If you don't know where you're going, the old saying goes, you don't need a map. Any road will take you there. But if you have a crystal clear vision of your destination, you need an equally detailed roadmap. TMA's strategic roadmap on state and federal advocacy initiatives for the remainder of the decade has been updated with a second edition. Get the pdf here or click to read more.
Texas has a large, diverse, and growing population that is growing less healthy and more ethnically diverse, and needs more and better-coordinated health care services.
The patient-physician relationship is unique in modern American life. Patients place their lives in their physicians' hands.
CMS announced that the Open Payments system is once again avialable for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review, and, as needed, dispute financial payment information received from health care manufacturers.
Texas physicians strongly support Medicaid. Without it, nearly 4 million poor and low-income Texans would lack health insurance, jeopardizing their health and well-being.
Administrative costs in the U.S. private and public health care system amount to around $361 billion annually - 14 percent of all health care expenditures. Insurers and government health programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, require physicians and their patients to follow too many complex, nonsensical, and redundant policies, rules, and procedures.
As in nearly every other sphere of modern life, technology has delivered enormous improvements in medicine. Once-unimaginable diagnostic tools and treatments are now commonplace. Health information technology (HIT), properly implemented, has tremendous potential to advance quality of care, prevent certain types of medical errors, and streamline health care delivery.
From the giant Texas Medical Center to a solo practitioner in a tiny Panhandle crossroads, physicians’ practices fuel the economic engines that grow Texas.
For decades, physicians have given away their services for free to patients who could not afford to pay. However, today’s health care market makes this very difficult.
One of the keys to maintaining health lies in physicians helping patients take responsibility for their own health.
In our generation, Texas has taken no more important step to strengthen our health care delivery system than passing the 2003 medical liability reforms.
Got Healthy Vision 2020 questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
When you visit any of our websites, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and manage your preferences. Please note, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
These cookies are necessary for our website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms or where they’re essential to provide you with a service you have requested. You cannot opt-out of these cookies. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but if you do, some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.