The BCMS Legislative Committee represents the interests of you and your patients while tracking potential changes in legislation, medical law and regulation. During the Legislative Session, BCMS staff and members make trips to Tallahassee in order to give you representation on issues that affect you and your patients.
Professional Liability Insurance Discount
The Doctors Company is offering a five percent discount on premiums for BCMS member physicians, which can also be combined with loss-free credits for even greater savings. For more information, contact Shelly Hakes at (800) 741-3742, extension 3294, or SHakes@thedoctors.com.
About The Doctors Company
The Doctors Company is fiercely committed to defending, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. We are the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 75,000 members and $4.3 billion in assets. Learn more at www.thedoctors.com.
Workers Compensation Insurance Program
The Brevard County Medical Society Program is a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plan that provides an exclusive dividend plan along with value-added services through OptaComp. For information contact Bob Adamson, OROS Risk Solutions, at 1.866.596.3859.
Physician Referral Service
The BCMS office receives phone calls daily from the public requesting help in finding a doctor.
Physician Information Service
The Society office is pleased to answer the numerous inquiries from the public about member physician’s medical backgrounds, board certifications and fellowship training. A wide variety of other patient questions are also answered on a daily basis. The office also assists with questions from members’ office personnel.
BCMS publishes a pictorial Membership Directory. Medical offices use the directory to make referrals to other physicians and to exchange patient care information. This directory is also available on line at www.brevardcms.org
Brevard County Medical Society Publications
Members receive a magazine, The Bulletin, three times annually which contains information on timely topics and issues affecting the practice of medicine. It also contains information regarding BCMS members’ activities, humanitarian projects, achievements, etc. Physicians are encouraged to submit articles concerning their specialty as well as non-medical articles of interest.
PNC Healthcare Business Banking – what they can do for your practice: Practice Revenue Cycle Management, Managing Cash Flow, Financing Growth and Acquisitions, Reducing Risk and Personal Wealth Management Solutions. They will perform a free complete financial diagnostic on your practice to guide you through choosing the best financial solutions for your healthcare business. Contact Tim Vanderhoof at 321.752.4700 or email@example.com
Florida Today HealthSource Bio Discount
BCMS members receive a discounted rate of $195 for individual bios in this annual publication, a savings of $880. Contact Shernetta Taylor by calling 321.242.3830 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Sigafoos, 321.242.3857, a email@example.com to place your bio order or to obtain information.
National Auto Lease, Inc.
NAL will save you time and money on your vehicle purchase. They work with all makes and models, new or used and have leasing or financing options. Contact them by calling Tom McCabe at 1.888.967.2886 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
General membership meetings are held three times a year and are an excellent way to keep in touch with colleagues. Guest speakers provide information on the ever-changing issues in medicine today and other topics.
Peer Review Process
The Professional Review Committee reviews formal complaints and helps members resolve differences with patients. Nonmembers, without this benefit, risk direct DPR action.
Physician CME Courses
BCMS offers courses on important topics that assist in filling your requirements for continuing medical education credits.
Office Staff Training
BCMS offers educational programs for office staff on important topics such as HIPAA, Medicare Billing / Reimbursement, Risk Management, and OSHA Compliance.
Presence on the “World Wide Web”
The BCMS website lists the names of member physicians, their specialties and office information and is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, www.brevardcms.org.
Membership Resource for Financial Advice and Complimentary Consulting
Contact Mr. Glad Kurian, CIMA®, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, by calling 1.407.605.4365 or at www.fa.smithbarney.com/gladkurian
Complimentary Legal Consultation
The law firm of Eisenmenger, Berry and Peters, PA, offers complimentary legal consultation to members. Contact the firm by calling 321.504.0321.