Last Chance for a Tax Deduction for BCMS/TMA Dues This Year
Newborn Screening Kits Expire December 31, Cost Updates Expected Spring 2023
100% of your BCMS dues and 84% of your TMA dues are tax deductible. If you haven’t already done so, click here to renew your membership for 2023 today. Have questions about your membership benefits or want to get involved? Visit the BCMS website or contact the BCMS Membership Department or call (210) 301-4398.
TMA at AMA: Texas Shapes National Policy on Medicare Reform, Opioids, Price Transparency
When Texas physicians joined their colleagues from around the country in Honolulu for the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates, it wasn’t all sunshine, golf courses, and sandy beaches. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of meaningful work,” said David Henkes, MD, chair of the Texas Delegation to the AMA. To find out more information click here.
Newborn screening kits with a nine-digit serial number beginning with 20 will expire on December 31, and physicians are encouraged to use the kits on time and ensure their stock is up to date after the end of the month. TX 20 kits used to collect specimens after December 31 will be rejected for testing, and the specimens will need to be recollected. Read more
Study Shows US Parkinson's Disease Incidence Far Higher than Earlier Estimates
The annual number of new Parkinson's disease diagnoses in the United States is likely 50% higher than estimated, based on a broad analysis of insurance claims and population growth detailed in a study published on Thursday that could help increase funding and care for the disabling illness. Continue reading
Texas Medical Association Offers CME Courses
Need to complete state and federal training and education requirements for your practice? If so, turn to Texas Medical Association’s CME courses. TMA members can access CME courses at no cost, thanks to Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust. Check out more information here.