April 5, 2022

Celebrating 230 Years

1792 - 2022
TOGETHER WE ARE THE HCMA



To All Our Muslim Members

Ramadan Mubarak
HCMA Active at the Capitol

In addition to the virtual legislative forum held with area state lawmakers in early March 2022, HCMA board members testified on several bills important to the practice of medicine:

  • Dr. Laureen Rubino addressed the Public Health Committee advocating for improvements to the prior authorization process. The current process frequently prevents timely medical treatment and, the costs for medical practices to implement the process is exorbitant. HB 5447 is a step in the right direction towards reducing the costs and alleviating the administrative burden.
  • Dr. Khuram Ghumman testified before the Public Health Committee encouraging its support for a proposal that would allow medical assistants to administer vaccine under the supervision of a physician or nurse practitioner. Connecticut is one of only two states in the nation that does not allow medical assistants to give vaccines and SB 213 would be a tremendous benefit to primary care practices that have difficulty hiring nurses.
  • Dr. Khuram Ghumman also testified on SB 449, a bill that would help make Connecticut a more attractive place to practice medicine by helping to pay-off medical school debts, make the "covenant not to compete" clauses in employment agreements less onerous for employed physicians who work for larger employers, waive the medical license renewal fees for three years, and establish a task force to study the ways medical liability insurance result in increased workload and limit a physician's ability to provide medical care. Other than three absentee votes, the bill had the full support of the Public Health Committee.
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TIME TO RENEW YOUR 2022 MEMBERSHIP
HCMA is the only county organization that provides:
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Political Advocacy
  • Medical Practice Support
  • Professional Support
  • Legal Assistance
  • Organizational Security
  • Group Discounts

Ninety percent (90%) of the medical association dues for 2022 can be deducted as a business expense.

A VOICE FOR PHYSICIANS SINCE 1792
HCMA in Conjunction with Whittlesey
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Employee Retention Credit

Don't Miss Out - Receive Up to $26,000 per Employee
The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is one of the most significant tax credits available to medical practices and businesses in years. Employers impacted by COVID-19 can get up to $26,000 of qualified wages per employee.
Unlike traditional tax credits, this refundable credit is equal to cash. Eligible medical practices can receive thousands and sometimes millions of dollars in refunds.

Medical practices that received PPP loans are eligible for the ERC.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table
Numerous employers and have claimed $1,000,000s under this program. Don’t miss out.

Be sure to register for our webinar to learn more.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
12 noon – 1:00 PM