“After contacting TMA, we finally began resolving the payment issues we’ve had with more than 350 claims. As a solo practice physician, that makes an immediate positive impact to my bottom line.” - Adam Miner, MD, Family Medicine, Richardson
October 23, 2019
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Arbitrary. Confusing. Frustrating. Never-ending. Maddening. Those are some of the terms we can actually print that describe physicians’ perceptions of insurance companies’ prior authorization requirements and approval processes. Your personal stories of patient harm due to prior authorization request delays or denials can give the Texas Medical Association the ammunition it needs to fight this problem. Please submit your stories via email to the TMA Payment Advocacy Department. Read More
One in four Texas voters say their health insurance company has refused to cover what their physician ordered for them or their families, a new statewide survey has found. Read More
If you participated in an advanced alternative payment model (APM) during the 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) performance year but haven’t received your 5% APM incentive payment for 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to hear from you. The Texas Medical Association has learned that CMS has been unable to disburse the 2019 incentive payment to nearly 3,000 clinicians nationwide because the agency cannot verify their banking information. Read More
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Meet incoming TMA president Diana Fite, MD, who lives up to her last name when it comes to her dedication to easing the long list of frustrations plaguing today’s physicians: quality measures, electronic health records, prior authorizations, and low Medicaid pay, among others.
Plus ... Renowned vaccine researcher Peter Hotez, MD, discusses the re-emergence of preventable diseases. And a look back at past health crises like H1N1, West Nile virus, and Ebola reveals how prepared Texas is for novel diseases like COVID-19.
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