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Learn About the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program - 09/13/2023

Now that new federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program rules expand eligibility for California and Texas physicians, take advantage of an upcoming webinar hosted by the California Medical Association, California Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association to learn about how to qualify.


Patient Care Protected: Physician Autonomy/Corporate Practice Protections - 08/04/2023

Despite an onslaught of attempts by state government and corporate entities to undermine the patient-physician relationship, the Texas Medical Association successfully prevented any new measures criminalizing patient care this legislative session


Physician-Led Results: Corporate Practice of Medicine Protections - 06/28/2023

Despite an onslaught of attempts by state government and corporate entities to undermine the patient-physician relationship, TMA successfully prevented any new measures criminalizing patient care this legislative session. Medicine also laid the foundation for a balanced solution to the use of noncompete clauses.


TMA House Prioritizes Practice Viability, Prior Authorization Reform - 05/25/2023

Texas physicians continue to face increasing industry consolidation and worsening administrative burdens, both of which threaten practice viability – and, with it, patients’ access to care.


Hospital Ownership the Focus of New Medicare Report - 03/14/2023

In an effort to analyze the impact of consolidation within the health care system, Medicare for the first time has released data on mergers and acquisitions for enrolled hospitals and nursing homes between 2016 and 2022. The action follows up on the Biden Administration's Executive Order on Promoting Competition.


Legislative Priority #6: Physician Autonomy, Corporate Practice Protections - 03/14/2023

During the 2023 state legislative session, the Texas Medical Association aims to protect physicians from being criminalized for the practice of medicine and to keep nonmedical entities from interfering with patient care.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.