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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TMA KEEPS RELATIONSHIPS, LINES OF COMMUNICATION AT THE CAPITOL OPEN

I spent the better part of last week meeting with key senators and representatives on TMA’s 2015 legislative agenda. I was very pleased with the positive response our proposals are receiving at the Capitol. Darren Whitehurst, TMA’s VP for Advocacy, and I also met with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, MD. We discussed the Department of State Health Services’ recent decision to suspend the new fluoroscopy training requirement rules, as well as ways to remove red tape for physicians who want to participate in the Medicaid program and how we can improve physicians’ Medicaid payments to more appropriate levels.

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