NAM News: Aug. 24, 2020
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Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Leadership Positions

NAM Board of Directors
This appointment would be for a three-year term lasting January 2021 to December 2023. Click here to submit your name or to nominate a colleague for consideration. The NAM Board of Directors oversees the activities of the Academy. The Board's primary role is to uphold the Academy's mission and to oversee implementation of our strategic plan. The time commitment is minimal, and does not interfere with your practice, typically meeting six times per year in the evening for two hours.

2021 Delegate to the TMA
NAM delegates will caucus in April before the annual House of Delegates meeting. Delegates will need to attend the House of Delegates meeting on April 10, 2021. Click here to submit your name for consideration.

Stay in the Know With the Foundation's Annual Report

The Medical Foundation of Nashville and Project Access Nashville are thriving and continuing to serve patients and our community! Even amid COVID, we are enrolling more new patients each month than we were at this same time last year, and we have been providing COVID related education and other education to physicians and physicians in training at no cost. The webinar recording below, "Other People's Perspective," is one of the recent webinars made possible by the Medical Foundation of Nashville. 

Webinar Recording - Other People's Perspective

As part of the Nashville Academy of Medicine's continuing webinar series, the Academy featured Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD, MPH, with Meharry Medical College as she shared a presentation on "Other People's Perspective: A different way of looking at health disparities." The content was delivered in a way that is beneficial not only for physicians, but also for their staffs and our community. NAM and MFN are incorporating this into the diversity training for our team, and we invite you to do the same.
Other People's Perspectives

New Audit Requirements for Healthcare Entities Receiving HHS Relief Grants

By KraftCPAs
Healthcare entities that received federal funding related to COVID-19 relief programs may now be subject to single audit requirements under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandums including Provider Relief Fund, the Coronavirus Relief Fund and other HHS programs. More guidance from the OMB is expected to follow on some of these programs.

Nonprofit and Governmental Entities
Nonprofit and governmental entities (i.e., states, local governments and not-for-profits) will be subject to single audit requirements if the entity has annual total federal awards expended of $750,000 or more.

For-Profit Entities
The Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided guidance that for-profit entities (medical practices, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ASCs, etc.) will also be subject to single audit requirements if the entity received annual total awards of $750,000 or more in federal funds. For-profit entities can meet this audit requirement by obtaining a financial audit of an award or multiple HHS programs in accordance with Government Auditing Standards or a full single audit that meets the requirements contained in Subpart F of the Uniform Guidance.

Filing deadlines for the audits are as follows:
Entity Year End
Due Date
June 30-Sept. 30, 2019
15 months from year end
Oct. 31-Dec. 31, 2019
12 months from year end
Jan. 31-Dec. 31, 2020
9 months from year end
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our sponsors:
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Board of Directors:
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD - Board Chair
  • Robin Williams, MD - President
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - President-Elect
  • James Powers, MD - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • David Duong, MD
  • Cindy Le, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, III, MD
  • Gregg Shepard, MD
  • Richard Soper, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, 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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Vanderbilt Invites NAM Members to Participate in Grand Rounds for Free CME

The VUMC Department of Medicine has opened its weekly Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursday mornings to any NAM member physician who wants to watch and get CME credit. We encourage our members to take advantage of this opportunity, and we appreciate the generosity of the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine for serving the physician community in this way. 
Click here to sign-up.

Save the Date! September 29 - Virtual Legislative Reception!

Join NAM as we host a virtual legislative reception on Tuesday, September 29. Mark your calendars for 6:00 p.m., and look for more details in our September NAM News. We look forward to seeing you there!

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