LACMA Finance for Physicians 101 Webinar

Do you operate a business within the City of Los Angeles? Did you know that you must have a business license and pay an annual tax?

In Part 2 of the Finance for Physicians webinar series, ACap’s Ara Oghoorian, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), will take you through a deep dive of the City of LA business tax: how it is calculated, what are the exemptions, strategies on how to lower your business tax, and lastly, a comparison of the City of LA business tax to the equally unpopular LA County Unsecured Property Tax.

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The Billion Dollar Identity Theft Scam

Many healthcare professionals are unaware of the billion-dollar scam that will affect their healthcare practice after a data breach. LibertyID, an expert in helping healthcare practices prepare for and respond to potential data breaches, will be sharing how healthcare practices are not as prepared as they think they are because of a billion-dollar scam. LibertyID will be hosting a webinar for LACMA members on September 24, 2019, at 2 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).

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Celebrating Women in Medicine

Please join the Los Angeles County Medical Association starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, for a very special event at the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica – our annual Celebration of Women in Medicine!

Sponsored by the Women Physicians Issues and Advocacy Committee (WPIAC), this event will honor women physicians in Los Angeles who have distinguished themselves in service to their patients and their profession. Our keynote speaker will be Valencia Walker, MD, MPH, the Assistant Dean of Equity and Diversity Inclusion at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A neonatologist by training, Dr. Walker is a past president of the Association of Black Women Physicians and has chaired the CMA Council on Legislation. She is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of unconscious bias.

This year’s honorees include:

Anna Yap, MD, a resident in emergency medicine at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center, will receive the Rising Star of Physician Leadership Award for her work as an active participant and upcoming leader in organized medicine. Dr. Yap is a sectional delegate in the AMA House of Delegates, endorsed by the American Association of Public Health Physicians, and is also an alternate delegate of the AMA Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council.

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, will receive the Rose Talbot Bullard Award as a “Woman Physician Champion and Trailblazer.” She is the founding chief executive officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, which opened in 2015. Dr. Batchlor was the driving force behind the effort to open the new community-oriented, safety-net hospital providing compassionate, quality care to improve the health of the South Los Angeles community. Throughout her career, Dr. Batchlor’s priority has been to improve access and quality of care for underserved communities, and her work has been recognized as an example of leading best practices and adopted throughout California.

Christina Ghaly, MD, will receive the award for “Extraordinary and Inspirational Achievement.” Dr. Ghaly, an internist, was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as the Director of the Department of Health Services (DHS) on September 25, 2018, after having served in the role as acting director since October 2017. In this capacity, Dr. Ghaly has had responsibility for overseeing the operations of the County’s four public hospitals and 23 outpatient clinics. She leads strategic, operational and clinical/financial initiatives critical to DHS’ financial health and continued transformation in an era of health reform.

This event is free to members of LACMA; the cost for non-members is $50 per person. Please contact Lisa Le for further information and to RSVP for the event.

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Since 2008, The Patient Care Foundation's scholarship program has provided financial assistance to 50 medical students. Additionally, the PCF works to expand the pool of medical professionals by encouraging and mentoring a new cadre of community-based physicians poised to deliver high-quality healthcare to underserved populations.

The annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards honors LA County’s top physicians, healthcare leaders and institutions for their work to improve healthcare in LA County. Honorees are individuals and organizations whose outcomes are positively impacting the lives of LA County residents and improving our local communities.

The Patient Care Foundation will also announce this year's scholarship recipients at the awards ceremony at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on November 8, 2019.

This year's goal is to grant more scholarships than ever before and continue to support eager and passionate medical students fulfill their dreams of providing quality care to patients in Los Angeles County. We invite you to donate to the PCF or sponsor the Los Angeles Healthcare Awards.

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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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