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Monday, October 11, 2010

GRANT TO FUND FIRST TMA LEADERSHIP COLLEGE

The Physicians Foundations has given TMA a $75,000 grant to support the inaugural class of our TMA Leadership College. The year-long program begins with a four-day boot camp this weekend. This college is designed to identify, train, and build young TMA member physicians into leaders at the state and local levels. It is aimed at active members in their first eight years of practice or younger than 40. The Physicians Foundations also gave TMA a $150,000 grant to develop a meaningful use achievement toolkit for physicians. It will give detailed instructions to physicians and their staff about exactly what they must do, specific to their electronic medical record (EMR) product, to meet any one of the 25 meaningful-use criteria the federal government has set. Eligible physicians may receive bonuses of up to $44,000 under Medicare or $63,750 under Medicaid for achieving meaningful use with their EMR.

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