By joining the PNCMS-YSCMS, you’re joining a network of more than 40,000 physicians state-wide unified in support of the medical profession. Members have access to a myriad of resources and services to promote the well-being of our physician members and improve the delivery of quality healthcare to your patients.
Member Benefits Include
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Promote Your Practice
PNCMS-YSCMS serves as a patient referral service. Our staff receives calls and emails throughout the week from individuals looking for new primary or specialty physicians. PNCMS-YSCMS directs them to our society member doctors and/or to utilize our online member directory to find their new physician.
Protect Your Interest as a Physician
As the voice for doctors in Placer, Nevada, Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa, PNCMS-YSCMS advocates on behalf of physicians and patients. From giving testimony at Board of Supervisor meetings, to lobbying members of congress and the State Legislature, PNCMS-YSCMS ensures that physicians have a seat at the table when it comes to public policy impacting the profession of medicine.
Political Action (CALPAC)
PNCMS-YSCMS and CMA engage candidates and legislators who support physicians’ views on issues affecting health care delivery. Through CALPAC, PNCMS-YSCMS and CMA work to support physician-friendly candidates for election at the local, state, and federal level. Learn more about CALPAC or donate he
Legal Services: CMA’s legal department provides members with information and resources about laws and regulations that impact the practice of medicine. While CMA staff cannot provide physicians with individual legal advice, our health law information specialists, with the support of CMA legal counsel, will help you find legal information and resources on a multitude of health-law related issues. Call (800) 786-4262 for
Health Law Library: CMA’s Health Law Library has over 4,500 pages of up-to-date legal information for practicing physicians and is accessible free to members at cmadocs.org/health-law-library.
Practice Management Assistance: Experts from CMA’s Center for Economic Services provide free one-on-one assistance to members and their staff on reimbursement, contracting and practice management related issues.
Services include educational resources,one-on-one assistance, intervention with payors and seminars to empower your practice. Reach CMA’s reimbursement experts at (888) 401-5911.
Payor Contract Analysis: CMA members have free access to objective written analyses of major health plan contracts designed to help physicians understand their rights and optionswhen contracting with a third-party payor, as well as which contract provisions are prohibited by California law. Find more at at cmadocs.org/ces.
Webinar Series: CMA’s webinar series gives physicians the opportunity to watch online presentations on important topics of interest and interact with legal and financial experts from the comfort of their homes or offices. The webinars are free to CMA members and their staff. CMA also has 100+ archived on-demand webinars available at cmadocs.org/webinars.
Seminar Series: Experts from CMA’s various centers travel to local county medical societies throughout the state, holding live seminars for members and their staff on a variety of issues. Contact your local county medical society for more information.
Newsletters: CMA produces a number of publications to keep members up to date on the latest health care news and information affecting the practice of medicine in California. Subscribe to any of these newsletters online at cmadocs.org/newsletters.
+ CMA Newswire: CMA’s bi-weekly e-newsletter provides up-to-date
information on many issues of critical importance to California physicians.
+ CMA Press Clips: CMA’s daily news roundup provides a quick but meaningful overview of the day’s health care news.
+ CMA Practice Resources: CMA’s monthly email bulletin from CMA’s Center for Economic Services includes tips and
tools to help physicians and their office staff improve practice efficiency and viability.
Stay Up to Date with News and Information
Members stay informed about public health, practice management, and other breaking health care news through our monthly email newsletters and quarterly publications.
Support Your Local Community’s Health Issues
PNCMS-YSCMS has supported local nonprofit health/medical related charities with volunteers and donations.
Network and Socialize with Colleagues
PNCMS-YSCMS has multiple opportunities throughout the year to connect with fellow physicians. Please refer to our calendar for more information.