Supporting Your Practice

The VCMA provides the support you need to
maintain a successful practice

Links of Interest

Clinic Resources

Center Watch Service Listing of clinical trials.
Medscape Website containing full-text articles, practice guidelines, conference schedules and summaries, patient resources and links.
National Library of Medicine Online databases including MEDLINE and PubMed
PDR Website Created by Medical Economics Company, Inc., offering drug information, online journals, CME courses and other information.

Government Regulatory Agencies

Attorney General, California Consumer inquiries or complaints.
County of Ventura County Government Offices and Departments
Department of Managed Health Care HMO Help Center - Complaints against a health maintenance organization, health plan, or IPA.
FDA Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medical Board of California Physician Licensing.
National Practitioner Data Bank Physician Information
State of California Homepage Provides links to all state agencies.

Health Plans

Aetna Insurance company.
Anthem HMO & PPO Health plans.
Blue Shield HMO & PPO Health plans.
CIGNA HMO & PPO Health plans.
Medi-Cal Contains Medi-Cal's newsletter and other information about the Medi-Cal program.
Medicare Website for Palmetto, the Medicare fiscal intermediary for California, provides access to Medicare billing guidelines and other policies, back issues of Medicare Bulletins, and contact information for Palmetto.
United Healthcare Health plans.
Ventura County Health Care Plan Self-insured program for County of Ventura Employees

Health Policy Resources

Agency for Health Care Policy Federal agency charged with supporting research to promote quality of care.
CDC Federal center for disease control.
Kaiser Family Foundation Reports and summaries of publications on health policy.
National Center for Health Statistics Government source of reports, statistics, tables and publications
National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference guidelines and consumer health topics.
California Department of Health Care Access and Information Source of statewide health information and statistics
U.S. Government Printing Offices GPO: Official reports and publications fo U.S. Federal Government.


California Code of Regulations Access to specific provisions of the California Code of Regulations.
California Legislative Information Information on pending legislation and current activities in the State Legislature; links to State legislators, California law and legislative publications.
California Legislator Contact Info Not sure who your local representative is? It's easy to find out by visiting.
Federal Legislative Information Library of Congress: Information on pending federal legislation, current news on Congressional activities, links to members of Congress and the Executive and Judicial branches of government.

Organized Medicine

AMA American Medical Association
CMA California Medical Association

Other Links of Interest

American Board of Medical Specialties 24 approved medical specialty boards in the United States.
Community Services in Ventura County Miscellaneous services providing information and/or advice about consumer rights, business practices, product safety, fraud and filing complaints, voter information, volunteer opportunities and maintaining a healthy environment.

Public Health

Ventura County Public Health Department Info on Emergency Medical Services, Ventura County Medical Center, Mental Health, and an array of Community Services.

Worker's Comp Plans

Argonaut Group Worker's Compensation Programs
California Department of Worker's Compensation Claims, settlement, benefits and rehabilitation for job-related injuries and illnesses