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Monday Rx: Solutions Portal, Gun Violence Prevention, HR 8487, Single Payer Health System Replay and Events

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LACMA Solutions Portal is Here!

For several weeks, I’ve shared that LACMA has been developing an entirely new portal for members and non-members (via limited time view) to access over 100+ solutions that can help independent medical practices and medical groups. Our initial 30+ “preferred partners” included PatientPop, Mercer as examples. The new LACMA Solutions Portal and Marketplace features 68 new partners but also feature concierge support for interested physicians, an easy-to-use menu driven experience, deeper discounts for all solutions and two ways for members to access these solutions: Rapid Vendor Connect and the Marketplace which will provide a deeper dive of each solution.

Members can now visit ladocs.org and click on the Solutions Portal box to take advantage of over 100 options.

View Solutions Portal

Below are Frequently Asked Questions as well to help our members access and utilize the new solutions platform.

Q: What is the Solutions Portal?

A: The LACMA Solutions Portal is a new benefit where members can easily access and quickly connect with over 100 preferred partners and vendors who will provide you, your practice, and your staff with exclusive discounts, benefits, and services.

Q: Does LACMA Solutions Portal include all of LACMA’s preferred partners?

A: Yes, and MUCH MORE! In addition to LACMA’s portfolio of partners offering exclusive discounts and packages, members now have access to an extensive and growing marketplace curated to improve your bottom line, increase operational efficiency and even provide incentives for your entire staff. Other member-exclusive benefits such as reimbursement assistance, legal resources, and jury duty concierge remain readily available to LACMA members on our LACMA website. 

Q: Who has access to the Solutions Portal?

A: Full access is available to all active LACMA members. Click on the LACMA Member Portal Registration button to create your Portal Login. Once registered, you will instantly gain access to the full Solutions Portal. Nonmembers will be given limited access by clicking Rapid Connect: Nonmember Sneak Peek button. If you’re not yet a LACMA member, join to access the entire Solutions Portal today! 

Q: Who do I contact if I get locked out of my account?

A: For any portal issues such as account access or password resets, your LACMA Solutions Portal Member Concierge is ready to help, simply contact Charles, ReneaSamantha, or Candy

Q: Will the new platform replace the existing menu of options? 

A: No, the new platform is in addition to LACMA’s existing options for exclusive benefits and services and provides a user-friendly way to view the available options.

Q: How is the LACMA Solutions Portal different from other discount platforms? 

A: All partners and vendors have been vetted and are entrusted to provide exceptional service and exclusive offers to all members. Once registered, a dedicated Member Concierge will reach out to you or your staff to provide a comprehensive needs assessment and connect you with the appropriate solution that addresses your needs.

Q: How do I access the discounts? 

A: LACMA members register for a portal account through the LACMA Solutions Portal. Once registered, you may browse through the Marketplace to find the right solution or visit the Rapid Vendor Connect to take advantage of an offer immediately. You may also schedule a call with our dedicated member concierge team to match you with the best service and price that directly addresses your practice needs. 

Q: What is the difference between the Rapid Vendor Connect and the Solutions Marketplace?

A: Rapid Vendor Connect is a quick way to select and connect with solutions with quantified savings. The Solutions Marketplace provides a deeper dive into all vetted partners and vendors addressing specific category practice needs. However, both options offer direct assistance from the Member Concierge to ensure you receive the best service that caters to your practice needs and pricing. 

Q: So, nothing populates in the Marketplace unless I log in?

A: Yes, only LACMA members with a registered account can access the Marketplace within the portal after log in.

Q: Who is the Member Concierge team and when are they available?  

A: Our Member Concierge team is comprised of experts with various healthcare-related backgrounds, including nursing, practice management, and business development. The Member Concierge team is available via phone at 877-771-7716and chat on the LACMAMembers.com website Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM PST. They are available to help LACMA members find solutions and connect with solution providers, perform needs assessments, or navigate the Solutions Portal. If you are not a current LACMA member, the Concierge team can help you join LACMAto gain full access to the LACMA Solutions Portal and all LACMA member benefits. 

Q: What (who) are “Advisors,” and how are they different from Member Concierge?

A: Advisors are LACMA staff who will be able to advise you not only on solutions for your practice but provide you with other benefits and services not mentioned in the marketplace, such as jury duty concierge, leadership development via councils and committees, legislative advocacy, involvement in policy-making, events, and much more!

LACMA & Gun Violence Prevention

LACMA President Dr. Omer Deen is leading discussions on the topic of gun violence as a social determinant of health. Specifically, LACMA is launching Project See Change, a first ever initiative to bring organizations together such as the California and New York Attorneys General, Brady and Sandy Hook Promise Foundations, with physicians, to identify ways physicians can make a difference through evidence-based solutions. 

If you would like to be part of this historic new group email me at gustavo@lacmanet.org.

House Committee Advances Bill That Would Reform Medicare Advantage Pre Authorization

In late July, HR 8487—the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022—passed out of the United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. This legislation provides comprehensive reform of the Medicare Advantage prior authorization process by streamlining the health plan bureaucracy to help Medicare patients get the care they need – when they need it.

The bill now moves to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. CMA strongly supports this bill and is working with AMA and all of organized medicine to pass the bill before Congress adjourns in December.

Learn more here.

Single Payer Health System: Myths, Misconceptions and Truth

If you missed last week’s truly informative discussion hosted by Dr. Hector Flores and Dr. Omer Deen on expanding access to care with guest Dr. Paul Song, part of a yearlong series on inequities in healthcare, click here.

Practice Management 101 With Mitzi Young

Join us on August 22, 2022, for Practice Management 101 presented by one of CMA’s experienced practice management experts Mitzi Young.

The presentation will cover the following objectives:

  • Strategies for better financial outcomes
  • Common mistakes that cost the practice money
  • Managing patient scheduling
  • Improving patient experience
  • Monthly reports each practice should review
  • Effectively processing denied claims
  • Marketing your practice for success
  • Questions every office should ask yearly

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m. PST

Register Now

Join Us for LACMA Family & Friends at LA Dodgers Healthcare Appreciation Night!

The Los Angeles County Medical Association is excited to spend an evening together with all members at the Dodger Stadium for Dodger Healthcare Appreciation Night! 

Tickets:

  • $20 for LACMA members & first guest
  • $34 for each additional guest up to 3 guests per member. 

Limited tickets available, RSVP by August 24, 2022.

This special event ticket package includes your ticket to the game and an exclusive Healthcare Appreciation Night long sleeve shirt.*

Be sure to stick around after the game for Friday Night Fireworks

***Tickets will be distributed by LACMA prior to the game through MLB Ballpark App once payment has been completed. Attendees will need to download MLB Ballpark App***

Date: Friday, September 30, 2022 | RSVP BY AUGUST 24, 2022

Time: 7:10 pm PST

RSVP Here

How to Build a Profitable & High Growth Medical Practice

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 (LearnCosi.com). Feel free to bring 1-2 of your key managers.

During the session, you and your team will:

  • Brainstorm and then capture $1,000,000+ of bottom-and top-line opportunities within your practice right now
  • Learn about advanced business tools, techniques, processes, and skills necessary to transform your operation into a profitable high, growth business
  • Discover step-by-step how to get your practice on the fastest path possible to growing patients, cash flow, and profitability, despite today’s economy
  • Learn how to empower your people to work together, growing revenue and profitability
  • Gain proven steps to creating teamwork, quality, communication, and accountability

Attendees will receive a free digital copy of the #1 Best Selling Business Book, “The Profit Pattern” by John Mautner, Founder and CEO of COSi. www.learncosi.com

Breakfast will be served. Seating is limited to only the first 40 practices.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022 

Time: 9:00 am PST

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

RSVP Here

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"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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