• The Truth About Balance Billing

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    Two newly developed TMA resources examine how insurance plans' network designs and payment decisions are leaving many Texans with "surprise bills" for health care services.

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  • TMA Legislative Testimonies

    Bill Would Address Inaccurate Insurance Directories
    Dr. Ray Callas, House Bill 2760, April 4, 2017

    Step Therapy Can Be Dangerous for Patients
    Dr. Sylvia Jaramillo, Senate Bill 680, March 9, 2017

    TMA Supports Bill to Improve Balance-Bill Mediation
    Dr. Ray Calls, Senate Bill 507, March 9, 2017

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Insurance Articles

    You CAN Negotiate a Health Plan Contract

    Many physicians assume that attempting to negotiate a health plan contract is hopeless — but that is a myth. Survey data from TMA show that physicians’ negotiation attempts often are successful. Respondents report winning both payment and term changes in their contracts.

    Get the Terms and Fees You Want
  • 2017 Medicare Fee Schedule Includes Less Than 1-Percent Pay Increase

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    The Federal Register published Medicare's 2017 final fee schedule rule on Nov. 15. It updates payment policies and rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Although the original proposed rule included an expected fee schedule cut, the final rule increases the fees by a very small amount, less than one-quarter of 1 percent.

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  • TMA's Hassle Factor Log 

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    TMA’s Hassle Factor Log® helps you resolve insurance-related problems. TMA meets regularly with Medicare, Medicaid, health plans, and large insurers to discuss the specific problems that you bring to our attention.

    Get Help Getting Paid  
  • Medicaid Officials Seek TMA Input on Red-Tape Relief

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    Physicians and patients are tired of the administrative roadblocks that came with the expansion of Medicaid managed care in Texas and the toll they take on access to care. Thanks to advocacy by the Texas Medical Association's Medicaid Congress and cooperation from new Medicaid leadership, relief may be in sight.

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