MPMA Member Benefits
MPMA provides members with a wide range of benefits including national representation through its affiliation with the American Podiatric Medical Association. As a member of the MPMA, you will be eligible for all benefits offered through both the state and national level associations.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & ADVOCACY
First and foremost, MPMA provides members with representation in Lansing to ensure that Michigan lawmakers, regulators and policy leaders are made aware of the concerns and issues that affect the podiatric practice of medicine.
MPMA members receive discounts to MPMA events that include continuing education contact hours. Our primary event is the Great Lakes Conference which typically offers 40 CME hours each year.
INDUSTRY NEWS & RESOURCES
MPMA strives to keep all members up to date with important information and changes in both the state legislature and insurance practices. You will receive this timely information, as well as our quarterly publication Profiles and our digital newsletter, Footnotes. MPMA members also receive access to the “Members Only” section of our website.
GROUP PURCHASING DISCOUNTS
In addition to the above items, MPMA also offers a full range of services and programs to meet your practice, employee and personal needs with the goal to help you and your practice to be successful and profitable. See below for the available benefit programs.
ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES
Valley Oak is an innovative certified public accounting firm of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business advisors. We strive to creatively integrate traditional values, practical solutions, and intelligent change by focusing on your unique needs. Established in June 2006, and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Valley Oak provides accounting, tax planning and preparation, business advising, and wealth strategy financial advising to individuals and businesses. Ten percent discount on all tax related services.
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING SERVICES
Quantus Solutions focuses specifically on the medical environment. Did you know that Medical offices process differently than retail businesses and are often set up incorrectly with their current Bank/Processor or credit card provider? MPMA has endorsed Quantus as its’ partner in delivering this benefit. The MPMA has negotiated 2 programs for all members to take advantage of. Select your choice:
- 1.00% Visa, MasterCard, Discover and now for AMEX too for the qualified medical rates.
- Interchange + 0.10%. This is recommended for higher volume merchants or those accepting more than $4,000 in American Express volume.
- Your choice of FREE equipment: EMV smart chip terminal or Virtual Terminal
- Next day funding of your deposits
- All solutions are EMV and PCI compliant.
- ZERO start up fees to enroll
Apply online at www.quantussolutions.com or for more information call (877) 604-6477.
NuArx, Inc. is a managed security and compliance company centered on one simple idea – data breach prevention. Health care business owners are at an increased risk for a data breach compared with traditional retailers because they accept credit cards as well as exchange and store sensitive patient data. The number of data incidents with confirmed data disclosure has grown over 200% since 2015. According the 2018 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, Health care breaches cost an average $408/record, twice as high as the next industry (Financial) at $206/record. With both card data (PCI DSS) and HIPAA compliance requirements to manage, office resources have to be redirected from service delivery to administrative and technical tasks. NuArx offers a comprehensive package of managed security services and tools that will give practices the ability to achieve PCI compliance and manage HIPAA compliance activities. NuArx makes compliance easier and less disruptive to key operations while providing visibility into the ongoing compliance process. Our sole purpose is getting the owner compliant with the least amount of disruption. With NuArx as a partner, your medical office will achieve and maintain 100% PCI compliance. For more information, contact NuArx, Inc at 248.728.9915 or visit them online at www.nuarxinc.com.
ENHANCED HEALTH RECORDS
TRAKnet is the #1 Podiatry EHR used by more industry experts. Its integrated charting, billing, and e-prescribing platform provides providers and their staff with the time-saving solutions needed to run a successful practice. TRAKnet is offered by NEMO Health, a Michigan-based company that focuses on supporting and preserving independent physicians. Contact (248) 213-9900, Ext. 1 or [email protected] so you too can experience The TRAKnet Advantage.
Gasaway Investment Advisors, Inc. is an investment advisory firm with a unique expertise in working with small and medium sized companies on qualified retirement plans for their employees. Our team of experienced professionals will work with your company’s leaders to develop a plan that is tailored to meet your company’s goals and then periodically review the plan to make sure that it continues to meet the needs of your company. This benefit provides discounted third party administration fees.
HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PORTAL
DPro Healthcare’s eLearning Portal can assist your practice in becoming and/or staying compliant with the numerous regulations practices face today. DPro Healthcare’s compliance service offers staff training modules on OSHA, HIPAA, ICD-10, MACRA, and many more. DPro Healthcare is committed to providing the best information in one, easy to use portal, and DPro Healthcare frequently updates its list of compliance modules. Below are a few of the reasons why you need to train your staff and the physicians:
- Patient’s issues and unexpected situations
- Staff issues and violations
- Fines and penalties for non-compliance and lack training
For additional information please feel free to contact Skip Kaplan, DPro Vice President of Healthcare Training, at [email protected] or 248.765.1729.
HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
Our agency has put together a team of Insurance, Human Resources and Technology professionals to provide our clients with the necessary resources to survive in today’s world of Employee Benefits. Our background, education, knowledge and experience puts us in a unique position to suggest solutions that are proven to work.
The MPMA has teamed with Beyond Financial Planning to offer you complete insurance and financial planning services. Formerly known as Beckwith Financial Group; The team at Beyond Financial Planning works with clients daily to help families create, protect, and keep multigenerational wealth. Simply visit us online at www.beyond-fp.com and find out how we go “Beyond” to help you enjoy exclusive benefits offered only to MPMA members. Contact Beyond Financial Planning at 844.368.6554 for more information.
Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Cambridge Investment Research and Beyond Financial Planning are not affiliated. Advisory Services through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Registered address is 2632 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
LIABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM
PICA is a true partner with today’s podiatric physicians! PICA is the MPMA’s exclusive and officially endorsed professional liability program. PICA offers many products to choose from when it comes to medical professional liability and other insurance. PICA has been specializing in medical professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians for over 35 years–guided by the principles of offering the most comprehensive coverage for the lowest responsible premium. Ask us what this means for you! Contact PICA for more information and to request a quote at (800) 251-5727.
Bako Diagnostics boasts the nation’s only turn-key solution for high quality pathology services and corresponding office-dispensed therapeutics. We’ve built a new model upon our unique style of pathology reporting, whereby, for added clinician convenience and the betterment of patient care, we often provide therapeutic recommendations. To complement such therapeutic recommendations, we now offer a full portfolio of office-dispensed products that correspond to many of our therapeutic suggestions. This model offers increased patient and clinician convenience, while potentially increasing patient compliance and thus yielding better clinical outcomes. Bako provides such benefits often with a decrease in the patient’s out-of-pocket expense. At Bako, we’re not simply dedicated to the advancement of this great profession, through Education, Research, and Financial Support, we see ourselves as a Partner in your Professional Life! For more information, call us at 877-DPM-PATH or visit our website at www.bakodx.com.
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