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The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest and most powerful state medical societies, speaks out for more than 48,000 physician and medical student members across the state in our commitment to improve the health of all Texans. In partnership with our 110 county medical societies, we have been helping Texas physicians set high professional and ethical standards since 1853.
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Healthy Vision 2020, Second Edition: TMA's Vision for the Future Clears Up
Healthy Vision 2020
, our strategic roadmap for TMA's state and federal advocacy initiatives for the remainder of the decade.
TMA's 2015 Legislative Victories Build on Past Successes
In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the House of Medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories that largely build on the Texas Medical Association's 2013 legislative successes.
Huge Victory for Medicine: No More SGR!
Shout it from the rooftops: Success (finally)! Medicine achieved the biggest victory since the passage of Texas' 2003 tort reform liability protections. Just hours before a 21-percent pay cut to physicians was set to take effect, the Senate approved the bill to repeal Medicare's fatally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, permanently and immediately.
Victory! CSR Permit Program to Be Eliminated Next Year
Thanks to the TMA's advocacy this legislative session, the controlled substances registration (CSR) permit program will be eliminated, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Senate Bill 195 by Sen. Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), and Rep. Myra Crownover (R-Denton) also moves the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy and broadens physicians' authority to delegate who can access the information.
Today's health care system is broken. Unfortunately, you cannot fix it or protect your practice by working more hours and taking care of more patients. The only way for you to effect "real change" is through the legislative process. Here are five easy things you can do for your practice starting today - right at your desk.
Every Physician Has a Story -- What's Yours?
Every Texas physician has a story like this. Texas Medical Association wants to share these stories ... with lawmakers and the public. The power in these stories will help them understand the problems in medicine today and how we hope to solve them. Watch your colleagues share their stories, and learn how you can share your own.
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The Texas Medical Association may be just that. We took a look at what makes it so dang good.
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