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The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is in full swing. Many physicians have contributed, but we need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs.
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.
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.
05/26/15 Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the US
Free Abstract published in the Annals of Internal Medicine
Background: Following hospitalization of the first patient with Ebola diagnosed in the United States on 28 September 2014, contact tracing methods for Ebola were implemented...read more
Dallas Physician to Lead TMA Foundation
Congratulations to DCMS member Deborah Fuller, MD, a Dallas ob-gyn, on being elected president of the TMA Foundation, succeeding Sealy Massingill, MD, of Fort Worth. She was elected at TexMed in Austin May 1-2.
DCMS Members in the News
Congratulations to DCMS members, Drs. Don R. Read, Richard W. Snyder, II, and John T. Carlo, who were elected to leadership positions in TMA and AMA and to Dr. Donald W. Seldin who received the TMA Distinquished Service Award during the TexMed conference in Austin May 1-2.
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.
upcoming events
DCMS Foundation to Participate in #GivingTuesday - Dec 1
DCMS Foundation is celebrating a day dedicated to giving, when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday — a movement to celebrate giving — and kick-off the holiday giving season.

DCMS Holiday Social - Dec 6
Join us at the Meyerson Symphony Center for a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec., 6, at 2:30 p.m.

TMA Mini-Consults - Dec 9
Having trouble getting paid? Our FREE “Billing Cure” session can help! Presented by TMA. Please RSVP.

DCMS Medicaid/CHIP Update Forum - Dec 17
This meeting is for medical office staff and will be held by teleconference. Please RSVP.