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Spotlight – LACMA’s New Medical Student Councilors Vamsi Aribindi, Keck School of Medicine & Annie Wang, David Geffen School of Medicine  Physicians-in-Training & the Future of Medicine in California  “We are in medical school where so many people have dreamed to be but so few make it in. We will …

Surviving Medicare Tsunami & Optimizing Reimbursements LACMA District 2, Glendale/Pasadena On Thursday, November 5th at the Phoenicia in Glendale, LACMA District 2 presented special program, “Surviving Medicare Tsunami & Optimizing Reimbursements”. The event, sponsored by the Cooperative of American Physicians and Diowave Laser Systems, invited members and physician guests to …

Legislators have fought for the integrity and safety of the physician practice by saying NO to SB 323 and SB 622! On the morning of July 14, 2015, Sen. Ed Hernandez pulled both Senate Bill 323 and Senate Bill 622 from the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. These bills did …

UPDATE** Amendments were made to this bill. These amendments demonstrate the author’s awareness of the importance of the corporate bar, despite his reluctance to actually address it. As this bill was granted notice for reconsideration, it will be brought up for a vote only on Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00AM. …

Despite three-digit temperatures, dozens of coalition partners came together to rally one last time for Senate Bill 277 (Pan/Allen). The bill passed out of the State Assembly on Thursday and cleared the final hurdle in the State Senate Monday. Governor Brown signed the bill today. “This is a monumental day …

The California Medical Association (CMA) has been tracking Department of Justice (DOJ) efforts to update CURES, California’s prescription drug monitoring database. According to DOJ, accessing the new version of CURES will require using either Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer version 11; there will be no backward compatibility to earlier versions …

Two bills aimed at making it harder for California’s youth to use tobacco products passed in the state Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 151 (Hernandez) would raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. SB 140 (Leno) would regulate e-cigarettes similar to combustible cigarettes, including banning their …

Written by CMA Board of Trustees Chair David Aizuss, MD. As published in LA Daily News on June 2nd, 2015. Most folks have a hard time explaining the difference between an ophthalmologist and optometrist. Like many titles in the health care world, they are hard to say and harder still …

The most effective way an individual member can influence the California Medical Association’s policies and activities is to submit resolutions to the House of Delegates, the association’s legislative body. The delegates meet annually to debate and act on resolutions and reports dealing with myriad medical practice, public health, and CMA governance issues. …