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Congress Patches SGR and Delays ICD-10
Congress staved off a 24-percent physician payment cut under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula until April 1, 2015. Legislation also delays the ICD-10 start date to Oct. 1, 2015, the second deadline extension for ICD-10 . . . more.
     
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North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership (NTAHP)
Check out NTAHP . . . the State-designated HIE for North Texas. Click here to see how an HIE improves health care decision making, ensures efficiency and lowers costs.
   
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SGR Action Alert
Congress is now closer than ever to permanently repeal the SGR and modernize Medicare provider payments. Call or write to Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as well as your US Representative and inform them how important this legislation is to your practice. Physicians may not get this opportunity again.
     
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Benefits of DCMS Membership
Benefits outweigh dues in 2014 ... view details.
     
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DCMS Physicians Petition TCEQ
The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality asking the agency to adopt rules to reduce the pollution from three old coal-fired power plants that contribute disproportionately to high ozone levels in Dallas-Fort Worth and East Texas.
     
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Addressing Pollution from Legacy Coal Power Plants in Texas
This June 2013 report examines retrofitting Big Brown, Martin Lake, and Monticello coal-fired facilities with modern emission controls or retiring the plants and replacing them with cleaner alternative energy sources.
   
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Video: We Got Results
See TMA’s lobby team discuss the successes for Texas patients and physicians from the just-finished 83rd regular legislative session.
     
 
upcoming events
May
 
TexMed 2014 - May 2-3
Join us in Fort Worth for TMA's annual educational showcase and expo.
 
 

Conference of Professions - May 9
The 28th Annual Conference of the Professions will be held on May 9th at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
 
 

Retired Physician Luncheon - May 21
The Retired Physician's Club will meet on May 21 at 11:45 a.m. to hear Paul Tobolowsky, MD, discuss “The Miraculous Nature of Human Nature.”
 
 

Night Out with the Frisco RoughRiders - May 21
Join us at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco to watch the RoughRiders beat the Tulsa Drillers.
 
 

Early Voting May 19-23
Early Voting for the 2014 Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff
 
 

2014 Primary Runoff - May 27
2014 Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff