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    • How Many Credits Do I Need?

      Physicians are required to complete 48 credits of continuing medical education every 24 months to maintain the Texas medical license.

      The credits may be earned in formal and informal CME activities of which two credits in formal CME must be designated for ethics and/or professional responsibility content.

  • Live Events

    • Physician Resilience: Bouncing Back From the Pressures of Medicine (Register Now)

      Mar. 28 - April 18 - Sept. 12 - Oct. 3, Statewide
      Learn how to self-monitor for states of stress and burnout and implement mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for your well-being and that of your patients. This workshop will teach appreciative inquiry 4D cycle techniques to utilize during self-appraisal. 3 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3 ETHICS

    • Commit to Compliance: Meeting the Challenge (Register Now)

      May 8, Austin
      Pack your bag and come to Austin on Friday, May 8 for this full day seminar for an overview of the core elements of a sound compliance plan and learn how to create one for your practice. 5.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 5.75 ETHICS

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  • Publications

    • Build Your Compliance Plan (Buy Now)
      With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its amendment in 2010, Congress for the first time mandated that medical practices adopt a compliance plan. This guide will help you and your practice define the roles of a compliance officer and develop and implement a compliance plan that will work for small, medium, and large groups. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Closing or Selling Your Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Are you thinking about closing or selling your medical practice? Several things need to be taken into account when making a career-changing decision.  3.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3.25 ETHICS
    • Communication Skills: Talking With Your Patients (Buy Now)
      This activity demonstrates how to improve your communications skills with patients and colleagues, thereby increasing patient and family satisfaction, strengthening the patient-physician relationship, reducing stress, and improving patient outcomes. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Coping With Stress and Burnout in Medicine (Buy Now)
      This activity educates participants on how to cope effectively with stresses encountered in the practice of medicine. The activity offers a self-assessment, prevention strategies, treatment options, and solutions. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
    • Cultural Competence (Buy Now)
      This activity will address the importance of cultural competence in providing high-quality, ethical medical care. The need to understand and communicate effectively with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds will be explored in the context of “patient-centered care.” 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Ethics and Regulation of Pain Management (Buy Now)
      This activity will explore the ethical issues of pain management, the difference between addiction and physiological dependence, and the significant problems of undertreatment and overtreatment of pain. It will also explain the appropriate documentation required for managing a patient with chronic pain. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Fatigue in Physicians (Buy Now)
      This activity focuses on the problems physicians and health care delivery systems face as a result of fatigue. This activity proposes both preventative strategies and solutions to ensure safety outcomes for patients, and improve the health of physicians. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Fraud and Abuse (Buy Now)
      Is your practice protected from fraud? This guide will go into detail on the laws and penalties associated with health care fraud and abuse. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS • 3 TMLT
    • Nonphysician Practitioners, 2nd Edition (Buy Now)
      This second edition includes a framework of delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs created during the 83rd legislative session. Many of the laws governing health care were enacted before the prevalence of nonphysician practitioners (NPPs). 4.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4.5 ETHICS • 4.5 TMLT
    • Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices (Buy Now)
      TMA’s Policy and Procedure guide contains more than 200 up-to-date policies and procedures, tools, sample letters, and forms you can customize for your office. This practical, easy-to-use guide is specific to Texas medical practices and Texas law and is based on "best practices" that are vital to running an efficient practice — from solo physicians to large groups. 8 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 8 ETHICS • 3 TMLT  
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      Need practice help, physician wellness, and CME? Browse through TMA's publications available for purchase through TMA's Education Center.

  • On Demand

    • 10 Ways to Turn Satisfied Patients Into Loyal Patients (Register Now)
      Are loyal patients worth more to your practice than "satisfied" patients? From the front desk staff to the physician, providing a WOW experience leads to engaged patients, better compliance, and  reduced exposure to risk. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Avoiding Fraud and Abuse (Register Now)
      This course addresses basic health care "fraud and abuse" and provides an overview of state and federal enforcement of laws that can impact the medical practice. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Avoiding the Courthouse: 10 Practice Pitfalls (Register Now)
      This course highlights a collection of TMLT’s closed claim studies and offers discussion on how risk management techniques may have prevented the outcome that led to professional liability allegations. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT  
    • Dealing With Difficult Patients (Register Now)
      According to a study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine patients perceived as difficult included those with more than five symptoms, severe symptoms, an underlying mental disorder, or lowered function. This can be half your practice! Do you have difficult patients? 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship: When Can We Call it Quits? (Register Now)
      Terminating a difficult patient-physician relationship is never pleasant. But the process is easier if you follow a standardized path through this potentially thorny terrain. In this live webinar, you will learn the “why, what, and when” for ending a patient relationship in a safe and ethical way.  1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Hard Knocks: An Update On Sports Concussion and Texas Law (Register Now)
      Primary care physicians deal with sports-related injuries among their young patients. This course gives physicians tools to help them evaluate, treat, and prevent concussions in children and adolescents. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • How to Talk to Patients about Tobacco Cessation (Register Now)
      Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in our society, yet statistics indicate that just one-third of eligible office visits address it. This course discusses different tobacco delivery systems, cessation counseling techniques for physicians, and meaningful use applications for reimbursement. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Identifying Genetic Predisposition to Cancer – BRCA and Lynch (Register Now)
      Intended for primary care audiences, this course discusses two common genetic predictors of cancer – BRCA and Lynch syndrome. It explains how to measure a patient’s genetic risk of cancer and how to identify carriers of these genes.
      0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.75 ETHICS
    • Improving Patient Care With Health Information Exchange (Register Now)
      What are health information exchanges (HIEs) and how do they help with patient safety and quality of care? This webinar will help physicians understand current options and opportunities to improve patient care with HIE use. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Making Discussions About Death and Dying Easier (Register Now)
      Physicians are often reluctant to discuss dying and end-of-life care with their patients. This course will help physicians open a dialogue with dying patients regarding their wishes for end-of-life care. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
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      No time to attend a TMA seminar? Check-out TMA's variety of live and on-demand webinars available to members and non-members.