Individual Member Benefits

4 ways the AMA can help you save on physician practice costs

Process payments. Ship a package. Buy a computer. Order medical supplies. AMA members get substantial discounts on all these practice essentials and quick access to financing for even bigger practice improvements.

It’s all part of the AMA Member Benefits PLUS package of special offers. At a time of increasing demands on physician productivity, this collection of benefits saves doctors valuable time, and includes a variety of AMA-negotiated discounts. These four offers are specially tailored for running a smooth practice.

Mailing and shipping—UPS®. AMA members save up to 40 percent on shipping services and up to 25 percent for online print orders. Members are also automatically enrolled in the Flexible Parcel Insurance Program from UPS Capital® Insurance Agency Inc. In the event of loss or damage, it provides broader coverage than the current declared value option.

Payment processing—TSYS® Merchant Solutions. AMA members save when accepting all forms of payment—credit and debit cards, automatic clearing house, and health savings and flexible spending accounts. The system automatically posts payments to the patient ledger on many practice management systems and offers a wide-ranging set of security features.  

Medical supplies and equipment—Henry Schein Medical®. AMA members save up to 35 percent on medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and equipment purchases as part of the AMA Medical Supply Buying Program.

The service includes access to the DxRx Hotline to answer questions on clinical products bought from Henry Schein. In most areas, delivery is guaranteed within 24–48 hours. Same-day shipping is available on orders placed by 5 p.m. Products include every adult and pediatric vaccine recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Technology discounts—Lenovo™. AMA members save up to 30 percent on laptops, tablets, desktops, servers and accessories, including special recommendations for physicians. Ground shipping is free.

Finance fast for growing practices

Busy physicians will want to save time when contemplating bigger purchases as well. The Practice Financing Program powered by Mirador allows AMA members to complete an online application with lenders from the Mirador Network, which includes banks, credit unions, and nonprofit and low-cost lenders across the nation.

Physicians can fill out an initial, online loan application in about 10 minutes. Mirador’s digital lending platform is used by lenders to analyze and process loan applications. The rapid application and approval process results in loans often funded in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Physicians can use the money for a wide range of practice improvements, such as purchasing new equipment or increasing office space.

Other AMA Member Benefits PLUS discount offers include auto loans and rentals. Financing programs include medical student loans and medical student loan refinancing, as well as home loans.

AMA members may also save on insurance through AMA Insurance Agency Inc, a subsidiary of the AMA. AMA Insurance offers a wide range of coverage choices including life, health, disability income, and Medicare supplement, as well as home, auto and other insurance.