The mission of the Utah Medical Association is to represent and advocate for medical and osteopathic physicians and their patients; to promote public health, safety and wellness; to foster collegiality and unity among Utah physicians and to support them by providing continuing education, practice resources and service opportunities.
  •     UMPAC Golf TournamentFriday, June 13, 2014 at the Old Mill Golf Course in Salt Lake County, 7:00am - 2:00 pm. To register, CLICK HERE. For more info, contact Mark Brinton at UMA.
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  •        Save the DateUMA House of Delegates
    September 19-20, 2014
    Thanksgiving Point
    Lehi, Utah
  •     Defending QualityUMA lobbying and regulatory monitoring helps Utah physicians deliver high quality care without undue interference
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  •     Communicating with CareUMA will keep you informed of important developments in health system reform and local medical issues
  •     Benefits That MatterUMA Membership Benefits help you make the most of your career while saving you money
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Member Directory

This directory is available to UMA members only, but includes contact information for all physicians in the UMA database (including non-members). Please report any outdated information to UMA. >> Access the Directory.

 

Event Calendar

Controlled Substances Course Info
UMPAC Golf Tournament

April 2014

25 Emergency Medical Services Conference
Salt Lake City, IHC (6.75)

25-26 Advanced Trauma Life Support
ACS, Salt Lake City, (17.0)

25-27 Perioperative Echocardiography Review Course
Salt Lake City, UUCME (22.75)

26 Certified Medical Examiners Course
Salt Lake City, AAFP (8 AOA/AAFP)

Physician Futures Meeting Examines ACOs, Doctor Unions, etc.

About 100 UMA member physicians from all over the state gathered recently to examine the future of private practice, employed practice and various options for maintaining physician choice and the patient/physician relationship. A video of the meeting (in 2 parts) is available here to UMA members (Login required). Also available is a survey that can be taken to help UMA discover how best the Association can assist physicians in the newly emerging health care system.

2014 UMA Physicians of Utah Directory Now Available

The 2014 Physicians of Utah Directory has been created and has been emailed to UMA Member physicians. The directory file (PDF) is also available on this website to UMA Members (must log first) by clicking the "Physician Referral Directory" link under the Membership tab above. Each UMA member is granted a single concurrent user license to use the Directory file. Members who wish to share the file with other users (office staff, etc.) can purchase additional licenses for 1/2 the regular price. Non-members can purchase a license for the Directory for $70/license.

Full Dues Discount for Choosing Auto Renew

UMA Full Members who do not qualify for any other discount are eligible to save 7.5 percent off their annual UMA dues if they will sign up for Automatic Dues Renewal via an automatic withdrawal from either a checking or savings account. The withdrawal can be set up to occur in either December or January of each year. Those who already qualify for discounted dues can also sign up for auto renewal, but no additional discount is available.

No more invoices, no more nagging, no more worry. Save a tree and sign up for automatic renewal today.

Contact UMA if you have additional questions.

HIPAA Privacy & Security Regs for Physicians

Just when you thought professional regs couldn't get more complicated, more compliance requirements have appeared on the horizon. HIPAA privacy and security rules are now updated and revised. And by the federal government's own admission, the new rules are the most comprehensive set of changes in HIPAA since they were originally adopted.

All covered entities, including physicians who transmit or store potential health information, must be in compliance with these news rules by Sept. 23, 2013. In broad brush strokes, the changes address:

  • Notice of privacy practices requirements.
  • Disclosure of protected health information (PHI).
  • Mandated policies and procedures.
  • Business associate agreements.
  • Enforcement and penalties.

UMA surveyed members to assess the need for assistance in complying with these new regulations. As a result, UMA has compiled a few local resources that are available to assist:

*(Recommended by one or more survey respondents. UMA has not vetted these sources)

Video of UMA Special 2013 Meeting on Physician Choice & Competition Online

UMA held a special meeting with members to discuss the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Physician Choice and Market Competition in Healthcare. The meeting was held on April 25, 2013 at the SouthTowne Expo Center in Salt Lake City and featured Jeff Goldsmith, MD, and Mark Levin, MD, as special guest speakers. A video of the meeting is available here. Dr. Goldsmith's white paper on the Future of Medical Practice can also be found here. (Member logon required for both links.)


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