LACMA-Blog | Monday Rx: Basic Health Care, General Election, Allie

Local CEO fights to increase doctors’ payments

The community is short by 1,400 physicians, according to Dr. Elaine Batchlor, executive director of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. She said her South Los Angeles facility was drowning in a surge of sicker patients in surrounding communities. Batchlor lobbied the Newsom administration and state lawmakers to fix basic health care for the state’s poorest residents. She thinks increasing payments for doctors and hospitals that treat Medi-Cal patients could lead to improvements in quality and access.

General election nearby!

Mail-in ballots for the November 8, 2022 California general election will arrive in the mail soon. We hope you’ll mail in your ballot or show up at the polls to help make sure the voice of doctors is heard loud and clear. See the California Medical Association‘s (CMA) Physician Voter’s Guide to the November 2022 General Election, which includes the CMA’s positions on statewide ballot measures and endorsements from two CMA-supported physicians running for their first term. Kermit Jones, MD, is running for new Congressional District 3, a district based in the Sierra foothills and Placer County, and Jasmeet Bains, MD, is running for new Assembly District 35, a county-based district of Kern and much of the town of Bakerfield.

Presentation of LACMA at the Allied Pacific IPA Annual Retreat and Meeting

Last weekend, I joined LACMA President Dr. Omer Deen and LACMA Board Member Dr. Hector Flores in our presentation ahead of the annual Allied Leadership Summit. Pacific IPA in Las Vegas. Over 150 physicians were in attendance, and it was an opportunity for us to showcase the value of membership, the synergy between our respective organizations, the fight for Medi-Cal pay parity, AB 35, prescriptions on the minimum wage, and more. Allied recently signed a 3-year partnership with LACMA!

American Academy of Forensic Science event

The American Academy of Legal Medicine is holding its annual meeting entitled “Medical Legal Issues: COVID and Post COVID” on October 14 at the California Club. LACMA Board Member Dr. Robert Bitonte shares the information with LACMA members.

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10th Annual Los Angeles Health Awards

Meet this year’s winners!

The Patient Care Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s winners will be honored at the 10th Annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards on Friday, November 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Learn more about the event here.

Join us as we recognize the 2022 winners!

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles Beverly Hills 300 Doheny Dr Los Angeles, CA 90048

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LACMA Solutions Portal

With over 100 solutions for independent practices to medical groups, why shouldn’t members at least check out the new offerings? Built around the challenges physicians face every day, the new portal is easy to use, navigate, and earn discounts and incentives. Click below to enjoy.

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In the spirit of sharing career opportunities, LAC DPH is recruiting a health worker. Click here to apply.

Attn: new practitioners!

We know that setting up a private medical practice can be daunting. At LACMA, we want to make sure we provide the right resources to help you and your practice succeed.

As we look to bolster our medical resources, we are working with one of our partners, Gentem Health, to learn more about our members’ billing and revenue cycle management (RCM) needs.

Please take a minute to complete a brief survey about your finance/billing/RCM needs. These answers will guide the direction of future member resources!

Participate in a survey

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Location: Marriott LA LIVE, Diamond Lounge 10


Understanding the climate health crisis and how California doctors can have an impact

This will be an engaging two-part panel discussion that will explore the health impacts of climate change in California and the opportunities for California physicians to advance climate solutions at the policy level with enormous health co-benefits. public. Sponsored by Climate Health Now and the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE) in coordination with CMA.

Note: This event is available to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. When registering, please choose the opt-in option for how you intend to view this discussion.


“Do a little more each day than you think.”

Gustavo Friederichsen

Chief executive officer

Los Angeles County Medical Association

“If it matters to our LACMA members, it matters to me.”

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