Early primary voting runs through March 2, meaning you'll have about a week and a half to enjoy the convenience of early voting. That is, unless you'd rather deal with the usual Election Day rat race on March 6.
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.”
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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).
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.
Federal lawmakers recently passed a massive budget deal that will have significant impacts on physicians and health care.
In December, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed the first significant update to the United States’ tax code in more than 30 years.
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.
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.
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