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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.


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


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A good contract by definition is one that is fair and reasonable and is a win-win situation for everyone involved. But how do physicians ensure they are getting a good contract before agreeing to work for a hospital or group practice?


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

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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.


How to Get Out of a Bad Vendor Contract - 08/24/2017

While physicians who enter into bad consumer contracts they want to get out of would be advised to work with their own attorneys, Texas law has protections for consumers.


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.


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Your practice management system contains a wealth of information that can help you run a better practice. Are you taking advantage of it?


Monitoring Health Care Payment Plans - 05/13/2016

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