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In this Week's Issue

  • Tell Capitol Hill: Reform Medicare Payment
  • CDC Tracks New SARS-CoV-2 Variant, BA.2.87.1
  • New Law Prohibits Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, With Exceptions
  • Meet Opioid Training Mandates With CME From TMA
  • San Antonio Medicine February Issue
  • Weekly Digest

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Tell Capitol Hill: Reform Medicare Payment
As part of AMA's National Advocacy conference, TMA leaders met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week on the urgency and necessity of Medicare payment reform. Bolster their efforts by sending your own ready-made message urging your representative to stop the latest pay cut and enact long-term solutions to preserve practice viability and access to care. Act now.          

CDC Tracks New SARS-CoV-2 Variant, BA.2.87.1        
BA.2.87.1, a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, was detected in South Africa by the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. CDC is closely tracking this variant because of the large number of mutations when compared to previous variants. Read more.

New Law Prohibits Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, With Exceptions
The new state law took effect Feb. 6. TMA is monitoring the rulemaking process under way, which is spearheaded by the Texas Workforce Commission with input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Read more.

Meet Opioid Training Mandates With CME From TMA
Through TMA, physicians can play a part in curbing rates of opioid overdose and substance use disorder – and meet state and federal agencies’ mandates on continuing education. Learn the requirements and what the Education Center has on offer. Read more.

Upcoming Community Events
IDPN From the Front Lines: Vaccine Policy in the States
February 27Register
Webinar hosted by the Infectious Disease Prevention Network (IDPN) will include top of the line insights into what actions need to be taken to address disturbing trends seen in states that attack long-standing vaccination policies and more.

Missed Opportunities for Preventing Congenital Syphilis
February 28Register
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a webinar to provide an overview of congenital syphilis and explore missed opportunities for preventing congenital syphilis as well as interventions for prevention.

Journeys with Dementia: Learning to Navigate Alzheimer's and Lewy Body Dementia
March 2│Register
The 2024 Dr. George D. Case Memorial Lecture will feature conversation and support about what to expect after a dementia diagnosis. Event will take place at the Holly Auditorium @ 2:30 PM.

Free CME Leadership & Wellness Coaching Webinar
March 19Register
Join this month's webinar to "Learn 3 Steps to Optimize Your Workflow with Emotional Intelligence!" This CME Masterclass will help you explore how Emotional Intelligence (EI) can transform your communication, workflow, teamwork, and patient care.

Viva Science SA!
April 20│Register
Viva Science SA is a free, family-friendly event hosted by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health SA and will be held at the Mays Family Center at The Witte Museum from 9am – 3pm.
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