Q&A With Your SDCMS Physician Advocate
QUESTION: I’m looking for disability insurance. As an SDCMS member, do you have any recommendations for me? — SUBMITTED BY A 34-YEAR MEMBER
ANSWER: SDCMS members can contact The Doctors Company Insurance Services at (800) 852-8872 or at email@example.com. The Doctors Company Insurance Services offers SDCMS members discounts on coverage such as worker’s compensation insurance, health and disability, property and general liability, and directors and officers/management liability.
QUESTION: I have a small private practice, and I have regular discussions with my staff about HIPAA. I would like to offer my staff training by an expert. We missed your HIPAA webinar. Do you have archives of your webinars or is anyone available to do an in-service on HIPAA guidelines for our practice? — SUBMITTED BY A THREE-YEAR MEMBER PRACTICING FAMILY MEDICINE
ANSWER: All SDCMS webinars can be found archived on our website at www.SDCMS.org. We do have an excellent HIPAA guru that we go to for all HIPAA-related questions, and he is also the speaker at all of our HIPAA seminars/webinars. David Ginsberg is the president of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc. He provides SDCMS members with a discount on his services. He can be reached at (877) 218-7707 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUESTION: I need an office equipment appraisal. Does SDCMS recommend anyone locally? — SUBMITTED BY A 35-YEAR MEMBER
ANSWER: Practice Performance Group is SDCMS’ endorsed practice management partner. They have an algorithm for valuing equipment that is suitable for most transactions. Where there is equipment of significant value (exotic test equipment, for example) a certified appraiser is more appropriate, and they will use one. Please contact Jeff Denning at (858) 459-7878 or at email@example.com.
QUESTION: I am looking to purchase a computer server for my practice, and I’m not quite sure what I need. Do you have any recommendations for someone I can talk to? — SUBMITTED BY 20-YEAR MEMBER PRACTICING FAMILY MEDICINE
ANSWER: Soundoff Computing Corporation is our endorsed IT Solutions partner. They do free site inspection and subsequent infrastructure recommendations. They also do free inventory and assessment of network and hardware computing assets. Please contact Ofer Shimrat at (858) 569-0300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.