The recent experience of a Mississippi clinic adds another piece of evidence to support one of TMA’s enduring philosophies: Health care teams should be physician-led. The clinic analyzed how both physicians and nonphysician practitioners performed in a primary care role.
Watch TMA physicians once again fight against scope-of-practice expansion for therapeutic optometrists and stand up for uninterrupted coverage for children insured by Medicaid. Lawmakers also honored fallen physicians in a Capitol ceremony, and they gave preliminary approval to a medicine-backed plan to stop teen vaping.
Health care must be physician-led and team-based. Use TMA's toolkit to help stop scope of practice expansion.
Feb. 26, 2021
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that chiropractors can perform a diagnostic test used to evaluate a patient’s eye movements, a setback for medicine in a 10-year court battle.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is obviously intent on picking a fight with physicians. No thanks. We’ll take the high road, fully aware of the dangers of their plans, and stick with what we know is best for our patients: the physician-led health care team.
The state attorney general has agreed with the Texas Medical Association in an official opinion that keeps certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) from administering anesthesia without physician delegation.
TMA has a number of tools to help physicians manage nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) properly.
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