October 09, 2019
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
Today LARCs are one of the safest and most-effective types of reversible birth control, but their reputation took a huge hit in the 1970s thanks to the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD). Memories persist of news reports about the shield’s many defects. This mistrust of LARCs — along with other obstacles to their wider use — hamper progress toward a wider goal for Texas medicine: improving maternal health and reducing maternal deaths across the state. Read More
Texas health officials Wednesday released their inaugural "Blueprint for a Healthy Texas," which identifies 12 health care target areas most important to the state and lays out plans for addressing them in 2020. Read More
Please attribute this statement about the Blueprint for a Healthy Texas initiative to David C. Fleeger, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). “Congratulations to Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney Phillips and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for launching this ambitious multipoint initiative to improve the health of Texans..." Read More
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On Nov. 5, Texans will vote on Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment designed to extend funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and keep the agency’s grants flowing for an estimated 10 additional years. The Texas Medical Association supports this effort to keep CPRIT's current funding from running out in 2022. "One of our priorities … is for physicians and all Texas voters to understand the important role of CPRIT in cancer prevention efforts in our communities and how important that funding is in the fight against cancer," said Marian Y. Williams-Brown, MD. Plus ... read about how proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program in 2020 could mean more penalties for small practices.
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