As members of IMS, you will have opportunities to participate in a variety of events, in-person and virtually, designed specifically for our membership to learn about important medical, business, and community health issues.
Continuing Medical Education (CME): ISMA accreditation for institutions and organizations presenting intrastate CME programs in Indiana. Accredited education programs to keep you up to date on clinical, technical and professional issues. IMS also keeps track of CME in the area to help you locate additional sources of CME available to you.
We work together to share ideas across specialties and medical communities in central Indiana to improve physician practice and care. The society represents a physician voice with the local government in Marion County and at the state and federal level through the ISMA convention.
Representation: Membership affords you a House of Delegates to let you direct the ISMA on issues important to you.
Annual 7th District Meeting … provides physicians and their families in Hendricks, Johnson, Marion and Morgan Counties the opportunity to meet and elect representatives at a family-oriented event.
Liaisons with civic, governmental, health and hospital organizations, the public and the media. Check out our Member Resources Page to see the latest information on some of our local advocacy efforts.
Proven legislative advocacy: A voice on health and medical issues to protect your profession, your patients from harmful legislation. Prevention of serious scope of practice expansion by non-physicians.
Latest Information & Publications
Publications. IMS members receive a monthly subscription to the Bulletin, available in print and online, which contains up-to-date medical information and recent local medical news. Access to an online directory of physician members and contact information is also a benefit to membership.
Effective Communication: Up to the minute reports via e-alerts, or more in depth coverage through ISMA Reports, bi-monthly print newsletter, or the electronic version, e-Reports. Weekly reports on the status of legislation from the Indiana General Assembly via Legislative News. Social media discussion group through LinkedIn and connections through Twitter and Facebook. Legal, regulatory information and more at your fingertips at www.ismanet.org.
Special Events & Networking
IMS quickly builds your network of colleagues, creating a physician community at your fingertips. Attending special IMS events, such as the ones held by Medical-Legal Committee, allow our members to broaden their network to outside organizations, like the IndyBar.
Social and Professional Networking with nearly 1,000 Member Physicians. Commissions & Committees give you the opportunity to lead the healthcare industry and to resolve important matters.
The IMS Foundation operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It allows us to give to back to the community and work on charitable projects.
Benefits from Your IMS & ISMA Membership
Physician Exchange Service: A reliable, professional medical answering service providing reduced rates for IMS Members. Formerly, The Medical Society Exchange Answering Service, and still run by the same staff, is still available to our members at the same great cost and service for our members. Complete the application online but be sure to let them know you are an IMS member for your discount!
Favorite Healthcare Staffing: Exceeding client expectations since 1981, FHS provides proven staffing and workforce solutions offering nursing, allied, advance practice, administrative, physicians and healthcare informatics professions. Let FHS eliminate your recruitment concerns. Discounts for IMS Members, call (866) 877-3595.
I. C. System: IMS has partnered with America’s largest, privately-owned debt collection agency since 1993. Phone I.C. System today! (800) 279-3511. Learn how innovative solutions can benefit your bottom line.
iSalus: Free EHR and Scheduling – Stage 2 Certified and Cloud-Based EHR. 20% Discount on OfficeEMR™ from iSALUS for the first year exclusively for IMS Members.
iSALUS Healthcare is located in the heart of Indianapolis. The iSALUS Stage 2 Certified, cloud-based Electronic Health Records (EHR) is used by thousands of physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide and is offered completely free of charge to all Members of the Indianapolis Medical Society. Best of all, iSALUS caters to all medical specialties and can configure the EHR to meet your specific needs, not the other way around.
Enjoy features like claim entry and manual payment tracking, electronic prescriptions and integrated labs, customized templates, two hours of one-one-one free training, free online training, and much more. What’s the catch? There is none. The iSALUS EHR is free with no commitments or upgrades required. The customer service department is also in Indianapolis. iSALUS prides itself on responsive support and world-class operations. iSALUS simply hopes you love it so much that you decide to outsource your medical billing with iSALUS or use another of unified EHR and Billing Solution to optimize the performance of your practice. In less than five minutes, you can have access to a powerful EHR and Appointments solution that is Stage 2 Certified. There are no setup fees, monthly fees, contracts or risks! Click here to explore the possibilities.
ProAssurance: Five percent premium credit offered to IMS/ISMA Members with medical professional liability insurance through ProAssurance can provide you with substantial savings depending on your specialty.* If you’re not insured by ProAssurance, get a free no-obligation premium quote through a local agent or by contacting ProAssurance’s Indianapolis office (800) 284-7424.
*Premium savings will vary depending on your territory, specialty and any additional premium credits that may apply.
All Shred Document Solutions: Family owned business offers 10% IMS Member Discount for First-Time Customers for On-Site Shredding, Hard Drive Destruction, Locked Security Containers, Monthly Service Available, Purge/Cleanouts. 317-782-9328 or 877-267-7473.
Staples Business Advantage: Exclusive discounts on medical and office supplies for IMS Members through Staples Business Advantage for your practice. Click here to e-register with Staples Business Advantage!
Travel Insurance: free travel insurance, with up to $100,000 air travel insurance provided to IMS Physician Members. You can fill out the form (available Air Travel Insurance Website E Form) and send it in to our offices to sign up today.
Liability protection to save you money: The only physician organization regularly monitoring and protecting the Patients Compensation Fund balance. Court actions resulting in a savings of nearly 40 percent in physician surcharge premiums over the last five years.