Physician Advocacy


  • COVID-19 Relief Funds Could Bring Medicaid Pay Bump in Fall Special Session

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    A widely anticipated special session of the Texas Legislature is under way. But the Texas Medical Association has much of its energy focused on the next special session this fall, when the legislature is likely to tackle distribution of around $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

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  • Bailey Caps Trying Year as AMA President, Inspires Physicians to Continue Leadership

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    In a speech concluding a historic and challenging term as American Medical Association president, Fort Worth allergist and immunologist Susan R. Bailey, MD, shared sympathetic and inspiring words for her colleagues as she reflected on a year defined by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • TMB No Longer Requiring Practices to Follow COVID-19 Safe-Practice Standards

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    The Texas Medical Board’s (TMB) minimum safe-practice standards are no longer in place, the Texas Medical Association has learned. However, TMB recommends practices continue to follow federal guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Action Alerts

    One simple but important action you can take during the session is to respond to a TMA Action Alert. Action alerts are prepared messages from TMA asking legislators to stop or pass a bill. Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone.

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