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  • TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    Physicians in Texas must now meet two new CME requirements.

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  • TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB releases rules for PMP checks, acute pain prescribing limits, and opioid CME requirements

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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  • Have you received a TMB notice? Or disciplinary action?

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  • You Received a Notice from the TMB — Now What?

    You Received a Notice from the TMB — Now What?

    Medefense covers legal expenses, fines, and penalties associated with disciplinary actions, such as actions by the TMB, a hospital review committee, or a federal regulatory agency.

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  • TMB guidelines for medical spas

    TMB guidelines for medical spas

    With the growing popularity of medical spas comes an increased risk of malpractice lawsuits for physicians who offer medical spa services within their practices.

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  • TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    Retiring, closing, or leaving a practice? You can now notify patients electronically and on your website.

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  • TMB pain management rules

    TMB pain management rules

    Learn about the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program and how to comply with pain management legislation passed in 2019.

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  • TMB publishes FAQs on rules for re-opening physician practices

    TMB publishes FAQs on rules for re-opening physician practices

    Updated May 15 — TMB has issued guidance on the new minimum standards for physician practices during COVID-19

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  • The Texas Medical Board: Then and now

    The Texas Medical Board: Then and now

    A review of significant TMB changes and trends over the last 40 years.

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  • Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice changes for physical therapists and CRNAs.

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  • Charging for copies of medical records: Rules released

    Charging for copies of medical records: Rules released

    The amount you can charge for supplying copies of medical records has changed, according to new guidance from the OCR.

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  • The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 1

    The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 1

    During registration, physicians must answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. However, certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the Board.

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  • The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 2

    The dos and dont's of renewing your Texas medical license, Part 2

    During the renewal process, physicians are required to answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. Certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the board.

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  • TMB releases emergency rules on re-opening

    TMB releases emergency rules on re-opening

    Rules establish minimum standards for safe practice and requires practices to post those standards.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids

    Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.

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  • New call coverage rules from the Texas Medical Board

    New call coverage rules from the Texas Medical Board

    In October 2016, the TMB adopted new call coverage rules.

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  • How to report a Texas Medical Board complaint

    How to report a Texas Medical Board complaint

    TMLT's Medefense coverage pays legal expenses, fines, and penalties associated with disciplinary actions, such as actions by the TMB, a hospital review committee, or a federal regulatory agency.

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  • TMB issues statement on COVID-19 treatments

    TMB issues statement on COVID-19 treatments

    TMB urges caution around questionable COVID-19 treatments

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  • TMB rules you may not know but should, Part 1

    TMB rules you may not know but should, Part 1

    Discussion of more challenging TMB rules: physician advertising, actions to take when leaving a medical practice, documentation of patient encounters, and documentation of prescriptions.

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