We know your focus is taking care of your patients, which leaves little time to fight the battles that are facing your profession. That's why TMA is relentlessly working for you and your patients. Whether it's representing medicine in Austin and Washington, D.C., meeting with third-party payers to get you paid, developing practice management tools and seminars for you and your office staff, or creating programs to improve public health, TMA has long been a physicians' best advocate.
Kaufman pediatrician Charles Turner Lewis, MD, knows all too well what it means to be investigated by the state's Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency that monitors Medicaid to prevent and reduce waste, abuse, and fraud. Beginning in 2005, he struggled to keep his office open after his billing practices caught OIG's attention.
Grassroots efforts have been the cornerstone of our success throughout the years. Although your elected speakers, officers, trustees, and other leaders of the association represent extensive years of involvement in the democratic process, it is the combined work and support of our general membership that makes TMA so effective. Ultimately, it is you who decides how active you want to be and where your interests lie. Our goal is to take care of you so you can take care of your patients.
Whether you desire to be a leader, make a difference in your organization, or enhance your personal knowledge and skill set, TMA offers professional growth opportunities and leadership support services designed with you in mind.
The fields of engagement — the Texas Legislature, U.S. Congress, courts, state and federal bureaucracies — are many. The issues are all-encompassing. But TMA’s approach is clear in this second edition.
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