Waiver Allowing Certain Pain Script Refills Via Telemedicine
The Texas Medical Board (TMB) extended until June
30 its emergency waiver permitting refills of certain
controlled substance prescriptions to treat patients with chronic
pain who recently saw their doctor in person or via telemedicine.
The announcement came late Friday,
April 30, just days before the original rule was set to expire on
May 2. The 60-day extension allows physicians to issue the refills
via telephone or telemedicine.
TMA Leadership College Class of 2022
The application to apply for the TMA Leadership College Class of
2022 is now open. Applicants must be active TMA members in good
standing and in their first eight years of practice
post-residency/fellowship. Applications are due Friday, June 25th. Apply here
HHS Launches New Reimbursement Program for COVID-19
The US Department of Health and Human Services,
through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is
announcing a new program covering costs of administering COVID-19
vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not
cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing. Continue reading.
DSHS News Release: Texas Shifts from COVID-19
Vaccine Allocation to Ordering
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply increases and most
Texans eager to be vaccinated have at least received their first
shot, the weekly demand for vaccine appointments has decreased.
While there are still many Texans willing to be vaccinated, that
demand is shifting from large, mass vaccination sites to smaller,
more convenient sites where Texans routinely receive medical care.
Read news release.
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