Community Bank Agile Enough to Meet Your Banking Needs
Flushing Bank is proud to be a sponsor of The New York County Medical Society. Flushing Bank takes pride in providing customers with customized solutions to meet the unique needs of each business segment. Over the years, Flushing has established relationships with many small to mid–level medical practices through a suite of products and services designed specifically to meet the needs of the medical community. Applying for a Flushing Bank owner–occupied commercial and industrial mortgage is especially easy. For your banking needs, call George Bader at (646) 923–9524.
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 (5 or more employees) 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, 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
Mercer presents: The NYCMS Member Group Insurance Program - Committed to YOU:
The NYCMS Group Insurance Program has been successfully serving the insurance needs of NYCMS members and their families for more than 20 years.
Mercer’s Group Insurance Program advocates for competitive marketplace products, value, and benefits on your behalf. They evaluate product policies, and provide access to the insurance products through your NYCMS membership.
Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, the Program Administrator, performs day-to-day service needs including marketing, application processing, customer service, billing and claims processing, and works directly with the insurance carriers and NYCMS to ensure that the products continue to meet the needs of NYCMS members. The insurance carriers underwrite the insurance products offered. They determine the rating structures, ensure product materials meet state filing requirements, and develop the group policy certificates.
Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC is committed to NYCMS members and looks forward to servicing your insurance needs. Plans available include:
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Nursing Home and Home Care Insurance
- Business Overhead Expense Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Term Life Insurance
Click or call 1-800-888-6926 to learn more about the available plans.
The Doctors Company-Doctor Owned and Led-Medical Liability Coverage
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. With 82,000 members and over $4.5 billion in assets, The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical liability insurer. We partner with practices of all sizes to help them manage the complexities of today’s healthcare environment. And no matter how you practice, we'll be there for you with expert guidance, resources, and coverage. That's medical malpractice insurance without the mal. Learn more at thedoctors.com or call (631) 248–2710. Check out NY resource page
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.
Protect Your On–Line Reputation: How to Diagnose and Treat Your Online Reviews:
The Society’s relationship with Practice Builders bring you access to a great white paper on “What to Do about Online Reviews.” Your practice cannot afford to ignore these problematic issues that affect your reputation and how new AND old patients see you.
Don’t forget that how you react to positive reviews can matter as much to the growth of your practice as your reaction to the negative ones.
However you feel about social media and reviewing sites, according to Practice Builders, “These reviews are quickly becoming the major factor affecting the decision–making process of any patient who visits your practice.”
Learn some steps to take yourself, and check out the article at Diagnose
If you want a review of your website or some advice as to how to use reviews to grow your practice, call Practice Builders at (800) 679–1200, ext. 2028
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
Don't Make HIPAA Headlines - Get Your Own HIPAA Expert
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 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 (800) 772–5657 or visit sharpsinc.com to learn more about how Citiwaste, a Sharps Compliance company, 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.
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.
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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
. . . 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 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.