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Fighting a Dangerous Piece of Legislation This week is one of the most crucial weeks for physicians thanks to one bad piece of state legislation.  Assembly Bill 3087 is sponsored by Ash Kalra (San Jose) which would create a government commission to set the prices a physician, physician group, hospital …

Action Required AB 3087 is dangerous legislation that would reduce patient access/consumer choice while increasing out-of-pocket costs Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced AB 3087, which would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in an unprecedented government takeover of the healthcare market by creating a state-sanctioned rationing of health …

Exploring Opportunities in Concierge Medicine  Helping independent physicians is more than a promise, it’s a pledge here at LACMA, as demonstrated at last month’s Saving Private Practice Consortium and throughout the year. With an ever-growing portfolio of companies, both large and small, LACMA’s partners are determined to help solo and …

National Doctors’ Day In just a few days, communities across the country will celebrate National Doctors’ Day on Friday, March 30th. The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor …

Calling all Members The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 147th Annual Election this coming June. Active members of LACMA and CMA have the privilege of nominating and voting for their preferred candidates for any vacant position. View vacant positions here. This is an exciting time of year as …

Saving Private Practice Continues We are still analyzing the results from the second Saving Private Practice Consortium held on Saturday, March 3rd. For those who attended and braved the weather, thank you for your relentless support of organized medicine. I hope you experienced an abundance of resources and support. For those who …

This past Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Saving Private Practice Consortium. With nearly 200 physicians, practice administrators, and partners in attendance, the event marked yet another pivotal turning point for physicians in solo/small group practice. The event opened with a powerful keynote from Paul Merrild, Senior Vice President of Sales at …

With less than six days before our biggest event in support of independent physicians, I hope that our leaders, our members and nonmembers who need help, attend this worthwhile event. March 3rd is more than discounts at the Grand Wailea. As I’ve been sharing since early 2017, the Saving Private …

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 …

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 …