This Month in Texas Medicine

The May issue of Texas Medicine features a cover story on balance billing, a matter TMA is studying in preparation for the 2017 legislative session. TMA research shows narrow networks and other health plan practices -— not physician billing -— are bearing down on patients in the form of unexpected, out-of-network balance bills. In the issue, you’ll also find a Match Day photo essay and information on a United States Pharmacopoeia proposal that physicians say will mess with an allergy treatment system that's worked for more than a century; problems physicians are running into with a meaningful use objective that requires public health reporting; and a profile of the Texas Department of State Health Services' new commissioner, John Hellerstedt, MD.

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Action, May 2, 2016

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