Monday Rx: Aledade ACO Application, Clear as Mud Podcast, Health Officer Position, Medical Practice Makeover and Upcoming Events

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LACMA/CMA Partner Aledade ACO Application Deadline June 28

Learn how your practice can thrive in Aledade’s Accountable Care Organization

In 2020, LACMA partnered with Aledade to help primary care practices and community health centers succeed in value-based care. For the most recent reporting year (2020), practices in Aledade's Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs earned an average of $198,000 each in shared savings revenue. 

Learn how your practice can maintain independence, improve workflows, increase revenue and provide better care for your practice. Contact Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Vice President at:

You can also download two recent webinars discussing value-based care with Aledade:

LACMA Clear as Mud Podcasts from 2022 Legislative Advocacy Day!

Following a successful legislative advocacy day in Sacramento in April, the Clear as Mud interviews with legislators and residents are now available. 

Listen: Clear as Mud Podcasts Leg Day

Shasta County Hiring Health Officer

In the spirit of sharing career opportunities, Shasta County is hiring a health officer. Click here to apply.

We Are Here to Support Your Practice Needs!

In 2020, LACMA launched the Rapid Response Initiatives to provide much needed PPEs and grants for struggling practices. In 2021, LACMA launched the Medical Practice Makeover Initiative to provide $5,000 grants for 20 practices that qualify as well as free practice transformation assessments, guidance and resources.

If your practice needs additional assistance to hire staff, invest in technology, engage any one of LACMA’s 20+ preferred partners or needs assistance to improve billing, reimbursement and revenue generation, simply fill out the application.

Five medical practices will be selected each quarter to receive their grants and free practice assessments.

Additional details and FAQs for this member exclusive program are available here.

The deadline for the Summer 2022 cycle is June 15, 2022.

LACMA is here to help! We encourage you to apply today!

Still have questions? Email Noemi Corona.

Previous Medical Practice Makeover Winners!

Dr. Lourdes Bahamonde

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Payman Joseph

Van Nuys, CA

Dr. Sharon Yegiaian

Pasadena, CA

Dr. Amit Paliwal

Pomona, CA

Webinar: Remaining Profitable in Independent Practice

Join the Cooperative of American Physicians (CAP) for a free one-hour webinar to discuss operational enhancements to help your practice increase revenue and lower costs. Renowned practice management expert Debra Phairas will provide strategies to reduce overhead expenses, optimize staffing patterns, and integrate alternative business models to help you realize long-term profitability and preserve your valued independence.

Register Now

Key Strategies for Ensuring a Profitable Independent Practice

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT


This webinar will address:

  • Appropriate staffing and expense ratios
  • The pros and cons of various business models
  • How new technology and telemedicine services can increase your practice's success
  • Opportunities that can be found by merging practices
  • Benchmarks and key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring profitability

The webinar will be followed by audience Q&A. All registrants will receive the recording and slides once they are available. CAP is pleased to present this program in association with our county medical society partners statewide.

As a leading provider of superior medical malpractice coverage in California for more than 40 years, CAP remains committed to providing physicians with secure and affordable protection and relevant practice and risk management resources, such as these webinars, to help them run successful practices.

To learn more about becoming a CAP member, please call 800-356-5672 or email MD@CAPphysicians.comRequest an Instant Quote today to see how much you can save on medical malpractice coverage through CAP.

Join Us as We Celebrate the 151st Installation of President and Officers

Join us as we install LACMA’s 151st President and Officers!

President – Omer Deen, MD, FACG, AGAF

President-Elect – Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ

Treasurer – Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD

Secretary – Heather Silverman, MD

This event will be held in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum and will adhere to current health and safety guidelines.


Date: July 14, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm Reception | 7:30 pm Dinner



"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."

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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