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Texas Medical Association Releases 2015 Legislative Agenda
D Healthcare Daily reports, “the Texas Medical Association has issued its 2015 legislative agenda, urging the statehouse to increase funding for graduate medical education, find a way to provide healthcare to low-income Texans, and improve payments to physicians who provide pediatric care through Medicaid.” Read more.
     
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HHSC Dual Demonstration Provider Training - Feb 26
HHSC staff and Medicaid managed care organization representatives will conduct a webinar provider training session on February 26, 2015.
   
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Dale Ragle, MD, is Physician of the Day at the Capitol
DCMS member Dale Ragle, MD, of Keller, serves as Physician of the Day at the Capitol on Jan. 12.
   
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2015 Membership Benefits
DCMS/TMA members who have NOT yet renewed can renew online, by mail or by phone with a credit card by calling Linda Doyle at 214-413-1437. View your membership benefits available in 2015.
   
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Stay Tuned to DCMS and TMA for 2015 Legislative Updates
Count on DCMS and TMA to keep you informed during the legislative session. The 84th session is underway, and it's time to register for TMA's First Tuesdays at the Capitol.
   
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Can you advocate for public health?
We need physicians to testify at public meetings in Arlington on Jan. 15 and Jan. 29 about local air quality and federal ozone standards. We also need physicians to attend a Jan. 20 townhall meeting in Irving to support a strong smoke-free ordinance for the city.
   
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Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Launches Website
The newly created Texas Task Force on Infectious Diseases has launched a website for medical professionals and the public.
     
 
upcoming events
January
 
2015 TMA Winter Conference Jan 30-31
Leading the Way Through Crisis and Change - Austin, TX
Whether facing local or national issues, we unite during crisis and change to improve the health of all Texans.
 
 
 
February
First Tuesdays at the Capitol - Feb 3
On the first Tuesday of each month during the 84th legislative session, physicians from across the state will meet with their legislators to discuss issues of importance to physicians and patients.
 
 

Night out with the Dallas STARS - Feb 27
Join your DCMS colleagues for a Dallas STARS game and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
 
 
 
March
First Tuesdays at the Capitol - Mar 3
On the first Tuesday of each month during the 84th legislative session, physicians from across the state will meet with their legislators to discuss issues of importance to physicians and patients.
 
 

DCMS Networking Social - Mar 26
Spruce up your referral base and join your DCMS colleagues at the Four Corners Brewery in Trinity Groves for a Networking Social.