NAM News - October 2, 2023
In This Issue

Tickets Available for 2023 Physicians Ball

The Board of the Medical Foundation of Nashville invites all Nashville Academy of Medicine members to join in an evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday, October 21st to celebrate physicians while supporting the programs of MFN.
Tickets are selling fast, and we wouldn't want you to miss out! Visit to learn more or click the image below to purchase tickets.  

Hurry, this is your last week to join the Physicians Ball - an event that promises to be the highlight of the year! 

We can't wait to see you there! 
Mission Champion Sponsor:
Access to Care Sponsors: 

Student and Resident Social was a success!

Huge thanks to our gracious host and Presenting Sponsor, Kenect Nashville! We had a wonderful time on their stunning private outdoor amenity deck, complete with breathtaking sunset views. It was fantastic to connect with both familiar and new faces at our annual Student and Resident Welcome Social. 
Special gratitude to Dr. Andrew Watson, 2023 TMA President, for presenting at the event about the importance of getting involved in local and state levels.   
We were honored to have many of our NAM and MFN board leaders in attendance, who were able to encourage the medical students and residents about the importance of staying involved in organized medicine.

New Webinar Series for Students and Residents

Exciting News for Students and Residents!
We're thrilled to announce the launch of the "Bridging the Gap" Student and Resident Webinar Leadership Series, co-hosted by TMA and NAM. Starting today, October 2nd, at 6pm, continuing every Monday throughout October, this series promises to empower the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. 

October 9th is the Deadline to Appeal MIPS Data

Medical practices are urged to review 2022 MIPS performance feedback, to determine if there are errors before an October 9 deadline. This information will determine whether physicians will receive a positive, neutral or negative payment adjustment on Medicare services furnished in 2024.

 The AMA has heard alarming reports of physicians facing MIPS penalties in 2024 for the first time since the program started. If your review identifies errors, you can submit an appeal before October 9 at 8 pm.

For information about how to request a targeted review, please refer to the 2022 Targeted Review User Guide (PDF).

Your findings can also help AMA and TMA advocate against Medicare physician payment cuts in 2024. Practices are urged to share de-identified score and corresponding payment adjustment information.

This will inform our understanding of the impact of MIPS on physician payment in 2024 and can help us in our conversations with the administration and Congress. Please share your information by emailing the AMA Advocacy staff at

Physicians can view their 2022 MIPS Performance Feedback information on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website using their HCQIS Access Role and Profile (HARP) credentials. The CMS Payment Adjustment User Guide (PDF) walks through the process of accessing and downloading performance feedback.
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Gregg Shepard, MD 
    Board Chair
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD
  • Parul Goyal, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, III, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD 
  • Duane Smoot, MD

Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
Senior Director

Taylor Crawford, MPH
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Jessica Miller, MS
Director of Physician and Community Engagement
Anastacia Volz, MPA
Executive Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
Erica Brahan
Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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Save the Dates for Our Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars for some of these annual events that are coming up! We hope to see you at one or more of these! Details will be emailed to all members before these events, and will also be included in upcoming editions of NAM News.
  • November 14: Legilsative Reception
  • December 7: Holiday Open House - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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