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Opioid Settlement Could Help Texas Tackle Addiction - 07/29/2021

Texas could receive as much as $1.5 billion under a multistate settlement over the national opioid epidemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced.


Opioids: Resources for Prescribing and Addiction Treatment - 07/20/2021

Get access to information about medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Online resources for prescribing opioids appropriately also are available.


Biden Executive Order Likely to Prompt Rulemaking on Noncompetes - 07/19/2021

Directly and indirectly, the Biden administration’s wide-ranging Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy features myriad implications for health care and physician practices. The executive order, issued earlier this month, takes aim at hospital and insurance market consolidation, noncompete agreements, lack of competition among drug manufacturers, and exorbitant costs of prescription drugs and hearing aids.


CME: Learn More About Teen Health Care and Confidentiality - 07/14/2021

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is offering a three-part webinar series on concepts surrounding legal consent to caring for minors in Texas and best practices with respect to confidentiality.


Buprenorphine Prescriptions Easier Under HHS Rule Change - 05/03/2021

Buprenorphine is widely seen as one of the most effective medications for treating opioid use disorder. But physicians trying to prescribe it have faced a big obstacle: The U.S. government required they first take a special eight-hour training course.


Learn the Risks, Rewards, Rules, Regulations of Using Telemedicine in Texas - 04/27/2021

To help you understand the state and federal rules and regulations regarding telemedicine, the Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) has scheduled a virtual webinar for 6 to 8 pm (CT) Wednesday, April 28.


Ask the Expert About Operational and Billing Aspects of COVID-19 Vaccines - 04/20/2021

Mark your calendar for the next edition of the Texas Medical Association’s “Ask the Expert” virtual learning series, Operational and Billing Aspects of COVID-19 Vaccines, set for noon (CT) Tuesday, April 27.


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Ask the Expert About: Human Resources Issues During the Pandemic - 04/01/2021

Don’t miss the next edition of the Texas Medical Association’s “Ask the Expert” virtual series – Human Resources and Employment Issues in the COVID Era – scheduled for 6 pm (CT) Thursday, April 8.


CME for You: Good Nutrition = Good Health - 03/26/2021

The Texas Medical Association has several CME courses designed to help you and your patients make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.  


Ask the Expert: What You Need to Know About E-Prescribing Controlled Substances - 03/22/2021

If you’re still unsure about new requirements that all Texas physicians electronically prescribe controlled substances, tune into a TMA “Ask the Expert” virtual discussion set for 6 pm (CT) Tuesday, March 23.


Are You Ready for the Requirements Coming Under the 21st Century Cures Act? - 03/18/2021

Starting April 5, all practices must comply with the federal 21st Century Cures Act, which is designed to facilitate widespread access and sharing of health information among patients and physicians.


CME From Around the State - 03/06/2021

Check out other CME offerings from around the state.


Ask TMA Experts About Grassroots Virtual Advocacy - 02/22/2021

Ready to take the plunge into grassroots advocacy at the legislature but still not confident about what to do and how to do it? The Texas Medical Association’s Feb. 25 Ask the Expert session is your opportunity to ask questions about tactics, tools, messaging, and more, and how it all works in a virtual environment.


Learn Effective Communication Skills During Free Live Webinar - 02/12/2021

If you would like a deeper understanding of how to communicate effectively, tune in to the Texas Medical Association virtual webinar: Communicating Across Barriers. The webinar, which is accredited for CME, is scheduled for 6 to 7 pm (CT) Thursday, Feb. 25


Earn Required Human Trafficking CME During TMA’s Winter Conference - 01/25/2021

To raise awareness of and help curb human trafficking in Texas, state legislators passed a law in 2019 requiring physicians to take one hour of CME on the topic in order to renew their medical licenses. You can meet that requirement by attending the Texas Medical Association’s 2021 Winter Conference, which will be held entirely virtually Jan. 29 and 30.


CME Course Addresses Gender Bias - 01/08/2021

The Texas Medical Association Women Physicians Section encourages all TMA members to participate in a CME course that addresses gender bias in the physician workforce and promotes greater diversity in medicine.


A Different Kind of Patient: CME from TMA Helps Docs ID Human Trafficking Victims - 01/04/2021

A newly revised Texas Medical Association CME teaches physicians how to recognize human trafficking victims who come into their office, and how to help these patients escape what’s sometimes referred to as “modern-day slavery.”


TMA Opioid Prescribing CME Meets TMB Requirements - 12/08/2020

The Texas Medical Association has published a CME course that meets Texas Medical Board requirements on pain management and prescriptions of opioids and other controlled substances.


Develop Best Practices for Patient Collections With Help From TMA - 11/11/2020

To help you develop best practices for patient collection, the Texas Medical Association has published a new CME-To-Go podcast, Sound Policies for Collecting Patient Payments.


Opioids: The Forgotten Epidemic? - 10/30/2020

COVID-19 inflamed the crisis; telemedicine helps Texas physicians cope with the fallout.


TMA Human Trafficking CME Meets Medical License Renewal Requirements - 10/22/2020

Physicians who renew their medical licenses after Sept. 1, 2020, are required to take one hour of CME that addresses human trafficking. TMA has now published its own CME course to educate physicians on how to identify, treat, and respond to people who are at risk or who have been trafficked.


Considering a Direct Care Model? TMA Has CME For That - 10/07/2020

If you’re considering starting or moving to a direct care model, check out the Texas Medical Association's new CME course, Alternative Practice Models.


Free CME: A Physician’s Guide to TMB Disciplinary Process - 10/04/2020

To help you understand what to do if you are subject to a TMB investigation, the Texas Medical Association has created a CME publication, Texas Medical Board Investigations: A Physician’s Guide Through the Disciplinary Process.


Live Webinar to Help You Prepare for 2021 E&M Coding Changes - 09/01/2020

If you want to learn more about evaluation and management (E&M) coding changes that go into effect Jan. 1, tune in to a live Texas Medical Association webinar: 2021 E/M: Ready Set Go!