When you join the Merced-Mariposa County Medical Society (MMCMS) and the California Medical Association (CMA), you hire a powerful professional staff to protect the viability of your practice.  By protecting your practice from legal, legislative, and regulatory intrusions, your MMCMS/CMA membership lets you focus on what’s really important: your patients.

Why membership?

Protect MICRA—CMA staunchly defends the landmark Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) year after year, saving each California physician an average of $75,000 per year in professional liability insurance premiums.

Collaborate with Colleagues—MMCMS and CMA bring together physicians from all regions, specialties and modes of practice through leadership, collaboration, social and educational events, and community service.

Lead by Example—MMCMS and CMA provide many opportunities to get involved, including opportunities to volunteer; serve on a committee, council or board; and shape the future of the medical profession.

Save Money—Members save money in several ways. Discounted health insurance for members and their staff, 5% savings on workers’ comp insurance, deep discounts on Audio Digest and UpToDate as well as discounts on coding books, auto and home insurance, car rentals and much more.

Promote Public Health—From tobacco use and obesity to prescription drug abuse and vaccinations, your membership dollars support forward-thinking public health advocacy to improve the health of Californians.

Education and Training for Your Practice—MMCMS provides educational events such as our annual Medicare Update for physicians and their staffs to arm your office with practical information and tools to overcome new challenges in healthcare, run the office successfully and move your practice forward.

Shape the Future of Medicine—Through aggressive political and regulatory advocacy, MMCMS and CMA are positioned among the most influential stakeholders in the development and implementation of health policy. Additionally, members receive direct access to our state and national legislative leaders to influence how medical care is provide today and in the future.

Stay in the Know—MMCMS publishes the quarterly magazine, The Bulletin, as well as News Break our electronic publication, as a way to stay up-to-date with events and information that affect medicine in the area. Additionally, CMA produces publications to keep you up-to-date on the latest health care news and information affecting the practice of medicine in California.

Get Paid—Members receive one-on-one assistance from CMA’s reimbursement experts, who have recouped $15.5 million from payors on behalf of CMA physicians in the past nine years.

Together We Are Stronger—Together we stand taller and stronger as we fight to protect patients and improve the health of our communities. We are a dominant force in health care – but all the great work we do wouldn't be possible without the support of members like you.