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Why Become a Member of the NYSPMA?

Membership provides you with a strong voice in the state legislature on insurance affairs, medical and hospital practice, managed care, scientific affairs, and public health, as well as the voice and conscience of more than 1200 members who support podiatric medicine—over 80% of the podiatrists in New York State. Read a list of our legislative accomplishments and ongoing efforts. Your membership strengthens your practice and contributes to the profession of podiatry today and in years to come.

Watch the video to hear what some of our members have to say! 

Membership also provides you with the following benefits and services:

National Association Membership

Included in the membership dues structure is membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association, which brings with it federal level activities and publications such as The Journal of the APMA, and the monthly APMA News.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

New York licensees must obtain at least 50 validated CME credit hours every 3 years. By fully attending NYSPMA's annual Clinical Conference, you can meet these requirements. As an NYSPMA member you can attend these conferences without a fee in many cases, or at substantially reduced fees.

Clinical Conference

Arguably the premier statewide conference of its kind, the podiatric products and services trade show held in conjunction with this Conference offers an opportunity to order from quality vendors efficiently and economically.

Watch the video to hear to some of the great value our Clinical Conference has to offer! 

Allen M. Jacobs, DPM, of St. Louis, MO, is a nationally recognized author, researcher, noted authority of surgery of the foot and one of NYSPMA’s acclaimed speakers for the Clinical Conference & Exhibition.

Watch the video to learn why he believes the Clinical Conference offers some of the greatest scientific programs in the industry.

Insurance Assistance

Ongoing dialogue with insurance carriers for the purpose to maintain sound medical policies for podiatric services provided.

Representation on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and the Medicare Medical Advisory Committee.

Free information and consultation on Medicare/Medicaid issues, third party payers, hospital privileges, ethics, and managed care issues.

Monitoring of third party carriers, HMOs, and Medicare and Medicaid programs, including intercession on behalf of members with these groups.

Political Action

Member participation under the guidance of one of New York State's top government affairs firms.

Communications

Members receive the electronic President's Message, a weekly update of association activities from the President of the Board of Directors, providing valuable information about projects the Association is undertaking, upcoming events, and helpful articles for your practice. 

The NYSPMA Website, your ultimate source of information from the NYSPMA. All information is continuously updated so that you can get information almost as quickly as we receive it. The Website includes breaking news, information about legal issues and insurance issues, legislative news, patient education, Clinical Conference information, links to related podiatry sites, CME credit information, classifieds, and educational opportunities.

List Serve Email sent between association members and the association, enabling Q&A,comments, and general interaction among association members. It is an immediate and direct way to inform our members about critical breaking information.

Professional Service Programs

Public relations activities statewide on behalf of NYSPMA, frequently in conjunction with like-minded organizations like American Diabetes Association, NY State Diabetes Coalitions and more.

Fellowship

Isolation can be dangerous to your professional health. NYSPMA provides interaction and education through meetings, conferences and publications. The fellowship of NYSPMA membership contributes to the success of a busy practitioner.

Young Members Program

NYSPMA is committed to meeting the needs of young physicians, those podiatrists who graduated from podiatric medical school in the past 10 years, including residents! NYSPMA’s Young Members Program was established to make sure the next generation of podiatric leaders have a voice within the organization.

Discounts and other programs

Click here for the Discount Program page.

Podiatry Protection Program (PPP)

Extensive legal services for a nominal fee including:

  • Coverage of legal costs for investigations, claims and other proceedings by multiple agencies including the NYS Office of Professional Discipline, Medicare and Medicaid, insurance companies and HMOs
  • Protection against complaints, proceedings and the like by HIPAA, OSHA, Workmen's Compensation, IPRO and OCR
  • Opportunity for consultations on general legal issues like contracts, leases, medical records retention, patient privacy and more
  • Additional legal representation at a preferred billing rate

Avis Rental Car Discounts

When you rent from Avis, you can take advantage of year-round savings! Avis offers New York State Podiatric Medical Association members great money-saving coupons on top of special weekend, weekly and monthly rates.

CenStar Energy Utility Savings Program

NYSPMA has partnered with CenStar Energy to save you money on your utilities.

Dell Discounts

NYSPMA Members will find deep discounts totaling hundreds of dollars of savings with Dell! NYSPMA members are eligible for enrollment in Dell Advantage Loyalty Program- 5% eGift-card and free 2nd business day shipping.

GenCare Systems, Inc.–Fit Patients with Therapeutic Shoes & Inserts at a Profit to You

In conjunction with NYSPMA, GenCare Systems, Inc.—a rapidly expanding healthcare company, which provides Therapeutic Shoes, Diabetes Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment nationwide—announces a new program of interest to NYSPMA members. Become a member to learn more!

Insurance Program

We’ve partnered with USI Affinity, a national leader in insurance member benefits, to create a convenient and secure member portal where you’ll find competitively priced medical, disability and personal insurance coverage for you, your family and for your business. 

Online Career Center

Whether you are an individual looking for a new job opportunity or you're an employer who needs to fill a vacancy, NYSPMA's Online Career Center is the place to start! The electronic job board offers free job searches and low-cost ads and resume postings to members.

Podiatry Insurance Company of America

Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) is the nation's leading provider of professional liability insurance for podiatrists in the U.S. Discount attendance at a PICA approved risk management seminar or home study purchase earns a 10% renewal premium discount. NYSPMA members receive an additional 5% premium discount for attending the PICA risk management presentation at the NY Podiatric Clinical Conference or the APMA annual meeting (maximum risk management discount is 15% per policy period).

PRESENT Courseware LLC - Free On Line CME

Take advantage of a unique membership opportunity offered to NYSPMA members only by PRESENT Courseware LLC, to earn CMEs online--for free! The PRESENT series includes 4 free practice management lectures for members, plus full access to their 192+ Diabetes, Diabetic Foot and Wound Care lectures.

Staples Business Advantage – "Incredible Catalog" of Discounted Items

NYSPMA has partnered with Staples Business Advantage to provide members with a full range of products and services with impressive savings on thousands of items! 

You can use Staples to lower your office purchase costs substantially. Staples offers more than just office supplies—they also carry furniture, technology, promotional products, janitorial supplies and more. Additional benefits to members include dedicated account management and customer service, fast and free delivery, and several options for easy ordering. 

TicketsatWork

Through TicketsatWork, members can receive discounts and special access to theme parks and attractions including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, Disneyland®, SeaWorld®, Six Flags, and Cirque du Soleil! TicketsatWork also offers savings on car rental, hotels, tours and attractions across the US as well as on local movie tickets, sporting events, and other special events.

Use of the official NYSPMA Member logo.