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Act Now SGR Repeal Closer Than Ever
The “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4014/S. 2000), was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Its author is U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville). It features the handiwork of Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands). And it has the support of key congressional leaders from both parties and in both chambers. “We may not get this opportunity again,” said TMA President Stephen L. Brotherton, MD. “Take action now to support permanent SGR repeal.”
Report Examines New Medicare Payment Systems
Medicare Watch List
report from The Physicians Foundation examines the implications of the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and future payment models, established after the elimination of the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
The ICD-10 Grace Period Up Close
The ICD-10 grace period says that for the first year, Medicare will not deny claims solely on the specificity of the codes as long as you use a valid ICD-10 code from the right family of codes. Let’s parse this statement.
Register Today: TMA Fall Conference Is Sept. 25-26
Join us for the 2015 TMA Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa Sept. 25-26. This member benefit offers you the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and TMA staff as well as hear a recap of this year's legislative session and participate in discussions about Texas health care.
Check Your Meaningful Use Registration Details
Do you remember which email address you provided to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services when you registered for the meaningful use program? If not, now is the time to refresh your memory.
Get Paid to Reduce Heart Attacks and Strokes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to enroll 720 practices in the Million Hearts: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model. This new value-based payment model supports the national Million Hearts initiative, which aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes.
New Member Benefit Helps With ICD-10 Migration
To help with the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, TMA is offering free access to a powerful new tool offered by e-MDs.
Save on Travel With TMA's Group Discount Program
With the end of summer drawing near, it's the perfect time to plan a last-minute getaway. Whether your trip is for work or pleasure, you can lock in an extra discount, compliments of your TMA membership. TMA members, friends, and family can access below-market rates on all hotels and car rentals around the world — similar to the leading online travel sites but with an additional discount of 10 percent to 20 percent. On average, TMA members have saved $48.39 per booking!
TMA Student and Resident Loans Available
Need help funding your medical school education or residency training? Consider TMA's educational loan program. TMA offers $4,000 student loans for Texas medical students and $3,000 resident loans at a fixed interest rate of 4.4 percent.
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