The South Dakota State Medical Association knows how difficult it is to practice medicine in today's health care environment. That's why we offer a wide array of services that help improve the practice of medicine for physicians, residents and medical students.SDSMA membership is important because:
The SDSMA has a number of benefits and services to help you tackle the challenges you face in your everyday practice, and opportunities to network with other physicians.
Get updates on current issues in health care to help you survive and thrive in the new health care landscape, find information on the SDSMA's latest advocacy efforts, and stay up to date on issues affecting the practice of medicine.
Advocacy for physicians and their patients at the state and federal levels and in the regulatory arena.
Health Leadership Institute to help physicians balance life and work, sharpen their skills in practice management, and train for future leadership positions.
Opportunities to be involved in actively advancing, supporting and promoting the association's priorities.
A source of contact when you have questions about membership, health law, practice management, medical economics and so much more!
COPIC premium reduction - SDSMA members may be eligible to receive a premium discount. COPIC is the endorsed carrier of the SDSMA. SDSMA members may be eligible for a 10 percent premium reduction.
Members have access to industry low rates and up-to-date payment processing solutions with Best Card making it easier and faster for patients to pay. Best Card offers a variety of solutions to fit a practice's needs including terminal-based, web-based and mobile, and the SDSMA-endorsed fee structure saves practices $1,600 per year on average.
As a member, you will receive many of the listed benefits through regular communication from the SDSMA keeping you updated in the many changes in the health care world. Here are a few of the valuable resources provided to you:
SDSMA E-News - An email newsletter to keep physicians informed of legislative, legal, public health issues, and news of the association. These newsletters keep you informed about significant changes to state and federal health care regulations and programs, as well as SDSMA activities and leadership opportunities.
InSession - During the legislative session, the SDSMA brings you weekly email updates to keep you informed about legislative activities, key health-related bills and action alerts. Watch your email for updates during the legislative session.
Member Directory - This is a valuable resource of up-to-date contact information for member physicians, residents, medical students, and retired members. Upon members logging in, click the "physician directory" link at the top of the page to access the directory.