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As I mark the second year of leading this organization, it remains my fundamental goal to do whatever I can, with leadership and staff support, to first and foremost help physicians and provide value for our members. I frequently get asked what LACMA is doing for doctors. Supporting physicians with their …

Countdown to the Saving Private Practice Consortium With just over 30 days to go before the Saving Private Practice Consortium, I would like to encourage all of you to join LACMA and your colleagues on Saturday, March 3rd at the LA Hotel Downtown for what will be an empowering day …

Our Ever-Changing Political Landscape With so much change in the healthcare industry and with the government shutdown (which, as of 1 PM Pacific Standard Time today, was resolved, thanks in part to a compromise that keeps the government open for three weeks), many of you may have a healthy inventory of questions and …

Special Edition of the Monday Message to Membership The flu epidemic has reached catastrophic levels with one doctor stating, “The emergency room at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica typically treats about 140 patients a day, but at least one day this week we had more than 200 patients — …

On the first Monday Message to Members of 2018, I have several essential items to share. First, I hope all of you enjoyed a great holiday season and happy new year! The Saving Private Practice Consortium 2.0 is less than 90 days away! The event is designed to help physicians …

The Latest on Graham-Cassidy, Your Membership and More!  Another week and another watershed moment relative to the health and well-being of, well, the healthcare industry’s health and wellbeing. Graham-Cassidy Block Grant amendment to the American Healthcare Act is being voted on later this week by the US Senate,  and as …

Monday Rx September 11, 2017 AB 72 Updates, Share Your Voice, Get Involved A number of members have voiced concerns relative to Anthem Blue Cross still not paying the “interim payment” as required under the recently effective law AB 72 that limits out-of-network billing for covered, non-emergent services performed at …
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Tuesday Rx September 5, 2017 LACMA’s Labor of Love This Tuesday’s message for Members is abbreviated in observance of Labor Day, the first Monday in September which was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national …

Monday Rx August 28, 2017 The Member’s Voice, Exclusive Benefits and Highlights While documentation remains a high priority, I am encouraged by member feedback after last week’s update.  Below are comments from members relative to electronic health records (EHR). Member 1: “You asked for opinion on documentation and EHR woes. The …

Monday Rx August 21, 2017 Documentation Woes and Possible Solutions While the solar eclipse is what many around the globe are talking about, finding ways to help physicians remains my focus and that of the LACMA team, our board, district and committee leadership.  A constant and ever present threat is …