Resources and Services


Practice Resources

Members-only benefits include access to highly trained economic advocates with expertise in physician reimbursement and medical business issues. Problems with payors or need assistance with a contracting issue? Call CMA’s Reimbursement Helpline (888) 401-5911.  Learn more.

SSVMS/CMA produces a number of resources to help practices of all sizes run smoothly. These resources include legal handbooks, HIPAA compliance toolkits, practice management guides, patient forms, and patient education materials. Most of these resources are available to our members at no cost. Visit the CMA resource library for more details.

SSVMS members also receive a free listing in SSVMS' online Physician Finder directory, as well as  a free subscription to DocBookMD, a mobile application that allows you to look up physicians by name, specialty, or location, as well as hospitals and pharmacies in the area. DocBookMD allows you to HIPAA-compliantly, bi-directionally communicate with photos with other members who have downloaded the app. Learn more.

Educational Programs

SSVMS/CMA provides timely, high quality educational programs for physician members and their staff. From highly-interactive in-person seminars to live and on-demand webinars, SSVMS/CMA provides you with the information you need to run a successful medical practice. Learn More.

Answers for You and Your Staff

Whatever your need – be it legal information, help with a problematic payor, or details about your member discounts and services – we can help. Contact SSVMS at (916) 452-2671 or

News and Information

Members stay informed about public health, practice management, healthcare reform, and other breaking health care news through SSVMS’ free member e-bulletin, SSV Medical Society News and through Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, our bi-monthly journal.

CMA also produces a number of publications to keep members up-to-date on the latest health care news and information affecting the practice of medicine in California. Members can subscribe to any of these publications at no cost. Learn More.

Legal Help

CMA's online health law library contains over 5,400 pages of ON-CALL documents and valuable information for physicians and their staff. Access to the library is free to members. Learn More.

CMA’s legal help line provides immediate assistance to physicians with questions on human resource, medical, regulatory or legal issues. This service is free to CMA members (not available to nonmembers). For assistance, call CMA’s member help center, (800) 786-4262.

Legal & Regulatory Advocacy

SSVMS and CMA work to uphold physicians' and patients' rights, preserve legislative reforms and advocate for appropriate interpretation of laws. We monitor regulatory agencies to ensure that they are fulfilling their intended purpose, whether it be to distribute health care benefits or properly regulate the health care industry, and challenge any unfair policies or actions against physicians. Learn More.

Political Action

SSVMS and CMA engage candidates and legislators who support physicians' views on issues affecting health care delivery.  Through CALPAC, SSVMS and CMA work to support physician-friendly candidates for election at the local, state, and federal level. Learn More.

Physicians' Confidential Line

The Physician’s Confidential Line, (650) 756-7787, is a 24-hour phone service that provides support to physicians with alcohol/chemical dependency or mental/behavioral problems. This service is completely confidential and will not result in any form of disciplinary action or referral to any disciplinary body.

Legislative Advocacy

As the voice of doctors in the Sierra Sacramento region, SSVMS advocates on behalf of physicians and patients. From giving testimony at meetings of the Board of Supervisors, to spearheading coalitions of local healthcare organizations, to lobbying members of Congress and the State Legislature, SSVMS ensures that physicians have a seat at the table when it comes to public policy impacting the profession of medicine.

CME Certification/Tracking

CMA’s Institute for Medical Quality provides a continuing medical education (CME) tracking service, which certifies physicians’ CME activity for credentialing purposes with the Medical Board of California, as well as hospitals, health plans, specialty societies, and others. Learn More.

Insurance Programs

Prudential Travel Accident and AXA Travel Assistance Policies: This benefit applies to all members in good standing, including retired, resident and student members. We have upgraded our members travel accident coverage with a move to the Prudential’s $100,000 Travel Accident Group Policy and added an additional benefit, a Travel Assistance Policy from AXA. You Are Automatically Covered - No Action is Necessary. Click here for more information.

Medical, workers’ comp, long term disability, long term care, life, employment practices liability, and business overhead expense insurance: Members receive discounted rates on insurance products for solo, small, medium and large groups from Mercer. Mercer designs, develops and implements insurance plans that are available only to members – either through preferred pricing, enhanced coverage or both. Click here for more information, or contact Mercer Client Services at 800-842-3761 or

Auto and Homeowners Insurance: CMA members receive 10 percent off auto insurance from Mercury Insurance. For more details, call Mercury Insurance Group at (888) 637-2431 or visit

Other Supplies and Resources

Staples Advantage: SSVMS members save up to 80 percent on office supplies and equipment from Staples, Inc. Learn More.

MedicAlert: MedicAlert is a nonprofit foundation with over 50 years of lifesaving experience identifying and providing vital medical information to emergency personnel for over 4 million members worldwide. CMA members and their patients save $10 on new adult enrollments and $2.95 on Kid Smart enrollments. Learn More.

Security Prescriptions: CMA members receive 15 percent off tamper-resistant security prescription pads and printer paper from RxSecurity. Learn More.

Magazine Subscriptions: CMA members get 50 percent off subscriptions to hundreds of popular magazines from Subscription Services Inc. For more details, call or (800) 289-6247 or visit

Car Rentals: SSVMS/CMA members save up to 25 percent on car rentals for business or personal travel from Avis and Hertz.

EnviroMerica: Managing medical waste and ensuring regulatory compliance is part of running a successful practice. With the help of EnviroMerica, much of that burden can now be taken off the physician and their staff, allowing them to focus more on what matters—patient care. Through an exclusive membership agreement with the CMA, EnviroMerica services are available at a fraction of the cost for all CMA members. Learn More.