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Member Benefits

Membership Has Meaning and Value

The SCMS is here to support you in your vitally important role in the family of medicine. Our mission is to fairly and objectively serve as a guardian of community health and wellness while leading and promoting the professional practice of medicine in our region. SCMS uses its resources and expertise, through collaboration and strategic partnerships, to facilitate the best community health possible for citizens of our region.

The need for an active county medical society has never been greater as we strive to carry a united voice on related healthcare issues in this region.

We serve our members, our community and our mission through:


SCMS Leadership advocates in person on your behalf with your Congressional and Legislative delegation to support your Legislative and regulatory issues, especially those that impact the practice of medicine, independently and in collaboration with WSMA/Specialty Societies/AMA and Greater Spokane Incorporated. Issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Medicaid Interpreter services
  • Medicaid ED physician and other reimbursement
  • Medicaid Managed Care implementation
  • ED 7 Best Practices implementation
  • Washington Practitioner Application process and content
  • The repeal of SGR formula of physician reimbursement
  • Four years of WWAMI medical education in Spokane
  • The addition of the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine
  • MQAC Pain Management rules, education, patient treatment
  • PPACA policy development and implementation
  • WSMA Policy for expert witness testimony
  • Changing State law on local health board composition
  • Improving Access to Statewide Care for Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Residency: Expansion of Existing and Addition of New Programs
  • Representation at Annual AMA Advocacy Conference in Washington DC
  • Representation at Annual GSI DC Fly-In
  • Representation at WSMA House of Delegates
  • Representation at Annual WSMA Olympia Summit
Community Engagement and Liaison
Member Specific Resources & Programs
Fostering Collegiality
The Next Generation