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    Nonphysician Practitioners 2nd Ed.

    Now available! This second edition includes a framework of delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs created during the 83rd legislative session.
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  • Ask TMA
    Sunshine Act Review and Dispute Period Now OpenAct now if  you want to review Physician Payments Sunshine Act data reported about you before it is available to the public. The review and dispute period for payments reported is July 14 through Aug. 27, 2014.
  • Practice E-Tips
    How Long Do I Have to Keep Patient Medical RecordsSeven is the important number to remember in the Texas Medical Board rules for retention of medical records.
  • Medicare
    Medicare Data Go Public: What You Need to KnowIn a historic reversal of policy, on April 9, 2014, CMS released extensive information about the payments it made to physicians and other providers of Part B Medicare services. The public release includes every person or organization that billed for those services in 2012 — more than 880,000 providers.
  • Books and Journals
    Get Textbooks from TMAThe TMA Knowledge Center is adding an innovative textbook resource to our online databases. AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical provides TMA members with access to more than 75 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, timesaving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device.
  • TMA PRACTICE E-TIP
    Delegating and Supervising Prescribing for APRNs/PAsNew state law governing the delegation and supervision of prescribing privileges for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants went into effect Nov. 1. Download a sample agreement. MembersOnlyRed
  • HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
    Healthy Vision 2020We desperately need an unobstructed, clear view of the future of health care in Texas. Our growing population, beset by expensive acute and chronic diseases, doesn’t have enough physicians to care for them. The legislature’s view of the massive state Medicaid budget rarely extends beyond what it takes to balance this year’s budget. Many physicians face the deluge of new laws, rules, and regulations that keeps coming between them and their patients. With Healthy Vision 2020, we bring into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. 
  • REGULATORY
    Deadlines for Doctors Can Keep You Out of Regulatory HeatDeadlines for Doctors is a TMA service designed to help you keep up — and comply — with the onslaught of new state and federal regulations and insurance company rules governing medical practices. Our Deadlines for Doctors lists all of the key deadlines you need to know about and connects you with the resources you need to understand them and lead your practice away from the precipice. 
  • EDUCATION CENTER
    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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I'm leaving a practice. Now what?

TMA has a Board of Councilors ethics opinion, a comprehensive white paper, and a book to help you figure out what to tell your patients when you're leaving a practice. Read More