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Borrowing Trouble?

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:29:16 GMT

Education debt is a growing problem that heavily influences which students choose the medical field and discourages many low-income and minority students.



Don't Get Waste-Deep

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:41:13 GMT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality both have roles in regulating waste that physician practices generate, and it's not all about proper handling and disposal. Registration and paperwork negligence can land practices in big trouble as well.



Marketing Is Not a Luxury ― Marketing Is a Necessity

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:20:28 GMT

Physicians who work in small practices constantly face a basic marketing question: What's the best way to sell myself and my business to the community? Because few physicians studied business principles, many won't know the answer. That's why the Texas Medical Association is publishing a book titled Marketing Smart: A Guide for Medical Practices.



New Balance, New Beginning

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:39:13 GMT

Following the passage of TMA-supported legislation to loosen maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements, Texas is now a national leader in reducing the onerousness of MOC on physicians. What will the new law do once it takes effect at the beginning of 2018, and what could it do to keep more physicians in practice?



QPP Made Simple(r)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:49:48 GMT

The Physicians Advocacy Institute is helping doctors understand the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) by launching an online resource center with the help of the Texas Medical Association, other state medical societies, and health care consulting firm Healthsperien.



The Problems of Parental Leave

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:16:04 GMT

The United States is the only major industrialized country in the world to not require paid parental leave. Numerous studies have shown that allowing parents time with a newborn makes the child and the parents healthier, both physically and mentally. Many physicians, especially those who work in practices with five or fewer doctors, worry about how to pay for parental leave for themselves and their staff.