NAM News - August 25, 2022
In This Issue

August 25 All-Member Meeting to Focus on Physician Well-Being

NAM members will join TMA members from across the state for the next All Member Virtual meeting taking place Aug. 25 at 6:30 pm CT. The meeting will feature an overview and introduction from TMA President Edward Capparelli, MD followed by a CME presentation on physician well-being from Corey Feist, co-founder and president of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation. The event is free for all NAM and TMA members, but registration is required.

Join Us for Our Resident and Student Social on Sept. 20!

Do you want to learn how to get involved in organized medicine, from the local to the national level? Or, do you just want to know more about the Nashville Academy of Medicine (NAM) and free membership in NAM and TMA for medical students and residents? Join NAM and medical students, residents and fellow leaders from Nashville for all of the above, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thank you to our host and Presenting Sponsor – Kenect Nashville! We will be gathering on their beautiful, private outdoor amenity deck with sunset views. 
Here are some memories from this fun event last year:

Has a Health Plan Kicked You Out of its Network?

TMA Wants to Know About It as Well as Your IDR Experience

Health insurance plans issued network termination letters to several practices and physicians, with hospital-based physicians ostensibly having been the primary targets of these actions. Some members received follow-up letters from the health plans offering to reinstate them into the networks only if they agreed to deep cuts in reimbursement for their services.

If this is happening to you, the TMA advocacy division would like to receive a copy of the termination letter. TMA plans to share the letters with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Please submit letters and feedback to Tabitha Lara, TMA’s Director of Insurance Affairs, by email at
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    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

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Taylor Crawford, MPH
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Anastacia Volz
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