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TMA President calls on legislature to improve health care coverage along southern border

| Oct 8, 2021 | Texas

Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Dr. Linda Villareal testified during a special meeting on border health care in the House Public and Behavioral Health Committee on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to make increasing health care coverage in southern border communities a priority. “... While the economy of the border has...[ Read More ]

Texas stakeholders disagree on prior authorization rules

| Mar 9, 2021 | Texas

While the Texas Medical Association (TMA) believes prior authorizations (PAs) can be an impediment to timely, quality care, groups like the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) believe they exist to protect patients against fraud and to keep valuable services from being misused. A bill on this contested topic, sponsored...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Texas Medical Association President Dr. Diana L. Fite

Michael Goldberg | May 7, 2020 | Texas

Dr. Diana L. Fite was sworn in as the 155th president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) – America’s largest state medical society – last week. An emergency medicine physician with over 40 years of experience practicing, Dr. Fite begins her term in a time when emergency medicine is one...[ Read More ]

Texas Medical Association calls on Abbott to order limited liability protections for physicians and providers

Michael Goldberg | Apr 28, 2020 | Texas

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) for the second time called on Gov. Greg Abbott to order limited liability protections for physicians and providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.     In a follow-up letter to an initial request made by TMA and six other health care organizations submitted on April...[ Read More ]