The Texas Medical Association conducts surveys of Texas physicians to research regulatory, socioeconomic, and political issues to support federal and state legislative efforts. Here are the findings:
TMA Preliminary 2012 Survey Report on the Uninsured, Medicaid, and FQHCs
The July 2012 Survey asks physicians their opinion on options for expanding coverage to the uninsured, Medicaid, and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
TMA's Preliminary 2012 HIT Survey Report
Health information technology (HIT), such as electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs), have the potential to improve patient quality of care. TMA’s goal is to help ensure HIT has a positive impact on physicians, patients, and practices by enhancing quality of care, patient safety, and practice viability. The current survey is a benchmark of physician needs and experiences with EHRs. This survey is a follow-up to surveys conducted in 2009, 2007, and 2005.
NEW: Medicare, Medicaid Participation Drop to New Lows
In March of 2012, physicians were asked about their practice policy towards new patients. A personalized link was emailed to 33,971 physicians and resident members and non-members. The following report are highlights of the results.
The following charts show physician responses to survey questions regarding availability of care for Medicare patients in Texas.
TMA Student Survey Report
In an effort to enhance efforts and strengthen advocacy measures, the Texas Medical Association surveyed medical students across the state to assess how they perceive TMA activities, programs, and services. A personalized link was e-mailed to 5,105 students; 254 students answered the survey for a response rate of 5 percent. The following are highlights from the analysis. (January 2012)
Medicare SGR Survey Report
In August, TMA surveyed physicians to better understand how a 10- or 29.5-percent cut would impact Texas physicians and their patients. The analysis includes answers from more than 1,900 physicians. The new survey details what actions physicians have taken to date in response to the defective Medicare payment formula and what actions they plan to take January 2012 if their payments are cut.
2010 TMA Physician Survey
Every two years, the Texas Medical Association conducts a survey of Texas physicians to identify emerging issues, track the impact of practice and economic changes, assess physician priorities, and develop data to support TMA advocacy efforts. For 2010, the survey was broken down into small pieces e-mailed each month. This year students, residents, and interns were surveyed as well as Texas physicians.
2009 TMA Physician Survey
Texas Doctors: "Senate Health Plan Bad Medicine for Our Patients": Texas physicians and medical students say America's health system is in need of reform, but they don't prescribe radical change, and they believe the U.S. Congress' current treatment plan will do more harm than good. Get the results here.