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TMA Wants to Hear Your Thoughts on Practicing in Texas - 12/05/2019

Since 1990, the Texas Medical Association has asked Texas physicians for their thoughts on health care practice, the economic realities of practicing medicine in the state, and what issues they believe lawmakers should take on. Beginning Jan. 6, check your email inbox for an invitation to participate in the 2020 Physicians Survey.

The Uninsured in Texas Quick Links - 11/13/2019

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Beyond the Slogan “Medicare for All” - 10/03/2019

Medicare For All is becoming popular among Democratic lawmakers and the public. But, as popular as the concept is, the details are lost in the simple slogan of “Medicare for All.”

What Do You Know About Environment and Health? - 08/28/2019

How knowledgeable are you on the environment and health outcomes? Has your training and experience helped prepare you to care for those effects or to advocate for change?

How Can TMA Communicate With You Better? - 10/15/2018

September is our final survey of the year, and it’s on a topic dear to my heart as editor of TMA’s physician publications: How we communicate with you, our member physicians.

Sound Off On the State of Texas’ Mental Health Services - 10/15/2018

Have you received — or does your practice provide — mental health or substance-use services in Texas? If so, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) wants to hear what you think about the state’s behavioral health services system and is inviting you to share your opinions in a survey.

Most Texas Physicians Pessimistic About State of Medicine, Survey Finds - 09/27/2018

A majority of Texas physicians feel negatively about the current and future state of the medical profession, and many would not recommend medicine as a career to their children. Those are among the findings of a recent survey of about 9,000 American physicians commissioned by the Physicians Foundation.

Is Your Hospital a Help — or a Hindrance? - 07/18/2018

This month, TMA is trying to get a better understanding of how hospital relationships affect you and your practice. Check your inbox for a survey that will help TMA demonstrate the importance of protecting physicians who practice in nonphysician-controlled environments.

Few Texas Physicians Forego HIT, Survey Shows - 07/13/2018

In June, TMA sent the survey to more than 44,000 physicians to get your opinions and experiences with health information technology. We want to ensure that HIT – including EHR, e-prescribing, and health information exchange – has a positive impact on you, your patients, and your practices.

Is Medicine in Good Health? - 07/02/2018

American Medical Association members and nonmembers are invited to take AMA’s annual survey, which seeks input on health care-related topics to help AMA identify and better understand the issues physicians face every day.

Survey Gives TMA a Look Into Your World - 05/17/2018

TMA conducts its Physician Survey every two years so we can stay on top of emerging issues, assess physician priorities, and figure out where best to focus our advocacy efforts.

Commentary: Clear direction needed - 05/03/2018

The best course for providing health care lies between entitlements and options

TMA's 2015 Legislative Victories Build on Past Successes - 04/26/2018

In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the house of medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories that largely build on the Texas Medical Association's 2013 legislative successes.

How Do You Feel About the State of Medicine? - 04/23/2018

The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making organization, is asking you to participate in a survey so it can better understand the morale, career plans, and practice realities of today's physicians.

Physicians Foundation Checks Your Pulse - 04/20/2018

The Physicians Foundation is surveying you and your 650,000 physician colleagues across the country to determine how satisfied you are with the current state of medicine. The survey asks about the state of your practice, your morale, your career plans, and whether you can continue providing services in light of escalating regulatory and financial burdens.

Letting ZDoggMD off the Chain - 04/11/2018

Burnout caused Zubin Damania, MD, to go from everyday physician to “the Weird Al of medicine.” He’ll share his prescription for fixing health care and helping doctors at TexMed 2018.

Sound Off on the State of Medicine - 03/26/2018

The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making organization, is asking you to participate in a survey so it can better understand the morale, career plans, and practice realities of today's physicians.

My Battle with Guideline Fatigue Syndrome - 02/28/2018

Too often different guideline committees have differing values. And values influence how we view data and certainly what we value in developing our guidelines. You likely know several examples of "dueling guidelines" – breast cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, and goals of diabetes control.

TMA Applauds Trump Appointment to HHS - 11/29/2016

Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Don R. Read, MD, on President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he will appoint U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, of Georgia as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).