Membership in the Nashville Medical Group Management Association is for anyone who is actively involved in the management of a medical practice or who represents a product that would be of benefit to a medical practice. You may be asking yourself “How does NMGMA benefit me?” This a valid question since there is time involved in attending meetings and other events that take time away from the office. The honest answer is that there is a direct and measureable benefit to membership.
This group allows you to build direct relationships with other medical practice managers which are invaluable as we work together through this maze known as healthcare. There are compliance concerns, new quality reporting requirements, staffing issues and financial obstacles lurking around every corner. It is comforting to know there are others like you who are also navigating these issues as well that you can count on for advice and support.
At our monthly meetings we have wonderful speakers who provide useful information on many of these relevant topics, and more, that affect our day to day operations. Building connections with our affiliate members also proves to be financially savvy because not only are you meeting awesome people you can trust, but it allows you the opportunity to compare services and pricing for the office.
Membership in MGMA also brings the opportunity to grow in the field through the CMPE (Certified Medical Practice Executive) credential. This credential, and ultimately reaching Fellowship status, is a benchmark that can single you out and put you in full view of top physicians and executives throughout the healthcare industry.
4 Great Reasons to Be a Member
1. Mission: The mission of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices and the knowledge and skills of those who lead them. Our goal is to continue with this mission and build on our opportunities as members to meet, learn and grow.
2. Meet: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for medical practices in the Nashville area. You have many opportunities to network with other medical practice professionals, building your contacts, sharing ideas, best practices and solutions to enhance your current job, You are part of a larger community. You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect your professional communities and the viability of your practice.
3. Learn: Interesting and informative speakers at the local monthly meetings provide quality education and useful information on topics that affect the day to day operations of the medical practice. Attendance at State and National MGMA meetings enhance the learning process as well and provide real world, real time topics and strategies that can be implemented immediately when you get back to the office. There is no doubt that you will remain informed about medical practice management strategies in the Nashville area and beyond in a way that saves you time and effort.
4. Grow: Develop and equip yourself to be a dynamic and successful medical group administrator by achieving specialized credentials related to your membership in MGMA. You can showcase your expertise by becoming a Certified Medical Practice Executive and move from leader to thought leader as a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. We will provide you with the information and resources you need to enhance your career with these specialized credentials. Another opportunity to grow professionally comes by serving on the local board of directors at Nashville Medical Group Management Association. Doing so will provide you with the opportunities to learn and practice leadership and meeting management skills that you may need for your resume, professional growth or self-promotion. Opportunities are available on the Board, committees and special projects.