Standing Up for Texas Doctors

Dr Curran
The ICD-10 Grace Period Up CloseThe ICD-10 grace period says that for one year starting Oct. 1, 2015, Medicare will not deny claims solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 diagnosis codes as long as you use a valid code from the right family of codes. TMA parses this statement for you.
Lubbock Docs in Circle at Capitol
Texas Medicine Scores for Patients and Physicians in 2015 LegislatureA lineup that swung for the fences, a solid defense, and outstanding pitching led Texas medicine to the top of the standings in the 2015 Texas Legislature. TMA's team hit home runs on graduate medical education funding, Medicaid fraud reform, e-cigarette regulation, tax cuts, and red tape elimination.
Joe Todd at Capitol
Make an August House Call on Your Senators and RepresentativeMembers of Congress are home for the August recess. TMA urges physicians to make appointments with them to share medicine's prescription for federal health care changes. In meeting with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and your U.S. representative, discuss medicine's critical issues pending in Washington.
Moy, Strate, and Klawitter at Podium
Healthy Vision 2020, Second EditionTMA Board of Trustees releases updated strategic roadmap for TMA's state and federal advocacy initiatives for the remainder of the decade. "Our government must make it easier - not more difficult - for us to care for our patients," says TMA Immediate Past President Austin King, MD.

Resources to Get You ICD-10 Ready

New Member Benefit Offers Help with ICD-10 MigrationTo help with the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10, TMA is offering member physicians in solo practices and 100-percent physician membership groups of any size free access to a powerful new ICD-10 code search tool offered by e-MDs. A $1,250 savings for members!
Get Educated and Prepared for ICD-10Register now and secure your seat at the Essentials in ICD-10 Documentation seminar (for physicians) and the Essentials in ICD-10 Coding seminar (for your staff). Be sure to bring your ICD-10 code book.
Resource Center
Explore the TMA ICD-10 Resource CenterThe TMA ICD-10 Resource Center is your one-stop shop for ICD-10 readiness. Get the latest news, tools, resources, and education designed to get you ready for the Oct. 1 implementation.
Specialty-Specific ICD-10 Training at a DiscountSave $100 on specialty-specific ICD-10 training courses from the American Academy of Professional Coders. Use coupon code 10DOCTMA at checkout to save.

The Information Texas Doctors Need

  • Hydrocodone Switch

    We answer your frequently asked questions. On Oct. 6, 2014, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reclassified drugs that contain hydrocodone combinations from Schedule III to Schedule II. What does it mean for you and your patients? READ MORE
  • Our Fearless Leader

    TMA President Tom Garcia, MD, is traveling the state to stand up for medicine. Let him know what you think on the President's Page. READ MORE
  • Deadlines for Doctors

    Between caring for patients, insurance company demands, government regulations, and the latest medical technology, there are never enough hours in a day. That's why TMA developed Deadlines for Doctors, a tool giving you and your staff a big-picture view of upcoming state and federal compliance timelines and key health policy issues that impact Texas physicians. READ MORE
  • In the Spotlight

    Save on Travel With TMA's Group Discount Program

    With the end of summer here, it's the perfect time to plan a last-minute getaway. Whether your trip is for work or pleasure, you can lock in an extra discount, compliments of your TMA membership.


Education & Events

  • TMA Fall Conference

    Register Now
    Physicians and medical students from varying specialties will gather at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Sept 25-26 for TMA’s 2015 Fall Conference leadership meeting. The conference provides an opportunity for physicians to conduct TMA business, obtain CME, and network with peers.


    Essentials in ICD-10 Documentation
    Statewide Aug. 4 – Sept. 16
    Accurate coding and billing depend on accurate and comprehensive physician documentation. Does your documentation support the right ICD-10 code? Use code EPROMO for $20 off!


    Essentials in ICD-10 Coding
    Statewide Aug. 4 – Sept. 16
    The Oct. 1 deadline is looming. Do you want to get paid? Do you know the essentials for ICD-10 coding? Don't miss your chance to learn. Use code EPROMO for $20 off!


    Fraud and Abuse, Second Edition
    Laws governing Medicare and Medicaid participation are complicated and confusing … while state and federal governments are doubling down on enforcement. This publication explains the laws and regulations related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse and how the government is enforcing them.