Be Well Texas Provides a Lyft to Patients with Substance Use Disorders
UT Health San Antonio, on behalf of Be Well Texas, entered into an agreement with Lyft Healthcare to provide transportation for patients in need to its clinic in San Antonio, but also for telehealth patients anywhere in the state who need rides to the lab or the pharmacy. Lyft Healthcare is the ride-hailing company’s service for health care patients. The agreement is fulfilling an urgent need. Read more
New TMA Lawsuit Challenges Big Fee Hike in “No Surprises Act” Arbitration
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is challenging a 600% hike in administrative fees for seeking federal dispute resolution in No Surprises Act (NSA) situations. TMA seeks relief by filing a 4th lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. This TMA lawsuit against federal agencies challenges a steep administrative fee hike that will strip many physicians and health care providers. Continue reading.
Counterfeit Medications Proliferate in Patient Care, and They’re Not Just Illicit Opioids
Counterfeit medications are a growing problem that can undermine medical treatment, and all physicians can help prevent their spread by asking patients simple questions. Neil Campbell, senior director of strategic intelligence, planning and analytics at Pfizer Inc., shared that message with physicians at the general session of the TMA Winter Conference on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Austin. Read more
Guarding the Patient-Physician Relationship
At the heart of the Texas Medical Association’s legislative agenda is protecting the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship, whether from interference from insurers and other nonmedical entities, laws that lower the standard of care or public health threats. Check out TMA's top 10 Legislative Priorities here.
Access to Care During COVID-19 Survey
Metro Health’s Access to Care team invites you to take the Access to Care During COVID-19 Survey This survey will help the Bexar County Health Collaborative identify and address community priorities raised during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey closes on February 10th and is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Pashto and Vietnamese.