Oct 31, 2012

Ranking Letters Coming From United

In late October, United Healthcare began sending letters to physicians in its network outlining their rankings in the insurer's Premium Designation program for 2013. The specialties involved in the program range from family practice to rheumatology.

Nov. 26 is the deadline to appeal your ranking before United posts it on its website.

Read more, including TMA's Basic Steps for Reviewing and Disputing Physician Rankings & Tierings.

Oct 30, 2012

TMA Membership Passes 46,000

Thank you so much! TMA membership recently passed the milestone of 46,000 and the year isn’t over yet. We are projecting ending 2012 near 46,500 members on our way to TMA President Michael E. Speer, MD’s, goal of 50,000. That means TMA remains the largest (and the best) state medical association in the country. The more members we represent, the stronger our collective voice, and the more we can accomplish for every Texas physician and the patients you serve.

Join or renew your membership today.

A Night to Remember

A ruined first-anniversary dinner for a husband-wife physician team led to the creation of DocBookMD, an exclusive HIPAA-compliant application for smartphone and tablet devices. Use DocbookMD to send HIPAA-compliant text messages bundled with photos of X-rays, EKGs, wounds and more.

Docbook co-founders Tim Gueramy, MD, and Tracey Haas, DO, tell their touching story. Find out more at www.texmed.org/docbookmd.