NAM News - October 4, 2022
In This Issue

October brings four virtual insurance workshops to help your practice.

In October, TMA is offering a virtual Insurance Workshop Series. Participants will gain critical knowledge and understanding about E/M documentation, avoiding appeals and recoupments, proper coding and more. Purchase any individual webinar for $65, or bundle all four for a discounted price of $199. Attendees can earn up to 1.5 CEUs per webinar. 
  • Today: October 4: Documentation Guidelines: Additions, Deletions, Revisions and Everything in Between
  • October 11: E/M Documentation Challenges
  • October 18: Importance of an Internal Audit Process
    (Protection from Audits/Takebacks) 
  • October 25: Incident-to Billing  
Learn more or register here:
Register Here for October Insurance Workshops

Our Resident and Student Social was a success!

Thank you to our host and Presenting Sponsor – Kenect Nashville! We enjoyed every minute on their beautiful, private outdoor amenity deck with sunset views, and it was great to catch up with so many new and returning members! 
We appreciate Dr. Gregg Shepard, our 2022 NAM President, and Dr. Leah Jesse, Immediate Past Chair of the TMA Resident and Fellows Section, for sharing with all attendees about the value of getting involved in the local and state levels!

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.
  • December 1: Holiday Open House - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • January 24 or 26: 2023 President's Reception 
  • March 7: 2023 Day on the Hill

TMA Joins Medicare Physician Payment Letter

TMA has signed on to a letter from national and state medical societies to congressional leaders to draw attention to the mounting financial instability of the Medicare physician payment system. In addition, TMA sent personal correspondence to the Tennessee congressional delegation and made personal phone calls to office staffers about this topic. TMA and the Academy will continue to monitor this issue and inform members with updates. You can read the letter here
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - 
    Board Chair
  • Gregg Shepard, MD -
  • Michael Beckham, MD President-Elect
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD 
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Duane Smoot, MD
  • Carl Willis, 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

Anastacia Volz
Executive Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
Erica Brahan
Assistant Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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