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Action Alert: Congress Congress to Stop Medicare’s Surgical Cuts

August 19, 2020

  Medicare proposed musculoskeletal cuts of at least 5 percent in its 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule earlier this summer. All surgeons are encouraged to contact their members of Congress to co-sponsor HR 8702 to prevent the cuts by the end of the year. Click here to send an e-mail to ask your member…

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May 2020 – TOA Presidential Line Analysis

May 4, 2020

June 18, 2020, Presidential Line Agenda: 6.18.20 – TOA Leadership Council 2021 Meeting Plan PowerPoint (Created on 6.16.20): 2021 Annual Conference & Beyond PowerPoint: 6.18.20 – TOA Leadership Council 2020 Budget Adjusted (05.04.20): TOA 2020 Budget – 05.04.20 2019 P&L (05.04.20): 05.02.20 – 2019 TOA Budge vs. Actual Link to those owing 2020 dues –…

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Revenue Generation and Elective Surgeries; April 29 Zoom

April 27, 2020

  By John Early, MD Medical Director, MedHab, LLC Just a few weeks ago we were all wondering how our practices were going to survive the pandemic relative the rulings regarding elective surgeries. Now that states are beginning to open the door for elective surgeries, we can rest assured that we get back to business…

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TOA’s Position on AAOS’s Proposed Bylaws: 1, 2 & 3

April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 Dear TOA Member: TOA’s Board of Directors reviewed AAOS’s proposed bylaws changes, and TOA’s Board is encouraging a “no” vote on AAOS’s proposed bylaws changes related to groups 1 and 2. A number of orthopaedic societies and past AAOS Board of Councilors have issued recommendations in opposition to AAOS’s proposed bylaws changes…

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Practice Preservation & Remote Patient Monitoring; Upcoming Webinars

April 15, 2020

By John Early, MD Medical Director, MedHab, LLC It wasn’t very long ago when the typical orthopedic practice was full of activity. Patients were calling and appearing in person to be examined for a myriad of conditions. Surgeries were being performed. Therapy was being prescribed and patients were being helped to recover function. Little thought…

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Updated Chronic Pain and Telemedicine Regulations – Texas Medical Board

April 14, 2020

Note: This has been provided for informational purposes only and does not serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney. This has been created by Weaver Johnston & Nelson. Governor Abbott Extends TMB Waiver for Chronic Pain Patients; TMB Telemedicine FAQ Updated April 14, 2020 Extension of TMB Waiver for Telephonic Prescriptions for Chronic Pain Patients To…

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PAs & APRNs – State of Texas Regulations

April 9, 2020

Note: The following has been provided for informational purposes only and does not serve as legal advice. Consult your attorney. From Weaver, Johnston & Nelson: April 8, 2020 On April 5, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain regulations to allow more flexibility between physicians and the physician assistants (“PAs”) and advanced practice registered…

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TOA Highlights Measures for Business Partners to Help Medical Practices

April 8, 2020

For more information: Contact: Bobby Hillert | 214.728.7672 m | Bobby@toa.org TOA Highlights Measures for Business Partners to Help Medical Practices April 8, 2020 – According to Modern Healthcare: “The healthcare industry’s 42,500 jobs lost in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic were almost entirely on the outpatient side. Hospitals added 200 jobs.” All types of…

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