Practice Management Resources

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Emergency Medical Services Fund

The Emergency Medical Uncompensated Care Fund allows for a percentage of tobacco tax and traffic fines levied in each County to be earmarked to pay physicians for uncompensated care rendered in emergency rooms and OB or Pediatric services rendered in-patient and out-patient settings.

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POLST

Legally recognized in California in 2009, POLST is a standardized physician order specifying the types of medical treatment a patient wishes to receive towards the end of life.

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Insurance Programs

VCMA and CMA endorse Marsh for its group insurance needs and The Doctors Company as its malpractice carrier.

Staff Salary Surveys

Developed by Ventura County PAHCOM, data is collected exclusively from local practices.  All requests must come from directly from physicians. Send request to julie@venturamedical.org or call 805-484-6822.

Employee Recruitment

Classified ad placed quarterly requesting resumes for the positions of Office Manager, Front/Back Office Medical Assistants, Nurses, Billers, Receptionists, PA’s, RN’s and MA’s. Physicians or Managers call the VCMA office at any time to request copies.  Send request to julie@venturamedical.org or call 805-484-6822.

Workshops

3 – 4 times per year, VCMA provides Practice Management Workshops office staff as well as physicians, including annual OSHA Staff Training and developing supervisory skills.  Visit our Calendar for updates.  Don't miss Annual OSHA Staff Training November 1, 2012.

PAHCOM

The Ventura County Professional Association of Health Care Office Management seeks to provide a strong network of health care office managers to assist in day-to-day routines, policies, procedures, and troubleshooting.

Ventura County PAHCOM Website.

Contact: pahcomventura@yahoo.com

Informational Documents

Answers to frequently asked reimbursement questions, sample appeal letters, and information about laws and court cases that protect you and your practice are available through CMA's Medical Legal Library.

Additionally, CMA offers frequent informative webinars. Free to VCMA members and their staff. Past webinars available On-Demand.

Mini-Consult Programs

Appointments available to assist VCMA members with reimbursement and practice issues. Call VCMA to schedule your appointment.

Preferred Payments

Merchant Credit Card program offers the lowest processing fees and complimentary HIPAA compliant machines for VCMA members. Contact Maria 800-935-9309 ext. 105  for more information or to enroll your practice. preferredpayments.com/vcma

 

25% Car Rental Discounts

 from Hertz and Avis.  Just provide your CMA Member number – they will do the rest!

CMA PRACTICE RESOURCES (CPR)

A free monthly e-mail bulletin from the California Medical Association’s Center for Economic Services. This bulletin is full of tips and tools to help physicians and their office staff. To subscribe, contact:

CMA Member Help Center
800-786-4262
Fax: 916-551-2036

To reach reimbursement specialists to assist with reimbursement or coding problems, or report concerns and trends physicians are experiencing in reimbursement (or lack of) of their services.

Surveys: VCMA/CMA surveys members upon need to get up-to-date information on health plan and medical group solvency issues.

 

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