TMA PracticeEdge today announces the signing of an agreement to provide ACO Services to UPSA ACO, LLC (UPSA), a group of San Antonio physicians, in conjunction with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) value-based agreement beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
At a time when obesity and diabetes are on the rise, medical schools have not provided the recommended amount of nutrition training. But Texas medical schools and residency programs are getting ahead of the curve in addressing this issue, according to Texas Medicine magazine, published by the Texas Medical Association.
Texas physicians are proving they can lead their patients to better health through a grassroots commitment to walking together. Doctors are tapping into the Walk With a Doc Texas (WWAD) initiative to accomplish that goal, according to the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine.
The first capstone event of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Accountable Care Leadership Development program concluded Saturday, during which 14 physicians from across Texas fully completed and graduated from the course. TMA presents the program under the oversight of The University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas) to help physicians learn about being leaders in medicine, and about accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how their practice might interact with — or help launch — one.