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Our New Partnership With ACap  Today is tax day.  For some, this is a challenging time of year and for others, it’s a nightmare. This is why LACMA has a new partnership with ACap Accountants and Advisors, who were referred to us by LACMA members. ACap provides comprehensive, unbiased financial advice, with …

The Spike in CBDs Excited to share news about one of our members and former leaders, Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Dr. Salimpour was on KTTV Fox News recently talking about CBD and CVS’ decision to sell CBD products at their stores across the country.  With CBDs (Cannabidiol) suddenly inundating the US …

Ending the Chaos I’ve been sharing regular updates on the prescription pad debacle. Pleased to update members that, thanks to the work of CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. AB 149 will …

Patient Nutrition-Related CME In a recent conversation with LACMA president-elect Dr. Sion Roy, Dr. Ram Dandillaya and Dr. Neal D. Barnard, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and President, Physicians Committee at George Washington University School of Medicine, the topic of nutrition was front and center. …

Budgetpalooza is Here The Trump administration unveils its fiscal 2020 budget request today. The spending blueprint was delayed by nearly a month thanks to the partial government shutdown and it’s the first Trump budget during divided government. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will have a busy week dissecting the document. He treks up …

LACMA Hosted AMA President Dr. Barbara McAneny Several LACMA leaders including Dr. C Freeman, Dr. Jerry Abraham, Dr. Omer Deen, Dr. Stephanie Booth, Dr. Maria Lymberis, Dr. Troy Elander and Dr. Laura Halpin joined Dr. Barbara McAneny, President of the American Medical Association (AMA) to discuss the multitude of challenges …

Update on Growing Healthcare Affordability Crisis in California In this special edition of the Tuesday message to members, I wanted to share some quick updates on issues impacting the state, new offerings for members and a survey to gauge what kinds of vacations members like taking. Recently, the Legislature held a …

Lower Reimbursement Rates Impacting Patient Access to Mental Health Providers  I begin by focusing on a couple of important areas often overlooked in the healthcare space. First, recent studies showing lower reimbursement rates for mental health services may be impacting local providers and patients. Commercial and Medicare Advantage plans pay …

LACMA’s First Physician-Only Marketplace LACMA is developing our first physician-only marketplace that will be unveiled this Spring. The fundamental goal of the LACMA Marketplace is to provide members with a wide array of practice-specific items and lower practice expenses. Through our partnership with Sterling Healthcare Logistics (SHL), the marketplace will …

Celebrating a New Partnership Another week to share some promising news. For some time, LACMA has been in productive discussions with physician leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. The facility has gone through a massive transformation and now is a state-of-the-art medical campus serving the South Central Los …