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ALMA Strives to unify health professionals advocating quality, culturally- competent, accessible health care for Arizona residents.
Our goals are to promote partnerships and innovation to establish a network of health professionals facilitating access to health care for Arizona residents.
We nurture health professionals involved in education, clinical research and innovative health care delivery systems. Enhance collaboration with Amigos de ALMA to develop sustainable cultural initiatives in medicine, arts, and athletics.
In its formative years, ALMA sponsored free health fairs for the uninsured and under-insured. In 1998 we began providing scholarships to students in health careers and have done so every year since.
ALMA is a growing, well-respected organization that is committed to improving our community while also providing ways for members to benefit professionally and socially.
Be a part of this community of like-minded professionals!
We understand that the current COVID-19 situation is having a tremendous impact, including on health care practices.
Some of our members have reached out to us for information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance that was approved as part of the stimulus package recently passed by Congress. There is an online application using the link below. It’s a relatively short application that you should be able to complete entirely online.
Additionally, CMS is also allowing advance payments for Medicare providers.
To qualify for accelerated or advance payments, the provider or supplier must:
Have billed Medicare for claims within 180 days immediately prior to the date of signature on the provider’s/ supplier’s request form.
Not be in bankruptcy.
Not be under active medical review or program integrity investigation.
Not have any outstanding delinquent Medicare overpayments.
Medicare will start accepting and processing the Accelerated/Advance Payment Requests immediately. CMS anticipates that the payments will be issued within seven days of the provider’s request.
More information is available at:
Attention New members
Please email your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, specialty, profession and place of business directly to Adolfo Echeveste by clicking the link below:
The ALMA 2020 membership dues are due January 1, 2020. Dues may be paid by check addressed to:
PO Box 24152
Tempe, AZ 85285
Dues may also be paid electronically, with additional service fee added, at the links below:
Arizona Licensed Physicians
Practicing physician (MD, DO, NMD) member dues is $300. Payment of annual dues entitles member to one 2020 Gala ticket (not transferable to another person) worth $500. This membership fee also permits member to purchase a companion ticket for spouse/guest to the Gala for the discounted rate of $400 if purchased by Thursday, November 5, 2020. Click here if you are a member and would like to pay your dues.
Amigo De Alma – Corporate Membership
Membership in Amigos de ALMA is open to corporations and businesses that support ALMA’s goals. Annual dues are$500 per calendar year. Amigos de ALMA receive recognition on ALMA’s website, with a logo, contact information, website link, and brief description of the Amigo’s business. Click here if you are a member and would like to pay your dues.
Associate Membership is open to non-Physician Professionals, such as PhDs, RNs, NPs, and PAs. Associate Membership is non-voting is $200. There is a $7 Fee to pay Regular Dues via Credit Card to offset fees. Dues paid members are are welcome at our regular Medical Education Seminar Dinners. Click here if you are a member and would like to pay your dues.
Retired Physicians are welcome to join ALMA at a reduced rate of $25.00 annually. Retired Physician members are voting and are are welcome at our regular Medical Education Seminar Dinners. Click here if you are a member and would like to pay your dues.
Medical Students and Residents
Medical Students and Residents are welcome to join ALMA at a reduced rate of $10.00 annually. Please consider making ALMA a part of your career path as we have made you a special part of our efforts. Your success is crucial to all of us! Click here if you are a member and would like to pay your dues.
ALMA dinner meeting information.
Prospective members may come to 2 meetings to determine if they are interested in becoming a member. To continue to attend they must become ALMA members.
DUE TO COVID-19
RE-SCHEDULED DATE TBD
The ALMA education dinner is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 PM reception, 7:00 P.M. dinner & program.
Megan Avalos Skinlo and Carlos Herrera, SimonMed.
Dr. Frank Sabatelli, MD, Interventional Radiology Specialist.
“Vascular & Interventional Radiology”
email your reservation to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adolfo at 480-720-6509 on a first-come first-serve basis until capacity is reached.
Name healthcare providers attending.
Blue Water Grill
1720 E. Camelback Road
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Call to order – Dinner
Robert Bonillas, MD Introduction of Sponsor & Speaker
Presentation followed by questions & discussion
8:15 PM New member applications if any
Announcements & introductions
8:45 PM Adjourn