Rural Health

  • TMA's Medicaid Recommendations Can Improve Care, Reduce Costs

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    As state lawmakers begin preparing for the 2017 legislative session, TMA and four state specialty societies delivered a detailed, five-page document with significant recommendations to improve the Texas Medicaid program. 

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

  • Rural Health Articles

    Tackle Tobacco Use Among Children and Adolescents

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    Residents of rural communities are more likely to use tobacco products, to start at a younger age, to use more heavily and to be exposed to secondhand smoke at work and at home than their counterparts in cities and suburbs.

    More on Tobacco Use Among Children and Adolescents
  • Invest in Obesity Prevention


    Both children and adults in rural areas are far more likely to be overweight than their urban and suburban counterparts.  Investing in obesity prevention is vital to keeping rural residents healthy.

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  • A New Path to Primary Care

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    Thanks in part to several legislative victories, Texas is finding innovative ways to chip away at physician shortages in the state’s rural areas.

    More on Rural Physician Shortages  
  • Work Now to Promote Healthy Aging

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    The composition of rural America today is predominantly elderly. Individuals 65 years and over constitute approximately 13.1% of the American population; however, 20% of the elderly live in non-metropolitan designated areas. (Source: NRHA)

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  • Medicaid Officials Seek TMA Input on Red-Tape Relief

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    Rural physicians generally have large caseloads of Medicaid patients.  TMA is working to reduce the Medicaid red-tape so rural physicians can focus on their patients and maintain a viable practice.

    More on Red-Tape Relief