NAM News - June 30, 2021
In This Issue

NAM Honored by TMA House of Delegates

The Tennessee Medical Association House of Delegates met on May 22 to hear committee reports, present and vote on new resolutions and bylaws, install the 2021 president, and hold elections for speaker and vice speaker. NAM sent the largest delegation of representative members from a component medical society.
TMA Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Timothy Wilson presented the day's final resolution, honoring and commending the Nashville Academy of Medicine for 200 years of service and congratulating our past and current members on the association's bicentennial anniversary. View the proclamation here.
TMA Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Timothy Wilson recognizes NAM's 200th anniversary
TMA Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Timothy Wilson recognizes NAM's 200th anniversary
NAM delegation and physician leaders from TMA
NAM delegation and physician leaders from TMA

Tickets Now on Sale for Bicentennial Gala on Oct. 2!

Join us on Oct. 2 and be transported back in time with our 1821 Opening Cocktail Reception, sponsored by KraftCPAs. Browse through historical memorabilia and archives of physicians and medicine in Nashville, and enjoy period-appropriate and contemporary cocktails.
Distinguished guests will then step into the modern, 2021-inspired gala with a formal dinner and dancing celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Nashville Academy of Medicine.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the momentous occasion of the founding of the first medical society in Tennessee and 200 years of physicians serving in Nashville! Purchase your early-bird tickets today – discount ends on Aug. 1!
Early Bird Ticket on Sale Today!

Submission Period Begins July 1 for TennCare EHR Incentive Program

The final submission period for the TennCare EHR Incentive Program begins July 1. Your Meaningful Use and Electronic Clinical Quality Measures data must come from 90 consecutive days between Jan. 1 and July 31.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. CST on Sept. 30. Email with questions regarding 2021 attestations. Click here to read the whole TennCare EHR Newsletter with more details.

Member Alert: New Laws Effective Immediately

The following eight laws enacted by the 2021 General Assembly are effective immediately. Detailed descriptions about each of the new laws are available on the TMA website. Contact the TMA Legal Department at 800-659-1862, ext. 1645, or with any questions.
  • Disposition of Fetal Remains – PC 348
  • Behavioral Health Services & Telemedicine – PC 191
  • Certified Medical Assistants Employed by Ambulatory Outpatient Hospital Clinics (includes physician practices owned by a hospital) – PC 396
  • Controlled Substance Violation or Sexual Offense Impacts Licensure Status – PC 461
  • Standard Medical Care for Gender-Dysphoric or Gender-Incongruent Minors – PC 460
  • Records of School Vaccines – PC 169
  • Orders for Home Health Care by APRN or PA – PC 124
  • Microneedling by Aesthetician – PC 376
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Robin Williams, MD -
    Board Chair
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - President
  • Gregg Shepard, MD - President-Elect
  • Michael Beckham, MD - Secretary/Treasurer
  • David Duong, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Carl Willis, 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 Development

Taylor Crawford
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Kelly Smith
Director of Physician Engagement

Anastacia Volz
Director of Project Access Nashville Specialty Care
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