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September 24, 2020
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?
Medicare has finalized its 2021 physician fee schedule, resulting in payment cuts to many physicians due to the much-maligned budget neutrality requirements the Texas Medical Association has advocated against. Read More
Did your practice face an unusual extreme hardship this year, such as financial or staffing difficulties related to COVID-19? If so, you could qualify for an exception to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements for the 2020 performance year. The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 1, 2021. The previous deadline was Dec. 31, 2020. Read More
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to start preparing to submit 2020 performance data if you participated in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Read More
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