What are the benefits of membership?

Membership in the Memphis Medical Society and the Tennessee Medical Association aligns you with more than 9,000 physicians across the state of Tennessee. The primary mission of MMS / TMA is to serve as the main advocate for physician members in the state legislature, to the insurance industry and to the regulatory authorities. The MMS / TMA provide ongoing educational opportunities to physicians in all specialties and stands as a vital information resource for today’s practicing physicians. We provide legal and governmental consultation, public relations and policy development support, practice management services and a voice in ever-evolving practice of medicine to every member of the organization. The Memphis Medical Society and Tennessee Medical Association are membership organizations. The services we offer and the activities we become involved in are at the direction of the membership. Funds to support these activities are generated primarily through membership dues.

As a member of The Memphis Medical Society, you have an opportunity to influence how medicine is practiced now and in the future. 

 

 

 

POLITICAL ACTION

  • Keeping members informed of medical-political issues that affect the practice of medicine
  • Supporting candidates in harmony with the medical profession

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS

MULTI-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Providing awards foundation grants and scholarships for deserving medical students
  • Promoting education and research in the field of medicine
  • Providing physician speakers, free of charge, to community groups
    Membership in the Tennessee Medical Association is a sound investment that protects you and your practice. Increase your personal influence in today’s medical marketplace by joining with your peers across the state to strengthen medicine’s unified voice.

Benefits of the Tennessee Medical Association include:

LEGISLATIVE, LEGAL AND REGULATORY REPRESENTATION

  • A strong voice and leadership in Tennessee’s General Assembly through TMA’s Legislative Committee, an in-house staff of government affairs experts
  • Legal assistance and advice through on-staff attorneys and through the TMA Physician’s Guide to Health Law and Practice Management
  • Constant monitoring of and reporting on the state medical regulatory boards and agencies
  • One of the state’s most respected and revered political action committees, IMPACT, Independent Medicine’s Political Action Committee – Tennessee

PEER-TO-PEER INTERACTION

  • Special sections to address the needs and interests of young physicians, medical students and physicians on organized hospital medical staffs
  • Online forums for idea exchange and peer communication
  • Annual meetings to debate and develop politics that will help shape the practice of medicine in Tennessee
  • The opportunity to participate in TMA’s committee structure which develops recommendations to guide the Association

PUBLICATIONS AND SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Tennessee Medicine – TMA’s monthly socio-economic magazine and scientific journal
  • TMA Chart – TMA’s monthly membership newsletter
  • TMA’s website – http://www.tnmed.org/
  • Legistat – a weekly update of happenings and successes during the legislative session

SPECIAL SERVICES

  • Regional seminars on practice management and professional issues
  • TMA managed care contract review service
  • TMA/Passport One Source, online patient insurance verification program