Central Plains Health Care Partnership MSSC established this non-profit organization in 1999 to oversee the operations of Project Access and other not-for-profit activities.

Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance MSSC offers members discounted disability insurance and long-term care insurance policies.

Malpractice Insurance Connection Membership in Kansas Medical Society (KMS) and MSSC enables physicians to obtain liability coverage from the Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO), KMS’s physician-owned malpractice insurance company.

Medical Careers Loan Fund The loan fund, created in 1960, provides medical students with financial assistance in obtaining their medical education.

Medical Provider Resources The goal of this MSSC-operated entity (formerly known as the Kansas Physician Information Verification Program) is to deliver “best practice” services that help physicians and hospitals efficiently respond to the growing demand for credentialing information and other practice management requirements. MPR verifies the credentials of physicians and allied health practitioners seeking membership and/or privileges at participating hospitals or medical facilities at the time of initial application, reappointment or re-credentialing. Providers complete only one standard application, resulting in a reduction of paperwork. Other services available include provider enrollment with insurance plans and Medicare/Medicaid, Kansas licensure renewal and DEA registration or renewal.

Medical Student Emergency Loan Fund The fund was created in 1992, with the assistance of the MSSC Alliance, to provide financial assistance to medical students in need of a short-term, emergency loan. Interest-free loans up to $500 are made for a period of 90 days.

MSSC Alliance In the 1920s, the spouses of physicians created an organization to support the society and its activities. Today, the MSSC Alliance coordinates programs that contribute to the quality of life and health in Sedgwick County.

MSSC Legislative Committee This committee works closely with MSSC’s executive director and KMS staff to continuously monitor legislative issues related to the practice of medicine in Kansas. The committee communicates its positions and concerns to the Sedgwick County Legislative Delegation.

MSSC Meetings Held four times a year, MSSC Membership meetings provide networking opportunities and informative presentations.

MSSC Membership Roster Physician members are listed in the Medical Society’s annual membership roster alphabetically, by their ABMS-recognized specialty and by practice group. The MSSC Roster is distributed each year to MSSC members, Kansas hospitals and most KMS members and sold to pharmacists, pharmaceutical representatives and other related medical professionals.

MSSC NEWS The Medical Society utilizes its monthly MSSC News to distribute, by mail or email, information of interest and importance to Sedgwick County physicians.

MSSC Website The MSSC’s website — www.mssconline.org — includes a Physician Finder option, information about community resources and a Member Communication section.

Patient Referral Service In response to requests from the public for referrals, physician names are provided on a rotating basis by specialty.

Project Access This nationally-recognized program was initiated by MSSC in 1999 and developed through a community coalition to address the needs of low-income, uninsured residents of Sedgwick County. More than half of all MSSC members participate in this physician-led program that efficiently coordinates donated medical care and services provided by physicians, area hospitals, pharmacies and other providers. Community partners include United Way of the Plains, Via Christi Health, Wesley Medical Center, KU School of Medicine-Wichita Residency Clinics, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Wichita City Council, Sedgwick County Commission, pharmacists, dentists, ancillary health care providers and community care clinics.

ProviDRs Care The only physician-owned PPO in Kansas (formerly known as WPPA, Inc.) is a managed health care provider network. Providers and hospitals in Kansas and adjoining states offer their services through ProviDRs Care to self-funded groups, fully insured businesses, insurance companies and third-party administrators. .