PCMS Services Division Offers Members Major Savings on Products and Services
Contact Bill Fearneyhough, Director - Services & Membership at 795-7985 for more information on these services.
Let's face it, it's not easy to be a physician anymore. Outside forces such as managed care and government have forced doctors to look for ways to manage practice overhead hoping to improving the bottom line.
All of us at The Pima County Medical Society understand your situation and have taken steps to help cut your practice costs and assist you in your every-day practice through our Services Division.
Take a few minutes to look over these brief descriptions of some of the programs and services we offer. Each is specially designed for our membership, and only our membership!
Disability Insurance. Physicians are finding it more and more difficult to get "good" disability insurance or even find an insurance company willing to write a policy. Don't fret, PCMS has found a carrier interested in working with our physician organization. Through Union Central Life Insurance Co. PCMS can now offer a 15% discount off normal premium rates. Union Central's policy provides excellent definitions of disability and it's non- cancelable plus it's guaranteed renewable to age 65.
Long-term Care. Various levels of coverage available through Illianz Life. Offered to PCMS members, their employees, and families. Check it out.
Group Purchasing Program. Through a cooperative venture with McKesson/General Medical, one of this nation's leading medical suppliers, we are able to provide you with significant discounts on medical supplies, pharmaceuticals (both name brand and generic) and durable medical equipment. We are saving our members between 10 and 20 percent.
Medical Records Storage: A fantastic program that's saving members between 30 and 300 percent on medical records storage. By the way, you can also store financial records, X-rays, etc.
Collection Agency: Pima and Maricopa County Medical Societies have joined together to offer our membership discounted rates on collection services. The program is call Bureau of Medical Economics. BME has been the collection agency of choice since 1951 for more than 700 Arizona physicians and a number of major Tucson and Phoenix hospitals.
Answering Service: Competitive rates and service, as well as voice mail and other options. And get this, it's a local company. No dealing with out-of-state services. Try and get out-of–state companies on the phone when you have a complaint or request. Good luck!
Patient Referrals. We make more than 5,000 patient referrals every year. PCMS is "the" community resource for physician information and referral. As a member you will be on our list of physicians for referrals.
Sombrero Magazine. Each month our physicians receive a copy of our monthly slick magazine that is specifically written for and about our membership. It features a multitude of columns that can enhance your knowledge of society activities and its members, improve the bottom line for your practice and even help you sell unwanted personal or office items free of charge. The society also produces a membership pictorial directory to aid in peer identification, member recognition in the community and referral assistance.
Business Announcement / Public Relations. If you're spending valuable dollars on outside firms to help you in your PR efforts, put your money back in your pocket. We will assist you with the development of newspaper press releases or announcements about your private practice at no charge. We'll even consult with you about other marketing efforts you may have in mind including print and electronic promotions.
Conference Facilities. Wondering where to have that meeting? We offer members reduced rates for the use of our meeting rooms.
News Clipping File. This service helps provide medically related news items to committees, individual physicians and the public. Need some help in your research - give us a call.
General Information. At times you will have a "professional" question that cries out for a quick answer. We can usually provide an answer to your question/s immediately if you give us a call. If not, we'll research it and report our findings to you in a short turnaround time.