Member Benefits

How Do I Protect My Family, My Finances,  My Future?

Expert Financial Planning Help 
Vital Planning Group is dedicated to providing thoughtful advice and innovative solutions in the key areas of financial management and wealth preservation. Vital has extensive experience working with medical professionals helping them manage the unique financial arc of their careers. Society members get complimentary consultation and review; complimentary financial needs analysis; discounted financial planning fees; and discounted asset management fees. Education too. Work with people who understand physicians and their financial needs. Call Edward Alferoff at (212) 578-3003 or visit http://www.vitalplanning.com/  

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Gives You Big Time Status 
Even small employers (and solos) can have big employer advantages when they join the Idilus PEO. All human resource issues from payroll to benefit selection and staff manuals are taken care of. You are still in charge, but you have a large HR department behind you. PEO fees are discounted for Society members. If you don’t know what a PEO does, check out http://nycmsbenefits.com/ or call Matt Peterson at Idilus, (877) 545–5666.
 
Insurance With Service
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset— their people. Mercer’s 20,500+ employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. There is a small group health insurance plan, great specialty–specific disability, and insurance products you need whether you are employed or not.  Call Mercer at (800) 888–6926 or Sony Hilado at the Society,
(212) 684–4682. www.nycmsmemberinsurance.com
 
 
Doctor–Driven Liability Coverage 
The Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), physician–owned and managed, is the only professional liability insurer we endorse. The company has the country's largest and most experienced professional liability claims department. Call
(800) ASK-MLMI or visit our website.
 
Protect Your On–Line Reputation
Practice Builders has services that are designed specifically to help busy Society physicians like you attract the patients, cases, and payers you prefer, while increasing referrals and protecting your professional reputation online. Society members now will receive discounted consultations and discounted rates on a wide range of Practice Builders’ services, including: online practice reputation management — the unique positive solution for the unfair or disgruntled patient who criticizes online; social media programs; public relations and advertising; custom website development, search engine optimization, and hosting; and more.   For more information on your membership privileges with Practice Builders, call (800) 679–1200, select option 2, and tell them you are a New York County Medical Society member. 
 
Is Your Phone or Tablet Your Achilles Heel?
Thanks to DocBookMD and the Society, you will have access through a smartphone platform, designed by physicians for physicians, that provides an exclusive
HIPAA–compliant professional network
to connect, communicate and collaborate with your Society colleagues. Send pictures of x–rays and reports, wounds or other information, and be reassured that you are not taking any HIPAA risks. You will need to have your NYCMS Member ID ready. If you do not know it, call the membership department at
(212) 684–4670, or email ljoseph@nycms.org   Then go to your phone and download your free app from the iTunes App Store, or from the Android Market. Once you have downloaded the app to your device, open it up and follow the simple registration steps. Includes access to all Society members as well as all Manhattan pharmacies, right on your iPhone, iPad, and Android.  Your office staff can safely send you office messages, lab reports, x–rays.  Do you teach medical students or residents? You need this app.   (Members Only)
 
Don’t Make HIPAA Headlines — Get Your Own HIPAA Expert
Every Practice Needs to Be HIPAA Aware and Needs HIPAA Secure Now! HIPAA Secure Now! helps physicians with HIPAA compliance. As the healthcare system moves from paper to digital, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is emphasizing HIPAA much more than before. HIPAA requires physicians to protect patient information, and provides specific guidance – yet the same complex HIPAA regulations apply equally to the largest hospitals and the smallest practices. Naturally, most physician practices don’t have a special, dedicated HIPAA expert, but HIPAA Secure Now! can provide the HIPAA compliance services that physicians need:  Risk Assessments; Training; Policies; Documentation Portal; HIPAA support and consulting. Members receive a special Society discount:  Contact HIPAA Secure Now! through Jonathan Krasner, jonathank@hipaasecurenow.com
 
No More Landlord Hassles for YOUR Office
Commercial Tenant Concierge Service provides effective real estate expertise–on demand and at your service. Commercial Tenant Concierge (CTC) helps healthcare tenants cost effectively manage real estate leases. Their experienced real estate professionals are on call to solve problems related to landlord billing, building services, HVAC complaints, alterations, subleasing, key action dates and other lease related issues. Thorough monthly services allow you to subscribe when and if you need their help, when the time is right for you. If you need assistance in verifying landlord bills, resolving billing discrepancies, operational issues such as alterations of your office, subleasing or if you need advice on marketing conditions and opportunities, CTC will work for you. Call the Society at (212) 684–4670 for referral to CTC directly.
 
How Do I Follow the Rules AND Get Paid?
 
Your Coding and Insurer Issue Advisor 
As a Society member you can get expert advice and assistance on managed care contracts, service denials, Medicare, workers' compensation and commercial claims, as well as other reimbursement issues from consultant James McNally, CPC.  Mr. McNally is a seasoned professional (previously with Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield).
For referral call (212) 684–4670. (**Not available to non–members — worth the price of membership!)
 
Expert Legal Advice
The Society's Legal Services Program gives members an initial phone consultation on legal issues specific to medical practice at no charge. If additional services are necessary, Einiger and Associates can provide them to members at a discounted fee. Get help on legal issues such as advice on managed care contracts, the Office of Professional Medical Conduct or licensure procedures, and other help. Call (212) 684–4681 for your referral.
 
Collect What's Due
I.C. System, Inc. (the endorsed collection service of New York County Medical Society) offers "Value–Added Benefits" for members only! If you have a backlog of bad debt, no matter how large or small, or having trouble with slow-paying unresponsive insurance carriers, I.C. System can help with effective and professional accounts receivable management services, tailored to your specific office requirements. Contact I.C. System at  (800) 279–3511.
 
Where Can I Find Good Services and Good Discounts for My Practice?
 
Trust the Employees You Hire 
Don’t put your office in a bind when you need permanent or temporary staff assistance. Winston Support Services, LLC is JCAHO–certified, and you can be assured that all of its candidates are selected and pre–screened for proper licensure, background checks (criminal and educational), references, skills, and physicals (including PPDs and ten panel toxicology screens). This saves you a great deal of time and ensures professional screening result. If you need someone in your office ASAP, AND you want to make sure that they are perfect for your position, AND you want a NYCMS discount, join and take advantage of your special member rates at Winston Support Services. Call Ivy Kramer, MSW, CSW your designated account representative at (212) 687–4667 or email at  ikramer@winstonstaffing.com 
 
Don’t Throw Your Money Away with the Waste
Citiwaste is now an exclusive provider of medical waste management services offering deep discounts to New York County Medical Society members.   Whether sharps, red–bag, chemo, pathology, hazardous, or pharmaceutical waste, Citiwaste will work with you to classify and segregate waste streams for best pricing. In addition, Citiwaste will determine the appropriate service frequency and deliver the supplies you need to package wastes. Guaranteed savings with no fuel, stop, energy, or environmental fees. Medical waste manifests available online 24/7 at no charge.  One provider for all your medical, hazardous, and pharmaceutical waste.  Protection for your business with complete regulatory compliance.  Call David at (718) 372–3887 to learn more about how Citiwaste can save you money.  
 
Shred It, Store It, Save Money
Storage Quarters is a comprehensive, full service company specializing in document storage, records management, scanning records and imaging, secure document destruction, self storage and on–demand storage.  Contact Storage Quarters and say you are a New York  County Medical Society member to insure special pricing.
Call (516) 794–7300 or info@storagequarters.com
 
Look Good in Your Lab Coats and Scrubs
Our partnership with Medelita allows members to save on premium Medelita lab coats and scrubs at a special NYCMS rate. Members may choose to embroider the NYCMS logo without incurring any artwork digitization costs. Medelilta scrubs and lab coats represent a shift from traditional lab coats, offering sophisticated style, performance, fabric and gender specific sizing and style. For more information, visit  http://www.medelita.com or call (877) 987–7979 and mention the Society. To receive your Society discount, go the www.nycms.org and click on the Medelita icon.
 
Discounts on Office Machines 
Superior Office Systems offers a 10 percent discount to members on all Canon products. Check out fax machines, copiers, and other printing products at (212) 695–5588.
 
What Do I Do When . . . ?
 
. . . I’ve Got Parking Ticket Blues  
Get a Doctor–On–Medical Call Placard and use the Society's Parking Review Panel to get help on dismissal of parking ticket in New York City. Call (212) 684–4698 and join members who save on parking fines.  (Members Only) 
 
. . . I Want to Save Money on Fun 
The Society offers you free access to a unique entertainment discount program, Working Advantage. View a wide variety of discounts on the internet and order online or call. Savings include discounts on movie tickets, theater and musical events, shopping, gifts and an advantage points program where you earn rewards while you save. Go to www.workingadvantage.com  to view current events and discounts. Call Sony Hilado at  (212) 684–4682 to get your membership number or you can email  ljoseph@nycms.org
 
. . .  I Want Some Training
The Society sponsors conferences on the topics you think are important. This year, look for the important programs on Medicare, billing and coding, and tax issues.  In addition, check out MSSNY’s Medical Matters Webinar series and other education offerings.  
 
. . .  I Want Face Time with Legislators
Join us in Albany for Physician Advocacy Day (March 7, 2018) or get active in MSSNYPAC.   
 
. . .  I Want Face Time with My Fellow Doctors
It’s good to spend time with friends and colleagues.  We provide local chances to do that very thing, so you don’t have to wait for that once–a–year specialty conference.