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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

TMA Fund Offers Assistance for Substance Abuse Treatment - 04/09/2021

If you or a colleague is struggling with alcohol or any other substance abuse disorder and needs treatment, TMA's Physicians Benevolent Wellness Fund is here to provide financial assistance for qualified physicians and their immediate families.

ICD-10 Coding Advice for Hurricane Injuries - 04/08/2021

If you are treating patients for hurricane-related injuries or illnesses, here is some timely ICD-10 coding guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

Vaccines Defend What Matters Social Media Toolkit - 04/02/2021

Vaccines Defend What Matters is TMA’s integrated, multimedia public health education and advocacy effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccination rates in Texas.

Talk to Patients About: Vaccines and Cancer - 04/01/2021

Vaccines are one of medicine’s best tools against cancer. The shots for human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B prevent a range of cancers and save thousands of lives each year. But anti-vaccine advocates have tried – incorrectly – to paint just the opposite picture in several ways.

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.

Routine Screen: Regular Testing Needed to End HIV Epidemic - 04/01/2021

Testing is one of the best ways to combat HIV infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine testing for patients between the ages of 13 to 64. Yet, fewer than 40% of eligible people have ever had an HIV test, according to a 2019 CDC study.

Medicaid Medical Directors: Telemedicine Critical, But Must Be Clinically Appropriate - 03/31/2021

A new white paper examines the “digital divide” between telehealth and certain groups that have trouble accessing it, such as Medicaid patients and rural populations.

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.

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

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines Info, March 22: Almost 1 Million Doses Coming to Texas - 03/29/2021

The latest COVID-19 vaccination information as of March 22, 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.   

Last Chance to Order Bicycle Helmets to Give to Your Community’s Children - 03/24/2021

Although the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program will pause in early 2021 because of COVID-19, TMA’s remaining helmet inventory is available for purchase through the end of December for use at “safe” giveaways in the new year, such as during well-checks.

Hard Hats for Little Heads to Take Hiatus in Early 2021 - 03/24/2021

Because health fairs and similar community events aren’t a safe option right now, the Texas Medical Association will pause Hard Hats operations in early 2021.

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.

TMA Supports Evidence-Based Care for LGBTQ Youth - 03/22/2021

The Texas Medical Association aggressively opposes any "potentially harmful, unproven therapies," such as conversion therapy, that are designed to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ young people, TMA President David Fleeger, MD, said in prepared testimony to the Texas Medical Board on Friday.

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.

State Board Finalizes Medically Accurate Health Education Standards - 03/19/2021

Thanks to an organized push by the Texas Medical Association and its physician members, the State Board of Education last week approved new Texas curriculum standards that include more comprehensive and medically accurate instruction on multiple health-related topics.

Plug In to Self-Care and Wellness With TMA Resources - 03/19/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and at times exacerbated mental health struggles for physicians and other health care professionals as well as patients. The Texas Medical Association’s Physician Health and Wellness (PHW) PlugIns provide resources to help you care for yourself while you’re caring for patients.