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Join the largest medical society in the nation and access more than 100 member benefits today. Being a member means that you will be supporting HCMS/TMA advocacy efforts on your behalf while accessing resources and tools to help you thrive in the practice setting of your choice.

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New fetal death reporting requirements

If you file fetal death records with the state, be aware that the process will change at the beginning of next month. Currently, Texas physicians must report fetal deaths on paper forms. But beginning Aug. 1, those records will be filed electronically to the Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar , also called TxEVER. To help physicians prepare for the transition to the TxEVer system, the DSHS Vital Statistics Section will host webinars throughout July.

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MIPS final score and performance feedback now available

If you submitted 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website, you can now view your performance feedback and MIPS final score. You can access your performance feedback and final score by going to the Quality Payment Program website and logging in to your account using your HARP or EIDM credentials.he Procedure to Procedure (PTP) code pair edits are part of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) used to prevent improper payments for Medicare covered services and have been adopted by most payers.  

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Beware of phony TMB or DEA agents

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) is warning physicians and pharmacies of a scam involving criminals who sometimes pose as TMB officials. TMB passed along a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that says physicians registered with the DEA are receiving calls and emails from criminals who identify themselves as DEA personnel or other law enforcement agents.

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