Division of Membership and Business Development

The Division of Membership and Business Development oversees membership recruitment and retention activities, health information technology initiatives, development and delivery of business services to support physician practices, association strategic planning, and continuing medical education accreditation activities.

Contacts:

  • Bridget McPhillips, MBA, MAHS, Vice President, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1404, (512) 370-1404 
  • Morgan Cotham, Senior Administrative Assistant, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1339, (512) 370-1339

 Membership Development

  • Develops and implements all TMA membership recruitment and retention activities, and programs for the association, including marketing and promotional campaigns.
  • Provides direct support to TMA members and non-members to encourage and educate about the benefits of membership.
  • Oversees TMA’s Committee on Membership, Medical Student Section (MSS), Resident and Fellow Section (RFS), Young Physician Section (YPS), International Medical Graduates (IMG), and TMA Leadership College (TMALC).
  • Extracts and analyzes data to support development and implementation of TMA recruitment programs, including efforts based upon analysis of member and non-member data, activities targeted to specific audiences, direct mail, and programs in conjunction with county medical societies and the AMA.        

Contact:  Sylvia Salazar, Associate Vice President, Membership & Leadership Development, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1433, (512) 370-1433  

Medical Student Section

  • The MSS is an organized membership section of TMA that helps focus attention on issues unique to Texas medical students
  • Plans and coordinates meetings, communications, and activities for TMA Medical Student Section
  • Works with section leadership to craft policies and draft resolutions for consideration by the TMA House of Delegates.      

Contact:  Karen Kollar, Section Coordinator, (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1448, (512) 370-1448 

Resident and Fellow Section   

  • The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) addresses issues unique to Texas resident physicians.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings, communications, and activities for Resident and Fellow Section
  • Works with section leadership to craft policies and draft resolutions for consideration by the TMA House of Delegates.      

 Contact:   Karen Kollar, Section Coordinator, (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1448, (512) 370-1448 

Young Physician Section  

  • Develops activities and programs relevant to the physician just entering practice.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings, communications, and activities for Young Physician Section
  • Works with section leadership to craft policies and draft resolutions for consideration by the TMA House of Delegates.                

Contact: Melanie Harrison, Section Coordinator, (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1443, (512) 370-1443 

TMA Leadership College

  • TMA established the TMA Leadership College to help ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership within organized medicine
  • Plans and coordinates curriculum, communications, and activities.     

Contact:  Melanie Harrison, Section Coordinator, (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1443, (512) 370-1443  

International Medical Graduate Section

  • The IMG Section was created to promote diversity and integration in Texas medicine and it is devoted to the unique issues and concerns of all IMG physicians
  • Plans and coordinates meetings, communications, and activities.
  • Works with section leadership to craft policies and draft resolutions for consideration by the TMA House of Delegates.     

Contact:  Karen Kollar, Section Coordinator, (800) 880-1300, Ext. 1448, (512) 370-1448 

Practice Management Services

  • Provides practice management services and education.
  • Provides consulting services for all operational aspects of a medical practice including:
    • New practice start-ups
    • Financial and operational assessments
    • Revenue cycle assessments
    • Coding documentation reviews
    • Management hiring and training
    • Interim practice management.
     
  • Serves as an informational source for day-to-day operational issues of a medical practice.
  • Coordinates and provides support for the TMA Council on Practice Management Services.        

  Contact:  Heather Bettridge, Associate Vice President, (800) 523-8776, (512) 370-1434 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

  • Administers the association's CME accreditation program.
  • Fields inquiries about CME standards and accreditation requirements.
  • Coordinates the association's CME issues and Policy.
  • Oversees Compliance with accreditation requirements for TMA sponsored CME activities.         

Contact:  Casey Harrison, Director, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1446, (512) 370-1446 

Health Information Technology (HIT)

TMA’s HIT department works diligently to help Texas physicians through advocacy, education, and resources to ensure physicians have the tools needed to efficiently use health technologies. The adoption and appropriate use of HIT has the potential to bring immediate patient care benefits and contributes to the long-term goal of improved patient safety and clinical outcomes. Currently 76 percent of Texas physicians report the routine use of electronic health records. TMA continues to help members understand and comply with various EHR reporting programs such as those administered by Medicare and Medicaid. 

TMA plays two primary roles to help encourage and support Texas physicians' adoption of health information technology:

  1. Trusted Advisor - providing education, unbiased advice, resources and consulting services to Texas physicians.
  2. Facilitator - facilitating health information exchange (HIE) development in Texas, encouraging physicians to play an integral role in the development of interoperable community-based HIEs.       

Contact:  Shannon Vogel, Director, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1411, (512) 370-1411 

Business Development and Special Projects

TMA is continually working to offer new programs and services that assist physicians with the business side of medical practice.  These include online tools, vendor-supported educational events, and preferred pricing from practice management and lifestyle service vendors, all of which enhance the continuum of services available to TMA physician-members.  

Contact: Belinda Bininger, Director, Advertising and Sponsorships (800) 880-1300, ext. 1423, (512) 370-1423

Marketing

The TMA marketing area is focused on informing members of the full continuum of benefits and services available to them.  The department promotes everything from information and continuing medical education to hands-on help and payment advocacy services. 

  • With help from key areas within TMA (communications, graphics, IT, print shop), this department develops and implements unique marketing campaigns related to TMA services, member benefits, and membership itself.
  • Staffs physician-member services exhibits at internal and external conferences and events (TMA Member Services booths)
  • Manages marketing contracts and with external entities, including digital and print ad buys for the association
  • Provides support to county medical society staff for promotional campaigns and marketing communications.

Contact: Lena Banks, Director, Marketing, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1406, (512) 370-1406 

 

Last Updated On

May 21, 2019