Monday Rx: Legislative Advocacy Day, Public Health Emergency Extended, Events, Town Halls and Podcast

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CMA Host 48th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day Today

This is an abbreviated Monday Rx as 400 physician and medical student leaders from all specialties and modes of practice descend on the state capital. Attendees will meet with legislators on priority health care issues. LACMA will be the first medical association to host a Clear as Mud podcast, hosted by LACMA president Dr. Jeffery Lee and president-elect Dr. Omer Deen, to hear directly from policymakers. To that end, if you would like to be heard and be more engaged with this powerful process, I encourage you to learn more here.

HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Through July

Because of the new hike in Omicron subvariant BA.2 cases, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today extended the COVID-19 public health emergency determination for an additional 90 days, effective April 16. This is the ninth such extension since the original declaration.

This means that all waivers will continue through at least the end of July. The travel mask mandate has also been extended until May 3, 2022.

Congress also recently extended the current COVID-19 pandemic telehealth waivers for five months beyond the end of the public health emergency. 

Proud to Announce That LACMA Has a New Preferred Partner in Premier Health Billing Services

Premier Health Billing Services (PHBS) is a medical billing and coding solution dedicated to providing expert services in order to increase revenue for clients. PHBS business solutions work hand in hand in order to help LACMA members increase revenue and patient volume, while decreasing liability and overhead. PHBS’ addresses the complexities and critical needs of today’s healthcare environment by providing a revolutionary & personal approach for physicians at no cost. PHBS medical billing & coding solutions compliment each other by attracting more patients and billing medical services in the most efficient and effective methods available in the market. 

For more information, contact:

Jason Rogers

Owner & President

Premier Health Billing Services

P: 858.539.9135

F: 760.692.1657

Multiple Events, Town Halls and Podcasts

In addition to the 48th annual legislative advocacy day, there are many events to share with members:

April 20

Spring General Session

Guest: CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran will discuss MICRA



April 29

Young Physician Mixer

Lucky Strike at LA Live



May 1

Latinx Leader Event at Frida Kahlo Exhibit

Private Event


May 9

Expanding Healthcare Coverage Town Hall Series

Guest: LA Care CEO John Bacckes



May 25

Public Health Council Hosts

“Building Emotional Strength in Kids”


Webinar: The Future of Telehealth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many practices implemented telehealth for the first time. Now, physicians and their patients are starting to think about what happens to telehealth if and when the public health emergency comes to an end. Recent developments at the state and federal level are bringing the future into focus. 

Date: April 26, 2022

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm 

Register here.


"Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people."

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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