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  • iconArticles and Papers on Legal Issues - 1/13/2022 6:50:59 PM

    The following articles and white papers are a TMA members-only benefit.    Abortion Americans with Disabilities Act  Advertising Charity Health Care  Compassionate Use Act   Consent Corporate Practice of Me...

  • iconTMA Board of Councilors Current Opinions - 9/16/2021 3:03:57 AM

    TMA Board of Councilors Current Opinions INTRODUCTION The Board of Councilors serves as the ethical policy making body of the Texas Medical Association. First constituted in 1903, the Board is composed of a Councilor and Vice Councilor from the 15 ...

  • iconRes 342 2021 Acknowledging Abortion is a Time Sensitive Medical Procedure ET - 3/25/2021 2:15:32 AM

  • iconLegislative Hotline: House Committee Assignments Revealed - 2/5/2021 7:51:50 PM

    The legislative calendar is quickly ticking by, and with the bill filing deadline only five weeks away, the House and Senate will have to hit the ground running when lawmakers return next week. House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) announced c...

  • iconThe Math of Medicare for All - 1/9/2020 4:44:27 PM

    This is an excerpt of a post originally published on Sarah Fontenot’s website. The opinions expressed are Ms. Fontenot’s. Texas Medicine Today is sharing them to further the conversation on the future of health care reform. Suppo...

  • iconConsent For Treatment of Minors - 11/22/2019 8:22:53 PM

    TMA Office of the General CounselNovember 2019  Minor Consent Generally Parental Consent in Cases of Divorce Emergency Circumstances Obtaining Consent Consent by Minor Minor Consent to Counseling Examination for Abuse or Neglect Mino...

  • iconDelegates Gather and Debate to Support Physicians and Patients - 5/22/2019 7:11:51 PM

      Meeting for the 150th time last weekend in Dallas, the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates once again proved that no realm of health care can’t benefit from improvements devised by Texas physicians.  From controversial topics l...

  • iconMedical Power of Attorney - 5/6/2019 3:41:56 PM

    Information for Patients, Physicians, and Providers General Information   The full advance directives statute is at Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 166. All legal citations herein are to that chapter. December 2018 Medical Power o...

  • iconMaintenance of Certification White Paper - 1/31/2019 10:12:59 PM

    S.B. 1148 (2017) - Maintenance of CertificationSen. Dawn Buckingham, MD (R-Lakeway)House Sponsor Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood)   NOTICE: The Texas Medical Association provides this information with the express understanding that (1)...

  • iconCelebrations and Goodwill Mark Inauguration Day - 1/15/2019 6:57:50 PM

    UNDER THE ROTUNDA Tuesday was a day of comity and celebration as the governor and lieutenant governor were feted with inaugural festivities, including a flyover and 19-gun salute. In a brief joint ceremony, the governor was officially sworn into off...

  • iconJudge Nullifies Texas’ Fetal-Remains Disposal Law - 9/11/2018 10:35:24 PM

      A federal judge in Austin last week struck down a 2017 Texas law requiring health care facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains.  In an order permanently blocking the law, U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra said in court that it wou...

  • iconTMA House Sets Goal of Eliminating Maternal Mortality - 8/21/2018 4:18:10 PM

    Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, TMA’s immediate past president, threw down a gauntlet to his physician colleagues on Saturday — a goal of eliminating deaths among Texas’ pregnant women and new mothers. “One maternal death is one too many,” Dr. Cardenas told...

  • iconTexas Physicians Adopt “Zero Maternal Deaths” Goal - 5/22/2018 10:21:04 PM

    May 19, 2019  The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will not rest until maternal mortality is eliminated in Texas.   Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, TMA’s immediate past president, threw down a gauntlet today to his physician colleagues — ...

  • iconInformed Consent - 5/16/2018 9:46:13 PM

    TMA Office of the General CounselApril 2018  Basic Concept and Origin   Texas Legislature Provides Guidance   Proper Disclosure of Risk Creates Legal Presumptions Favoring Physicians   Particular Form for Hysterectomies ...

  • iconThe Best Mother’s Day Gift - 5/10/2018 4:48:08 PM

    This story was originally published on www.tribtalk.org What better Mother’s Day present could Texas give than a commitment to making motherhood safer? And that’s just what Texas physicians are doing. Despite some recent disagreement over the exact...

  • iconThe Battle for the (Pro)Life of the Texas GOP - 3/5/2018 10:50:15 PM

    Many Texas Catholics who attended mass this past weekend had an up-close look at the ever-widening and ever-nastier split within the state’s antiabortion movement, which itself is a proxy for the fight for control of the Texas Republican Party. What...

  • iconBuilding on Success - 1/1/2017 3:45:55 PM

    TMA's 2017 Legislative Agenda Aims to Build on Past Achievements Cover Story — January 2017 By Amy Lynn Sorrel  From maintaining physicians' right to bill for their services and cracking down on narrow health insurance networks, to cutting more ...

  • iconAdvertising Restrictions - 6/23/2016 2:21:59 PM

    Note: Before proceeding we must inform you that we cannot provide legal advice to individual TMA members because Texas prohibits the "corporate practice of law" ( Texas Government Code Ann. §81.101 ). In addition, the State Bar of Texas has ruled tha...

  • iconPriority Overview: Unintended Pregnancy - 6/17/2016 4:06:40 PM

    Unplanned Pregnancy CSPH Priority Review Indicator Value Notes Prevalence In Texas, 62 percent of all births are unplanned (51 percent are mistimed , 9.8 percent are unwanted)1 In terms of age, 76 percent of pregnancies experience...

  • iconWomen's Health Program FAQs - 5/20/2016 10:32:31 PM

    Q.  What is the Women’s Health Program? A. The Women’s Health Program (WHP) is a Medicaid program that provides checkups and birth control, but not abortion, to low-income, uninsured women who would receive Medicaid if they were pregnant.  This limi...

  • iconSpecial Action Issue to Non Members - 5/13/2016 3:39:22 PM

    From: Texas Medical Association [mailto:tmainfo@texmed.org] Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 3:39 PM To: Debra Heater Subject: TMA Action: Judge Upholds Physicians' Judgment The VA's Bad Idea     full text version email-a-frie...

  • 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...

  • iconWorkersCompFees08_rest_of_texas - 10/25/2010 11:15:56 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Rest of Texas HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 45.32 45.32 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 25....

  • iconFees2008houston - 10/25/2010 11:14:26 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Houston HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 49.3 49.3 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 27.78 11.92...

  • iconFees2008galveston - 10/25/2010 11:13:15 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Galveston HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 47.71 47.71 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 26.77 1...

  • iconFees2008ftworth - 10/25/2010 11:12:11 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Ft. Worth HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 47.92 47.92 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 26.96 1...

  • iconFees2008dallas - 10/25/2010 11:10:22 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Dallas HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 49.75 49.75 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 28.21 11.8...

  • iconFees2008brazoriacounty - 10/25/2010 11:05:22 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Brazoria County HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 47.74 47.74 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 2...

  • iconFees2008Beaumont - 10/25/2010 11:02:34 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Beaumont HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 45.45 45.45 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 25.13 11...

  • iconFees2008austin - 10/25/2010 11:01:03 PM

    Sheet1 Workers' Compensation Plan Fees - 2008 Austin HCPCS MOD DESCRIPTION NON-FACILITY FEE FACILITY FEE - NON- SURGICAL FACILITY FEE - SURGICAL G0101 CA screen;pelvic/breast exam 48.99 48.99 G0102 Prostate ca screening; dre 27.76 11.6...

  • 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...

  • iconHouston_postPPACA_WCfees - 10/25/2010 10:01:29 PM

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

  • iconGalveston2010_WCFeeSchedule - 10/25/2010 10:00:31 PM

    Sheet1 2010 Workers comp fee schedule Calculated as of November, 2009 Corrected to correct Galveston erro on 8/18/2010 Note: Possible Medicare GPCI changes subsequent to 11/12/2009 will require recalculation Galveston Non-facil...

  • iconGalveston_postPPACA_WCfees - 10/25/2010 9:57:27 PM

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

  • iconDallas_postPPACAWCfees - 10/25/2010 9:54:40 PM

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

  • iconBrazoria_postPPACA_WCfees - 10/25/2010 9:52:45 PM

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