Your PCMA membership includes a wealth of valuable benefits that far outweigh Association dues, including:
The Association office receives calls daily from members of the public wanting to be referred to physicians in a specific city or a particular specialty or subspecialty. We also distribute to the public, free of charge, the Pinellas County Medical Society's Membership Directory, which contains the names, addresses, phone numbers, and specialty of every Association member.
The PCMA has chosen Gregory, Sharer & Stuart as the Pinellas County Medical Association’s CPA. This is a significant change in that, the PCMA wanted a CPA firm that could not only offer specialized services to our non-profit board, but one who had the breadth and depth of experience to assist our physician members and their practices.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Program offered by CompOptions. Participating members are eligible for dividends, based exclusively on claims activity. Contact PCMA at (727) 541-1159.
Physician practices enrolled in our workers’ compensation program receive dividend checks representing a percentage of the premium dollars they spend on workers’ compensation insurance. In some instances those practices received checks totaling more than the cost of association dues.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Discounts
Discounts from Florida Doctors Insurance Company (FLDIC), PCMA’s preferred professional liability carrier. FLDIC.
Since its founding in 1970, Trenam Kemker has been known for an unwavering dedication to client service. We are a local law firm, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg, that has achieved national recognition by focusing our resources on those areas of the law that best serve the needs of our clients – businesses, investors and families – and our success rests upon a commitment to integrity, creativity, efficiency and value in delivering those legal services. Our attorneys build long term relationships with their clients, bringing intelligence, experience, innovative resources and informed practicality to their work, ultimately seeking to become trusted partners and business advisors.
Ongoing Relevant and Topical Communication
Members can keep informed of breaking news and developments in the medical and legislative fields through our monthly 'Journal' magazine, broadcast faxes, email as well as membership meetings.
Human Resources, Inc.
Our certified Professional Employer Organization, Fountainhead, handles the outsourcing of many human resource tasks do that the owners and managers of a physician practice can concentrate their valuable time on patient service.
Access to CME Programs
The Association sponsors free CME programs necessary for licensure.
Medicare Carrier Liaison
Through the PCMA and the FMA, physician members have a direct line of communication with the managed care entities and Medicare/Medicaid to iron out billing problems, coding problems, and a broad spectrum of third party difficulties. Let us know the problem; we'll see that it gets on the agenda for resolution.
Free Healthcare Staffing for All Members
Ultimate Medical Academy
Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant
Basic X-Ray Technician
Patient Care Technician
Medical Billing & Coding
HMO Settlement Assistance
Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG), a national expert in providing MDL Settlement assistance to physicians, is working with PCMA member physician practices to file for and recover the maximum amount under the MDL Settlements that are currently pending.
If you are interested in participating in this Settlement, contact Jonathan Gadd, our representative from MCAG, at (800) 355-0466.
To date, these settlements have provided over $400 million in cash refunds to physician practices as well as landmark changes in reimbursement. Only 30% of physicians who are eligible for the settlements have filed for the money owed to them.