The Tennessee Medical Association offers aggressive pursuit of physician rights in every forum as well as personal access to a multitude of legal services including the online Law Guide, one of our biggest values to members. We advocate in court, represent physicians on state and federal regulatory boards and committees, and offer compliance guidance, legal consultation,* hospital medical staff and managed care and employment contract assistance.
*Due to its tax-exempt status, the TMA cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual members.
Law Guide TMA’s popular online guide to TN health law and practice management. This feature is easy to navigate and a helpful search feature making this the signature resource for medico-legal information for TMA members.
HIPAA Compliance Training TMA helps medical practice employees learn how to understand and navigate HIPAA laws and apply them to real-life scenarios with a new training course, Employee HIPAA Training: Maintaining Privacy and Security.
Doctor Shopping Guide This guide helps physicians with meeting their responsibility to report drug-seeking patients under Tennessee law.
Supervising Physician Toolkit Our toolkit will help you stay in compliance with regulations governing your role as a supervisor of an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant.
ERISA Physician Toolkit TMA’s new Employment Retirement Income Security Act Toolkit is full of samples for filing appeals, claims and complaints. It also gives resource descriptions to help you with what you need.
Physician Contingency Plan TMA's Physician Contingency Plan helps protect our members and their patients in the event of an unexpected inability to continue practice.
Legal Resources Library Get more out of your membership from our list of legal resources: valuable for any medical practice and physician in Tennessee healthcare.
Medical Audit Toolkit This toolkit provides practical information and tips to guide physicians in anticipating medical audits, responding to auditor's requests for medical records, and appealing erroneous audit findings.
Guide to BCBS Professional Agreement The TMA legal department has developed a summary guide to the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. Professional Agreement (or Contract). The resource gives members an executive summary of the provisions of the Agreement, an analysis of some terms, and discussion of potential pitfalls in this or any managed care contract.