Here's your opportunity to join with physicians across the state and provide medical care to veterans caught in a scandal-plagued and overloaded system. Enlist today.
Texas Medical Association has joined with the American Medical Association and medical societies around the country to help bring a temporary resolution to the crisis in access to health care for our nation's veterans. At the urging of Texas physicians, the AMA House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to ask President Obama to provide timely access to entitled care for eligible veterans using the health care sector outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system until the VA can provide health care in a timely fashion. Further, AMA will also urge Congress to rapidly enact long-term solutions so eligible veterans can always have timely access to entitled care.
"Our veterans have stepped up and served our country, so physicians want to be able to step in and serve them," said Austin I. King, MD, TMA's president. "It is tragic that our veterans have been forced to wait for the health care they need and deserve, so Texas physicians and our colleagues across the nation want to help care for them until the VA can right the ship."
As part of this plan, TMA is creating a registry of private physicians across the state who would be willing to see veterans in their offices. (We don't know payment specifics yet. However, when physicians currently agree to treat veterans, those payments are typically made according to the Medicare fee schedule.) TMA will share the registry (name, specialty, office address, and phone number) with community groups that work with Texas veterans and with the medical directors of VA facilities in Texas.
Sign up today for the registry. Check the "I am willing to serve veterans" box and click "SAVE." Or call the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955. TMA will pull the additional information from our membership database.
Action, June 16, 2014
Last Updated On
June 25, 2014