January 15, 2019
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?
Primary care is in simmering trouble. Payments are down; the ranks of Texas’ uninsured and underinsured continue to rise; social disparities and chronic disease persist. And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing problems while threatening practice viability. The Texas Medical Association and other corners of organized medicine are engaging policymakers to not only help the state’s primary care system survive the pandemic, but also enable it to thrive for the long haul. Plus ... What if Texas lawmakers created a mental health service that physicians asked for but then not many physicians used it? So far, that is what’s happening with the Child Psychiatric Access Network (CPAN), which gives pediatricians and family physicians across Texas free telemedicine-based consultation and training on community psychiatry.
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