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testimonials “I can’t imagine my life and my career without organized medicine as an integral part…Through CALPAC I learned how we doctors can make a difference by influencing the legislators to support bills that improve the health of Californians and make it possible for doctors to effectively practice medicine.” - Thelma Korpman, M.D. “Without individual doctors getting involved ...the big machines of government and insurance companies would be unopposed and unguided in their policy making as it affects doctors and patient care. Besides these most of the time unseen benefits, the County Medical Society and CMA have many other direct benefits such as practice management and legal support just to name a few.” - Eric Hansen, D.O. “The San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) is the single most important local physician organization that supports and advocates for physician causes. The organization has been a great partner with our Health Department to disseminate health information to local physicians, via e-mails and website. As a Health Officer, I have relied on SBCMS’ rich physician database as a primary source of local physicians contact.” - Maxwell Ohikhuare, MD “As a new physician in practice, the SBCMS has helped me negotiate the next step in learning how to practice medicine and opened my eyes to the world that is the business of medicine. I see how crucial it is to be a part of organized medicine, in order to protect physician interests at the state and national level. The network of physicians that lead the SBCMS are dedicated geniuses, who work tirelessly on behalf of physicians in our county. I’m so happy to have their mentorship.” - Kristina Roloff, D.O. “Being a part of SBCMS keeps me connected to the issues that affect the community of patients and physicians around me. I’ve also met some wonderful physicians and human beings who truly care for others.” - Mark Bai, M.D.

TOP REASONS FOR RENEWING YOUR SBCMS AND CMA MEMBERSHIP

YOUR ONE-STOP RESOURCE CENTER San Bernardino County Medical Society is the first call you should make – no matter what the question, concern or issue you may have. If we don’t have the answer or information you need, we know where to find it.

San Bernardino County Medical Society Physicians Who Care

Working together, the San Bernardino County Medical Society and the California Medical Association are strong advocates for all physicians and for the profession of medicine.

3993 Jurupa Ave., Suite 102 • Riverside, CA 92506-2229 Phone: (951)787-7700 • Fax: (951)787-8795 lgarcia@sbcms.org • www.sbcms.org

San Bernardino County Medical Society Physicians Who Care


OF THE MANY REASONS FOR RENEWING YOUR SBCMS AND CMA MEMBERSHIP, 10 STAND OUT

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VOICE OF YOUR PROFESSION

SBCMS/CMA’s sole purpose is to protect the interest of physicians and their patients. Members become part of a unified voice advocating for 35,000 physicians state-wide.

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PROTECTING REIMBURSEMENT RATES

We continue to fight for physicians at the state and federal level to insure fair reimbursement rates from Medicare, Medi-Cal and private insurance companies.

COST SAVING BENEFITS

We work diligently to provide you with an array of money saving member benefits from banking and investments, personal and professional insurance and office supplies to name just a few.

ECONOMIC ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT

Professional staff is available to assist you with a number of economic and collection issues. Last year SBCMS/ CMA helped collect more than $4 million due to California physicians.

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A wealth of resources, training and expertise is available to physicians and their staff in all areas to assist them in managing their practice. Workshops, training sessions and webinars are offered free or discounted to members and their staff. We have been at the forefront at creating tools and resources to assist physicians with choosing and implementing EMR. Providing leadership on the formation of a regional health information exchange.

NETWORKING AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

SBCMS/CMA brings doctors together from all parts of the medical community by offering unique opportunities in leadership development, community initiatives, educational workshops and social gatherings.

IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

SBCMS physicians are active in several initiatives to improve community health and safety in San Bernardino County with programs such as the Medical Reserve Corp and Healthy Lifestyles.

Free for Members! • Reimbursement Help Center - (888) 401-5911 or economicservices@cmament.org • CMA’s Practice Resources (CPR) E-Mail Bulletin www.cmanet.org/cpr/current-issue • Practice Management Webinars - www.cmanet.org/ces

FINANCIAL SERVICE Discounted for Members! • HeartlandPayment Systems - (866) 941-1477 or www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com • Wells Fargo Advisors - (855) 225-4369 or califmd@wellsfargo.com

INSURANCE PROGRAMS Discounted for Members! • NORCAL - (800) 652-1051 • Marsh Affinity Group Services - (800) 786-4262 • Mercury Insurance Group - (888) 637-2431 • Automobile Club of Southern California Contact your local agent for details.

SERVICES, SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

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PROTECTING MICRA

SBCMS/CMA continue to work diligently to protect the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) which saves the average physician in San Bernardino County more than $30,000 annually in malpractice insurance premiums. Six full time state and federal lobbyists proactively work to protect the interest of physicians and their patients.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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DIRECT MEMBER BENEFITS

KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE

SBCMS/CMA provides the information physicians and their staff need on all the current issues impacting their practice via e-newsletters, interactive websites, fax alerts and social media updates.

Discounted for Members! • Staples: Save up to 80% - (800) 786-4262 • MedicAlert - (800) 253-7880 • Security Prescriptions (800) 667-9723 15% disc. • Magazine Subscriptions (800) 289-6247 50% disc.

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MEDICAL-LEGAL INFORMATION Free Medical-legal information is available as well as advice on contracts, subpoenas, employee relations, collections, and an array of other topics important to all physicians.

• Car Rentals - (800) 831-8000 Avis (800) 654-2200 Hertz Save up to 25%.

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