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In this Week's Issue

  • Resolved: To Get Involved In Organized Medicine
  • What the PHE End Means for Telehealth
  • More than 100 Healthcare Groups Unite in Support of Prior Authorization Reform
  • Health Information Technology Survey (HIT)
  • San Antonio Medicine March Issue
  • Weekly News Digest

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Resolved: To Get Involved In Organized Medicine
The House of Delegates is the physician-driven engine for TMA policy. Here's a look at how that policy comes to be, its influence at the state and federal levels, and the importance of physician involvement and input in organized medicine. Continue reading

What the PHE End Means for Telehealth
Throughout the pandemic, state and federal governments relaxed regulatory and payment barriers to telehealth. With the exception of behavioral health services, however, some prepandemic restrictions will kick back in, barring additional action to make them permanent. Read more

More than 100 Healthcare Groups Unite in Support of Prior Authorization Reform
The American Medical Association (AMA), along with 118 medical societies, have teamed up to support meaningful prior authorization reforms proposed for Medicare Advantage and the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Continue reading

Health Information Technology Survey (HIT)
The Texas Medical Association has conducted numerous health information technology (HIT) surveys over the years to help guide TMA advocacy and develop physician resources. Here’s your chance again to tell TMA how technology is impacting your practice with its latest survey. Continue reading to take the survey.

Upcoming Community Events
ECHO Series: Indigenous Approaches to Healing
March 24│12:00 - 1:00 pm│
This FREE telementoring series explores the effects of Long COVID and shares management strategies, including complementary approaches, to delivering care. Sessions include a brief educational presentation, a story shared by someone impacted by Long COVID, and group discussion to share challenges and strategies for care. 

Women's Educational & Healing Retreats
March 26│12:30 - 3:30 pm │Register
This wellness health fair offers cardiac screening and testing, mammograms, behavioral health resources. Games, food, music and much more! 

Ask the Expert: End of the Public Health Emergency
March 29│12:00 pm │Register
Join TMA experts via Zoom in this interactive Q&A session to discuss how best to prepare your practice for upcoming changes as the public health emergency winds down on. Earn CME while you're at it. Send your questions in advance.

2023 First Tuesdays at the Capitol
April 4│Register
Join your fellow physicians, medical students and Alliance members from across Texas and make your voice heard at the Texas Capitol. You will visit with our local legislators and discuss issues of importance to medicine.

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.
Circle of Friends Silver Sponsors
Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.
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