Day on the Hill
TMA’s annual policy briefing and lobby day in Nashville connects physicians directly with lawmakers so they can advocate for their patients and discuss major issues affecting the medical profession in Tennessee. The 2023 event will be held on Tuesday, March 7.
The event is free for all TMA physician members, medical office staff and healthcare administrators, but registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Thomas at email@example.com.
Transportation for the event is available in the Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson areas. Please contact Alexa Stole at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
Day on the Hill 2022 Recap
Nearly 200 physicians and healthcare advocates from across the state gathered in Nashville on Wednesday, March 23 to bring the voice of medicine to Tennessee legislators at TMA’s Day on the Hill. Prior to the event, several of these issues were effectively settled for the session: Scope of Practice (SB176), TMA’s Covid-19 Clean-Up bill (HB2858), and Audio-Only Telehealth (SB1846). Other pertinent issues physicians lobbied for included: Coverage for Breast Examinations (SB2771/HB2544), Professional Privilege Tax Repeal (SB88/HB519 and SB2524/HB2776), and Step Therapy Reform SB1310/HB677).
“TMA enjoyed a successful day lobbying for good healthcare policies on behalf of our state’s doctors and our patients. It is important that our elected representatives know where their physician constituents stand on issues," said Ron Kirkland, MD, 2021-22 TMA president. “Our goal is for our patients to benefit from this healthy dialogue with reduced costs and increased access to the best care our system can provide." Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the event.