Holmes joins AMS as Physician Outreach Specialist

Tereasa Holmes, CMPE, has joined the Arkansas Medical Society as a physician outreach specialist. She has over 25 years’ experience in all phases of clinical practice management, and in her role, she will be a liaison for our members needing assistance with Medicaid. She will also be available to assist physicians navigate and implement the Arkansas Health Care Program Initiatives to promote high quality, cost effective health care.

In her previous position of AFMC’s Director of beneficiary relations, she developed policies and procedures, monitored quality assurance measures, and assisted with preparation of grants and proposals. Holmes participated in meetings and developed professional relationship with various stakeholders, which enables her to assist providers and beneficiaries in numerous federal and state health care programs.

Before coming to AFMC in 1999, Holmes worked in the private insurance industry, where she was responsible for providers’ professional development and contracts. Her experience includes serving as clinic administrator in a private clinic setting, daily organizational management, staff education, and maintaining current policies.

She is a certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) and is pursuing a Fellow through the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Holmes is a member of the National and Arkansas Medical Group Management Associates. She is co-author of an article published in Clinical Publications entitled “Comparison of Office-Based Versus Outbound Immunization Recall Services.” She is a certified facilitator for Alzheimer’s Arkansas and a gifted motivational speaker.

To contact Tereasa Holmes, email tholmes@arkmed.org.