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Monday Rx - 12 December

The holidays are coming fast and while the state of healthcare post-election still occupies much conversation, there’s a feeling of celebration in the air as we move toward Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. For most, the holidays are a time to visit and share with friends and family. To that …
Monday Rx - 5 Dec

Closing out 2016… As we close out 2016, the next few weeks will be pivotal for LACMA on several fronts: First, we have to combat the busy holiday season with no shortage of celebrations while we continue to evolve and grow the organization. Second, while it is a season of …
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  I hope each of you had a restful holiday! We have been focused on preparing for a vibrant 2017 and we’ll kick off the new year with our new membership campaign called Target 270.  The goal, in partnership with you, CMA, LACMA District Presidents, Committee Chairs and other leadership, is to …

A Day of Thanks for Those Who Give On behalf of the LACMA team (Lisa, Eva, Ellie, Priscilla, Joy, Grant, Cheryl, Deborah, Bonnie, Randy and Luis), our Board of Directors, District Presidents and Boards, Committee chairs and members, I wanted to extend a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to all LACMA members.  It has …

Optimism? After speaking with several members following the issuance of the final rules relative to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), sentiments can be summed up with nerve wracking, skeptical optimism. Some are sharing that they are “less stressed” now that federal officials have responded to …

I just returned from the 2016 CMA House of Delegates and am inspired by the extensive attention paid to key issues facing physicians throughout California. Specifically, the new MACRA rules were released and for those of you who haven’t seen them, the results were shared with attendees and are featured …

I want to give credit where credit is due. Howard Krauss, MD and Chester Griffin, MD addressed guests at last week’s District 5 event titled, How to Thrive & Survive in Private Practice networking event. David Ghozland, MD, President of District 5, said: “I thought the evening was well planned, …

Quick Notes Uber.  Some members have asked for clarification on LACMA’s partnership with Uber. The relationship is the result of a conversation I had with Dr. Daniel Borenstein (District 5) who mentioned how challenging it is for some retired LACMA members to attend hospital meetings. The LACMACares program developed from …

While member retention remains near 90%, we have a tremendous opportunity to finish the final quarter of 2016 even stronger. This month we’ll hold key meetings with leaders representing various physician groups and we’ve taken the unprecedented step of inviting non LACMA groups to share what is attractive and what …

MACRA, MACRA, MACRA A week from today we will hold our first full day of videotaping, so our physician members can voice their opinions on how to make MACRA better. But here’s the challenge: I hear from several physicians that MACRA is egregious; will lead to early retirement for many, …