The enactment of recent legislation has marked a significant shift in how physicians may provide telemedicine in Texas. This document describes the new Texas legal and regulatory requirements that apply to a physician providing telemedicine medical services. 1.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1
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You do everything you can to keep your patients safe and healthy. But are you sure your practice is safe from fraud and abuse? Make sure you keep the “f-word” out of your practice. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS
Perceived stress, distress, stress, and burnout are terms you are all too familiar with, and incorporating self-care practices may seem difficult when you are in the grips of mental entropy. But self-care practices improve stress management, focus and clarity, anxiety, and depression. The work you provide is more meaningful than the stress it creates. Understanding the connection between your aptitude and passion contributes to improved mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual self-care.2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS
Materials in this handbook provide guidance for many emergency situations commonplace in Texas. These guidelines can help the practice identify key emergencies, know what to do in an emergency situation, and plan for the safety of your team. The handbook provides tips on how to train your staff and help develop strategies for resuming functions after an emergency occurs. 1.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.75 ETHICS
Stress is the first phase on a continuum that leads to burnout. Within the current health care climate, physicians and physicians in training are expected to multitask constantly under the pressures of a full waiting room, demanding patients, stressed office staff, and a waiting family. Learn how to build a support system to prevent, recognize, and address burnout and create a stable foundation of wellness for medical students, residents, and physicians.1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
This brief manual will guide physicians in the office setting who are prescribing opioid pain relievers to their patients with chronic pain. It covers the use of drug testing in the office setting, how to talk to your patients about drug testing, contracting with your patient for appropriate drug use, and methods of testing.1.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.25 ETHICS
What is happiness and why does it matter? Happiness is difficult to define but most people know it when they see or feel it. Regardless of the influences, individuals can take charge and learn strategies to cultivate happiness in their lives. Obtain the strategies and tools to help you hardwire happiness into your life. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
Studies show huge popularity of e-cigarettes among teens in middle and high school, sadly reversing the progress in reducing teens’ use of tobacco products. So, what’s so “cool” about e-cigarettes to cause all the attraction? What should you know about e-cigs to better advise your patients on healthy lifestyle choices? Play this webinar to catch up on what your patients are using and the health effects of these products.0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1
This course is designed to increase knowledge about nutrition and provide tools to help you counsel and educate your patients about the critical role that nutrition plays in type 2 diabetes prevention and management. The course provides research-based information to help physicians and health care providers manage patients with type 2 diabetes. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
In 2014, 54 percent of U.S. adults had never been tested for the disease, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, even though one preventive HIV screening is covered each year under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, and many insurance plans. Make HIV testing a routine part of your practice. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
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