Member Insights


The medical industry continues to change and challenge the staus quo for practicing physicians. NJAOPS provides advocacy and guidance that keeps our DOs informed and engaged on the issues effecting the osteopathic profession — as well as the state of medical affairs in New Jersey and nationally. Our association’s information services, educational programs and member benefits help osteopathic professionals to make sense of medical, legislative and technical matters, so that you can focus on what matters most — patient care.

We invite you to contact a member of the NJAOPS team to learn more about the advantages and benefits of an NJAOPS 2016 membership! Below is a quick glance of some of the many advantages we offer osteopathic physicians and surgeons:

 



Professional Development/Medical Education

Medical Education Dinner Series (MEDS)
NJAOPS partners with its 14 county district societies to provide members with complementary medical education programs. These local programs are a valuable source of medical and business-of-medicine information and provide credits necessary toward your continued state medical licensing.

Wednesday and Saturday Seminars
NJAOPS' commitment to providing quality education to our members means that we are focused on making CME events convient and accessible. We have established ongoing programs built around the busy schedules of our practicing physicians. Our Wednesday and Saturday Seminars CME events feature the same industry-leading speakers as our MEDS dinners do, but in a mid-day luncheon setting that coincides with many doctor's professional development time, or free time on weekends.

Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Convention (AROC)
The Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Convention (AROC), one of the largest osteopathic medical conventions in the country, hosts more than 1,300 physicians and exhibitors each spring for four days of exceptional CME and the latest in healthcare and related fields. Members receive a significant registration discount for the convention that offers more than 30 CME credits. Mark your calendar for AROC 2016 on April 13-16 in Atlantic City. For more information, visit www.aroc.org!

Online CME Portal
COMING SOON: launched platform for online brings our educational offerings to life online.


Advocacy

Legislative Representation
NJAOPS's award-winning lobbyist represents the interests of osteopathic medicine in Trenton, effectively bringing the voice of the profession before state officials and government agencies with constant monitoring of healthcare issues.

NJAOPS Ethics Committee
The Committee is available to review any complaints, disputes or grievances that may arise with patients or third-party carriers before they reach litigation or are reported to the state Board of Medical Examiners. 
 


Information and Publications

NJAOPS Update (e-newsletter)
This electronic weekly newsletter, sent exclusively to members, reports on the activities of the association and news and information important to the medical community. No other news source offers osteopathic physicians the scope of useful detail in such a timely manner.

NJOSTEO.com and AROC.org
Members get access to exclusive members-only section of njosteo.com, the official Web site of NJAOPS, providing professional news, association activities and a wide variety of services, resources and helpful links.

The Journal
NJAOPS' quarterly publication, The Journal, brings you features on the latest medical information, updates from the association and Trenton, and useful articles for efficient, effective practice management, legal updates and more. NJAOPS publishes The Journal in both print format, as well as a tablet-oriented digital version.
 


Member Services

Apple
NJAOPS members enjoy product discounts, a dedicated business team, financing and flexible purchase options, free shipping to your home or office and business workshops and events. Purchase Apple products and accessories at any Apple Store, by email at apple@njosteo.com or by phone at 732-358-8429. Tell the business specialist you’re with “NJAOPS in Monmouth Junction.”

Autos at Dealer Invoice
Offered by Malouf Auto Group of New Brunswick, this program offers a discount on the purchase of a new car. This benefit is available to NJAOPS members, their employees and families. 

Energy Plus
Temporarily closed to new participants. NJAOPS is partnering with Energy Plus to offer members discounts on electricity and natural gas for your home and practice.  Energy Plus provides electricity to both homes and businesses throughout New Jersey so you can sign up all your electricity accounts.  Members with residential accounts are eligible to receive a $25 activation bonus and 3% cash back annually on the supply portion of their electricity bills.  The program boasts savings of at least ten percent on electricity supply costs.  Here at NJAOPS, we know the program works.  Our office signed up for the program and has realized over 10% in savings per month–$5,000 in savings to date.  

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union
Financial Resources offers exclusive NJAOPS member benefits to address the unique financial needs of osteopathic physicians, including a straightforward medical malpractice financing plan, cost-effective 401(k) retirement benefits plan (with up to 35 fund choices), an array of employee benefits solutions, and years of experience in estate planning. 

Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union (HEFCU)
HEFCU gives you the option of supplying your private practice employees with the same benefits offered to employees of New Jersey’s leading hospitals. Besides a full range of deposit and loan products, HEFCU offers no-surcharge access to over 2,000 ATMs in New Jersey, with many more nationwide. This includes PNC, Allpoint, and the Co-op Network ATMs, as well as HEFCU’s own ATMs located in major hospitals. HEFCU offers an attractive Visa credit card program. And its relationship with GMAC Mortgage makes its complete line of mortgage products some of the best available.

MD-Online
The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) and MD On-Line (MDOL) have teamed up to provide your office with a suite of easy-to-use, electronic solutions that will help you speed up reimbursement, improve practice efficiency, and enhance patient care. All NJAOPS members will receive one free month of service.

NJAOPS Gold MasterCard
A valuable compliment to your financial resources with all of the benefits you need and deserve. 

NJAOPS Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Program
Partnering with Gallagher Bollinger Inc., formerly The Woodland Group, one of New Jersey’s premier PLI brokers, this program provides coverage at preferred rates, saving members as much as 50 percent. It includes a complimentary, comprehensive review of your professional insurance needs and a presentation of coverage options. All participating members receive malpractice update newsletters and risk management education that’s often eligible for premium credits. A complete line of professional insurance products are also available at preferred rates. 

PNC Bank Physicians’ Financial Services Program
This program provides a complete set of business services, medical malpractice premium financing at preferred rates, increased transaction limits for handling co-pays and insurance reimbursement payments, medical equipment leasing and office financing, e-Healthcare solutions and more. Contact us for a complete information packet.
 

Professional Counseling
Available for physicians in need of confidential assistance due to alcohol or drug dependency.

Profit Recovery Services
GreenFlag® Accelerator and Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems improves your cash flow by providing the tools you need to recover low-paying and delinquent patient accounts. Transworld Systems acts as an extension of your in-house receivables department, focusing on accounts that are extended beyond payment terms—the ones that take up a majority of your administrative staff’s time. GreenFlag’s services are designed help you maintain good patient relationships, and they allow you to maintain control over your accounts and the recovery process. 

TransAct
Medical-technology background working with practices across the region to increase profitability and decrease overhead.
 

Uniform Advantage
An Exclusive Association Discount has been extended to all current NJAOPS members by Uniform Advantage. Uniform Advantage (UA) prides themselves with providing high quality medical uniforms to professionals around the world. Physician, a medical assistant or other health care professional, UA has the right uniforms to fit your needs. With our vast selection of brand name medical uniforms you are sure to find the right scrubs to fit your needs. 

Vaccine Purchasing Program
Atlantic Health Partners’ group vaccine purchasing program provides practices with tools to better manage vaccine expenses by offering better pricing and purchasing terms for Sanofi Pasteur and Merck vaccines. 

MedXcom 
An innovative night call management and HIPAA secure texting software service. Accessible via a simple to use smart phone app, the MedXcom solution helps put physicians directly in control of their practice, thereby improving risk management and enhancing patient safety. Founded by three highly successful New Jersey physicians, MedXCom streamlines patient/physician interaction and provides several benefits to doctors beyond improved risk management. The night call system initiates caller ID protection for physicians, filters non-urgent calls, provides HIPAA secure texting and records and archives all conversations with patients for 23 years. 

Verizon Wireless
Temporarily closed to new participants. This new affiliation will enable members to receive up to 22 percent off their monthly access fee on qualifying voice plans of $34.99 or higher and up to a 25 percent discount off of qualifying accessories.