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The core business of AmerAssist’s healthcare division is the management of non-performing medical receivables. Everyone wins with our approach, which is caring, compliant, and complaint-free.

We specialize in working with physicians, surgery centers, physician groups, healthcare systems, individual hospitals, and clinics. Compliance (including adherence to HIPAA) and security are always assured.

Simply click here to learn about AmerAssist’s exclusive preferred pricing for FMA members and receive a FREE information packet.

For more information about this benefit, contact Nicholas Schultz, VP of Healthcare Business Development, directly at (614) 781-4021 or email him at nschultz@amerassist.com.

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The Florida Medical Association has selected The Doctors Company as the exclusively endorsed medical professional liability insurer for our members. The Doctors Company provides Florida physicians with local claims, underwriting, and patient safety services. Florida Medical Association members qualify for a premium discount that can be combined with additional loss-free discounts for even greater savings.

As a member of the Florida Medical Association, you have access to extensive benefits, including:

  • Five-percent premium discount for active members.
  • Industry-leading patient safety tools, articles, and programs, plus free web-based and live CME.
  • Protection against privacy breach through CyberGuard® cyber liability coverage and against Medicare reviews through MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage, both included as part of The Doctors Company's medical liability policy.

The Doctors Company relentlessly defends doctors. When it comes to protecting your name, your livelihood, and your reputation, The Doctors Company is your most powerful ally, beginning with the promise never to settle a claim without a member's written consent.

The Doctors Company is the nation's largest medical malpractice insurer, with 78,000 members and $4.3 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings. The Doctors Company has been advancing, protecting, and rewarding doctors for 40 years and has the strength to protect its members now and in the future.

The Doctors Company believes that you deserve more than a little gratitude for a career spent practicing good medicine. That's why it created the Tribute® Plan, an unrivaled benefit that rewards you for your loyalty to The Doctors Company and for your commitment to providing superior patient care.

We encourage you to find out how you can benefit by securing coverage with The Doctors Company. Contact Shelly Hakes, Manager, Business Development, at (800) 741-3742, ext. 3294, or SHakes@thedoctors.com


The FMA Health Insurance Exchange is an online exchange designed for members, their staff, and dependents, to compare and purchase products from leading insurance providers. Plus, there are other benefits such as dental, vision, life, disability and more! The exchange is available for individuals or employer groups. Visit fma.memberbenefits.com or call 800-282-8626 to speak to a licensed Benefits Counselor.


OptaComp provides an exclusive workers' compensation program that pays dividends to its participants. Contact Sandi Pinckard at 888.207.4215 or 904.828.7032, or email Sandra.Pinckard@bcbsfl.com.

The core business of AmerAssist’s healthcare division is the management of non-performing medical receivables. Everyone wins with our approach, which is caring, compliant, and complaint-free.

We specialize in working with physicians, surgery centers, physician groups, healthcare systems, individual hospitals, and clinics. Compliance (including adherence to HIPAA) and security are always assured.

Simply click here to learn about AmerAssist’s exclusive preferred pricing for FMA members and receive a FREE information packet.

For more information about this benefit, contact Nicholas Schultz, VP of Healthcare Business Development, directly at (614) 781-4021 or email him at nschultz@amerassist.com.

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Provides accounts receivable management services for 6,500 clients in the healthcare industry. Our privately owned company was founded in 1938 and continues with our goal of being the "Best, most trusted receivables management company." Performance driven and partnership focused; healthcare clients have remained partners for an average of 16 years.

Patient-friendly collectors have extensive healthcare knowledge, as well as bilingual capabilities. Full quality controls, including Call Quality Team, full-time Compliance Officer and General Counsel, and Internal Audit Team. Strict regulatory compliance and data security; safeguards include, but are not limited to, PCI DSS 3.0, HIPAA, ISO 27007, and the ACA's PPMS certification. Nationally licensed to perform collection services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Visit www.icsystem.com/associations/ or call (800) 279-3511 to learn about your member benefits. You can also contact your Florida account executive, Reneé Soodi, at (321) 228-3161 or email her at rsoodi@icsystem.com and request your free booklet.

SBA Loan Group, LLC specializes in helping health care clients obtain low-cost, low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans that save physicians hundreds of thousands of dollars in leasing or buying equipment, purchasing practice real estate, acquiring other practices and more.

  • Borrow up to $5 million for working capital (inventory, hiring personnel, renovating or buying office space, and any other business purpose).
  • Non-real estate loans have 10-year terms and can never be canceled by the bank as long as payments are current.
  • Yearly interest rates are between 5 percent and 6.25 percent.
  • Borrow up to $14 million (building, renovation and working capital) to purchase real estate for your practice with 10 percent down and 25-year payment terms.
  • More than 70 percent of applicants requesting information qualify for SBA loans. The application fee for FMA members is reduced to $1,000 from $1,500. SBA Loan Group receives a fee only if a loan closes, so there's no risk to you.

Get started by contacting SBA Loan Group CEO Jarret Prussin at (850) 549-2974.


Provides free, secure merchant processing machines that are fully compliant with new requirements from credit card companies. These machines completely protect physicians from increased liability stemming from the use of fraudulent credit cards and patients' disputed charges that result in "chargebacks."

FMA members will receive a free analysis of their current merchant processing system to determine compliance with the new requirements, and to compare their current monthly costs with proposed discounted fees from Winstar. The discounted monthly processing fees resulting from the FMA/Winstar partnership are often up to 40 percent lower than those of competitors. Plus, Winstar provides each customer with a dedicated service representative who will provide direct support. As an additional bonus, a portion of the reduced monthly processing fees will go toward valuable FMA member programs.

To learn more, contact Winstar at (888) 418-8026 or email CEO Rob Winokur directly.


With the cutting-edge DocBookMD smartphone app, Florida FMA members can now text each other patient information in a secure, HIPAA-compliant manner.

Developed for physicians by physicians, the DocBookMD app— a free FMA member benefit — allows you to:

  • Send HIPAA-compliant text messages, and even high-resolution images of EKGs, wounds, X-rays or anything that can be photographed with a smartphone.
  • Assign an urgency setting to outgoing text messages.
  • Search a local pharmacy directory.
  • Search a directory of your medical society colleagues.
  • Use it on multiple devices.

DocBookMD connects you to other FMA members at the point of care, directly from your iPhone/iPad or Android device via Google Play. All messages sent using DocBook MD meet the HIPAA requirement for encryption and the security of protected health information, so you don't have to worry.

Get Started by Clicking a Button Below.

 

  • Download the app onto your iPhone, iPad or Android.
  • Launch the app on your device and click on "Register."
  • Enter the email address that the FMA has on file for you and a password of your choosing. *
  • Answer the survey questions.
  • Sign the HIPAA compliance agreement.
  • Check your email inbox and click the activation link.

* If the email address you enter is not the address on file with the FMA, the app will ask you to enter location and/or ID number. If you get this prompt, contact us at membership@flmedical.org.


Brings you exclusive hotel discounts. HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to our members, with discounts up to 55%. Just go to HotelStorm and use password FMA123 for access

The Florida Medical Association has selected AHCS as the exclusively endorsed provider of technology-enabled dispensing solutions for physicians dispensing medication to workers' compensation and PIP patients at the point of care. Physicians serving these patients can benefit from AHCS' information technology, claims processing and inventory management tools so they can focus on what they were trained to do: practicing medicine.

AHCS helps physicians implement and manage in-office medication dispensing, removing many of the traditional barriers associated with physician dispensing while virtually eliminating reimbursement risk by strategically partnering with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), third party administrators (TPAs) and large carriers. In this way, AHCS helps ensure that patients receive their medications from their trusted physicians. Click here for more information.


Florida Rx Card enables you to provide FREE prescription drug cards to your employees and patients. It can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at more than 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. Just tell your patients to print a free Florida Rx Card here, or they can go to any CVS pharmacy in the state and ask for the Florida Rx Card discount. Contact Rebecca Huckeby at rebecca@floridarxcard.com or (850) 764-1919 to have cards mailed to you at no cost.


The Florida Medical Association has partnered with CE Broker to offer a new service to make reporting CME hassle-free. CE Broker is the official continuing education tracking system for the Florida Department of Health and manages the database of CME records for all physicians in the state. The new Concierge Service will take over the process of managing, tracking, and reporting CME for Florida's doctors who would normally have to handle all of it themselves. As an FMA member, you can send CME certificates to CE Broker's trained staff, who take it from there. FMA members also receive a 10% discount on the annual subscription. Click here for more.


United Parcel Service (UPS): Providing FMA members with everyday shipment needs utilizing all UPS shipping methods. Discounts available up to 33% based on weekly usage. Simple shipping! Special savings! It's that easy! To begin your savings, click here or contact UPS at 800.325.7000.


Provides FMA members with Medicaid compliant secure prescription pads for as low as $74.88. Rx Security has been a leading supplier of counterfeit-resistant prescription pads since 1989. With over 30,000 clients across North America, Rx Security's focus is to design, develop and supply products that will assist medical professionals in protecting their patients against prescription drug abuse. Products include: One-part prescription pads; Two-part carbonless duplicate prescription pads; 8.5" x 11" EHR printer paper. Easy to order! Ordering is quick and simple for FMA members by calling 800.667.9723 or sending a fax to 866.667.9723. Also, online ordering is available here.


Offers FMA members up to a 20-percent discount on uniforms for medical practices of all sizes. SmartScrubs implements complex uniform programs simply and efficiently by using custom solutions and tools such as the Fitting Edge mobile app, which allows each staff member to select the style, color and size they prefer within your uniform program guidelines. Click here to start shopping and use discount code FMA2017.


As an FMA member, you will receive discounts of up to 25 percent, coupons, and other deals when you book through the FMA's Avis service for members. For more details, click here.

Just use the FMA special AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount AWD) number A6169000 when reserving your car. You can also make reservations by clicking here, where the AWD number will be automatically applied and you will see additional savings coupons and offers.


Through our partnership with Budget Rent A Car, Florida Medical Association members and guests can enjoy great savings and offers any time they travel – anywhere! Budget is an industry leader in bringing great service along with great value to its customers. Just use the FMA special BCD (Budget Customer Discount) number S158700 when reserving your car. You can also make reservations by clicking here, where the BCD number will be automatically applied and you will see additional savings coupons and offers. So simple!


Subscription Services: The Florida Medical Association Magazine Program saves you up to 67% off the usual subscription rates on hundreds of the most popular magazines. Subscriptions for both office and personal use are available at discounted prices through this membership program. The same low rates apply to new subscriptions and renewals. Renewals are available no matter how your subscriptions were originally ordered. (If you ever find a lower advertised price for any magazine offered through this program, simply send in the promotional offer with your order and pay the lower amount.) This program also provides a convenient way for you to give gifts to family, friends and clients. A free gift card, with your personalized message, is included with each gift subscription. For more information on this FMA member benefit, visit our website or contact us at: 800.289.6247.

Offers members discounted rates for medical job postings and resume purchases. Using the online FMA medical careers job board, job seekers can post free, anonymous resumes, view relevant job positions and create job agents to stay informed. Employers have a quick and easy way to post medical jobs, manage recruiting efforts online and reach qualified candidates. Access the FMA job board here, or email us at membership@flmedical.org.



The FMA provides free & discounted Continuing Medical Education for FMA members. For more information on our CME courses, call 800.762.0233 and ask for the Education Department.