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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.

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    • Medicare Now and Tomorrow (Register Now!)

      Nov. 3 - Dec. 3, Statewide
      Although the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is now in the history books, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is likely to accelerate the current movement in health care towards value-based payment systems — for all physicians. 3.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.5 ETHICS

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  • Publications

    • 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
    • Identification and Intervention for Substance Use Disorders in Physicians (Buy Now)
      This activity will educate participants on the identification, intervention, and rehabilitation processes related to potentially impairing conditions in physicians. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
    • It’s Your Call: Mastering the Telephones in Your Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Use this book as a blueprint to measure, manage, and staff your telephones for optimal performance. Embrace the tools in this book to improve patient access by expanding to newer technologies, minimizing the need for patients to telephone your practice. 4.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4.5 ETHICS
    • Mastering Patient Flow, Fourth Edition (Buy Now)
      Delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care requires creating and sustaining patient-centered practice operations. Whether you are new to managing patient flow or a seasoned pro, this updated edition is your essential resource for uncovering new opportunities and efficiencies. 15.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 15.5 ETHICS
    • 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). 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  
    • Spirituality and Medicine (Buy Now)
      This activity will educate participants on how to identify potentially impairing conditions that could affect optimal patient care and personal well-being. The activity also will describe how physicians can emotionally and ethically prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement, which represents 25 percent of one’s life. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • The Art and Science of Happiness (Buy Now)
      This activity will address the evolving science of happiness and describe the virtues that can contribute to happiness and well-being. The activity also will teach readers how to improve their professional and personal lives and the lives of their patients. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Tobacco Cessation: Ethics and Strategies (Buy Now)
      This activity discusses the ethical responsibilities of physicians to determine tobacco use at every clinical encounter. It also reviews patient stages of change and physician strategies for smoking cessation, as well as commonly used pharmacotherapies and brief tobacco cessation counseling. The activity stresses the success rate of combination therapy. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • Women in Medicine: Contributions and Dilemmas (Buy Now)
      This activity will examine factors that contribute to role strain for female physicians; evaluate the difference between patient care given by female physicians and male physicians; and discuss the behaviors consistent with gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and the ethical conflicts they pose. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
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  • On Demand

    • 10 Ways to Turn Satisfied Patients Into Loyal Patients (Register Now)
      Are loyal patients worth more to your practice than "satisfied" patients? From the front desk staff to the physician, providing a WOW experience leads to engaged patients, better compliance, and  reduced exposure to risk. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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? This webinar will help physicians understand current options and opportunities to improve patient care with HIE use. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • 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
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