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Kaiser Permanente today announced it will open its own medical school in Pasadena. The school will be within several miles of other Kaiser facilities, where students will be trained. Kaiser initially announced plans to open a medical school in December, but at that time it was unclear where the school …

Kaiser Permanente announced last week plans to open a medical school in Southern California in 2019. Kaiser officials said the new school would include hands-on experience for students in clinics and hospitals, with a focus on primary care, the use of new technologies and physicians’ role as part of a …

Thanks to a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Medical Association’s Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is offering a free course on child abuse prevention, recognition and reporting. The course is designed for California physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who regularly or occasionally …

Vito Imbasciani, M.D., President-Elect of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and member of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees, has been appointed secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday. Dr. Imbasciani, a Los Angeles democrat, previously served as surgeon in …

In early July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that for a period of one year, it will allow for flexibility in claims payment, auditing and quality reporting processes as the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set. CMS specifically clarified its statement that …

Richard Baker, M.D., Secretary of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and Ophthalmologist, has been appointed the new Vice Dean of Medical Education for Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. “Dr. Baker’s experience and credentials will greatly assist us…in our work to improve the School of Medicine …

Today, the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly announced that agreement has been reached on important elements of a one-year “grace period” for the October 1, 2015, implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. In guidance that is being transmitted today (click here for …

Maria de Fátima Reyes of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is among 21 outstanding U.S. medical students to receive 2015 Minority Scholars Awards from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. The program promotes diversity, encourages the elimination of health care disparities and helps alleviate the high cost of …

Marshall T. Morgan, M.D., clinical professor of medicine and chief of emergency medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, died of an illness of brief duration. From 2013 to 2014, he served as the president of the Los Angeles County Medical Society (LACMA). He also served in the California Medical Association …

Every practice understands the importance of collecting up-to-date demographic information from patients, including changes to a patient’s address, phone number, insurance, and eligibility and benefits. Ensuring that these items are up-to-date guarantees that the practice can quickly communicate with the patient about test results or other medical issues, as well …