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In this Week's Issue

Circle of Friends


Edward Jones

Synergy FCU

Important Physician News and Deadlines

AMA Physician Burnout Webinar
Physician burnout is a growing crisis within the health care profession, with the latest research showing how the COVID-19 pandemic magnified long-standing issues that have accelerated the U.S. physician burnout rate. That's why reducing physician burnout is a key part of the AMA Recovery Plan for America's Physicians. Continue reading

House Recognizes TMA Alliance on First Tuesdays' 20th Anniversary
"It gives me great pleasure to recognize the grassroots community health and advocacy of the TMA Alliance," Representative Johnson said. "Thank you for the all the hard work you do to improve the health of our communities and the lives of Texans." TMAA President Libby White called the event "the memory of a lifetime." Read more

Practices Complete More Prior Authorizations, See More Care Delays
The AMA recently released its annual prior authorization physician survey, which polls over 1,000 practicing physicians about their experience with the prior authorization process. This year's survey found that the burden of prior authorizations remains high, with 88 percent of responding physicians describing the process' burden as high or extremely. Read more

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 (PHE) winds down. 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.
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