It's Renewal Time: MSMS Has your Back!

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It's Renewal Time: MSMS Has your Back!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

More than 15,000 physicians in all specialties and all practice settings are members of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). They see the value of banding together to speak with one strong voice for the profession and patients.

Physician leaders and expert staff are on duty every day to watch out for you with private and government payers, legislators, and the bureaucracy. MSMS works to smooth out problems in reimbursement processes, supports increased access to care, and opposes inappropriate scope of practice expansion. Among dozens of other things, MSMS has stopped a proposed 3-percent physician tax and enacted legislation to make workplaces, including restaurants, smoke-free. MSMS made those things happen. Nation-leading tort reform, MSMS made it happen.

You have the choice to become as involved in the organization as you want. You can take on leadership roles, or you can financially support the work of MSMS with your dues payment. We need both. Your predecessors in MSMS worked for more than 150 years to build and preserve the profession of medicine and we all need to help do the same for the next generation. It’s what professionals do.

With all of the tools MSMS offers to increase the efficiency of your practice and the 88 percent tax deductibility of your dues, it more than pays for itself to be a member of MSMS.

Who else has your back?

Plus, your MSMS dues are tax deductible as a necessary business expense for Federal income tax purposes. Eight-eight percent (88%) of your dues may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. MSMS estimates that 12% of your 2018 dues will be nondeductible as this portion is allocable to lobbying as defined by law.

If you pay for your 2018 MSMS dues prior to December 31, 2017, you may deduct up to 88% of that as a business expense.

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