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On January 1, 2019, a new California law took effect that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number. This new law also requires California physicians who prescribe controlled substances to use updated controlled substance prescription forms effective January 1, 2019. Although technically, this requirement went into …

This article originally appeared on athenahealth.com Imagine that you spend the better part of a decade and tens of thousands of dollars to prepare yourself for a career as a healer, only to find, 10 years later, that you are spending half your time on administrative tasks and reporting. Day …

Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-epoxide cycle antagonist, brodifacoum; 2) the emergence of 2 new clinical scenarios; and 3) recommendations to help clinicians …

As we enter the final throes of the year there is much to be optimistic about while we remain focused on issues that could impact providers and patients alike. Blue Shield Collaboration  LACMA President Dr. C. Freeman, board member Dr. Hector Flores, LACMA member Dr. Toni Johnson Chavis, Dr. Efrain …

This article originally appeared on PatientPop’s website It’s nearly impossible to start or grow a healthcare practice today if new patients can’t find it when the search online. That’s because 97 percent of people use the internet to search for local businesses like healthcare practices, according to BrightLocal. Understanding how search engines …

Helping Members with Financial Literacy As LACMA continues to explore ways to help providers thrive in their respective practice models, financial assistance, from low-interest loans to student debt help, is a top priority, particularly for those providers serving vulnerable populations in diverse communities. In order to properly assess your needs, …

We’re not referring to the delicious potted meat you’ve grown to love (or hate), though it’s certainly named for its ubiquity. Spam in its most loathsome form — the unsolicited, commercial email sent indiscriminately and in bulk, rarely for non-nefarious purposes — is serious business. On the Seriousness of Spam …

Renew Your Membership Thank you for being apart of our organization! Powerful things happen when physicians unite, and we couldn’t make that impact without participation from our members. While many of our members love our support in particular areas of their practice, remember we work to support your practice, your …

You’re Invited! Provider Webinar on Public Charge Learn how proposed changes to the Public Charge rule may impact your patients Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm To join the webinar: Register here: lacare.org/providerwebinar Webinar URL: http://bit.ly/lacare Webinar call-in: (800) 260-0702 Access code: 457989# Get answers to these …

The past two weeks I’ve shared information related to gun violence as a public health issue in the U.S., specifically in the Los Angeles region and most recently in Thousand Oaks. The NRA told doctors to stay in their lanes. I asked membership to weigh in and below are some …