Benefits of HCMS Membership

As an HCMS member you are offered more than 100 benefits and access to numerous TMA member benefits.

HCMS can help you with:

  • Payment assistance and practice management;
  • Continuing education and networking opportunities;
  • Marketing your practice and building your patient base; and
  • Discount offers and saving programs.


Payment Advocacy and Practice Resources

We work with health plans to improve their processes for patients and physicians. Often we discover system-wide problems and collaborate on solutions. This program serves both practices and individual physicians who experience difficulties with reimbursements. Through our Payment Advocacy program, we have collected $26.5 million for members since it first began in 2000. This is a free member benefit.

HCMS has numerous resources to assist in maintaining a successful practice. Let HCMS be your go-to spot for solutions and guidance. Knowledgeable staff can assist you with:



Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

Our grassroots efforts by individual physicians and passion for Texas patients have been the cornerstones of our success at the state and federal capitals and in the courts. Together with the TMA we work to:

  • Repeal harmful and onerous regulations.
  • Provide appropriate funding for physicians services.
  • Invest in prevention.
  • Promote a fair civil justice system.
  • Fight to reduce physicians' time spent contesting claims.
  • Stand up for physicians in important health care lawsuits.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Education

HCMS and TMA offer 80-plus courses to help sharpen physicians' skills in the areas of practice management, technology, quality improvement, and professional growth. CMEs are offered through traditional lectures or webinars at no cost or low cost.


Visibility and Access through Electronic Rosters and Apps

HCMS and TMA now have electronic Roster versions. Membership provides you with access to your colleagues and increases your visibility to them through the following:

  • Physician Directory (Searchable information on physicians practicing in Harris County.)
  • TMA's Find a Physician (Searchable information on physicians practicing in Texas.)
  • DocbookMD (HIPAA compliant mobile application for practicing physicians and their care teams to discuss shared patients.)

Visibility through Networking and Marketing Services

In addition to our Rosters, we offer visibility through our networking events and other marketing services. These opportunities are available to all members at a low cost.


Lead and Volunteer

HCMS and TMA welcome your involvement and encourages you to take advantage of our many opportunities to be engaged. Opportunities include:

  • Branch Society Leadership
  • Young Physicians Leadership
  • First Tuesdays at the Capitol
  • Appointed Positions on HCMS and TMA Committees
  • Elected Positions on HCMS and TMA Boards and Councils
  • Volunteer Opportunities to Provide Community Outreach

Other Benefits and Services

Regardless of your need, we can assist you with either an existing service or direct you to a resource that will meet your needs. For more information, contact Ahuva Terk at 713-524-4267, ext. 329 or ahuva_terk@hcms.org.


Are you new to Houston?

Below are some highlighted benefits which may be of interest to physicians new to the Houston area.
  • Expand your professional collaboration and referral partners by networking with colleagues in your part of town. Click for upcoming HCMS meetings and events.
  • Increase your visibility within membership directories: Physician DirectoryDocbook MD and Find A Physician.
  • Continue your medical education with more than 80 low or no-cost courses, designed to build skills in the areas of practice management, technology, quality improvement, and professional growth. Click for upcoming Continuing Medical Education courses.
  • Get involved in available leadership and volunteer opportunities: Branch Society Leadership, Young Physicians Leadership, First Tuesdays at the Capitol, Appointed Positions on HCMS and TMA Committees, Elected Positions on HCMS and TMA Boards and Councils, and Volunteer Opportunities to Provide Community Outreach. Click for details.
  • If you are looking for a new professional opportunity, visit our Physician Career Center for career opportunities across all specialties, posted by medical practices and hospitals.
  • Discover theater, arts and entertainment around Houston. HCMS members, their families and office staff can access exclusive offers and discounts to theater performances, concerts and sporting events.
  • Buy a car through the HCMS Auto Program. Spare yourself the aggravation and hassle associated with a new car purchase. This program will locate the vehicle you want at the best price; arrange for a test drive at your home or office; and arrange the paperwork so all you need to do is sign. If you want to visit the dealership, we will put you in touch with our contact there.
  • For products and services needed, check out the This is a vendor directory, which includes contact information for staff who cater to the needs of physicians.