority prescribe conscientiously. There has been no discussion …

Long-time LACMA and CMA member and leader, Dr. Hector Flores, will be presented with the Robert D. Sparks, M.D. Leadership Achievement Award by The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and its Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO). The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has demonstrated …

The Latest on Graham-Cassidy, Your Membership and More!  Another week and another watershed moment relative to the health and well-being of, well, the healthcare industry’s health and wellbeing. Graham-Cassidy Block Grant amendment to the American Healthcare Act is being voted on later this week by the US Senate,  and as …

Republican senators unveiled their new proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last Thursday, and the legislation is receiving immense backlash from the healthcare industry. Doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies across the country have banded together against the bill, claiming it can devastatingly result in millions of …

On Saturday, September 16th, The Women Physicians’ Action Committee hosted a luncheon at the beautiful Thousand Cranes Ballroom of the Doubletree in downtown Los Angeles. “Celebration of Women in Medicine” was the first of what WPAC hopes to make an annual event. First, Dr. Stephanie Booth discussed the life and …

Annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards Every year presentation of the Los Angeles Healthcare Awards sets out to recognize strength, vision and the passionate commitment of leaders in the healthcare field. The 2017 honorees are no exception. The A-list for this year is still growing, but here’s a sneak peek: Healthcare Champion …

Why join a medical society? Pamela Paxton, a sociology professor from The University of Texas at Austin says “There is a lot of evidence that our democracy is based on having citizens connected with one another and when we connect with one another in associations we learn that our self-interest …