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Physicians Encourage Prescription Monitoring Program Funding

March 4, 2021

The Texas Orthopaedic Association and other physician groups encouraged appropriators in the Texas Legislature to once again fund the software to integrate the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) into EHRs.  The 2019 Texas Legislature funded physician’s licenses for the software. Click here to learn more.

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Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Physicians in Workers’ Comp Case

January 29, 2021

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of physicians in the case Patients Medical Center v. Facility Insurance Corporation, which questioned whether physicians had to assume the burden of proof throughout any medical fee dispute case that goes to SOAH, regardless of if the provider prevailed at the administrative level with the Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC).    The…

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Congress’ End-of-Year Legislation

December 21, 2020

Congress passed end-of-year legislation on December 21, 2020, that updated Medicare’s E/M cuts for orthopaedics, created a ban on surprise billing for emergency services, and added a new round of PPP. Updated Physician Fee Schedule Click here to view the E/M calculator:2021 Ortho codes only revised pro fee compare 2021 to 2020 Click here for…

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TOA Supports Congressman Burgess’ Bid for E&C Leader

November 12, 2020

The Texas Orthopaedic Association offered its support for Congressman Michael Burgess’ bid to serve as the Republican leader of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee. Click here to view TOA’s support letter: Congressman Burgess Support Letter – Texas Orthopaedic Association

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2022 Circle of Champions

October 24, 2020

Several industry partners choose to support TOA throughout the year in 2022 by serving as TOA’s Circle of Champions. TOA’s Circle of Champions & Sponsorship Opportunities Click here to learn more about TOA’s sponsorship opportunities in 2022. TOA’s Title Sponsor

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MPOWERHealth’s Clinically Integrated Network

October 13, 2020

MPOWERHealth is an Addison, Texas-based entity that created a clinically integrated network for musculoskeletal care, which consists of a number of orthopaedic surgeons in the Texas market. Click here to learn more. TOA recently sat down with Adam Bruggeman, MD – MPOWERHealth’s chief medical officer – to learn more about the network. TOA: What was…

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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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