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In responding to a federal agency's questions about the potential impact of electronic prior authorization, TMA – as always – came out strongly against unnecessary prior authorizations in general, while specifically encouraging regulators to advance a version of Texas' new "gold card" law to curb those practices.
TMA is making sure medicine’s best interests are considered in two legal cases in which courts handed down significant decisions on March 11, impacting physicians and the patients they serve. One decision impacted the state's attempt to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse, while the other cleared the way for a future ruling on whether the state's new abortion law is constitutional.
Within days of TMA's Feb. 23 court victory over federal regulators, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it’s taking steps to comply with the court’s decision on rules for the No Surprises Act. However, the case may not be over yet.
Texas physicians made the most of an extraordinary, scaled-back session of the Texas Legislature in 2021. They helped pass laws to curb prior authorization hassles; keep physicians from incurring new practice costs; install liability protections for future pandemics like COVID-19; extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for new mothers; and keep graduate medical education (GME) fully funded.
One simple but important action you can take during the session is to respond to a TMA Action Alert. Action alerts are prepared messages from TMA asking legislators to stop or pass a bill. Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone.
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