Standing Up for Texas Doctors

Lubbock Docs in Circle at Capitol
Texas Medicine Scores for Patients and Physicians in 2015 LegislatureA lineup that swung for the fences — combined with a solid defense and some outstanding pitching — led Texas medicine to an outstanding season at 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.
Doc And Older Female Patient
TMA Uncovers Medicare MistakesTMA did not let Medicare pull the wool over physicians' eyes with under-the-radar audits of PQRS. Medicare also apparently had trouble with its own complex payment formulas, but the questionable calculations did not slip by TMA. July's Texas Medicine has the details.
Docs Under Siege
Feds Will Ease Transition to ICD-10The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services answered TMA's call to provide flexibility as physicians shift to the ICD-10 coding system on Oct. 1. The announcement from CMS and the American Medical Association says the organizations are "working to make sure physicians and other providers are ready ahead of the transition."
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.

Explore Three Top Member Benefits

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Get the Most Out of Your MembershipTMA offers members a wealth of exclusive benefits from practice consulting and advocacy to numerous tools and services. Click the tabs above to learn more about three of our top members-only benefits.
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Top Benefit #1: TMA Knowledge CenterThe Knowledge Center offers access to thousands of resources and publications, an extensive compilation of answers to your burning questions, as well as knowledgeable staff available to address questions or concerns via phone or email. Our experts have answered 4,427 member inquiries already this year.
Practice Help Technology
Top Benefit #2: Hassle Factor LogLet TMA help you recover money from incorrectly processed claims, revive lost and delayed Medicare enrollment applications, and more. TMA recovered more than $1.6 million for members using the Hassle Factor Log in 2014.
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Top Benefit #3: TMA Education CenterThe Education Center offers members convenient, on-demand access to more than 100 quality CME courses and programming. TMA members and their staff also enjoy discounts on all CME. TMA has awarded more than 80,000 CME credits to Texas physicians, and counting.

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

    Walk With a Doc Success

    Li-Yu Mitchell, MD, of Tyler, and the Smith County Medical Society have been walking the talk for a year, drawing about 350 citizens to 33 Walk With a Doc events. They have done it so well Dr. Mitchell recently received the Fit City Tyler Inspiration Award. READ MORE

Education & Events

  • NEW ICD-10 SEMINAR FOR PHYSICIANS

    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!

  • NEW ICD-10 SEMINAR FOR STAFF

    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!

  • 20% Off CME

    Mobile-Friendly CME 20% Off in July
    Need CME? Now's the perfect time to visit the TMA Education Center! Throughout July, take an additional 20 percent off all mobile-friendly CME courses, which can be completed anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Enter coupon code MOBILE20.

  • TMA Fall Conference

    Save the Date - 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.