COVID-19: Practice Operations - 04/09/2021

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COVID-19: Compliance - 04/09/2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Info, April 9, 2021: Another 1.9 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 04/09/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccine information as of April 9, 2012

COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Updates Dosage, Storage Information for Moderna Vaccine - 04/07/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccine information as of April 7, 2021.

Diabetes, Asthma, Substance Use Disorders Now Considered High Risk for Severe COVID-19 - 04/07/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several medical conditions to a list of those that place patients at high risk for a more severe case of COVID-19.

A Quarter of Texans Could Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Survey Finds - 04/06/2021

More than a quarter of Texans could have COVID-19 antibodies, according to preliminary data from a statewide seroprevalance study that seeks to understand the human antibody response to the virus that causes COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Info, April 4, 2021: • Record 2.5 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 04/05/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccination information as of April 5, 2021

Medicaid to Increase Payment Per COVID-19 Vaccine Dose - 04/05/2021

Starting April 1, Medicaid began paying physicians and practices that administer COVID-19 vaccines $40 per dose to align with Medicare’s payment policy announced last month, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced.

Should You Provide a COVID-19 Vaccine to Patients With Mild Allergies? - 04/01/2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a chart that shows how practices should triage patients who have a history of severe anaphylaxis to vaccines and those with mild considerations like food or animal allergies.

Shelter in a Storm: Liability Legislation Would Protect Physicians in Disaster - 04/01/2021

The Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA) announced in early March that Sen. Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) and Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) would soon file COVID-19 liability legislation that would enhance liability protections to shield more physicians from lawsuits for care delivered during pandemics, hurricanes, and other catastrophic events that inject chaos into their good-faith medical efforts.

Medicare to Double Payment to Administer Vaccines - 04/01/2021

Medicare will pay physicians and practices that administer COVID-19 vaccines $40 per dose – nearly double the current payment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

New TMA Fact Sheet Explains the Benefits, Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines - 03/31/2021

To help educate your patients about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, TMA has created a fact sheet you can print and use a poster in your practice or share on your social media accounts.

Medicare 2% Payment Cut Could Be Suspended Through 2021 - 03/30/2021

Federal lawmakers are moving forward on extending the suspension of the Medicare sequestration, the federal government’s 2% across-the-board payment cut, through the end of the year.  

“They Left Countless Loved Ones Behind:” Senate Honors Physicians Who Died During Pandemic - 03/30/2021

During a special ceremony on the Senate floor, lawmakers adopted a resolution that recognizes Texas’ health care workers who died over the past year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info, March 30, 2021: Eligible Texans Can Now Schedule Vaccines Online - 03/30/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccination information as of March 30, 2021

Texas to Honor Fallen Physicians at Special Ceremony Tomorrow - 03/29/2021

Texas will honor physicians and health professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic with a special reading of a resolution and ceremonies at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 30 – which is also National Doctors' Day, an annual nationwide appreciation of physicians.

COVID-19 Vaccines Info, March 29: More Than 1 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 03/29/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccines information as of March 29, 2021.

Texas Medicaid, CHIP Changes Extended Through April - 03/26/2021

Some Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, including authority to use telemedicine more broadly, have been extended through April, state health officials announced.   

COVID-19: Billing and Coding - 03/24/2021

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State Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Texans - 03/23/2021

All Texas adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29, the Department of State Health Services said today.

The Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill: Hits and Misses for Medicine - 03/22/2021

The third major COVID-19 relief measure includes promising funding for a variety of important health measures in Texas. But there’s also the prospect of a Medicare physician payment cut.

TMB Clarifies Waiver Allowing Certain Pain Prescription Refills via Telemedicine - 03/22/2021

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has republished an emergency rule, effective March 3, that extends a waiver that allows for telephone refills of certain controlled substance prescriptions to treat patients with chronic pain who recently saw their doctor via telemedicine or in person.

COVID-19: Finances - 03/19/2021

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COVID-19: Payers / Insurance - 03/19/2021

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COVID-19: Telemedicine - 03/18/2021

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