Welcome to the CMGMA Website!

Welcome to the official website of the Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA). We are a group of area medical managers who meet once per month to hear presentations respective to our profession. The meetings are a great way to increase your knowledge of current policies and upcoming changes in the healthcare field. We are the regionally chartered affiliate of the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA) for the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.

The comradery, support, and access to a vast wealth of knowledge and experiences from peers are all invaluable benefits of membership. In 2021 we are focusing on managers navigating the new normal in a post pandemic climate.

Our meetings include a presentation on a relevant healthcare management issue delivered by experts in the field. We are currently meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month via ZOOM Meeting platform (12:00-1:00) due to the pandemic and are looking forward to the time that we can gather in person for some informative sessions and fellowship. We have not released speakers for the whole year at this time due to the pandemic. The executive council will continue to evaluate the current climate so that we can book relevant speakers on topics pertaining to the changing pandemic guidance and regulations regarding healthcare. However, we will update you as speakers and topics are confirmed. There are a few meetings which are routine every year, and I am excited to re-visit a few events that we were unable to experience due to the pandemic:
      •Annual Legislative updates with Yarnell Beatty (January);
      •Manager only roundtable discussions (TBA);
      •Hosting SVMIC Boot Camp for managers (TBA);
      •Hosting a fun evening membership drive event (TBA); 
      •Associate Member Vendor Fair;
      •And so much more!

To make it easier for members to maintain membership, dues for manager members have been reduced to $100 for renewal. The 1st year remains free to new members. On that note, we want to continue to increase our membership, and I strongly encourage you to let every non-member manager you are acquainted with know about the free 1st year with CMGMA.Your first year of membership is free!  It is a great way to become acquainted with our group and see the value of membership. Membership is extended to any medical management position.  If you have someone in your organization that will benefit from these meetings, please extend an invitation to them.

In addition to great meeting topics, you will meet new friends and find colleagues who are dealing with some of the same challenges each of us face. CMGMA is a valuable peer-to-peer resource.

Thank you,

Kimberly Brewer
President, CMGMA 2021
Practice Administrator
Chattanooga Family Practice
(423) 648-5011