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Health Information Exchange for Southern California I had the privilege of attending a meeting with my colleagues from Orange County, Riverside and more than 20 healthcare leaders on the topic of a Southern California Health Information Exchange (HIE). The purpose was to discuss how providers, health plans, electronic health records, …

The California Medical Association has learned that two health plans, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Molina Healthcare are terminating their contracts with Vantage Medical Group. Two other plans, Blue Shield of California and Care1st Health Plan, have issued notices of material breach with an intent to terminate.  The plans …

Statewide Soda Tax Measure for 2020 Last week, the CMA and the California Dental Association filed a ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax for the 2020 ballot. This announcement came four days after the multibillion-dollar soda industry held the state of California hostage with a dangerous ballot …

On July 2nd, a ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax was filed for the 2020 ballot by two of California’s leading health care provider organizations – the California Medical Association (CMA), representing 43,000 California physicians, and the California Dental Association (CDA), representing 27,000 California dentists. …

CMA On-Call—the California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library—has been updated with 2018 content. One of CMA’s most valuable member benefits, the health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects of everyday importance to practicing physicians. The searchable online library contains …

Article originally appeared here New Jersey-based Kennedy Health (now Jefferson Health) recently made a remarkable discovery: Within one six-month period, just 21 patients accounted for 903 visits to its ED. Many of them, of course, were ultimately readmitted to the hospital. “We were having difficulty getting a handle on [the …

On Thursday, June 21st , with almost 250 guests in attendance, Dr. C. Freeman was sworn in as LACMA’s first African American and African American female President at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. Dr. Thomas Freeman, the famed educator and orator from Houston, Texas, and C. Freeman’s Father, …

Article originally appeared here Healthcare is constantly evolving, keeping risk management personnel on their toes, researching old and new trends, and adapting methods and strategies that can be used as resources and tools for physicians, practitioners, and their staff. At the Cooperative of American Physicians, our goal is to prevent …

What a Night it Was On June 21st, LACMA hosted a historic evening as we held the 147th annual Installation of President and Officers, honoring C. Freeman, MD, MBA, FAPA, as the new president of LACMA and the first African American female president of the organization. The evening was filled …

Join us for the inaugural Southern California Women in Medicine Conference! The Southern California Medical Societies are proud to present an inspiring day dedicated to the education and empowerment of our female physicians. Topics will include: creating balance the business of medicine importance of advocacy and legislative involvement and finding …