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With more than 25,000 members, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the Commonwealth’s largest physician-led organization and a leading voice in health care policy, public health, and clinical medical education.

Winding Down of COVID-19 PHE Flexibilities and Waivers

This resource summarizes the various wind down timelines for numerous legislative and regulatory flexibilities that were put in place to ease burdens of medical practice posed by COVID-19. Many of these flexibilities were tied to the Public Health Emergency declarations, which are set to expire on May 11.

Supporting MMS Physicians' Well-Being Report

A survey conducted by the MMS raised serious concerns about the stability of the state’s physician workforce and revealed concerning levels of burnout and a heightened desire among physicians in the state to leave medical practice.

Surprise Billing, Patient Notice, and Price Transparency

Learn more about important information regarding physician responsibilities under new federal surprise billing and state patient notice and price transparency laws.

Dismantling Racism in Medicine: Principles to Achieve Racial Equity

The MMS, Mass DPH and the state's four medical schools seek to foster a culture across medicine that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and actively antiracist.

New Member Benefits

The MMS is pleased to launch the MMS Corporate Partners Program to identify beneficial resources and quality vendors to assist members:

  • The MMS Business Card is the Mastercard® World Elite Business Card designed for medical practices that pays up to 2.1% unlimited* cash back in rewards for all purchases. There is no annual fee, free staff cards and vendor rebates. *See terms and conditions
  • GW&K Investment Management offers individually managed tax-sensitive portfolios to satisfy your objectives for risk tolerance, income, and capital appreciation.
  • Panacea Financial offers MMS members discounted origination fee and quick decisions for any Practice Loan plus discounted interest rates for Student Loan Refinance or Personal Loans.
  • Mondee, formally TripPlanet, offers members-only discount pricing on flights, hotels, car rentals and cruises for MMS members, their families and friends.

Learn more about membership and MMS benefits.

Recent News

 CommonWealth Magazine

CommonWealth Magazine: Radical change needed to address physician shortage

September 12, 2023 – "The United States is facing a severe shortage of physicians in the coming years – a crisis that could push our already fractured health care system beyond the brink," writes MMS President Dr. Barbara Spivak.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal: Massachusetts Medical Society elects new president

August 21, 2023 – The presidents of the MMS, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians put out a joint statement to remind parents and guardians “that it is critical” to ensure children are up to date on all required and recommended vaccinations.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe: Want to fix health care burnout? Improve work conditions for doctors and nurses.

July 24, 2023 – In a Massachusetts Medical Society survey, about one-fifth of younger physicians felt they did not matter to their organization.

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