Jul 31, 2012

TMA: No Chiropractic Neurology

A state chiropractic board proposal to recognize a specialty it calls "chiropractic neurology" could deceive and harm patients, TMA warns in a formal letter to the board.

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Jul 17, 2012

Governor Perry Rejects PPACA Mandates

Railing against "brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state," Gov. Rick Perry told federal officials he opposes expanding Medicaid in Texas or creating health insurance exchanges, two key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

TMA President Michael E. Speer, MD, said the association is already at work developing an alternative approach to present to Governor Perry and the Texas Legislature. "I do not know what that system looks like … yet. But I do know we need to fix the system so poor patients can receive care. We need to win realistic payment rates, we need to reduce the stifling state bureaucracy, and we need to eliminate the fraud-and-abuse witch hunts."

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Texas Tops in EHR Incentive Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Texas leads the country in combined Medicare and Medicaid payments for adopting, implementing, upgrading, or demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records. At the end of May, 7,119 physicians and other health care professionals and 321 hospitals had received more than $505 million.

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