The Voice of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania!
Member Benefits and Services
Legislative representation -- POMA is your advocate to Pennsylvania legislators, governmental bodies, third-party payors and health-related organizations. We monitor proposed legislation and regulations and either actively promote their passage or work for their defeat. Copies of legislative bills are available online. A lincak can be found on our website.
Educational opportunities -- To help you fulfill your continuing medical education requirements, POMA holds an annual scientific symposium worth over 40 Category 1 AOA CME credits. POMA district/society programs throughout the state, offer additional opportunities to earn AOA CME credits.
Information -- POMA publishes a quarterly professional journal offering medical case studies and reviews, as well as information on the association and osteopathic medicine. Email is more important than ever - members can access timely news articles and district meeting notices this way, and we are offering the POMA Newsletter and our annual membership directory online. Important information is also available on the POMA website, and be sure to check out our new Facebook page under Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. As a POMA member, you can also access your CME credits, register for the POMA Clinical Assembly, and pay membership dues online at www.poma.org.
Benefits program -- POMA's program includes disability income protection insurance, excess major medical insurance, accidental death and dismemberment policies and overhead expense insurance. We continually explore new programs that will benefit POMA members and osteopathic medical students.
Peer review and advocacy -- POMA acts as an advocate for individual physicians in any problem a D.O. may encounter with private insurers, third-party payers, Medicare and the Department of Public Welfare. Every POMA member can request impartial peer review by osteopathic physicians in ethics and grievance cases and insurance disputes.
Impaired Physician Program -- POMA offers peer support for the troubled physician through an affiliation with the Physicians' Health Programs.
Opportunities to participate in organizational affairs -- POMA members throughout the state can present their concerns to their individual district leadership, to the various POMA committees and, if necessary, through the district to the POMA House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the association. POMA members interested in serving on a committee should respond to the call for committee members, which will appear on the POMA website, and is published each year in the POMA Newsletter.
POMA Membership Application
If you are interested in becoming a member of the POMA, please click here to join online. You may also download the POMA membership application, print out the form and send it to: POMA Central Office, 1330 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2395 or fax (717) 939-7255.
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