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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

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MEMBER BENEFITS
MEMBER BENEFITS

COMING SOON! Five Nines
For 13 years, Five Nines has partnered with Nebraska-based companies to establish their technology operations. With offices in Kearney, Central City, Lincoln, and Omaha, Five Nines is the largest, most capable IT service company in Nebraska.


NEW! Backline by DrFirst
Secure messaging technology to assess and treat patients remotely
Backline makes telehealth and care collaboration easy.  A simple text from the provider using Backline goes straight to the patient’s mobile phone to initiate a secure, HIPAA-compliant virtual visit. 

  • No patient registration process or app for patients to download.
  • No limits on usage or per-session fees.
  • Additional communication features you won’t find in other telemedicine offerings.

Offices with more than 10 physicians that would like to sign up for this telehealth provider, please contact Curt Hess directly at 717-309-4771 or chess@drfirst.com to receive an additional discount. 

For more information: https://go.drfirst.com + Register Now (Be sure to enter Association Code 'NMA')


UPDATED! Best Card
Local Payment Processing Solutions
Nebraska-owned, family operated merchant services provider with offices in both Lincoln and Omaha. NMA members have access to industry low rates, local support, and up-to-date payment processing solutions. BestCard offers a variety of solutions to fit your office’s needs including terminal-based, web-based, and mobile.

  • 24/7 customer support.
  • Compatible with most existing equipment.
  • Cutting edge credit card hardware and web-based systems.
  • Online 'Make a Payment' website payment portal. Set Up fees have been temporarily WAIVED to assist you during COVID-19.  This includes design and development costs.
  • Lowest pricing for new chip-ready terminals.
  • Next day funding available (if settled before 6pm CST).
  • Recurring payments .
  • Virtual terminal for back office processing.

UPDATED! COPIC Medical Malpractice Insurance
We’ve Got More Than Just Your Back
Nationally recognized for patient safety and risk management programs that support insureds, COPIC is endorsed by the NMA as the medical professional liability carrier of choice for its members. COPIC insures physicians, allied health providers, medical practices, facilities, and hospitals.

Premium Deferment and Other Support from COPIC – NMA Endorsed Medical Liability Insurance Carrier COPIC is committed to supporting NMA and its members during this time. One of the ways COPIC is doing this is by lessening the financial impact of COVID-19 for its policyholders.

  • COPIC policyholders have the option of deferring their premium payments until September 1, 2020.
  • The deferment option is available for both new and existing policyholders, including those who choose to switch their coverage to COPIC midterm.
  • No late payment or finance charges.

In addition, COPIC policyholders have direct access to expert support to help navigate COVID-19 challenges through its Legal and HR Helplines, as well as a 24/7 Risk Management Hotline, which connects you with an experienced physician. COPIC has also set up a COVID-19 Physician Program policy that will provide temporary liability coverage that can be accessed by existing policyholders who have a need.

  • Discount Increase for 2020! Up to 20% premium reduction: members receive a 10% premium reduction and qualify for an additional 10% premium reduction for participating in the COPIC Points Program.
  • Physician-led company recognized for its patient safety and risk management programs.
  • 24/7 risk management hotline staffed by physicians for guidance in urgent situations.
  • Frequency of claims is 30% less than the national average.
  • On-site reviews that identify high-risk areas and best practices to address these.
  • 20+ years of experience with communication and resolution programs that address patients’ needs after an unexpected outcome occurs.
  • An array of educational activities that include in-person seminars, on-demand courses, and multiday conferences, and often qualify for CME/CNE credit.

AAA
Expect Something More
You drive with greater peace of mind every day.  It's a great comfort knowing AAA is standing by, ready to help you, 24 hours a day. AAA is now offering free Roadside Assistance to all healthcare workers and first responders in Lincoln and Omaha through the end of April. Free services include towing, tire changes, fuel delivery, battery service, jumpstarts.  Eligible non-members can call 833-222-3284 to receive these free AAA Roadside Assistance services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance.  Download the mobile app to request roadside assistance, find the lowest gas prices, and access to your member benefits in the palm of your hand.
  • Travel and Insurance Agency services providing exclusive offers and rates.
  • Save money with auto financing, access to pre-negotiated discounts at over 126,000 partner locations, and free Experian credit report and ID theft monitoring.

Atlantic Health Partners
Strengthen Your Immunization Efforts with the Leading Vaccine Buying Group
To help you save money on vaccine purchases, the NMA has partnered with Atlantic Health Partners, a physician purchasing program.

  • Most favorable pricing for Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer, and Seqirus vaccines.
  • Discounts for medical and office supplies and services.
  • Reimbursement support and advocacy.
  • Medicare Part D Vaccine Program.

Bizco Technologies
Offering the latest technology solutions to keep your business running at its peak. NMA members are eligible for a 10% discount on monthly managed services.
We provide reliable, customized information technology (IT) and audiovisual (AV) services so you never have to worry about downtime getting in the way. We’re always looking for innovative ways to procure, install, and support equipment that meshes with your long-term business goals. By blending the latest in IT and AV, we design, develop, and deploy seamless technology platforms that align with all of your objectives.

  • Onsite and remote support, Office 365 email backup, cloud-based file sharing, and business continuity/server backup.
  • Managed antivirus, advanced content filtering, and email security and encryption.
  • Security awareness training, and ongoing HIPAA compliance including a risk analysis and proactive remediation of incidents.

DocBook MD is Now Medici Connect
HIPAA-Secure Mobile Messaging

The NMA has partnered with Medici Connect to bring members HIPAA-secure messaging tool at no cost.

  • Send/receive images files, lab results, x-rays, and other documentation.
  • HIPAA-secure, HITRUST certified messaging from the web or from your smartphone.
  • Support based in Austin, Texas.
  • Instantly access a directory of NMA members to securely communicate with colleagues.
  • No additional setup: Medici Connect is HIPAA secure out of the box and signs Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) for all users.
  • Optional Upgrade: Add office staff and care team members to simplify communication within your practice.

New features!

  • Secure voice, video, and text communication.
  • Group messaging with colleagues.
  • eReferrals.
  • Patient communication.

Enterprise/National Rent-A-Car
Rental Car Discounts
National/Enterprise Rent-A-Car® is the first choice for business travelers who need to rent near their home or office while providing savings to their company. National Car Rental® has long been favored by frequent renters at airports for speed and vehicle choice. With Emerald Club, the loyalty program of National Car Rental, members enjoy expedited service, greater ease, and exclusive rewards when renting at both Enterprise and National worldwide.

  • Bypass the counter and choose your own car.
  • E-receipts for faster rental return.
  • Emerald Aisle Access - Choose any car (Midsize and above) on the Emerald Aisle and only pay the Midsize rate (in U.S. and Canada).
  • Earn Emerald Club rental credits at participating Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations.

First National Bank Physicians Mortgage Loan
As a physician, your financial needs are unique and require solutions that are tailored to your lifestyle. Our Physicians Mortgage Loan offers competitive rates and flexible terms.

  • Down payment requirement as low as 3%.  Gift funds allowed for down payment.
  • No mortgage insurance required.
  • Loan amounts up to $1,000,000.
  • Flexible guidelines: qualify for a loan based on your credit history and a secured employment contract.
  • No fees/penalty for paying off your loan early.
  • Save up to $400 off closing costs.
  • For younger physicians/residents with student loans, outstanding loan amounts will be excluded from the debt to income (DTI) calculated ratio if the student loan payments are deferred for 12 months (from loan closing). Maximum DTI is 45% of gross income.

First National Bank Wealth Management
Helping You Build a Simplified and Successful Financial Life
With nearly 90 years of strong and stable experience, there aren’t many challenges we haven’t faced. Our mission is to use an integrated, team approach to deliver solutions customized to meet your unique needs. Because when your banking, investments, and estate planning are coordinated, it simplifies your financial life.

  • Independent, privately-held bank owned by the same family for six generations.
  • More than $9 billion in assets with over $32 billion under administration.
  • Managing money for individuals and families since 1929.
  • Recognized by J.D. Power for the “Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Midwest.”

LendKey – Student Loan Refinancing
Save Thousands on Your Student Loans by Refinancing with a Community Lender
NMA has partnered with LendKey to give members access to LendKey’s exclusive network of 250+ community lenders for free refinancing offers in minutes.

  • Highest chance of approval with LendKey’s network of not-for-profit lenders.
  • Check real rates in two minutes and keep payments low with an interest-only payment option.
  • No handoffs mean you’re with our customer care team from application to final payment.
  • Refinance all private and federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Even more benefits like cosigner release, unemployment protection, and no fees.

MedjetHorizon
Medical Transport, Travel Security, Crisis Response
The NMA has partnered with MEDJET, a global air medical transport, travel security, and crisis response membership program, to provide NMA members elevated travel protection at reduced membership rates. When and where medical mishaps and crisis events occur during travel are out of your control. With a MedjetHorizon Membership, you have an empowering solution: unrivaled control of your health, safety, and security. MedjetHorizon Membership includes the core air medical transport benefits of the MedjetAssist Membership, plus the benefits of travel security and crisis response.

  • Discounted annual membership rates exclusive to NMA members, staff, and friends ($235 Individual/$360 Family).
  • Comprehensive air medical transfer to a member’s home-country hospital of choice - even if the member is in an adequate facility.
  • No requirements for critical or life-threatening illness of injury.
  • On-demand access to a dedicated 24/7 in-country response network.

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII)
Health Information Exchange Access
Nebraska Medical Association and Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII) are collaborating to transform your practice, allowing you to share patient health records securely and efficiently with other HIE network providers. In order to ensure physicians can affordably utilize the state HIE, NMA will cover your participation fee to access the HIE, and by partnering with NEHII, the setup expenses will be covered to get you started with submitting data.

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) - fast access when it’s needed most, while reducing administrative burden.


NMA Mobile App
The NMA is excited to bring you our new mobile app!
Stay connected with the NMA right at your fingertips.  The app is available for both IOS and Android users.

  • Know the latest news and upcoming events.
  • Comment on, like and subscribe to content in the feed.
  • Share your insight and ask questions with colleagues in forums.
  • Message individual members or group of members.
  • App user directory.

Nebraska Medical Association Insurance Group
Risk Management Programs for you and your Practice
The Nebraska Medical Association Insurance Group (NMAIG) is your insurance consultant providing a full range of risk management and insurance services supporting the health care industry.

  • Risk Management services.
  • Insurance programs for Medical Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Workers’ Compensation, and more.
  • Employee Benefit programs for Health, Life, Dental, and Disability.
  • Personal Insurance options.
  • Financial Planning services.

Physician Leadership Academy
Transform your leadership skills and grow your talents through a comprehensive training program specifically designedfor the needs and culture of doctors.

  • Identify and strengthen 18 creative leadership competencies, and identify and lessen 9 reactive tendencies that limit effectiveness at work and in life.
  • The Academy includes “know yourself” assessment surveys, results-driven immersion, training seminars and one-on-one coaching sessions with renowned business coach and leadership expert Pam Hernandez.
  • Unique opportunity to gain actionable insight on your strengths and challenges.

The Right Reflection
Individual leadership coaching tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals and brought to you by the experts from the Physicians Leadership Academy.

One-on-one coaching is beneficial for:

  • High-potential candidates, who are being groomed for leadership positions, can benefit from targeted coaching aimed at leveraging their strengths, filling in any gaps, and helping them learn to scale their leadership.
  • Strong performers who have reached a plateau in their career and are beginning to feel the stress of burnout can benefit from assistance in re-discovering what brought them to the profession.
  • Talented individuals whose behavior is disruptive, troublesome and impacting organizational culture can benefit from an intensive intervention aimed at turning around behavior and turning a liability into an asset.
ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS
ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS

Lobbying
NMA advocates for Nebraska physicians and patients at the state and national level. NMA meets with state and national elected officials on a regular basis to educate and discuss issues affecting medicine as well as the impact different legislation will have on patients and physicians in Nebraska.

Nebraska Hospital Medical Liability Act
Nebraska is a more desirable state to practice medicine because of our malpractice cap. This is due to the efforts of the NMA Professional Liability Committee that continues to work with the Legislature, Nebraska Patient Safety Coalition, as well as, malpractice carriers to maintain and protect the cap ensuring the overall safety and protection of Nebraskans.

Nebraska Medical Foundation
The NMA Foundation awards approximately $50,000 in scholarships to medical students annually.

Nebraska Medical Political Action Committee
Our PAC meets routinely throughout the year to identify and support candidates and legislators who understand and are supportive of Nebraska physician and patient issues.

Physician Specialty/Subspecialty Committee
NMA’s newest committee is composed of physician leaders from specialty and subspecialty societies in Nebraska. The committee discusses and examines health policy issues that affect Nebraska patients and physicians.

Payor Related Issues
NMA represents the interest of physicians on important topics that include: behavioral health, health care reform, insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, professional liability, public health, rural health, workers’ compensation and many more.

Numerous NMA committees focus on keeping close connections between the medical community and insurers. Members are represented on the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee that meets regularly with the Director of Medicaid and CMS to discuss issues and changes within programs such as: WPS, Medicare’s Carrier Advisory Council that helps influence Local Coverage Determinations; and WPS’s Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group to discuss administrative concerns and provider education regarding claims and payments.

State Senator Meetings
The NMA stays in contact with state senators keeping them informed on legislation important to medicine and patient safety. There are several opportunities throughout the year for members to meet with state senators and discuss upcoming legislation and concerns as well as testify before legislative committees.

Our Legislative Advocacy Breakfast is held annually at the Capitol the beginning of the year providing you the opportunity to meet with senators early in the session. Candidate forums occur in election years providing individuals running for state Legislature an opportunity to introduce themselves to representatives of the medical community. We encourage you to meet with senators individually and have talking points available. To keep you informed during the session, legislative updates and bill tracking reports are emailed on a weekly basis via our NMA STAT newsletter.

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PATIENTS
ADVOCATING FOR OUR PATIENTS

Concussion Coalition
The NMA is actively involved with the Nebraska Concussion Coalition that is taking the lead in implementing steps to improve awareness and change concussion management at play, school, and home. Educational learning modules have been developed and are available to all healthcare providers.

Patient Safety
LB 25, which provides for a patient safety fee to fund the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS), has passed Select File in the 2019 Legislature. LB 25 increases physicians’ licensure fees by $50 biennially and physician assistants’ licensure fees by $20 biennially to fund the NCPS with a goal to reduce medical errors.

Motorcycle Helmet Law
The NMA remains steadfast in the fight against the repeal of the state’s motorcycle helmet law which is repeatedly brought before the Legislature. This session, LB368 was introduced to repeal the helmet law. The NMA continues to be instrumental in the oppositional debate, working with the helmet coalition and partners. 

Seat Belt & Child Restraint Use
The NMA advocates for strong laws on seat belt and child restraint use because we know these safety measures save lives. The NMA supports several bills this year including LB 620 which would make texting while driving a primary offense, and LB 39 which would move seat belt violations from a secondary to a primary offense.

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