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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering personal 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

    Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks

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    TMA has been alerted that a South Texas physician member is the victim of a cyber attack in which a thief hacked into the physician's computer and is demanding money in exchange for the key to access the encrypted information.

    More on TMA's Warning to Physicians
  • Standing Up for Scope

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    TMA triumphed when a Travis County district court sided with medicine in a lawsuit against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners over its granting chiropractors the authority to perform certain diagnostic tests.

     

    Court Sides With TMA in Scope-of-Practice Suit 
  • Can we be too clean for our own good?

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    Read a review of the hygiene hypothesis in the Texas Medicine special issue on Infectious diseases. Other topics in the issue include ethical challenges related to infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, future epidemics, the infectious disease outbreak investigation process, preventing health care-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious disease physician workforce needs.  

     Texas Medicine Special Issue: Infectious Diseases  
  • New TMA Resource: Electronic Patient Engagement Tools

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    With high-deductible health plans and a greater push for personal responsibility, many patients are interested in engaging more closely with their physicians and other health care professionals. Meaningful use requirements and other value-based programs have physicians using electronic communication tools to share information with their patients.

    Clearing Up the Confusion  
  • TMA's Advocacy Blueprint

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    TMA'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).

    Read TMA's Vision for the Future  
  • 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