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.
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.
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.
Benefits of DCMS Membership Benefits outweigh dues in 2014 ... view details.
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.
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.