Clinicians in hospitals and critical access hospitals may now securely text patient information and orders to other members of the health care team if using a compliant platform, thanks to advocacy by the Texas Medical Association.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio recently debuted a 24/7 telehealth help line to assist pediatric infectious disease specialists in treating neonatal illnesses, namely congenital syphilis, whose rates continue to rise in Texas.
Thanks to the vigilance of the Texas Medical Association’s payment specialists, Medicare administrative contractor Novitas Solutions updated its system to ensure all claims billed with place of service (POS) code 10 will be paid correctly.
By Alisa Pierce
By Emma Freer
After years of sounding the alarm about physician burnout and demanding systemic changes, organized medicine – and the health care industry more broadly – is responding with wellness initiatives on a trajectory for growth. Their commitment is bearing fruit: According to the latest studies, physician burnout rates appear to be on the wane. But there's still room for improvement. In this issue, learn about physician-led wellness interventions, state efforts in workplace safety and behavioral health, and practical tips to address administrative burdens driving physician stress. Plus, get the latest on Texas' record licensure numbers and how scholarships are keeping medical students practicing in Texas.
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