Physician Owned Facilities

Rural FP Finds Rewards With Full-scope Training, Deep Roots - 01/04/2019

Texas physician acknowledges the hard work it takes to build a solo practice in a rural community.

When Investors Come Knocking, Physicians Should Guard Their Independence - 10/04/2018

Physicians and physician groups looking to court venture capital to finance their practices need to remember the value they bring to the deal and keep a sharp eye out for efforts to curtail their medical independence. That was the advice of two experts who kicked off the Texas Medical Association’s 2018 Fall Conference at the Dawn Duster presentation.

Why I'm Building a Solo Practice — Again - 09/27/2018

So here I am, starting over more than 30 years into practice. Has it been worth it? I'm practicing at the highest level of my training, devoting more time to each patient and making decisions based solely on what's best for patients without being beholden to a health system and its financial goals.

Free Webinars on Practice Partnerships: Joining or Selling - 09/11/2018

To ink a contract that best serves you, the Texas Medical Association has developed two, 60-minute lunchtime webinars. Using case studies, these programs will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting a practice evaluation as well as a review of important legal and management considerations.

TMA Joins Large Coalition Backing Physician-Owned Hospitals - 06/19/2018

It looks like a controversial moratorium on expanding and building physician-owned hospitals – AKA POHs – could be repealed. That’s the good news. The better news is that a bill moving its way through Congress to put that repeal in motion has the support of more than 50 medical organizations, including the Texas Medical Association. We’re also talking about the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and multiple state medical societies.

Abbott to DC: End Moratorium on Physician-Owned Hospitals - 03/02/2018

Gov. Greg Abbott weighed in recently on the Affordable Care Act’s moratorium on physician-owned hospitals, telling Texas’ Republican lawmakers in Washington to support legislation to repeal those restrictions.

Physician Ownership Overview - 03/01/2018

Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) are among the highest performing, most cost-effective, patient-preferred facilities in the nation. Yet the Affordable Care Act arbitrarily restricted their growth. The Texas Medical Association urges Congress to overturn this moratorium on POHs. Read on to learn more about the rationale and the effort behind this.

TMA Takes Physicians’ Grievances to Washington - 02/28/2018

TMA leaders and the Coalition of State Medical Societies have descended on Washington, D.C., to meet with elected officials and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leadership.

Professional Development: Staff Training Never Stops - 02/28/2018

When can you check staff training off your to-do list? Never, if you want your practice to run at its best, says TMA practice consultant Yvonne Mounkhoune

Twelve Ways Tax Law Changes Will Affect Your Practice - 01/22/2018

In December, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed the first significant update to the United States’ tax code in more than 30 years.

TMA, Other States to Congress: Lift Bans on Physician-Owned Hospitals - 11/15/2017

The Affordable Care Act’s moratorium on physician-owned hospital growth has limited patients’ access to high-quality health care and unnecessarily increased costs for the Medicare program and its patients, a coalition of state medical associations told federal lawmakers last month.