In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the House of Medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible.
It’s not too late to register for the 2016 TMA Fall Conference at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Sept. 23–24. This free member benefit offers you the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and learn more about new developments like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), telemedicine, and the Zika virus.
TMA's Committee on Reproductive, Women's, and Perinatal Health has submitted two comment letters to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) concerning DSHS’ plans for some women’s health services.
If you participate in Medicaid, don't forget about the implementation of the STAR Kids managed care program on Nov. 1. The legislature directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop the managed care program specifically designed for children aged 20 and younger who have disabilities.
The United States loses an estimated 400 physicians to suicide every year. On Aug. 20, medical professionals will stand together in solidarity to say "no more."
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) encourages health care professionals to test for Cyclospora in patients who have diarrheal illness lasting more than a few days or diarrhea accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue.
Managing a medical practice comes with inherent risks, and physicians can face serious consequences for violating privacy, fraud, or abuse statutes. That's why physician members turn to TMA for help in establishing effective compliance programs, understanding the latest regulations, and navigating advancements in health IT.
Chagas disease, concussions, mental health: Texas journalists expertly covered these and other topics to take top honors in the TMA 2016 Anson Jones, MD, Awards. TMA physicians presented the awards to journalists in newsroom ceremonies or at local county medical society meetings this spring.
Google yourself. You might be surprised to see what comes up. Open a web browser, and type your name in the search box. Do you like what you see? Does it make your blood boil? Is there anything there? If your name is not that unique, do the results actually refer to you?
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