At the heart of the Texas Medical Association’s legislative agenda is protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship, whether from interference from insurers and other nonmedical entities, laws that lower the standard of care, or public health threats.
TMA created this toolkit to empower physicians, county medical societies, and TMA Alliance members with the information they need to stop the Medicare physician pay cut. These resources are for your traditional and social media channels: messages, sample letters to the editor, a sample op-ed, social media graphics and posts, and an Action Alert to send directly to legislators. TMA urges your active participation in this crucial advocacy effort.
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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TMA advocates on behalf of physicians and medical students at the state and federal level year round. Our goal is improve physicians' practice viability, reduce the hassles of patient care, and protect the patient-physician relationship. Here are the many letters TMA has sent to state and federal leadership.
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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. It only takes a minute.
Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone. It's TMA’s trusted and secure advocacy app. Connect directly with lawmakers and advocates on multiple channels.
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Listening and responding to physicians and their concerns are what drive TMA’s programs and initiatives. Do you have an idea to share or an opinion about how we can do something better? We want to hear from you!
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