Member Benefits

Oakland BridgePhysician membership in the ACCMA and CMA, helps to strengthen the solidarity, influence and image of the medical profession. Membership also provides access to a wide range of services and resources designed solely to help physicians focus on practicing medicine and caring for patients.  If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today by completing the Online Application. The following member benefits and discounts are designed to save you and your practice time and money.

Practice Management/Reimbursement

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 Health Plan Contract Analyses.

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 Contracting Resources.

AB 72 Resources

CMA/ACCMA members have free access to resources to help physicians navigate the new billing restrictions under AB72, the new law that took effect on July 1, 2017. 

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.

​Medicare Incentive and Penalty Programs: What physicians need to know

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.

ICD-10 Coding Training

ACCMA members have free access to comprehensive training on ICD-10 diagnosis codes, including over a dozen recorded webinars covering all 21 chapters of the ICD-10 codes; coding scenarios with answers and explanations; and guides for over 20 specialties. These resources are free to ACCMA members and their staff from practices with 100% physician membership.

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.

Payor Profiles

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.

Discounted Services

Student Loan Refinance Program from First Republic Bank

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Refinance your student loans with First Republic Bank. The program provides you with low fixed rates and a 2.00 percent prepayment incentive plan. Benefits include: among the lowest fixed rates in the country; no loan origination, prepayment, or annual fees; single monthly payment; personalized service from a dedicated banker; loan amount from $40,000 to $300,000. Click here for more information, or contact Ms. Gayatri Brar at First Republic Bank at (415) 364-4337 or gbrar@firstrepublic.com.

HIPAA Compliance Toolkit from PrivaPlan Associates

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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 support@privaplan.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 support@privaplan.com. Website: www.privaplan.com.

 

Consultancy Services from Practice & Liability Consultants

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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 dphairas@practiceconsultants.net. 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 gary@practiceconsultants.net.

360 Payment Solutions - Credit Card Processing and A/R Management Tools

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360 Payment Solutions is a merchant credit card processor located in San Jose that focuses on teaching their 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 Jason Apostol at (408) 295-8360 ext. 244. Website: www.360payments.com.

Bureau of Medical Economics (BME)

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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.

 

Free Classified Advertising

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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 accma@accma.org.

DocBookMD

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The ACCMA has partnered with DocBookMD to bring our members HIPAA-secure mobile messaging at no cost. Benefits include:

* Messaging - Send/receive image files, lab results, X-rays, and other documentation
* Security - HIPAA-compliant, HITRUST-certified messaging from the web or from your smartphone
* Support - Based in Austin, Texas
* Directory - Instantly access a directory of ACCMA's members to securely communicate with your colleagues
* No additional setup - DocBookMD is HIPAA-compliant out of the box and signs Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) for all users
* Upgrade - Upgrade to add office staff and team members to simplify communication within your practice

To register for free, all you need is your CMA I.D. number. To obtain your CMA I.D. number, call the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383. Website: www.docbookmd.com.

Secure Prescription Pads

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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/order-now. Website: www.rxsecurity.com.

Discounted Legal Services

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Phillip Goldberg, a partner at Kessenick Gamma & Free, LLP and the ACCMA's own general counsel, offers ACCMA members a 10% 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.

Legal Information

Health Law Library

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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. 

Insurance

MIEC Professional Liability Insurance

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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

ACCMA-Endorsed Long-Term Disability Insurance/Business Overhead Insurance

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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 info@dwassociates.com. Website: www.dwassociates.com

ACCMA-Endorsed Dental Insurance

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The ACCMA has engaged Delta Dental to provide a group dental plan to members and their family. 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

Automobile and Homeowners Insurance

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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.

Professional Development

ACCMA Seminars & Webinars

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ACCMA's seminars and webinars are high-quality education 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 at learning.accma.org 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. Click here to view upcoming and recorded Seminars & Webinars. CMA's webinars can be accessed at cmadocs.org/webinars.

Clinical Reference Guides

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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

Mayaco Marketing & Internet

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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.

Car Rentals

ACCMA/CMA 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.