Corporate Practice of Medicine

All Together Now: Health Care Mergers Reshape the Way Texas Physicians Practice - 08/02/2019

Consolidation has touched just about every part of today’s health care industry. Hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, insurance companies are all merging in various ways — a trend epitomized by the 2018 announcement that hospital systems Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas and Memorial Hermann in Houston plan to become one big nonprofit.


A Focused Leader: Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD - 08/02/2019

Incoming TMA President David Fleeger, MD, sets his sights on protecting the patient-physician relationship and equipping physicians for sea changes affecting medicine.


Section 9: Don’t Let Corporations Play Doctor - 01/30/2019

The Last Line of Defense: Physicians are the last line of defense between a patient and a corporation’s bottom line, says Austin hospitalist Dieter Martin, MD.


TMA: Put Health Back Into Health Care - 01/28/2019

As the 86th Texas Legislature zeroes in on problems to solve this legislative session, physicians urge lawmakers to prioritize improving the health of Texans.


Capital Gains: Attracting Investors Without Losing Independence - 01/02/2019

Can physicians line up venture capital without letting go of their independence? It’s not so easy.


Protect Patients in Any Health Care Market Consolidation - 12/12/2018

As hospitals continue to merge in Texas, physicians on medical staffs may have less influence on hospital operations. And it becomes more difficult for small physician group practices to survive. Physicians, both solo and in established small medical groups, feel pressure to merge into large practice groups or enter into employment agreements in order maintain a viable practice.


Austin Hospitalists Sue TeamHealth Over Corporate Practice of Medicine - 08/07/2018

An Austin-based medical practice has filed a lawsuit against the company St. David’s HealthCare uses to help staff physicians at its chain of hospitals, the latest in a tug of war that pits corporate finances against the physician’s view of what’s best for their patients.


Corporate Encroachment - 07/02/2018

Recent complaints suggest threats to Texas’ ban on corporate practice.


Texas Medicine Investigation Exposes Threats to Texas’ Ban on Corporate Practice of Medicine - 06/22/2018

An Austin physician group, one of the city’s largest hospital systems, and an outside hiring firm are engaged in a tug of war that pits corporate finances against the physicians’ view of what’s best for their patients, a three-month investigation by Texas Medicine magazine found.


Updated TMA White Paper Delves Into Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine - 10/31/2016

"The Corporate Practice of Medicine," TMA's latest white paper, focuses on the development of the corporate practice of medicine prohibition, current applications and prohibitions, potential exceptions to the law, key considerations in relevant corporate practice of medicine court cases, and penalties for violations of the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.


2011 TMA Legislative Report Card - 06/22/2016

TMA's top priority as the 2011 legislative session convened was to protect the patient-physician relationship in every aspect of the health care system. With an enormous budget deficit and special interest groups from hospitals to midlevel practitioners lining up to takeMany of our adversaries wanted control of physicians, our practices, and our patients. However, when the session, physicians crossed the finish line with the reins still in hand. Even better, lawmakers took major steps to protect and strengthen the patient-physician relationship from future outside interference.