Posts In Category

Leadership

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 …

At a very early point in his career, Dr. Matthew Taon dedicated his life to the preservation of life and prevention of human suffering. He constantly seeks to combine his interests in innovation, invention, and advanced technologies with his passion for caring for the underserved, global and public health. He …

 Homelessness is a serious health problem throughout the United States and has shown to disproportionately affect Los Angeles County. Since taking office, Mayor Eric Garcetti has made it his priority to address the homelessness crisis. The administration has a three-pillar approach: housing those who are homeless, preventing people at risk …

In a recent Monday Message, LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen talked about the House of Delegates as one great way to get involved in organized medicine and stay on top of legislative issues and other topics important to physicians. The House of Delegates will convene in October in Anaheim. Here’s more …