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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

MEMBER BENEFITS

MEMBER BENEFITS
MEMBER BENEFITS

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.

For more information, contact Scott Morris at 800-344-5624 or scottm@nebmed.org.

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.

For more information; 800-741-2044 + info@atlantichealthpartners.com + www.atlantichealthpartners.com

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. We offer 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.
  • Free website payment portal.
  • Lowest pricing for new chip-ready terminals.
  • Next day funding available (if settled before 6pm CST).
  • Recurring payments .
  • Virtual terminal for back office processing.

For more information; 402-206-2233 + NMA@bestcardpayments.com + www.BestCardPayments.com

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.

  • 5% discount for NMA members and ability to earn 5% patient safety and risk management discount.
  • Proven experience in reducing claims—COPIC’s claim frequency is 30% below the national average.
  • On-site, no-cost reviews that identify high-risk areas.
  • 24/7 risk management hotline staffed by physicians.
  • Direct access to medical, legal, and HR experts to answer your questions.

For more information; 800-421-1834 x 6186 + kstepien@copic.com + www.callcopic.com

DocBook MD
HIPAA-Secure Mobile Messaging
The NMA has partnered with DocbookMD to bring members HIPAA-secure mobile messaging at no cost.

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

For more information; 888-441-3707 (Select option 2 for support, then option 1 for DocbookMD) + docbookmd.help@scryptinc.com + www.docbookmd.com

Foster Group
Financial Planning and Investment Management
At Foster Group, we are changing the way health care professionals think about their financial future. We are a fee-only investment adviser firm serving, in a fiduciary capacity, over 1,100 clients with more than $1.7 billion in assets under management*. Foster Group is honored to have worked with the Nebraska Medical Association for the past several years offering investment management, advanced financial planning, and retirement plan consulting services. We invite you to come and experience all that Foster Group has to offer.

  • Fee-Only.
  • Experts in working with health care professionals, just like you.
  • Free, no-obligation financial Second Opinion.
  • CEFEX-Certified Fiduciaries.
  • NMA Membership reimbursement the first year that you work with us.

*As of 1.1.17. PLEASE NOTE LIMITATIONS: Please see Important Advertising Disclosure Information and the limitations of any ranking / recognitions, at www.fostergrp.com/disclosures. A copy of our current written disclosure statement as set forth on Part 2A of Form ADV is available at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

For more information; 844-437-1102 + www.fostergrp.com/nma

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 2 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.

For more information; 888-549-9050 + customer.care@lendkey.com + www.LKrefi.com/nma-members

MedjetAssist
Medical Transport, Travel Security, Crisis Response
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.

The NMA has partnered with MEDJET, a global air medical transport, travel security, and crisis response membership program, to provide
Nebraska Medical Association members elevated travel protection at reduced membership rates.

  • 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.

For more information; 800-527-7478 + www.Medjet.com/NEBMED

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS

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.

Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)
The NMA has been involved with the Physicians’ Foundation steering committee workgroup to assist with development of educational learning tools. Materials will be made available to NMA members via the NMA website.

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
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.

Health Care Reform
The NMA remains a strong advocate for access to health insurance for all Nebraskans. With the ongoing changes that are taking place through the AHCA, the NMA continues to monitor and work with national partners as well as Senate and Congressional officials to weigh in on the pros and cons of implementation of such legislation and how it will affect physicians and patients across the state. 

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. During the 2017 legislative session, LB368 was introduced to repeal the helmet law.   A motion to invoke cloture took place, falling one vote short.  The bill was defeated but will likely return in 2018.  The NMA continues to be instrumental in the oppositional debate, working with the helmet coalition and partners. 

Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Task Force
The NMA is working with the NE DHHS to implement grassroots efforts in understanding appropriate management of pain.  The Task Force is comprised of physicians, medical directors, emergency room providers, pain medicine specialists, public health professionals, and others that are dedicated to providing safe and effective treatment to patients while keeping their safety as the primary focus.  A guidance document is planned for release Fall of 2017, which will be accessible via the NMA or DHHS websites. 

Patient Centered Medical Home Task Force
The NMA’s PCMH Task Force reorganized and began meeting at the beginning of 2017.  This reorganization was following the term limits of Senator Gloor, who was instrumental in advocating and establishing a formalized PCMH stakeholder group.  The Task Force continues to focus on specific measures and objectives that will further expand and enhance PCMH care.  Nebraska was fortunate to be named a recipient of the CPC+ Round 2 Grant, which NMA is working with BCBS of NE on to acquire practices that will further expand and implement PCMH concepts through physician directed teams providing accessible, comprehensive and evidence-based care to improve the overall health of patients while controlling costs.

PDMP/Opioid Education
Implementation of the PDMP system commenced January 1, 2017, with all dispensed controlled substances being reported.  Beginning January 2018, all prescription medications dispensed will be required to be reported making Nebraska the only state in the U.S. to have such a system.  The NMA continues to partner in offering PDMP education.

The NMA is working closely with the Nebraska Attorney General’s office on the “Dose of Reality” campaign, assisting with addressing not only the opioid crisis but providing education and outreach on prescription drug overdoses in our communities.

Seat Belt & Child Restraint Use
Advocating for strong laws on seat belt and child restraint use in protecting the lives of Nebraskans.

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