New Zika virus cases are being reported weekly in Texas, and physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) are monitoring the situation and want to advise patients how to stay safe and healthy. TMA physician leader Catherine Eppes, MD, recorded this video to alert patients, especially women who are pregnant, about the disease.
And in late-Spring, 2016, TMA and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (TAOG) sent an alert earlier to OB-Gyns and family physicians to watch for patients infected with the virus, and take action.
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is taking aim at the problem of “surprise billing” or “balance billing,” which occurs when a health insurance company pays less than what a doctor charges, leaving the patient to pay the balance of the bill. A special task force of TMA physicians listed several recommendations to address the problem.
The Texas Medical Association sent a lengthy formal comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) listing TMA’s 50 recommendations to improve the agency’s draft rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
As college-bound students pack their bags to move into the dorm, the physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) want to remind them about an important and required vaccination. Texas law requires almost all new and transfer college students under age 22 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease at least 10 days before classes begin, or to show proof of vaccination within the previous five years.
In a 2015 legislative session marked by new state leadership, new money, and big shifts in how Texas' major health care agencies oversee care delivery, the House of Medicine remained as steady as ever in its mission to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. That resolve paid off in significant victories.