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Building on Success

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 15:45:55 GMT

Undaunted by what could be a challenging 2017 Texas legislative session, TMA is poised to build on significant successes medicine achieved over the past two legislative sessions, including reforming the state's Medicaid program and expanding graduate medical education opportunities. TMA will defend the patient-physician relationship against a backdrop of some potentially big shifts for Texas, such as a major review of the state's health professions licensing boards.



MACRA: Easing the Pain?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:03:26 GMT

Medicare's final MACRA regulations acquiesce to medicine's call for more flexibility for small practices in the first year but moves full speed ahead with the transition to value-based payment.



The Medical Home Machine

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:56 GMT

Practices that achieve patient-centered medical home (PCMH) status could realize reduced costs and incentive payments from insurance payers if they see the value in contracting with a PCMH.



Standing Up for Scope

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 15:50:24 GMT

The Texas Medical Association triumphed when a Travis County district court sided with medicine in a lawsuit against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners over its granting chiropractors the authority to perform certain diagnostic tests.