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PLEASE SUPPORT the 2015 DCMS Foundation Annual Fund
The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is underway. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs...read more.
ICD-10 Coding Takes Effect Oct. 1, 2015
ICD-10 transition will affect every part of your practice. TMA’s resource page provides a free ICD-10 search tool and the latest updates for members.
TMA's Deadlines for Doctors: Do This NOW
TMA's Deadlines for Doctors alerts you and your staff to upcoming state and federal compliance timelines and offers information on key health policy issues that impact your practice.
08/28/15 DCHHS Health Advisory: Mumps
A case of mumps was confirmed today in a student attending a college in Dallas County. This infection was acquired from exposures during recent international travel. Although no additional associated cases have yet been reported in the area, healthcare providers are reminded to consider mumps in the differential diagnosis of patients with compatible clinical features ... read more.
05/11/15 Merger Planned for Health Exchanges
The big health information exchanges of Dallas and San Antonio — the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership and Healthcare Access San Antonio — are planning a merger that would bring together the electronic health records of millions of Texans along the Interstate 35 corridor… read more
07/21/15 DCHHS Health Advisory (#2): West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection confirmed in Dallas County for this season. This resident of zip code 75217 was diagnosed with West Nile Fever (WNF)...read more
Texas Medicine Scores for Patients and Physicians in 2015 Legislature
A lineup that swung for the fences — combined with a solid defense and some outstanding pitching — led Texas medicine to an outstanding season at the top of the standings in the 2015 Texas Legislature...read more.
upcoming events
Medicare Now & Tomorrow CME - Nov 3
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is likely to accelerate the current movement in health care towards value-based payment systems — for all physicians. Click here for additional information and to register.

FREE Mini-Conference with BCBSTX - Nov 4 & 5
DCMS and BCBSTX are pleased to offer FREE individual 30-minute mini-conferences for physicians and/or their office staff members.

Retired Physicians Club Luncheon - Nov 18
Speaker details are pending. Lunch will be provided for $15. Spouses are invited to attend. Please RSVP.