Physician Advocacy

  • Speak Up Now - Early Voting Runs Until March 2

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    The next legislative session will be here before we know it. The time to make the voice of the house of medicine heard is now, in the primary. Early voting ends Friday, March 2. Election Day is Tuesday, March 6.

    Make Your Voice Heard  
  • What Do You Really Think About MOC?

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    As Texas Medicine Today reported last week, leaders of the boards that run the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs have created a commission – the “Vision Initiative” – to develop “a set of recommendations about the future of continuing board certification.”

    The Vision Initiative Wants to Hear From You  
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    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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  • Physician Advocacy Articles

    What You Need to Know About the Texas MOC Law

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    TMA's new white paper answers many questions on a tough new law that protects physicians from being forced to undergo maintenance of certification (MOC).

    MOC Questions Answered Here
  • TMA-backed Bill Could’ve Curbed Flu Deaths

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    A bill last year would have strengthened infection-control programs in long-term care facilities, including requiring those facilities to make flu testing available. It died in committee.

    This Flu Season Has Been Tough on Texans  
  • Budget Deal Includes Big Health Care Changes

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    Federal lawmakers recently passed a massive budget deal that will have significant impacts on physicians and health care.

    Details About the Deal  
  • Twelve Ways Tax Law Changes Will Affect Your Practice

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    In December, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed the first significant update to the United States’ tax code in more than 30 years.

    What You Can Expect to Happen  
  • 85th Texas Legislative Wins

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    During the regular 85th Texas Legislative session, TMA remained steadfast in championing medicine’s priorities and the health of all Texans. How did TMA do it? The key is strong grassroots advocacy, which has been the main pillar in our history of legislative success. With 51,000 members strong, TMA is more tenacious than ever in the fight for physicians and their patients.

    Strength in Numbers  
  • TMA-Supported Bill Clarifies Murkiness Surrounding Telemedicine

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    Over the past several years, static has clouded the screen displaying telemedicine's proper role in health care as musings, arguments, and litigation created a need for real clarity. Now that TMA and other stakeholders put their collective heads together, the picture should clear up significantly. On May 27, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1107, which allows telemedicine practitioners in Texas to know their requirements when they serve patients via telephone or other audiovisual means.

    Clearer and Simpler