By David C. Fleeger, MD, TMA President
As physicians and other health care workers risk their health, stretch themselves thin, and deal with uncertain availability of resources to fight COVID-19, the Texas Medical Association is asking Gov. Greg Abbott to restrict litigation stemming from the pandemic.
Texas has received more personal protective equipment (PPE), including 2.5 million masks, that will be distributed throughout the state in the coming days, Gov. Greg Abbott said in a press conference Monday.
Many Texas physicians have reached out to the Texas Medical Association with questions about long-term, low-interest, forgivable emergency loans through the Small Business Administration. One option that could help your practice’s valuable staff is the Paycheck Protection Program, a new program to bridge payroll expenses through June 30.
By Sean Price
Meet incoming TMA president Diana Fite, MD, who lives up to her last name when it comes to her dedication to easing the long list of frustrations plaguing today’s physicians: quality measures, electronic health records, prior authorizations, and low Medicaid pay, among others.
Plus ... Renowned vaccine researcher Peter Hotez, MD, discusses the re-emergence of preventable diseases. And a look back at past health crises like H1N1, West Nile virus, and Ebola reveals how prepared Texas is for novel diseases like COVID-19.
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