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When members and even non-members ask about the value of membership, I usually share the three key areas of support: practice, personal and strategic (organizational). In other words, the LACMA value proposition is not a “one size fits all”scenario. Independent physician practices have unique needs. Health systems, IPAs andmedical groups …

LACMA has recently partnered with athenahealth to improve care coordination within its integrated healthcare network and across the community. LACMA physicians have been using athenahealth’s cloud-based services for practice management, electronic health record and patient communications. Through this partnership with athenahealth, LACMA is now able to offer the athenahealth services to …

Governor Brown signed 8 new laws that affect employers.  Below is a short description of each law: ***SB 1343: EMPLOYERS WITH 5 OR MORE EMPLOYEES: this bill requires employers with 5 or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all …

Dr. David H. Aizuss Becomes the 151st President of the California Medical Association This past weekend was historic in so many ways. The California Medical Association (CMA) installed David Aizuss, M.D., as its 151st president during the organization’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting. In his address to the delegates, Dr. …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations and to receive free CME, view it here in the September/October 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. The Department of Public Health …

This blog originally appeared on the PatientPop website and is Part 1 of a three-part series on improving the patient experience to build patient retention at your practice. Also check out Part 2 and Part 3. Most providers today recognize the patient experience extends beyond the exam room. In fact, the patient experience begins before a person …

147th House of Delegates This is officially CMA House of Delegates week!  Each year, the “House” consists of nearly 500 delegates elected by members of component medical societies, specialty societies, and CMA sections and forums, representing virtually every mode of practice and region of the state.  CMA’s House of Delegates convenes …

The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will convene next weekend, October 13-14 in Sacramento. CMA physician delegates meet annually to establish broad policy on current major issues that have been determined to be the most important issues affecting members, the association and …

This message is intended for internal medicine, infectious disease, neurology, family medicine, emergency, and urgent care providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages • The first human case of Saint Louis encephalitis in Los Angeles County since 1997 has been identified. • The clinical presentation of Saint Louis encephalitis is …