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  • iconMedical Burnout: Breaking Bad - 6/23/2021 9:57:42 PM

    By Dharam Kaushik, MD Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in AAMC’s News & Insights. Commentaries published in Texas Medicine Today do not necessarily reflect official Texas Medical Association policy. The year was 2007, and I was a...

  • iconBehavioral Health in the Wake of COVID-19 and the Health Care Community’s Response - 5/27/2021 11:27:36 PM

    Reprinted with permission from the Texas Health Institute. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Texas Medical Association.  By Daniel Crowe, MD, FACP The coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 has had a profound impact on the men...

  • iconDelegates Tackle Vaccines, Burnout, Health Plan Practices During Virtual Annual Meeting - 5/24/2021 5:34:12 PM

    At the second live virtual convention of the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, physicians carried out their policymaking duties to improve the health of all Texans despite being scattered across the state. Delegates made headway on polic...

  • iconPrioritize Your Wellness With Help from TMA and the Physician Health and Wellness Committee - 5/23/2021 1:32:41 AM

    Physicians are so busy taking care of their patients, their families, and their communities they often don’t take care of themselves. Your health matters, and the Texas Medical Association has many resources to help take care of you.   TMA encourages...

  • iconIn Defense of Public Health: Peter Hotez, MD, on the Comeback of Preventable Diseases - 5/5/2021 6:35:45 PM

    Of all the Texas physicians who promote vaccines, none are as well-known as Peter Hotez, MD. His resume for this self-appointed task is ideal: internationally recognized physician-scientist; professor of pediatrics and dean of the National School o...

  • iconNew Resource Helps Kids Manage COVID-19-Related Stresses - 5/5/2021 3:03:42 PM

    May 5, 2021 Doctors Produce Flyer Offering Parents Awareness, Coping Tips Texas physicians have unveiled a new tool to help parents support their children whose behavioral health is suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s upheaval. The Texas Medi...

  • iconHelpful Links - 3/29/2021 3:25:06 PM

        A list of toolkits, modules, scales, surveys, and inventories are provided below. (*) Proprietary Resources, Toolkits, Statistics, and Surveys   Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education  American Acad...

  • iconMental Health Care for New Moms Costs Texas $2.2 billion Each Year, Report Says - 3/4/2021 11:29:59 PM

    Texas physicians know that pregnant women and new mothers struggle with maternal mental health conditions (MMHCs) such as post-partum depression and anxiety. Now all those MMHCs have been given a statewide price tag. Texas spends about $2.2 billion...

  • iconPandemic Pressures:COVID-19 Poses Serious Behavioral Health Challenges - 10/30/2020 8:55:44 PM

    The mental health fallout caused by COVID-19 radiates throughout Texas, with the most severe damage occurring where the virus hits most directly. “Entire families are affected,” says James Castillo, MD, an internist who provides palliative and ...

  • iconSTIs, Firearm Safety, Mental Health Among Revised Public School Curriculum Standards - 9/21/2020 8:55:30 PM

    For the first time since 1997, Texas is overhauling health education in public school.  After the State Board of Education took a major step this month toward finalizing new health education curriculum standards, Texas public school students – ...

  • iconFar-Reaching Implications: The Ripple Effects of Texas' Uninsured Rate - 12/4/2019 2:39:56 PM

    When you hear that more than 5 million Texans – more than one-sixth of the state’s population – are uninsured, your first reaction might be sympathy. You might think it’s a terrible thing for the people and families who fall in that category who can’...

  • iconMoral Injury: The Pandemic for Physicians - 3/1/2019 2:31:34 PM

    Moral distress in health care, as defined in 1984 by Andrew Jameton1, is “knowing what to do in an ethical situation, but not being allowed to do it.”  While moral distress in everyday clinical practice has been identified in the nurse’s arena ...

  • iconTexas Needs HB 10 and the Texas Behavioral Health Research Institute - 2/27/2019 10:29:55 PM

    TMA Testimony by Uchenna Umeh, MD House Public Health Committee Feb. 27, 2019 Written testimony submitted on behalf of: Texas Medical Association Texas Pediatric Society  Federation of Texas Psychiatry On behalf of the Texas Medi...

  • iconA Different Direction: Pediatrician’s Practice Unexpectedly Turns Toward Suicide Prevention - 12/7/2018 2:25:14 PM

    In 30 years as a pediatrician, few work days go by without Uchenna Umeh, MD, seeing a child with symptoms of depression or some sort of suicidal feelings. But it was a 2008 case involving a 15-year-old boy that really brought the issue to her full at...

  • iconChange the Conversation Around Physician Suicide - 9/19/2018 2:24:13 PM

    Depression affects everyone differently. And it can have devastating effects on physicians and your patients. “A tired and depressed doctor who is an island of self-doubt simply is not as likely to improve the outcomes of his or her patients — or ev...

  • iconRecognizing Concerning Behaviors in Children to Prevent School Shootings - 7/30/2018 8:18:31 PM

    TMA Testimony by Clifford Moy, MD Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security July 18, 2018   Chairman Taylor and members of the Select Committee, thank you for the opportunity to offer testimony from the Texas Med...

  • iconStopping Suicide: Three Things Physicians Can Do - 6/22/2018 6:56:59 PM

    Recent celebrity deaths and new data on rising suicide rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have drawn attention to the problem of undetected and untreated mental illness. Half of deaths by suicide are by people with undiagnosed ...

  • iconSupporting Transgender and Gender-Diverse Teens - 3/22/2018 4:55:50 PM

    This week is Global Teen Health Week, and today we are focusing on the health of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth and young adults, specifically the health of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth.  Gend...

  • iconTop Physician Experts to Convene First-Ever Maternal Health Congress to Address Maternal Deaths Crisis - 3/20/2018 3:54:41 PM

    March. 20, 2018   WHAT: More than 70 top obstetrician-gynecologists, family physicians, and other physicians and health experts from across Texas will convene the state’s first-ever Texas Medical Association (TMA) Maternal Health Congres...

  • iconMeasuring and Managing Population Health - 2/1/2018 2:31:30 PM

    Information and Communication Tools Symposium on Population Health — February 2018  By William M. Tierney, MD; Justin F. Rousseau, MD, MMSc; and Anjum Khurshid, MBBS, PhD William M. Tierney, MD, is professor and chair of the Department...

  • iconImproving Health in Hard-to-Reach Communities - 1/25/2018 3:22:29 PM

    Demonstration Models of Public Health Delivery in Rural East and West Texas Communities  Symposium on Population Health — February 2018 By Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, MSPH, and Billy U. Philips Jr., PhD Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, MSPH, is profess...

  • iconAction: May 15, 2017 - 5/15/2017 7:00:18 PM

    TMA Action May 15, 2017   News and Insights from Texas Medical Association TexMed 2017 Roundup: TMA to Fight Medicaid Funding CapsTexas Medicine Pushes Through Final Legislative FlurryTMA: Process to Remove SSNs from Medicare ID Cards...

  • icon2016 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects - 1/24/2017 7:38:28 PM

    Volume 112 — 2016 Subjects A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) compounding a problem? allergists say proposed stan...

  • iconOur Heart of the Darkness - 7/1/2016 1:50:51 PM

    Commentary — July 2016 By John Pettigrove, MD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians are more than twice as likely as the general population to commit suicide. While I am not a trained psychiatrist, I can tell you m...

  • iconTransgender Youth Slide Presentation - 6/20/2016 5:39:05 PM

    Update on the Care of Transgender Youth: Social-Emotional Considerations and Medical Interventions Meredith R. Chapman, MD Ximena Lopez, MD GENder, Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support Program (GENECIS) Children’s Medical Center Dal...

  • iconPriority Overview: Mental Health - 6/17/2016 4:06:39 PM

    Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders CSPH Priority Overview Indicator Value Notes Prevalence Mental health: -26.2% of U.S. adults are affected by mental illness annually. -46.4% of adults experience a mental illness in their lif...

  • iconMental Health Priority Overview - 6/17/2016 3:59:18 PM

    Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders CSPH Priority Overview Indicator Value Notes Prevalence Mental health: -26.2% of U.S. adults are affected by mental illness annually. -46.4% of adults experience a mental illness in their lif...

  • iconIdentification of Mental Disorders With Potential for Violence in Adolescents and Young Adults - 5/25/2016 9:30:34 PM

    Symposium on Medical Education — February 2015  Tex Med. 2015;111(2):51-55. By Shawn Chambers, MD, and Urszula Kelley, MD Introduction Violence is most prevalent among adolescents and young adults and represents a major public health concern. In ...

  • icon2015 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects - 5/24/2016 7:18:43 PM

    Volume 111 — 2015 Subjects  A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z A ACA Marketplace See Health Insurance Exchanges Academic Physicia...

  • iconInadvertent Stigmatization of Mental Disorders in a Primary Care Setting - 5/13/2016 7:43:56 PM

    Symposium on Mental Health — February 2015 Tex Med. 2015;111(2):66-70. By Sarah E. Baker, MD, Rachel M. Pearson, BA, and Jason E. Glenn, PhD Introduction The higher mortality rates experienced by people with mental illness largely result not from...

  • iconIdentification and Management of Suicide Risk in U.S. Military Veterans - 5/13/2016 7:43:55 PM

    Symposium on Mental Health — February 2015  Tex Med. 2015;111(2):56-60. By Lindsay Chapman, DO, and Hisham Ibrahim, MD Introduction Suicide is a devastating outcome of major public health importance. In the United States, suicide is the 11th lead...

  • iconAccessing the Public Mental Health System in Texas - 5/13/2016 6:45:42 PM

    Symposium on Mental Health — February 2015 Tex Med. 2015;111(2):44-46.  By James G. Baker, MD The Scenario A 54-year-old male with a history of insulin-dependent diabetes is brought by ambulance to the emergency department (ED) with confusion. Hi...

  • iconMental Health Care: How Is Texas Doing? - 5/6/2016 2:16:25 PM

    Feb. 10, 2015 TMA’s Texas Medicine Magazine Examines the Issue This month’s Texas Medical Association (TMA) Texas Medicine magazine takes an insider’s look at the problems of — and attempted solutions to — mental illness in Texas. The art...

  • iconMental Health - 5/27/2015 10:41:11 PM

    Bill Aims to Attract Mental Health ProfessionalsIt's no surprise Texas is lacking in mental health professionals. A statewide survey sheds light on just how dire the situation is: 185 of Texas' 254 counties are without a psychiatrist. Overall, the st...

  • iconFtWorth_postPPACA_WCfees - 10/25/2010 11:47:45 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Texas Workers Comp Fee Schedule - Including changes made by the federal Affordable Care Act effective March 23, 2010 Ft. Worth Non-facility Fee Facility Fee- Non-Surgical Facility Fee- Surgical OPPS Non-Facility Cap (if app...

  • iconRest_of_Texas_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:50:52 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Rest of Texas ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast ...

  • iconHarris_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:49:40 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Houston ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 5...

  • iconGalveston_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:48:48 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Galveston ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam...

  • iconTarrant_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:47:50 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Ft. Worth ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam...

  • iconDallas_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:46:53 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Dallas ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 51...

  • iconBrazoria_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:45:50 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Brazoria County ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breas...

  • iconJefferson_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:45:00 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Beaumont ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam ...

  • iconTravis_County_WCFee09 - 10/25/2010 10:44:08 PM

    Sheet1 2009 Workers Comp Fee Schedule Austin ADJUSTED ADJUSTED TRANSITIONED TRANSITIONED NON-FACILITY FACILITY FACILITY FEE FEE - NON- SURGICAL FEE - SURGICAL HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION G0101 CA screen;pelvic/bre...

  • iconRestofTexas2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:28:30 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Rest of Texas Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility F...

  • iconHouston2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:27:35 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Houston Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility Fee - S...

  • iconFtWorth2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:26:23 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Ft. Worth Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility Fee -...

  • iconDallas2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:25:18 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Dallas Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility Fee - Su...

  • iconBrazoria2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:24:29 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Brazoria County Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility...

  • iconBeaumont2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:23:35 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Beaumont Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility Fee - ...

  • iconAustin2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:22:28 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Austin Non-facility Fee Facility Fee - Non-Surgical Facility Fee - Su...