Physician Advocacy

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  • TMA Calls on Lawmakers to Stop the Latest Medicare Pay Cut

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    Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, physicians face an 8.5% cut to their Medicare payments on Jan. 1. At minimum, organized medicine is urging passage of a federal patch – H.R. 8800 – while advocating for long-term reform. Take action.

    Access the new Medicare Pay Cuts Toolkit. TMA urges your active participation in this crucial advocacy effort.

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  • TMA Statement Regarding Roe v. Wade Opinion

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    Statement by Texas Medical Association President Gary W. Floyd, MD, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Roe v. Wade.

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  • Surprise Medical Bills: What Physicians Need to Know

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    The federal No Surprises Act became effective Jan. 1, 2022. It established a federal law prohibiting balance billing for out-of-network, self-pay, and uninsured patients from certain surprise medical bills. The law also created patient price transparency rules by requiring certain physicians to provide their patients with good faith estimates.

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  • Federal Prior Auth Bill Filed in Congress

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    U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), is following his fellow Texas physicians’ lead on curbing insurers’ hassle-laden prior authorization burdens, introducing a federal bill similar to the “gold-card” law TMA proposed and championed into law at the state level.

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  • 2021 Physician-Led Results: Grassroots Advocacy Paid Off in Tangible Wins at the Capitol

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    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.

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  • Action Alerts

    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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