Survey Gives TMA a Look Into Your World
By David Doolittle


Keep an eye on your email inbox this month because the Texas Medical Association will be asking what you think it’s like to practice medicine in 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.

For instance, we’re interested in your opinion on and experience with Medicare and Medicaid, including Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP). That, of course, is a product of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. The QPP includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Results from the 2016 survey on Medicare and Medicaid showed that:  


  • 32 percent of Texas physicians said they would report data for MIPS in 2017, and 41 percent didn’t know.
  • 19 percent were interested in joining a virtual group for MIPS scoring for incentives and penalties, while 33 percent didn’t know.
  • 21 percent of primary care physicians were participating in or would participate in a medical home, and 27 percent didn’t know. 


More information on TMA’s surveys, including past survey results, can be found on TMA’s website.

Last Updated On

May 17, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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