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December 20, 2019

In This Issue

Top Ten Highlights of 2019!

As 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at another amazing year. Click here to see the top 10 highlights from 2019. Thank YOU for helping us achieve such outstanding success in 2019. We look forward to everything we will accomplish together in 2020!

President's Reception on January 30

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 and look forward to 2020. We will install Robin Williams, MD as our 2020 President and honor members who have been practicing medicine for 50 years. Members, click here to register.

NAM Launches Partnership with NMGMA>

This month, we announced a partnership with the Nashville Academy of Medicine and the Nashville Medical Group Management Association to encourage physicians and their practice managers to get engaged in their professional associations. We are honored to be here as a key resource for all Nashville area physicians, and to partner with the NMGMA as an outstanding resource for our practice managers! Thank you to Laura Watkins, president of NMGMA, and to the full NMGMA board for partnering with us in this exciting way!

TMA Offering New Online Prescribing Course

For doctors with a state medical license expiring in 2020, time is running out to earn state medical board-required CME hours in proper prescribing. You need to have this course completed by December 31, 2019.

TMA’s NEW proprietary, accredited course, "Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee," includes a comprehensive look at combating prescription drug abuse in Tennessee, along with updates on prescribing laws in 2019.

Federal Comment Period Closing Soon for Block Grant

Federal officials are seeking the public's input on Tennessee's revised plan for its Medicaid program, TennCare. Comments can be submitted online through December 27 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • You can read more about the proposal here.
  • Comments can be submitted here
  • TMA Issues Statement on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal 

Volunteer Opportunity: Doctor of the Day

NAM members and other physicians throughout the state will volunteer through TMA every Tuesday between January 14 and April 14 to serve as Doctor of the Day.
Volunteers spend one day at the capitol and have the unique opportunity to interact with legislators on the House and Senate floors, attend committee meetings and get a first-hand look at the legislative process.  Learn more or sign up here.

Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
2019 Board of Directors:
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
    Board Chair
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Robin Williams, MD
  • Richard Soper, MD
    Secretary / Treasurer
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Rodney Lewis, MD
  • Jim Powers, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Gregg Shepard, MD
Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg
Senior Director
of Membership and Grants

Taylor Crawford
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

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