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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 …

Article Originally Appeared on The Sacramento Bee The California Nurses Association claims a recent legislative package is a piecemeal approach to universal access to health care in California. (“Piecemeal bills will not fix California’s health care system,” Viewpoints, March 27). This could not be further from the truth. Care4AllCA – a …

A sweeping package of legislation was introduced in the California Legislature last week that sets a clear and realistic path forward to achieve universal access and improve affordability to health care in California. Sponsored by SEIU CA, Health Access and NextGen America, key components of the legislative package will help …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is sponsoring a bill (SB 1303) that would require counties with populations of 500,000 or more residents to replace the office of the coroner with an office of the medical examiner. Current law allows non-medically trained individuals to conduct autopsies, and SB 1303 would require …

Gearing up for the Saving Private Practice Consortium I have been talking a lot about LACMA’s signature event, the Saving Private Practice Consortium on March 3rd, which is now just over a week away. After months of planning and collaboration with LACMA’s physician leaders, we have a solid and robust agenda …

CMA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 24 (12:15-1: 15 pm) with Arthur Lurvey, M.D., FACP, FACE, the Contractor Medical Director for Noridian Healthcare Solutions, examining changes to the Medicare program for 2018. The program will include an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Targeted Probe and …

The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care—with a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health and workers’ compensation issues. The California Medical Association has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians. For more …

The United States continues to struggle with an epidemic of firearm violence. Physicians are in a unique position to assess risk, provide education and change behaviors related to gun violence, and they may also address this issue more broadly as a consumer safety and public health issue. The California Medical …

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 …

LACMA is looking for participants to take part in a study about the controversial new Medicare policy, MACRA, and its effects on primary care practices in our area. The investigators want to learn what you think about this new policy so that they can advise Medicare on how to improve …