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The History of CMGMA

Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) was founded in 1986.  Our organization is associated with the national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the state of Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA).  Several of our past officers have advanced to serve both on the state and national level.

CMGMA is a not for profit organization. Its membership is comprised of administrators, managers and business associates from a wide range of venues that include solo medical practices, multispecialty groups, hospitals nad health care related businesses.  Currently we have 120 active members in our chapter.

CMGMA's mission is to provide oportunities to our members for education and networking and to advocate the advancement of the medical group management profession.  The organization works within the community to provide a positive influence on the health care industry.  The organization serves as a resource for all facets that contribute to the success of a medical practice or business.

2017 CMGMA Officers

Tim Cheatwood    Liver and Gastroenterology Center    President
Misty Hickman    OB/GYN Centre of Excellence    Vice President
Stacey Albergotti    Southeastern Spine    Past President
Belva Farmer    Associates in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery    Secretary
Kelli Besh    Tennessee Interventional Associates    Treasurer
Stan Reed    Gastroenterology Associates
of Chattanooga, PC
   Chairman of
Regular Membership
James Estes    Payment Pros    Chairman of
Associate Membership
Rae Bond    Medical Society Representative