Membership Advantages

The McHenry County Medical Society is pleased to offer the following benefits to its physician members:
(A full description of each benefit appears below.)
  • Legislative Advocacy

  • Free Web Page for Each Member Physician

  • Support for Practice Managers 

  • Educational Opportunities and Networking Events

  • Physician Recommendations and Local Marketing

  • Physician Newsletter

  • Member Pricing and Complimentary Products

  • DocBookMD
  • Group Purchasing 
  • Disability Insurance Member Discount

  • Banking Packages from HeathCare Associates Credit Union

Legislative Advocacy

The McHenry County Medical Society represents the interests of all physicians, regardless of specialty, before state governing bodies concerning laws and policies that involve medical practice and patient issues. MCMS regularly interacts with state and national law makers to discuss pending legislation that impacts the practice of medicine. MCMS keeps members informed of pending legislation and encourages all member physicians to become involved in the legislative process by contacting legislators. Physicians may access updated information on current legislation through the McHenry County Medical Society website www.mchenrymed.org or through the Illinois State Medical Society's website: www.isms.org


Free Web Page for Each Member Physician

 

One of the many benefits of being a MCMS member is having your own webpage on the FIND A PHYSICIAN section of the website. This is a free marketing tool for our members. In order to activate your page, each member physician must register on the KCMS website with an email address. Once login is achieved, you have the capability to expand your own page to include practice information, office hours, accepted health plans, and any other information that you desire to post. For those physicians who currently do not have a practice website, this is a wonderful marketing tool for your practice that membership in the MCMS provides. 

Educational Opportunities and Networking Events

Informative and energizing dinner meetings are planned throughout the year. These meetings are designed with the busy physician in mind. Each gathering is planned to provide our physician members with an opportunity to dine and network with colleagues as well as be offered an up to date educational presentation.   

Physician Recommendation and Local Marketing

Only physician members are recommended to potential patients when referrals are received into the MCMS office. Members are featured in an annual newspaper insert to honor them on National Doctor's Day. All physicians can be found in our public "Find a Physician" search engine on this website.

Physician Newsletter

The MCMS VOICE is published and mailed to each physician member six times each year. This newsletter keeps you informed of timely legislative issues, monthly events, educational programs, and services. Members are welcome to send articles to the MCMS office for publishing consideration regarding practice strategies, announcements, procedures, etc.

Member Pricing and Complimentary Products

DocBookMD- HIPAA compliant app for smartphones and tablets which allows physicians to send confidential patient information to other doctors. Free to all members and only availalbe through county medical society membership. 

Disability Insurance Member Discount

The McHenry County Medical Society is proud to announce a partnership with an agency that has been specializing in Disability Income policies, primarily with physicians, for over 45 years. This coverage will be underwritten through Irwin A. Siegel & Associates, Ltd., with offices in Chicago and Arlington Heights. This agency is offering the members of the McHenry County Medical Society the following benefits:

  • 20% discount for MCMS members
  • The policy cannot be cancelled
  • There are no price increases on the policy
  • Each policy is tailored to fit a member’s individual needs
  • If you are in group practice or hospital group with more than 3 physicians, they would be able to bring the cost of the female physician down to the rates of the male physicians and there would be an additional discount. This is a huge benefit for female physicians as they are approximately 40% higher to insure for disability than their male counterparts.

Your coverage will be of the highest quality and the premium will compare favorably to many plans of lesser quality. What’s more, you will receive this coverage at less than similar plans because you are obtaining it as part of our Medical Society. Call the MCMS office for details.

HealthCare Associates Credit Union

A resource for all of your business banking needs. Low cost and no-fee business accounts, below market and flexible term business loans, and business credit cards, with fixed rates and Reward Points. 

Illinois State Medical Society Benefits

How does joining the MCHENRY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY and ILLINOIS MEDICAL STATE SOCIETY serve YOUR PRACTICE and YOUR STAFF and save you time and money? Upon joining MCMS and ISMS you will have access to:

Medical Legal Resources

  • Members only access to legal counsel.
  • Members only free access to online medical library:  general office documents available (HIPAA, patient discharge letter, etc), medical practice and contracting resources (“before you sign…”, record retention, etc.) and medical legal guidelines.

Health Policy Research and Member Advocacy

  •   No-pay, slow pay, overpay and payment recall situations

  •   Billing, coding and enrollment processes
  •   Medicare and Medicaid questions
  •   Audit, peer review and quality assurance issues
  •   Member only services to improve the business side of your practice
  •   "You sign…”, record retention, etc. and medical legal guidelines.

Legislative Advocacy

  •   ISMS lobbying team is the leading state health care advocate
  •   Monitor and improve the regulatory processes
  •   Influence legislative and regulatory change.

ISMS Benefit Partners

  • AlertMD
  • Pronto Connections
  • MedWaitTime
  • athenahealth
  • Job Target
  • Solveras Payment Solutions
  • Prescriber's Letter
  • Caliber Point Solutions
  • Coker Technology
  • Databank IMX
  • E-Medapps
  • Medix Systems Consultants
  • Platinum Systems Specialists, Inc
  • Epocrates
  • Energy PlusCTS Languagelink
  • CCPA Purchasing Partners
  • JPB Medical Marketing
  • Bank of America Practice Solutions

Call Illinois State Medical Society for information on these benefit programs (1-800-782-4767, ext. 1470).