TMA, a Physician's Strongest Advocate

  • Walking in the Capitol

    First Tuesdays at the Capitol

    The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon. Read More

All About TMA

  • Public Health
    Battling a Destructive VirusEbola, an infectious and often fatal virus, hit Dallas in October, prompting a frenzy of media attention directed toward Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from the disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 8. Despite the destructive nature of the virus, the two nurses who contracted Ebola from Mr. Duncan, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, both recovered, proving early detection is vital in battling the disease.
  • Social Media
    Get Tweeting! Hashtag #TMASMATwitter is a communication tool of choice for the Texas Legislature. Groups that most effectively use this social network to influence the legislative process have trained their supporters to faithfully echo the organizations’ Twitter messages. This tactic substantially increases the groups’ Twitter reach … and impact.
  • HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
    Healthy Vision 2020, Second EditionTMA's second edition of our Healthy Vision 2020, articulates specifically and directly what we are asking of the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and state and federal regulators. The recommendations range from the simple (Put ICD-10 on permanent hold) to the complex (Devise and enact a system for providing health care to low-income Texans with realistic payment to physicians, less stifling state bureaucracy, and no fraud-and-abuse witch hunts) to the most fundamental (Pass no laws or regulations that interfere with the patient-physician relationship).
  • TEXAS MEDICINE
    Sun to Set on Overzealous Fraud InvestigationsAfter a scathing Sunset Advisory Commission report on the Office of Inspector General (OIG), TMA supports improving the agency's investigations of physicians accused of fraud, waste, and abuse. The report says the OIG — tasked with preventing, detecting, and investigating fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid system — fails at fraud prevention, takes more than three years to resolves cases, and wins back only a fraction of the amount of allegedly abusive or wasteful spending it identifies.
  • PRACTICE HELP
    Deadlines for Doctors Keeps You CurrentYou can keep up with federal and state requirements that affect your practice by regularly checking TMA's Deadlines for Doctors.
  • EDUCATION
    CME Anytime, Anywhere!The Texas Medical Board required physicians to have 48 CME credits every two years including 2 credits of ethics. Come to our Education Center to find a wide array of programs to fulfill your requirements for you and your staff.

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