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  • Racism: A Very Important Health Problem

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    Americans should not be surprised that it took the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, under the knee of a white police officer to take the COVID-19 pandemic off the lead of every newscast, off the top of every mind, and off the tip of every tongue. Our great country was born with a big problem with racism. Today – 155 years after the end of the Civil War, 65 years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, 28 years after Rodney King implored us to “all get along” – our great country still has a big problem with racism.

    Speak Up Because Racism Is a Very Important Health Problem  
  • Veteran Lobbyist Dan Finch to Lead Texas Medical Association Advocacy Team

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    Dan Finch, a trusted advocate for Texas physicians for nearly 40 years, is the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) new vice president for advocacy, TMA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Darrouzet announced today.

    Learn More About Dan Finch  
  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

  • COVID-19 Deadlines for Doctors

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    Upcoming deadlines and extensions in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Act Now: COVID-19
    Deadlines Approaching
     
  • Bill Would Give Practices Greater Access to Emergency Loans

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    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bipartisan bill that would make loans obtained under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) more accessible to small businesses, such as medical practices. The bill would eliminate certain restrictions on the loan terms and allow businesses more time to use the funds. It now moves to the Senate.

    Read More About the Bill  
  • Survey: Texas Doctor Practices Struggling to Survive Pandemic

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    Like most independent medical practice physicians struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin pediatrician Brian Temple, MD, had to make a critical choice: reduce salaries and work hours, or lose the staff and pediatric practice he and his partner had built over six years.

    Patient Visits Cut in Half or More; Practice Revenues Slashed  
  • North Texas County Societies Launch “One Trusted Voice” on Health Care

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    Several North Texas county medical societies have formed a coalition to collectively address health issues throughout the region.

    One Trusted Voice on
    Health-Related Issues
     
  • Governor Allows More Businesses to Reopen

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    More businesses will be allowed to open starting today, including day cares, youth clubs and sports, and beauty salons, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Capitol press conference.

    Get the Details About Expanded Openings – and Directives  
  • TMA President Diana L. Fite, MD Installation Address

     

  • Houston Physician Becomes TMA President

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    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) installed Houston emergency physician Diana L, MD, as its 155th president. She took office in a ceremony before a live and online gathering of the organization’s Board of Trustees and outgoing president David C. Fleeger, MD. The TMA House of Delegates policymaking body elected Dr. Fite last year to serve as president-elect for one year before assuming the presidency today. She will lead America’s largest state medical society for one year.

    More on Dr. Fite  
  • We Will Not Tolerate Any Discrimination

    Scaffolding190I want to be clear to our members and to all those who interact with our members: The Texas Medical Association will not tolerate any discrimination based on race, or national or ethnic origin (or for that matter based on religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity) by or toward our members.

    We Walk the Walk. We Talk the Talk.
    We Expect Everyone to Do the Same.
     
  • County Medical Societies Take A Bite Out of PPE Shortfall

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    More than 12 county medical societies along with several alliance chapters have found a temporary workaround for Texas' PPE famine: They're asking their communities to donate masks, gloves, face shields, or any other medical supplies that protect them from infection.

    Chapters Find Temporary Workaround for the PPE Shortage  
  • TEXPAC’s Candidates Nearly Sweep Super Tuesday

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    Nearly every one of the 132 legislative candidates endorsed by TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association political action committee, won their party’s nomination in the March 3 primary. Another five are headed for runoff elections on May 26. Only two lost outright.

    Get the Details Here  
  • TMA Delivered For You In 2019

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    In 2019, the Texas Medical Association remained committed to Texas physicians and to the practice of medicine in the Lone Star State.

    TMA's 2019 Top 10 Accomplishments  
  • TMA Honors Dallas Physician With Public Health Lifetime Achievement Award

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    TMA presented its inaugural Laurance N. Nickey, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert W. Haley, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a TMA physician leader. Doctors presented the award Saturday at the 2020 TMA Winter Conference in Austin.

    Photo: TMA/Matthew Lemke

    Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Public Health  
  • Mobilizing Members

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    On Jan. 1, 1997, just as Louis J. Goodman, PhD, took over as the Texas Medical Association’s chief executive, Michael J. Darrouzet started as CEO of the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS).

    Q&A With TMA's Chief Executive, Michael Darrouzet  
  • We Need to Come in Force: Physician-Lawmakers Look Ahead to 2021

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    A panel of medicine’s representatives in the Texas Legislature said Saturday that 2019 was a good year for medicine in Austin, but unfinished business remains for the next session in 2021.

    Top Legislative Issues for 2021  
  • Charting Medicine's Statehouse Progress

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    Physicians checked off major accomplishments during the 2019 session of the Texas Legislature, including finally convincing lawmakers that raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 was the right thing for the state's present and future. Medicine also scored improvements on the insurance front and vital funding increases.

    Successful Wins on Tobacco, Prior Authorization, and More  
  • AMA Taps Texas Physician As Next President

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    Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth, was unanimously elected today by the American Medical Association House of Delegates to be the next AMA president. “Challenging times remain for our health care system,” she told the delegates

    Dr. Bailey: First Woman Physician to be Both TMA President and AMA President  
  • TMA Headquarters Now Bears Name of Retiring CEO Lou Goodman

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    The Texas Medical Association building in downtown Austin has been renamed in honor of Louis J. Goodman, PhD, who has served as TMA executive vice president and CEO for the past 22 years.

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  • Healthy Vision 2025

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    The 2019 Texas Legislature is now in session — and TMA is ready to fight for medicine. See our plan to help Texas physicians put the health back into health care. 

    Our Healthy Vision: Putting the Health Back into Health Care  
  • Survey Shows Most Burnt-Out Specialties

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    According to a nationwide survey of health care professionals conducted last year, several specialties have burnout rates of 50 percent or more. Hospitalists led the survey, with 66 percent of respondents feeling burnt out.

    TMA Physician Health and Wellness provides educational resources regarding well-being, dimensions of meaning in work, burnout, stress, work-life integrations, fatigue, mental/emotional quality of life, and physical quality of life.

    Is Your Speciality More Susceptible to Burnout?  
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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • TMA Fighting for Physicians and Patients

    Don't Try This At Work

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    MIPS and HIPAA require practices to conduct a security risk analysis at least once a year. Many physicians find out through these reports that their practices have a lot of work to do to keep patient records safe.

    Security Risk Analysis Not a Do-It-Yourself Project
  • A Gift To You: Free CME for TMA Members

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    Thanks to a generous grant from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, dozens of CME courses in the TMA Education Center are now FREE for members.

    Our Thanks for All You Do  
  • Deadlines for Doctors Keeps You Current

     
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    You can keep up with federal and state requirements that affect your practice by regularly checking TMA's Deadlines for Doctors.

    What You Need to Do Now