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Monday Rx | December 10, 2018 | Helping Members with Financial Literacy

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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, I am asking all members to participate in a four-question survey that will take less than 60 seconds of your time. Based on the feedback provided, we will have an opportunity to share the information with mission-centric organizations that could offer tangible solutions for providers like you.

Membership Matters

With only 21 days left until the new year, I would like to encourage you to renew your membership before December 31st.

Today, perhaps more than ever, physicians have more choices to make and less time to make
them. Providing a portfolio of products and services backed by an organization that truly cares about you is essential, which is why member loyalty is crucial and something we look at each day.

Please remember that you can take advantage of paying $104 a month (as opposed to annual dues) and take full advantage of nearly two dozen benefits or customized assistance tailored for you and your practice including:

•    Access to a large portfolio of practice management and business services
•    Free reimbursement assistance
•    Advocacy & healthcare policy engagement
•    Jury duty concierge
•    Legal services & assistance
•    Leadership opportunities
•    Communications and news

LACMA exists for members; therefore, we strive each day to be responsive to your needs and anticipate what members and even non-members need to not simply survive in medicine, but to thrive in the profession. If there is something you need, please let me know!

I hope as we enter the final weeks of 2018 that you see value in membership and enough meaningful results that you stay involved, engaged and inspired.

If you have already renewed your dues, we thank you for your ongoing commitment and support!

Assistance with QPP and MIPS

Many members may not be aware of some available no-cost MIPS related assistance and resources.Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) is your local Medicare contractor for no-cost technical assistance and education for the QPP and MIPS. They can help your practice navigate the QPP landscape, assess performance data, and stay informed through:

  • Phone and email support for all QPP questions.
  • Assistance with selecting appropriate quality measures and improvement activities.
  • Tools and resources to estimate composite scores and identify areas for improvement.
  • Education regarding QPP, MIPS, APMs, and the changes that will impact Medicare reimbursements.
  • Educational webinars on various requirements of MIPS and APMs.
As we approach December 31, there are some important deadlines to keep in mind as follows:
  • Performance Year 2018 ends
  • Quality Payment Program Exception Applications Window Closes

HSAG will provide no-cost technical assistance, authorized and funded by CMS, offering direct support for all Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in California.

To learn more and access these resources, please click here.

Gustavo Friederichsen
Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles County Medical Association
“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

CME Programs


WHEN: March 21 to 23, 2019
WHERE: Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas
3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Click here for more information.

This two-and-a-half-day symposium has been designed by experts in the field of hematologic malignancies and affords the conference attendee specialized educational tracks for both physicians and nurses, providing an opportunity to learn about the most recent advances in the treatment of bone marrow transplant, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia.

For questions contact: cme@coh.org or 626-218-5622.

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