The Medical Society's Governmental Affairs Committee and delegates to TMA and AMA monitor legislation and regulatory activities in Nashville and Washington, DC, and advocate for the interests of physicians and their patients.
The Medical Society holds several annual events for members, including a President's Reception in January, a Family Picnic each spring/summer, membership events, and the Denim and Diamonds gala to support Project Access and other programs each spring.
Through Project Access, Medical Society members provide charity health care to low-income uninsured residents and have access to health care resources, such as hospital services, for their own uninsured patients. Project Access has coordinated nearly $175 million in health care services since its inception in 2004. Currently nearly 1,000 physicians participate.
Matching talent with opportunity, our placement service provides temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire employees. We take care of all the administrative aspects of finding new employees including recruiting, interviewing, background checks and screening. Medical Society members receive favorably discounted rates. Call MPS at 622-2872.
The annual Medical Society membership directory is the area's leading source for physician information, with 2,000+ copies in use by the hospitals, physicians, and other professionals. Only CHCMS members are listed.
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Newsletters, emails and active social media accounts keep you informed of timely developments that impact medical practices in Chattanooga. The Physician Referral Service, free to our members and the public, provides hundreds of referrals yearly in the specialty and area requested.
The Society works to improve the quality of life in our community. Letters to the editor, guest spots on TV and radio talk shows, magazine articles and other venues advocate for physicians and public health.
The Medical Society produces the weekly “Ask a Doctor" column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and works with area news media to promote physicians as they work to improve the quality of life in our community.
A team of healthcare lawyers employed by the Tennessee Medical Association pursue physician rights in every legal and regulatory forum, and give members personal access to expert legal and compliance guidance. CHCMS/TMA member physicians can access the TMA Law Guide with their membership information.
This NCQA-certified service is owned by CHCMS, TMA and the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. TPQVO provides one-stop credentials verification services for medical/professional staff appointment and reappointment.