April 06, 2020
What could a TMA Membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients
As requested by the Texas Medical Association, the Health and Human Services Commission has extended some Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) flexibilities through June 30. Read More
On March 18, as the COVID- 19 crisis accelerated, we converted overnight to “seeing” our patients by video. Our journey into telemedicine was abrupt, and there was a steep learning curve. Our practitioners have a number of interesting, and sometimes humorous, stories to tell. Read More
To help Texas physicians safely and effectively treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes to telemedicine visits have taken effect, including payment for services and which platforms can be used. Read More
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In Texas, climate change has been blamed for contributing to the severity of several weather and health events, including drought, West Nile virus, Hurricane Harvey and vector-borne diseases. This month's cover story looks at some of the top climate-related health problems Texas physicians and public health officials should prepare for just as they would for a pandemic like COVID-19. Plus ... Physicians could find themselves having to explain to patients the difference between their hospital’s multiple published prices for the same service after a recent federal rule mandates hospitals to post prices on a menu of services. Could private physicians be next?
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