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Monday, February 28, 2011

CORPORATE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE REMAINS A BIG "NO"

The fight over hospitals’ desire to hire and control physicians is heating up again in the Texas Legislature. TMA remains strongly opposed to the corporate practice of medicine, period. We oppose all bills that remove the ban on corporate practice or allow direct employment, but we are negotiating on some bills to ensure that physicians retain their ability to determine the care for the patient. We also want to protect physicians’ right to choose their own liability insurance carrier (PDF) and keep the decision to fight or settle if they are involved in a liability suit.

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