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Member Benefits
 Legislative Advocacy

The Arizona Medical Association is the advocate for physicians and patients in Arizona. Guided by ArMA leadership, the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee, and the ArMA Policy Compendium, ArMA actively advocates for Arizona physicians at the state legislature on issues related to regulation, scope of practice, and the state budget. ArMA works closely with other members of the health care community to advocate in the best interests of physicians and patients.

 

 Physician of the Day at Arizona’s Capitol

This member program offers a wonderful opportunity to enhance the visibility of the medical profession and gain greater credibility with the elected officials whose decisions impact the way medicine is practiced in Arizona. When you represent the Arizona Medical Association as “Physician of the Day,” you provide invaluable medical assistance should any emergency arise at the Capitol complex. You are otherwise free to attend committee meetings, watch sessions of the House and Senate, and meet with individual legislators to offer your views on issues which will affect your patients’ ability to receive quality health care – and your ability to provide it. The program runs from January through April, Monday – Thursday, 9am – 1pm. Questions? Contact Ingrid Garvey, 602-347-6905.

 

 HIPAA-secure Messaging: docbookMD

ArMA members now have free access to docBookMD, a “physician-centric” smart phone app that enables you and other users to exchange patient information using a HIPAA-secure network. With DocBookMD, using your personal computer, iPhone, iPad and Android devices, you can:

  • Send messages that meet HIPAA requirements for encryption and security
  • Share patient information at the point-of-care with the ability to attach high-resolution images (e.g., EKGs, X-rays, photos) and other content (e.g., discharge summaries, test results, medical history) to any message.
  • Build a “Care Team” in order to communicate with non-physicians (e.g., nurses, PAs) at your practice, and at your discretion.
  • Access a directory of your ArMA colleagues as a member-only network
  • Access a directory of regional pharmacies across the state
  • Members can download and register now at https://webapp.docbookmd.com/#/login, or click on the above link from your mobile device and it will take you to the App store or Google Play.
 Online Education Catalog

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) is proud to offer convenient access to quality courses with our new online education catalog. No time to attend live events? Browse the catalog at your convenience and expand your skills! The online catalog offers the following opportunities:

  • Catch up on the Continuing Medical Education courses required for maintenance of licensure in Arizona
  • Take advantage of practice management guidance
  • Learn about legal issues in Arizona that affect medical practice.
  • Available 24-7 at our website, azmed.org!
 Credentialing, verification and contract software

Receive over 15% discount on any of the software options. The Web Credentialing Application Completion Software automates the process of completing and tracking credentialing applications. Merely enter your physician data ONCE and within seconds the software will populate and print your physician’s credentialing applications. Its modular approach lets each system be designed around any-sized organizations’ current or growing requirements and provides a precise solution that optimizes efficiency and reduces management time and requirements. The integrated and comprehensive suite of credentialing application management and tracking tools can provide significant value to your practice. Additionally, you’ll have complete control over all of your credentialing applications throughout the enrollment processes. The form library includes all CMS, AHCCCS Registration, CAQH, GACCP, and most Arizona insurance plan forms. For details, contact Simone Lustig at (602) 347-6907.

 

 Member Publications and Guides
  • “Medicine This Week” provides the latest news and information of relevance to Arizona physicians, including our legislative updates during the Arizona legislative session. It is sent by email or fax as indicated on your account with us. This is how we keep our members up-to-date.
  • The Arizona Physician journal, a monthly merged publication of ArMA, Maricopa County Medical Society, and Pima County Medical Society is overseen by your physician colleagues, with a major current theme featured in each edition. Learn more at arizonaphysician.com.
  • “STAT” email and fax announcements are reserved for critical health policy updates, public health alerts, or grass roots efforts that require your immediate attention.
  • The annual Legislative Report is included in each summer edition of AzMedicine, and provides an overview of legislation and ArMA’s actions from the State legislative session.
  • “Legislative Update” is distributed electronically to members through “Medicine This Week” throughout the State legislative session, January – April of each year.
  • Our Residents Handbook is updated annually and available electronically as an excellent resource for newly graduating residents joining a practice here in AZ.
  • Our guides to Adolescent Health Care and Disaster Preparedness have been carefully prepared by physician Committees and are excellent and thorough resources available to members.
 Questions or comments? Please contact Simone Lustig, Associate VP of Membership and Development at 602-347-6907.