Tied Up in Red Tape?

TMA wants to hear from you as part of its red-tape reduction effort in the 2013 session of the Texas Legislature. What administrative hassles do you face? Where does the red tape need to be cut and how?

Log on to TMA's Red Tape Hassle Log to share your complaints and suggested solutions. Or light up the phones of the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.

As the December Texas Medicine reports, TMA plans to file an omnibus red-tape reduction bill when the legislature convenes in January. Key features of the bill will address last year's backlog in issuing controlled substance permits; ensure that the new Department of Public Safety online prescription drug-monitoring database remains secure and user-friendly for physicians; and push lawmakers for other in-office conveniences that mean less time spent on needless paperwork and more time dedicated to patients. 


Action, Dec. 17, 2012


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