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The WSMA provides resources on a host of topics—from legal to leadership, from clinical quality to practice support and more—so that you can spend more of your time delivering quality care.

In the Resources section you will find:


Find a Doctor

Find a physician or physician assistant near you by searching our database of more than 11,000 members. Find a Doctor


Advance Care Planning

Resources and tools to help patients and physicians have and document conversations about wishes regarding future medical care. Advance Care Planning

Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest

Inspiring adults of all ages to create their personal end-of-life care plans, with tools they need to get started and guidance for sharing those plans with their loved ones and health care teams. Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest

Advance Directives

Helping ensure your wishes for future medical care are known, valued, and honored. Advance Directives

POLST

POLST, or Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, helps give seriously ill patients more control over their care. POLST

Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition

A broad-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated to helping patients, clinicians, and caregivers improve the way we prepare for and treat serious illness. Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition


Physician Wellness

Programs and resources to help strengthen resilience and help you thrive professionally in today’s health care environment. Physician Wellness


Better Prescribing, Better Treatment

Physicians are leading efforts in Washington state to promote safe, appropriate prescribing. Better Prescribing, Better Treatment

Program Overview

A physician-led, peer-to-peer, non-punitive initiative aimed at encouraging safe opioid prescribing. Now expanded to include benzodiazepines and sedatives. Program Overview

Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast

WSMA’s new podcast to support safe prescribing of opioids and controlled substances. Better Prescribing, Better Treatment Podcast

Opioid Prescribing Rules and Guidelines

Information on new state opioid prescribing requirements and state and federal opioid prescribing guidelines. Opioid Prescribing Rules and Guidelines

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Get started prescribing buprenorphine with these resources. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder


Prior Authorization

New state rules to streamline the process for medical services and prescription drugs are in effect. Find out what you need to know. Prior Authorization


Physician Credentialing

Starting June 2018, new state rules go into effect that will standardize and streamline physician credentialing. Make sure you make the most of these requirements. Physician Credentialing


Turn to the WSMA's online knowledge bank for legal resources. You help your patients, and we'll help you understand the law. Legal

Washington Physicians’ Guide to Health Law

An easy-to-use online guide of the many laws commonly encountered in a medical practice. Washington Physicians’ Guide to Health Law

Contracting

Designed to help you review and understand the terms of contractual agreements you are considering entering into, whether it be for employment or with a payer or network sponsor. Contracting

Peer Review and Medical Staff

Helping you build an understanding of important concepts such as peer review, just culture and the role of the medical staff. Peer Review and Medical Staff


Health Equity

Caring for others means providing equitable care for all. Health Equity

Health Equity in Medicine Podcast

Free member benefit meets state requirement for health equity CME. Nonmember pricing available. Health Equity in Medicine Podcast

Health Equity M&M Webinar Series

Providing a framework for recognizing and examining our own biases. Health Equity M&M Webinar Series

Leadership Development and Action Collective

Guidance for those positioned to facilitate change in their organizations. Leadership Development and Action Collective

Inclusive Language and Health Equity Resources

Resources for medical professionals to learn about building trust with their patients. Inclusive Language and Health Equity Resources

Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund

An endowment to build a more diverse physician population. Scholarship and Diversity Advancement Fund

On-Demand Webinars

Catch up on our health equity webinars to date. On-Demand Webinars

Caring for Your LGBT Patients

Providing comprehensive and culturally competent care for the LGBT community. Caring for Your LGBT Patients

Caring for Your AAPI Patients

Caring for, and advocating for, Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples. Caring for Your AAPI Patients

Holding Your Own Health Equity M&M

Foster conversations among your peers within your practice or organization. Holding Your Own Health Equity M&M

DEI Committee

Incorporating a diversity, inclusion, and equity lens to everything we do. DEI Committee


Balance Billing

What you need to know to ensure your practice or organization is in full compliance with new state rules. Balance Billing


Medical Professionals Living with Disabilities

Assisting medical students, physicians, physician assistants and others living with disabilities in Washington state. Medical Professionals Living with Disabilities

Medical School Disability Resources

Assisting medical students in Washington. Medical School Disability Resources

Additional Disability Resources

Working to meet the needs of Washingtonians. Additional Disability Resources


Medical Examiner Certification Training

Meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiners. Medical Examiner Certification Training


Career Center

Employment opportunities for clinicians and administrators; services available; practices for sale or lease; and more. Career Center

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