TMA, a Physician's Strongest Advocate

  • Walking in the Capitol

    First Tuesdays at the Capitol

    The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon. Read More

All About TMA

  • Social Media
    Get Tweeting! Hashtag #TMASMATwitter is a communication tool of choice for the Texas Legislature. Groups that most effectively use this social network to influence the legislative process have trained their supporters to faithfully echo the organizations’ Twitter messages. This tactic substantially increases the groups’ Twitter reach … and impact.
  • HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
    Healthy Vision 2020, Second EditionTMA's second edition of our Healthy Vision 2020, articulates specifically and directly what we are asking of the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and state and federal regulators. The recommendations range from the simple (Put ICD-10 on permanent hold) to the complex (Devise and enact a system for providing health care to low-income Texans with realistic payment to physicians, less stifling state bureaucracy, and no fraud-and-abuse witch hunts) to the most fundamental (Pass no laws or regulations that interfere with the patient-physician relationship).
  • TEXAS MEDICINE
    Survey Reveals Physician DissatisfactionAccess to care is likely to become a challenge as the physician workforce dwindles, doctors face myriad new regulations, and technology struggles to keep up. A survey of 20,000 physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation finds 81 percent of physicians are either overextended or at full capacity in their patient load.
  • About TMA
    2013 TMA Annual Report
    America's biggest and best medical association emerged from three intense special sessions of the Texas Legislature in 2013 with long-sought, even precedent-setting victories that focus on patient safety and medical practice viability. TMA successfully advocated passage of bills that reduce the red tape binding your practice, give your patients new protections, bolster the state's GME program, promote transparent insurance markets, and prevent unqualified health professionals from delivering care outside their expertise.
     
  • PRACTICE HELP
    Deadlines for Doctors Keeps You CurrentYou can keep up with federal and state requirements that affect your practice by regularly checking TMA's Deadlines for Doctors.
  • EDUCATION
    CME Anytime, Anywhere!The Texas Medical Board required physicians to have 48 CME credits every two years including 2 credits of ethics. Come to our Education Center to find a wide array of programs to fulfill your requirements for you and your staff.

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