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“Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Coalition” LACMA has partnered with the Los Angeles Pediatric Society and Dr. Tony Kuo, director of the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to form the “Clear Lungs, Clear Minds Coalition” and launch efforts to combat …

What Steps Can We Take to Alleviate Physician Burnout? This week, we’re continuing our look at the issue of physician burnout and how we can assist in alleviating the pressures that doctors face in their work life. There will be two extraordinary events this summer that feature panels and solutions that I …

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 First Ever LACMA Marketplace is Here For several weeks I’ve been sharing the great news that LACMA now has a marketplace designed for members to see substantial savings on vaccine costs, medical supplies – even if you are already on a national contract. Lacmamarketplace.com also features savings on the …

Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry Breaches are becoming more common and ransoms are now part of the American lexicon.  Providers, health plans and their business associates reported 44 data breaches to the federal government last month which is the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since …

Leg Day Recap Palpable success at last week’s Legislative Advocacy Day in Sacramento. Kudos to our leaders who attended including Dr. C Freeman, Dr. Sion Roy, Dr. Jeffery Lee, Dr. Jerry Abraham, Dr. Jack Chou, Dr. William Averill, Dr. Samuel Huang in addition to several members and students. The major topics of discussion …

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy Day It’s the 45th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day (week) when the medical societies and CMA convene in Sacramento to talk policy and to share opposition or support for legislation that impacts physicians and their ability to care for patients.  We will hear from California Governor …

Budgetpalooza is Here The Trump administration unveils its fiscal 2020 budget request today. The spending blueprint was delayed by nearly a month thanks to the partial government shutdown and it’s the first Trump budget during divided government. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will have a busy week dissecting the document. He treks up …

Update on Growing Healthcare Affordability Crisis in California In this special edition of the Tuesday message to members, I wanted to share some quick updates on issues impacting the state, new offerings for members and a survey to gauge what kinds of vacations members like taking. Recently, the Legislature held a …

LACMA’s First Physician-Only Marketplace LACMA is developing our first physician-only marketplace that will be unveiled this Spring. The fundamental goal of the LACMA Marketplace is to provide members with a wide array of practice-specific items and lower practice expenses. Through our partnership with Sterling Healthcare Logistics (SHL), the marketplace will …