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Governor Signs TMB Sunset Bills

Statement by Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), in reaction to the passage and signing into law of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) Sunset bills — Senate Bill 20 (which extends the life of TMB) … Continue reading

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Texas House Approves Sending First Two Special Session Bills to Governer

The Texas House tentatively approved two bills Thursday that will keep several state agencies from closing. The chamber is expected to give the measures final approval tomorrow, sending them to the governor By Kirby Wilson, The Texas Tribune The Texas … Continue reading

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Happy National Doctors’ Day 2017!

The McLennan County Medical Society recognizes and celebrates physicians this March 30, 2017 for National Doctors’ Day.  Established as a national day in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, we take this opportunity to pause and say thank you to … Continue reading

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National Women Physicians Day – February 3

National Women Physicians Day was first observed in 2016, on February 3.  This date marks the birthday of legendary female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, a strong and influential figure who changed the career of medicine by becoming the first American woman … Continue reading

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Texas Physicians Offer Legislators Fix for Surprise Billing Problem

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and its physician members recognize surprise medical billing is a problem, and are offering lawmakers solutions that address the root causes. Physicians point to a confusing health insurance system they say leaves policyholders/patients too-often unaware, … Continue reading

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TMA Tries to Lift New Medicare Burden From Small Practices

Patients in some Texas communities may not know their doctor is under immense pressure to adapt to a new law that will determine how they provide care and get paid. According to Texas Medicine magazine, the new government requirement is … Continue reading

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