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Patient and Practice Safety
TMB No Longer Requiring Practices to Follow COVID-19 Safe-Practice Standards
Updated Nursing Home Guidance Allows for Most Indoor Visits
Governor Removes Jail Time as Penalty for Violating COVID-19 Order
HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus (HHSC)
Key OSHA Standards for COVID-19 (US Dept of Labor)
April 09, 2021
March 18, 2021
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?
After nearly three years and 11 extensions, the federal public health emergency related to COVID-19 is poised to end this spring, and with it, continuous Medicaid coverage for more than 2.5 million Texans. Read More
Throughout the pandemic, state and federal governments relaxed regulatory and payment barriers to health care by telemedicine. That includes paying for telemedicine visits at the same rate as in-person visits; allowing the use of non-HIPAA-compliant platforms; and removing so-called geographic site restrictions that would normally require a patient to be seen in the office. In 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also announced a new set of telehealth billing codes, particularly for behavioral health.
A flu and respiratory syncytial virus season that began early and intensely already may have peaked, but other illnesses, including the XBB.1.5 omicron subvariant of the COVID-19 virus, remain threats. Read More
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Compliance with regulations
The January/February issue takes a look at TMA's agenda for the 2023 legislative session. At the heart: protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship, whether from criminalization, interference from insurers and other nonmedical entities, or public health threats. Plus, what the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency means for Medicaid coverage, vaccines, and telehealth.
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