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What's in the SGR Repeal Legislation
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was adopted Tuesday by a vote of 92 to 8 in the U.S. Senate. The bill previously cleared the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority at the end of March...read more in the AMA Advocacy Update newsletter.
     
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Huge Victory for Medicine: No More SGR!
Shout it from the rooftops: Success (finally)! On the evening of April 14th, medicine achieved the biggest victory since the passage of Texas' 2003 tort reform liability protections ... read more.
     
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Legislative Update 04/15/15
DCMS and TMA are tracking a plethora of bills that could impact Texas physicians...read more.
     
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Physicians Taking a 21% Pay Cut Effective April 15th
Beginning on April 15th, 2015, CMS will release held MPFS claims, paying at the reduced rate, based on the negative update, on a first-in, first-out basis, while continuing to hold new claims as they are received.
   
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Join TEXPAC For Less Than HALF Current Membership Rate
For a limited time, TMA members can join TEXPAC for $60— that’s less than half the cost of our basic membership.
   
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DCMS Member Testifies at Capitol
DCMS Past President Leslie Secrest, MD, and Robert Greenberg, MD, a Temple emergency medicine physician, urged passage of Senate Bill 359 by Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) Wednesday in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee
   
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Symposium on Healthcare Associated Infections: Antimicrobial Stewardship - Apr 18
DCMS is proud to be one of the sponsors of a symposium on healthcare-associated infections at UT Southwestern.
   
 
upcoming events
May
 
TexMed 2015 - Austin TX
Plan to attend TexMed 2015: May 1-2
 
 

First Tuesdays at the Capitol - May 5
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 Spring Picnic - May 16
Bring your family and enjoy a beautiful afternoon with your DCMS colleagues at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
 
 

Retired Physicians Club Luncheon - May 20
Save the date! Retired physicians will meet at 11:45 a.m. at DCMS. David Alkek, MD, will present "How and Why Religion Developed."
 
 

Memorial Day - May 25
The DCMS office will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.