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Important Physician News and Deadlines

TMA Pleased by US District Court Ruling Granting Summary Judgment Motion
TMA is pleased the court granted its motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging certain components of the federal agencies’ final rules relating to the federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) process under the No Surprises Act. This is an important next step after TMA successfully challenged an interim final rule that similarly skewed the IDR process in health plans’ favor. Read more.

18 Percent of US Adults Use Medication to Help Them Sleep
In search of a good night’s sleep, 18 percent of US adults use some type of medication to help them snooze, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes those who say they take sleep medication most nights. Read more.

TMA Moment in Time: First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Texas Medical Association Alliance members are core organizers for political advocacy in local government as well as events at the Texas Legislature. In fact, it was alliance members who created TMA’s award-winning advocacy program, First Tuesdays at the Capitol, in 2003. Continue reading.

February is American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. This Heart Month the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is expanding the reach of the Million Hearts® and CDC Foundation’s “Live to the Beat” campaign, which focuses on encouraging and empowering Black adults ages 35 to 54 to take small steps to reduce their risks for cardiovascular diseases. Read more.

2023 Policy Priorities: Advancing Primary Care During the 88th Texas Legislative Session
Feb 23│11:00 am - 12:00 pm│
Join the Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC) webinar to learn about TPCC's 2023 policy priorities to understand our role in advancing primary care, and understand the Texas legislature’s policy agenda.

Power Up Your Tool Box in this Era of Change Conference
Feb 24│7:30 - 4:00 pm│Register
San Antonio Medical Group Management Association (SAMGMA) is offering its annual education conference for healthcare workers. Topics Include: Legislative Updates, Launch and Managing Stress Under Fire, Human Resources and Leadership.

FREE CME Physician Wellness Webinar
Feb 28│6:00 pm│Register
In this webinar, Dr. Vasquez will discuss three easy evidence-based tips to improve your well-being today.

2023 First Tuesdays at the Capitol
March 7│Register
This event provides a platform for physicians, medical students and Alliance members to make a difference in the medical community by visiting the capital and speaking with legislators regarding important health care issues.

Pediatrics Now Podcast
Click here to listen
This podcast includes fresh content and also grand rounds. Some episodes are eligible for free CME, MOC and ethics credit.
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