By Hannah Wisterman
The Texas Medical Board recently revised one of its rules in a way that makes it easier for physician practices to provide more comprehensive pain management.
The 88th Texas Legislature kicked off earlier this month, and the Texas Medical Association is already tracking nearly 700 bills, including promising proposals to reduce prior authorization requirements and concerning ones regarding scope expansion.
Starting Jan. 1, medical laboratories – including physician-owned labs – face a reporting requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that will create a paperwork burden and could negatively affect payment rates.
By Emma Freer
By Sean Price
The January/February issue takes a look at TMA's agenda for the 2023 legislative session. At the heart: protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship, whether from criminalization, interference from insurers and other nonmedical entities, or public health threats. Plus, what the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency means for Medicaid coverage, vaccines, and telehealth.
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