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The 2019 Medical Group Advocacy Symposium is on physician wellness: tools, resources and best practices for the prevention of burnout, and treatment solutions. The California Medical Association (CMA) has convened the best and brightest thought leaders to this venue so that attendees can engage, consider and build initiatives that address …

Tribute to Dr. Frank Meza We send our condolences, thoughts, and prayers for a beloved physician, mentor, and innovator, Dr. Frank Meza who passed away last week. He touched many lives, inspired countless residents, students, current physicians, and families, and has left an indelible mark on medicine.  Dr. Meza will be …

During last month’s Installation I announced the Docs4LA initiative. I am very excited to lead this initiative which will provide the impetus for our organization to be a leader and policy partner on issues that we have not always traditionally weighed in on, but are some of the most significant …

Celebrating History and Independence! Summer is officially here as is the time to provide additional good news for providers.  The passage of Proposition 56 was, in many ways, a historic feat. On one hand, it strives to put a severe dent in tobacco products as the price of one pack of cigarettes …
LACMA former president Dr. Freeman and current president Dr. Roy.

  Wow, what an Installation! On behalf of LACMA’s staff and leadership, we thank you for joining us at the 148th Installation of President and Officers, honoring Sion Roy, MD. With almost 200 guests in attendance, Dr. Roy was sworn in, making him the youngest and first county employed physician …

Physicians are reminded that the changes to the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer Participating Physician Agreement and fee schedule will take effect July 1, 2019. According to a notice issued to approximately half of its PPO network, Anthem will be increasing payment for the more commonly billed Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. …

A 2018 California law expands existing sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training requirements for employers. Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors and one hour to all other employees within six months of their hire (or …

Welcome Back! I hope our members had a restful holiday weekend. Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed burnout as a medical condition adding it to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11 handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. What was striking to me is that there was …

The Los Angeles County Medical Association is holding its 148th Annual Election this coming June. This year, there is one vacancy for the position of Secretary and three vacancies for Councilor-at-Large on the LACMA Board of Directors. Two candidates have been nominated to fill one Secretary seat and five candidates …

Do you own rental real estate? Are you taking advantage of the recent tax reform to minimize your tax liability? New IRS regulations made significant changes that may allow owners of rental real estate properties to qualify for the generous 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction. The new rules also bring clarity …