Monday Rx: Healthcare Symposium, LACMA Partnerships and Benefits, Year Round Resolutions, Survey and Upcoming Events

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Wellness Can't Wait, Neither Can You

Feb. 23-25 | LACMA Presents the Healthcare Burnout Symposium in Southern CA

With six weeks to go before LACMA presents the first Southern California Healthcare Burnout Symposium at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center on February 23-25, I must ask our members: Why haven’t you registered?  

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with physicians and healthcare professionals from around the country. The speaker lineup includes HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and new California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos. There will be over 40 breakout session speakers covering topics essential to physician wellness. Our members have shared that burnout, along with reimbursement, staffing, and access to care are top issues and all will be covered over the two days. We have 140+ registrations but only 42 from the Los Angeles area. CMEs are offered and as a LACMA member, we’ve negotiated $400 off your registration. In addition, any group of 3 or more that register together get an additional 15% off the registration costs, so the savings are significant. As part of the registration, you will also be able to have on-demand access to all sessions for up to six months – and earn CMEs for any sessions viewed online as well. We hope we can hit 100 attendees from Los Angeles and the majority of those are our members.


Visit to see the complete agenda or register below!

LACMA Members can also contact for the discount code to register for this historic and worthwhile event!

Introducing New LACMA Member Benefit: MedStaffRx!

To kick off 2023, we’re happy to announce that we will be extending LACMA membership benefits to your key staff! We’ve created MedStaffRx to provide additional support to your staff, such as your office or practice manager. MedStaffRx will keep your key office staff informed of exclusive membership offers and services available to help your practice thrive and keep your office connected with up-to-date healthcare news and other practice management resources.

To opt in your key staff to start receiving MedStaffRx monthly communications, please email with their name(s), practice name, office role and email. 

LACMA Adds WestPac Wealth Partners to Portfolio

Good News! After several years of vetting experienced, competent financial firms, we’ve partnered with WestPac Wealth Partners and Raquel Naranjo, JD, who can help physicians navigate their financial matters, from personal to practice. Raquel brings a wealth of knowledge and her legal background provides tremendous security and confidence when it comes to helping our members maximize their assets, plan for a financially strong future, navigate the inflation cycle and much, much more. To learn more, contact:

Raquel Naranjo, J.D. | Financial Professional 

WestPac Wealth Partners  

Office 805.883.3944 |

Passing of Dr. Tranquada

Robert E. Tranquada, MD, a long-time member of the USC faculty and dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC from 1986 to 1991 passed away on December 4, 2022, at the age of 92. He was a diabetes researcher turned public health advocate who was instrumental in increasing access to health care for underserved communities across Los Angeles County. He was a founding board member and chair of L.A. Care, today the country's largest publicly operated health plan and LACMA’s newest member group.

Thank You to AltaMed Health Services for 3 Year Extension

I wanted to thank Dr. Efrain Talamantes, Dr. Marco Angulo, and the leadership of AltaMed Health Services for agreeing to extend our historic partnership another 3 years! AltaMed is the leading Federally Qualified Health Center in the region, committed to expanding access to care, serving the most vulnerable populations, and supporting the practice and delivery of medicine!

Year Round Resolutions

Did you know that any LACMA and CMA member can author a resolution? The California Medical Association is the largest, most influential medical organization in California and an aggressive advocate for physicians and patients. CMA relies on the involvement of its members to communicate the physician vision of health care to the public and to the lawmakers and regulators who determine how medicine is practiced. CMA policy is set by members elected to represent their colleagues in the House of Delegates or on the Board of Trustees. Submitting resolutions for action by these bodies is the most direct way for members to influence CMA’s advocacy agenda.

Resolutions can address virtually any medical practice or health-related topic, or any aspect of the policies and activities of organized medicine. This quarter’s deadline is January 13, 2023.

Click here to learn more about the year round resolution process

Any other questions, please contact Lisa Le at  

Physician Marriage and Relationships Study

Researchers at the University of California at Irvine are studying physician marriages and relationships. In particular, they are looking at the impact of physician specialty, stage of training, practice setting, etc., on marriage happiness and success.

In order to collect data and analyze interesting findings, they are depending on physicians across the nation to take the 5-minute survey below.

If any questions about the survey arise, please feel free to contact Rajeev Dutta at the email address below. Thank you so much for your time and help: we are optimistic that the study can prove insightful for the profession and are earnestly grateful for your contribution to that goal.

Rajeev Dutta - 

Take Survey

Medicare Changes: 2023 and Beyond

This presentation will provide your practice with an overview of the policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, effective for the Calendar Year 2023 and beyond.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Telehealth Services 
  • Updates to Other Evaluation and Management (E/M) Visits
  • Behavioral Health Services 
  • CY 2023 Quality Payment Program
  • Noridian Compliance  
  • Other Medicare Part B issues
  • You will walk away with the resources to help you maneuver regulatory and procedural challenges that impact your practice.

Dates: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Location: Zoom

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


COSi: How to Build a Profitable & High Growth Business

Due to growing demand and feedback after the last COSi workshop on How to Build a Profitable & High Growth Medical Practice held in September and October, we have scheduled a third session on January 28, 2023. This FREE WORKSHOP will be taking place at the LACMA Headquarters in Downtown LA. Register to reserve your spot today! 

This is an exclusive invitation to a networking breakfast for Presidents, CEOs, Senior Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, and Owners of medical practices in Southern California that want to reach significant growth this year, sponsored by COSi, Cycle of Success Institute ( Feel free to bring 1-2 of your key managers.

Dates: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Location: Los Angeles County Medical Association, 801 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.



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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