Belonging to the ACCMA and CMA means more than just hard-hitting advocacy for you in Sacramento, Washington, and the media. Membership also gives you access to a wide range of services and resources designed solely to help physicians focus on practicing medicine and caring for patients. Our goal with these member benefits and discounts is simple: to save you and your practice time and money,
If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today by completing the Online Application.
Take full advantage of your ACCMA membership benefits! Click through the email communications below to find various resources and ways to get involved this year.
CMA Payor Contract Analysis
ACCMA/CMA members have free access to objective written analyses of major health plan contracts and discounted pricing for attorneys who will provide written reviews of specific physician contracts. Call the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383, or go to the CMA Practice Management Website and scroll down to the "Health Plan Contract Analyses" tab.
CMA Payor Contracting Resources
Before signing payor contracts, check out our free payor contracting resources for ACCMA/CMA members. Call the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383, or go to the CMA Practice Management Website and scroll down to the "Contracting Resources" tab.
Guide to Health Plan Obligations
Know your rights vis-a-vis health plans from this compilation of CMA-sponsored legislation and regulations protecting physicians from unfair business practices by health plans, including timely payment of claims, appeals, contract terms, and how to complain to the regulatory agencies that oversee health plans. Go to the CMA Practice Management Website, and scroll down to Know Your Rights.
Resources to help physicians understand Medicare programs—enrollment guide, annual changes, audit guide, coordinated care initiative, and more—are at the CMA Medicare Resources Website.
Health Insurance Exchange Resources
CMA/ACCMA members have free access to resources to help educate physicians on Covered California and ensure that they are aware of important issues related to exchange plan contracting. Go to the CMA Practice Management Website and scroll down to Health Care Exchange Resources.
Contract Amendments: An Action Guide for Physicians
A CMA guide on what to do when health plans amend their contracts with physicians.
A CMA listing of health plans with key contact information: Medi-Cal, Medicare Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, CIGNA, Health Net, and UnitedHealthcare. Go to the CMA Practice Management Website, and scroll down to Payor Profiles.
ACCMA/CMA members get a discount on all Epocrates mobile and online products. Save 30% on subscriptions to Epocrates products such as the #1 rated Epocrates Essentials. Epocrates provides point-of-care access (via mobile devices and the web) to information on drugs, diseases, and diagnostics. For more information, visit www.cmadocs.org/benefits. Website: www.epocrates.com
ACCMA/CMA members get discounted website development services for their practice and can receive up to $500 off of website packages. Website design services start at only $1,750. You have the freedom to choose a Basic or Premier Package depending on need and size of practice, they provide staff training and ongoing website maintenance, mobile-friendly and easy to navigate, and the site will be completed and launched within 30 days or less. For more information, call (209) 957-8629. Mention your ACCMA/CMA membership to receive exclusive discount prices on products and services. Website: www.mayaco.com/physicians.
ACCMA partnered with My Green Doctor to offer a free, money-saving membership benefit. My Green Doctor is about creating a sustainable environmental sustainability program for your office. My Green Doctor offers Meeting-by-Meeting guides that add 5-minutes to your already scheduled office meetings and result in small changes that lead to big improvements in your uses of energy, water, chemicals, paper, foods, and other supplies. My Green Doctor also offers a library of educational brochures, helping staff and patients prepare for the health effects of climate change. ACCMA members can register for free and save $60 a year with code MGDACCMA. Website to register: www.MyGreenDoctor.org or www.MyGreenDoctor.org/es (en Español).
Members receive $170 discount (from $495 retail down to $325) on a do-it-yourself Online HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance Toolkit and/or Online HIPAA Training. Also available: Remote & On-Site Security Risk Analysis, a required Core Meaningful Use measure. For more information, call PrivaPlan at (505) 466-1432 or email email@example.com. Website: www.privaplan.com.
Meaningful Use Pre-Attestation Review Service from PrivaPlan Associates: members can receive $50 off on PrivaPlan's Meaningful Use (MU) Pre-Attestation Audit service, a "pre-flight" check for those practices that feel they are ready to attest but would like confirmation of their readiness prior to attesting. For more information, call PrivaPlan at (505) 466-1432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.privaplan.com.
Members receive $10 off the regular hourly consulting fees. Services include practice assessments, valuations, practice sales/brokerage (see information below), benchmarking, mergers, operations/personal issues, manager recruitment, partnership/group, formation/improvements, and seminars. Fees are based on either a flat rate or hourly basis and, where possible, a minimum and maximum fee is quoted. For information, call (415) 764-4800 or email email@example.com. Website: www.practiceconsultants.net.
Brokerage Services from Practice Consultants: Assists sellers of practices and buyers seeking practices throughout the United States. Services include: analyzing market value, marketing, negotiating the transaction with the buyer, developing all of the necessary documents, and escrow. For more information, contact Gary Ware at (800) 576-6935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
360 Payment Solutions is a merchant credit card processor located in San Jose that focuses on teaching its clients to understand the fees by taking a consultative, educational, and service-driven approach. 360 Payment Solutions offers numerous tools to help practices capture payment and minimize A/R/ costs. Special pricing has been negotiated for ACCMA members and 360 Payment Solutions is able to match or beat any processors' fees. For a free review, for more information, or to set up an appointment, contact 360 Payment Solutions at (855) 360-0360. Website: www.360payments.com.
Members receive a 5% discount off the basic rate for collections. (Rate based on volume - You only pay when they collect.) For more information regarding BME's collection services, call Karen Jorgenson at (408) 286-6219. Website: bmesc.org.
Members may place free classified advertisements in the ACCMA Bulletin, ACCMA's bi-monthly publication, and on the ACCMA website (www.accma.org/classified) for two issues/four months per year. For more information, or to place a classified advertisement, contact the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383 or email@example.com.
CMA has partnered with RxSecurity to provide tamper-resistant prescription pads to members at a significant discount. Members receive a 15% discount off of RxSecurity's already low prices. Depending on the number of pads purchased, members will pay as low as $2.68 per pad for one-part pads or $4.46 for two-part pads. Special pricing is available for hospitals, clinics, and other high-volume purchasers. For more information, call (800) 667-9723 or to order online go to www.rxsecurity.com/neworder. Website: www.rxsecurity.com.
Phillip Goldberg, a partner at Kessenick Gamma & Free, LLP and the ACCMA's own general counsel, offers ACCMA members a 5% discount on his hourly rate for new clients. Mr. Goldberg attends to business transactions and consultations for health care and other clients, counsels medical groups and individual physicians on compliance with California and federal self-referral and anti-kickback laws, as well as contracting and compliance matters. For more information, contact Phillip Goldberg at (415) 568-2014. Website: www.kgf-lawfirm.com.
ACCMA/CMA members save up to 25% on car rentals from Avis for domestic or international business or personal travel. Members-only coupon codes are required to access this benefit. Get your code at cmanet.org/groupdiscounts.
Insurance for you and your practice can be expensive and confusing. Shopping for the right plans takes time you just don't have. As always, ACCMA is here to help. After careful scrutiny, we are pleased to present professional liability insurance, a long-term disability plan, a group dental plan, and auto and homeowners' insurance. Each of these companies offers great discounts for ACCMA members like you. And, of course, the ACCMA receives no income from these companies. Solid discounts for members only.
ACCMA endorsed Medical Insurance Exchange of California (MIEC), the first doctor-owned professional liability insurer in California founded by ACCMA and other county medical societies; its dividend history to policyholders is unmatched by other companies. Website: www.miec.com
Dave White & Associates has been the ACCMA’s endorsed long-term disability insurance and business overhead insurance carrier since 2009. ACCMA members can save up to 15% on Long-Term Disability. For questions, or a free contract comparison and analysis, call Dave White & Associates at 800-548-2671, ext. 2698 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.dwassociates.com
The ACCMA has engaged Delta Dental to provide a group dental plan to members and their families. Plans include preventative exams (oral evaluations and cleanings) and beneficiaries have access to Delta Dental’s large network of providers. Enrollment is ongoing and becomes effective the month following receipt of enrollment and payment. For questions, please contact Dublin Insurance Services at 800-824-3316. Website: www.deltadentalins.com
ACCMA/CMA members get a discount of up to 6.4% on top of Mercury Insurance Group's already low rates for automobile and homeowners insurance. Call Mercury at (866) 653-7085 or go to www.mercuryinsurance.com/cma.
This online library includes over 4,500 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects that are of everyday importance to practicing physicians. There are 50 separate subject categories and over 370 separate documents, some containing sample letters and template documents. To access this library, go to www.cmadocs.org, and look under the “Professional Resources” tab.
ACCMA's seminars and webinars are high-quality educational programs designed to help physicians and their staff run a successful medical practice. Many programs offer CME, which is FREE to ACCMA members. Go to the ACCMA Learning Center to learn more. ACCMA members also have access to live and previously recorded webinars on-demand through the ACCMA Learning Center. Most webinars are free to ACCMA/CMA members and their staff. CMA's webinars can be accessed at cmadocs.org/webinars.