Member Benefits

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The Kern County Medical Society and California Medical Association are organizations responsive to the needs of physician members. Many of the things you need to make your professional life easier are available through KCMS/CMA membership. From insurance plans to legal information, you will find assistance for your practice and a wealth of resources to keep you current. Take advantage of the many member services available. They will add convenience to your life while saving you time and money.

KCMS staff is available to help you or your office personnel with questions you may have regarding practice management, regulatory and legal issues. For assistance, e-mail your inquiry to khughes@kms.org or give our office a call at 661-325-9025.

CMA MEMBER BENEFITS 

Business Need Solutions Contact
Auto & Homeowners Insurance  MERCURY INSURANCE GRP. 800-443-1581
Website
Car Rental AVIS  800-831-8000
Website
  HERTZ 800-654-2200
Website
Financial Services GL ADVISOR Website
  UNION BANK Website
  WELLS FARGO 855-225-4603
Website
Insurance (Group Term Life, High Limit Disability,
Long-Term Care, Professional Liability and more)
MERCER HEALTH
& BENEFITS INS SERVICES
800-842-3761
Website
Magazine Subscriptions SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES 800-289-6247
Website 
Medical Emergency ID  MEDIC ALERT 800-253-7880
Website
Mobile and Online Products  DOCBOOKMD Website
  EPOCRATES 800-230-2150
Website
  MAYACO 209-957-8629
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Office Supplies & Equipment STAPLES, INC. Website
Prescription Pads RX SECURITY 800-667-9723
Website
Waste Management ENVIRONMERICA  650-655-2045
Website
 

Practice Management

CMA Reimbursement Help Center: Call CMA's reimbursement experts for personal assistance with contracting or reimbursement issues 888/401-5911.

CMA Payor Contract Analysis: CMA members have free access to objective written analyses of major health plan contracts at www.cmanet.org/ces.

EHR Webinar Series: CMA has partnered with Maxwell IT to provide members with complimentary registration to the EHR Best Practices Series Webinars. A members only coupon code is required to access this benefit. Get your code at www.cmanet.org/benefits or call 800/786-4262.

KCMS Credit Union: KCMS members, their employees, immediate family and household members are eligible to join Kern Schools Federal Credit Union. Call (661/833-7900 or 800/221-3311) or visit one of the local Kern Schools Federal Credit Union branches to find out more about how Credit Union membership can benefit you. Visit them on the internet at www.ksfcu.org.

Publications

KCMS/CMA members receive the Vital Signs, a monthly publication containing articles and commentary of interest to members. Each member also receives a free annual membership directory.

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. You can subscribe to any of the following at www.cmanet.org/newsletters  - CMA Alert; CMA Reform Essentials; CMA Press Clips; CMA Practice Resources.

Become a KCMS/CMA Member

Practicing or retired physicians and resident physicians living or practicing in Kern County are eligible for membership in the KCMS. Prospective members must fill out an application for membership. For more information on how to join KCMS/CMA, contact our membership department by emailing khughes@kms.org or call our office at 661/325-9025.

Membership