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The Texas Medical Board should provide more information to physicians when it investigates complaints against them and needs more flexibility when imposing sanctions, the president of the Texas Medical Association said yesterday.
TMA leaders presented lawmakers with 50 ways to increase physicians’ Medicare pay; reduce paperwork and hassles; measure “quality” with metrics that are meaningful to physicians and their patients; and push health information technology vendors to shoulder their fair share of the administrative burden.
Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association, opens the TMA Maternal Health Congress by sharing his experience and vision for the future health of mothers and women in Texas. TMA hosted the congress of more than 75 physicians and other health care experts in Austin in March, 2018.
Biography of TMA President Carlos J. Cardenas, MD
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TMA Takes Physicians’ Grievances to Washington
Budget Deal Includes Big Health Care Changes
Under Attack, MOC Boards Pledge Changes
Congress Puts CHIP Back on Course
TMA Hits $1 Million Milestone to Aid Harvey-Damaged Medical Practices
TMA, Other States to Congress: Lift Bans on Physician-Owned Hospitals
TMA Disaster Relief Program Sends $350,000 in Aid to First Physician Applicants
Texas Physicians to Play Integral Role in Harvey Recovery
Medical Board Avoids Sunset During Special Session
Texas Strikes Back at JAMA MOC Law Slap
Governor Signs TMB Sunset Bills
Texas Lawmakers Dramatically Scale Back MOC Requirements
TMA Statement Regarding Maintenance of Certification Bill
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