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    • How Many Credits Do I Need?

      Physicians are required to complete 48 credits of continuing medical education every 24 months to maintain the Texas medical license.

      The credits may be earned in formal and informal CME activities of which two credits in formal CME must be designated for ethics and/or professional responsibility content.

  • Live Events

    • Healthy Physicians: Healthy Patients (Register Now!)
      Find out how improving personal wellness makes an impact on patient outcomes. Learn methods to stimulate personal growth and wellness; incorporate mindfulness behaviors and ethics into daily life; integrate resilience and coping strategies; and assimilate learned changes to improve patient outcomes. 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  (Live) • 3 ETHICS
    • Physician Well-Being for Life (Register Now!)
      Everyone likes the thought of being well. After all, who enjoys being ill? People often strive to participate in healthy activities. But daily interferences may impede the best-made plans. This activity offers strategies to physicians for being resilient and how to avoid or address health conditions that may compromise quality of care provided to patients. 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  (Live) • 6 ETHICS
  • Publications

    • A Comprehensive Guide for Physician Employment (Buy Now)
      Whether you are just starting your practice or making a career-changing move, this guide will break down all considerations for an employment decision. 9 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 9 ETHICS 
    • Build Your Compliance Plan (Buy Now)
      With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its amendment in 2010, Congress for the first time mandated that medical practices adopt a compliance plan. This guide will help you and your practice define the roles of a compliance officer and develop and implement a compliance plan that will work for small, medium, and large groups. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Business Basics for Physicians (Buy Now)
      Your passion as a physician is caring for patients, but to realize your calling, you need solid business skills. For practices to remain viable in today’s ever-changing payer and regulatory atmosphere, physicians need to have a grasp of fundamental business principles and how to control costs and increase revenue for their business. 3.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3.5 ETHICS
    • Closing or Selling Your Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Are you thinking about closing or selling your medical practice? Several things need to be taken into account when making a career-changing decision.  3.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3.25 ETHICS
    • EHR Implementation Guide: The Link to a Better Future, 3rd Edition (Buy Now)
      The 3rd edition is newly revised and updated. This guide offers a nontechnical view of steps necessary for the successful introduction of HIT with an emphasis on the needs of smaller practices. View free content - cost for CME credits. 3 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3 ETHICS
    • Fraud and Abuse (Buy Now)
      Is your practice protected from fraud? This guide will go into detail on the laws and penalties associated with health care fraud and abuse. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS • 3 TMLT
    • Managing Your Medical Records (Buy Now)
      Are your medical records protected from liability? Do you understand the rules of consent, release, and disclosure? This guide will help you organize your medical records in a way that is legible, practical, and efficient.  4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS • 3 TMLT
    • Nonphysician Practitioners, 2nd Edition (Buy Now)
      This second edition includes a framework of delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs created during the 83rd legislative session. Many of the laws governing health care were enacted before the prevalence of nonphysician practitioners (NPPs). Although NPPs are now common in every setting, changes in legislation have taken years to draft, disseminate, and review. 4.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4.5 ETHICS • 4.5 TMLT
    • Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices (Buy Now)
      TMA’s Policy and Procedure guide contains more than 200 up-to-date policies and procedures, tools, sample letters, and forms you can customize for your office. This practical, easy-to-use guide is specific to Texas medical practices and Texas law and is based on "best practices" that are vital to running an efficient practice — from solo physicians to large groups. 8 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 8 ETHICS • 3 TMLT  
    • Starting in Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Starting a practice is not just about practicing medicine. It's about the business of medicine. It's hiring staff, picking vendors, seeking legal counsel, evaluating real estate, credentialing, and more. Generally, these topics are not covered in medical school. This guide will walk you through the process of starting your own practice, whether that be in a solo setting or in a group. 3 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3 ETHICS 
  • On Demand

    • Avoiding Fraud and Abuse (Register Now)
      This course addresses basic health care "fraud and abuse" and provides an overview of state and federal enforcement of laws that can impact the medical practice. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: April 25, 2016
    • Avoiding the Courthouse: 10 Practice Pitfalls (Register Now)
      This course highlights a collection of TMLT’s closed claim studies and offers discussion on how risk management techniques may have prevented the outcome that led to professional liability allegations. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT  
    • Dealing With Difficult Patients (Register Now)
      According to a study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine patients perceived as difficult included those with more than five symptoms, severe symptoms, an underlying mental disorder, or lowered function. This can be half your practice! Do you have difficult patients? 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: October 8, 2015
    • Do You Know What to Do When Facing a CMS Audit? (Register Now)
      This course will address issues that physicians must understand about the procedures and consequences of government audits - how to respond, when to seek help, and what help is available.  1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: September 1, 2014
    • Ending the Patient-Physician Relationship: When Can We Call it Quits? (Register Now)
      Terminating a difficult patient-physician relationship is never pleasant. But the process is easier if you follow a standardized path through this potentially thorny terrain. In this live webinar, you will learn the “why, what, and when” for ending a patient relationship in a safe and ethical way.  1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: August 7, 2015
    • Hard Knocks: An Update On Sports Concussion and Texas Law (Register Now)
      Primary care physicians deal with sports-related injuries among their young patients. This course gives physicians tools to help them evaluate, treat, and prevent concussions in children and adolescents. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: August 1, 2016
    • Health Disparities (Register Now)
      This podcast, with downloadable handouts, has been created for primary care physicians for the purpose of increasing physicians' knowledge of culturally and linguistically appropriate services that can help to reduce health disparities in the clinical practice setting.
      0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: August 19, 2014
    • Hi-Tech Patient Engagement (Register Now)
      As the emphasis in health care shifts to engaging the patient, patient-centered medical homes, patient portals, and EHRs will be critical to the physician’s and patient’s ability to manage care and improve outcomes. Stage 2 of meaningful use increases the patient engagement requirements, including the capability to securely message patients electronically. The Affordable Care Act places more emphasis on patient responsibility further heightening the need for patient engagement tools. How are you going to engage your high-tech patient? 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • Expires: October 15, 2016
    • How to Talk to Patients about Tobacco Cessation (Register Now)
      Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in our society, yet statistics indicate that just one-third of eligible office visits address it. This course discusses different tobacco delivery systems, cessation counseling techniques for physicians, and meaningful use applications for reimbursement. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • Expires: August 31, 2015
    • Identifying Genetic Predisposition to Cancer – BRCA and Lynch (Register Now)
      Intended for primary care audiences, this course discusses two common genetic predictors of cancer – BRCA and Lynch syndrome. It explains how to measure a patient’s genetic risk of cancer and how to identify carriers of these genes.
      0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.75 ETHICS • Expires August 1, 2015
    • Improving Patient Care With Health Information Exchange (Register Now)
      What are health information exchanges (HIEs) and how do they help with patient safety and quality of care? Sixty percent of Texas physicians are using electronic health records (EHRs) and have the ability to share patient information electronically across the care continuum. This webinar will help physicians understand current options and opportunities to improve patient care with HIE use. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • Expires: July 16, 2016
    • Making Discussions About Death and Dying Easier (Register Now)
      Physicians are often reluctant to discuss dying and end-of-life care with their patients. This course will help physicians open a dialogue with dying patients regarding their wishes for end-of-life care. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • Expires: January 22, 2016
    • Meaningful Use: Useful for Your Practice (Register Now)
      A Tech Tuesday webinar developed to increase the understanding of how measurement is vital for quality improvement and the tools available to facilitate the measurement of patient data. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • Expires: June 18, 2016
    • Prescribing Exercise for Cancer Survivors (Register Now)
      Physical activity/exercise prescription should be an integral part of the physician’s normal practice. Meanwhile, cancer survivors provide an important subgroup that can greatly benefit from exercise. This podcast outlines the information to consider when writing an exercise prescription for your patients who have survived cancer.
      0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: Mar. 25, 2015
    • Primary Care Update: Childhood Cancer Survivorship (Register Now)
      Created for primary care physicians, this PDF focuses on possible late effects of childhood cancer survivors. It is estimated that 10,700 children aged 0-14 years are diagnosed with cancer each year. While more than 80% of these children are expected to be long-term survivors of their malignancy, 62.3% of these patients will experience some late effect of the illness and/or treatment.
      1.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.5 ETHICS • Expires: July 15, 2015
    • Sexual Intimacy During and After Cancer Care (Register Now)
      This podcast, with downloadable handouts, has been created for primary care physicians for the purpose of increasing physicians’ knowledge of intimacy issues during and after cancer treatment.
      0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: August 19, 2014
    • The Older Patient Office Visit: Tips and Techniques (Register Now)
      Seeing more and more older patients in your practice? Office visits with elderly patients can be time-consuming and frustrating for both physician and patient. This webinar offers proven, practical ways to engage the patient and manage the office visit to the benefit of the patient, his or her family, and the physician. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: August 21, 2015
    • Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Right for the Patient, Good for Reimbursement (Register Now)
      This podcast, with downloadable handouts, is designed for primary care physicians. It is intended to provide professional education about the importance of talking about tobacco cessation to patients, as well as information on reimbursement.
      0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: June 30, 2014
    • Write, Click, or Paste...The Changing World of Documentation (Register Now)
      Accurate, objective documentation done at every encounter is a key factor for the communication of patient care and for risk management, regardless of the system. Communication lapses among physicians, patients, and other health care professionals break the continuity of care and are frequently the focus of malpractice claims. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT • Expires: September 1, 2014