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.
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.
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.
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
1/30/15 DCMS Members Receive TMA Presidential Awards
The Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees presented Presidential Awards to DCMS, Dr. Wendy Chung, Dr. John Carlo, and Dr. David Lakey, Texas Commissioner of Health for their work throughout the Ebola Virus crisis...see photo.
01/29/15 DCMS Member Testifies to EPA
DCMS Past President Robert Haley, MD, represented DCMS and TMA at an all-day hearing with EPA authorities on Jan. 29. Dr. Haley testified with clinical information about current air quality standards and presented recommendations to improve North Texas air quality and improve patient health...read article published by the Dallas Morning News 01/29/2015
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.