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The Texas Medical Board: Then and Now
A review of significant TMB changes and trends over the last 40 years.
Another January deadline . . . new Texas vital statistics registry
Texas physicians will be required to use a new system to submit death certificates beginning January 1, 2019.
Reporter 2018 Pediatrics
Failure to diagnose anemia; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
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.
Understanding Your TMLT Coverage
Overview of your TMLT coverages: Medefense, Cyber liability, EPLI, and Medical Director.
Charging for Copies of Medical Records: Rules Released
The amount you can charge for supplying copies of medical records has changed, as the Office of Civil Rights has issued guidance that clarifies allowable fees.
The Reporter Quarter 3 2017
Preparing for a deposition; Prescribing issues: Opioids and off-label medications (CME); Overprescribing NSAIDS; Failure to diagnose; Failure to correctly prescribe and instruct in taking medication
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.
The Dos and Dont's of Renewing Your Texas Medical License, Part Two
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.
The Dos and Dont's of Renewing Your Texas Medical License, Part One
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.
New Call Coverage Rules from the Texas Medical Board
In October 2016, the TMB adopted new call coverage rules.
TMB Steps Up Office-Based Anesthesia Inspections
In accordance with TMB’s office-based anesthesia rule (Chapter 192), the TMB has recently begun inspections of registered office-based anesthesia providers.
New-to-Practice Reporter 2016
Failure to properly or timely diagnose septic joint; 10 things that get physicians sued; How to respond to a TMB (or disciplinary) complaint; Six types of liability insurance; Benefits to grow on
Reporter 2015 General Surgery
Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Neurology
Failure to order follow-up tests; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Pediatrics
Failure to diagnose; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Internal Medicine
Failure to manage medications; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
The Reporter Volume 4 2015
TMLT launches Lone Star Alliance to cover out-of-state physicians; Following TMB guidelines for pain management; Risk management: outcomes and trends; Unnecessary surgery; Failure to follow up
Reporter 2015 Hematology-Oncology
Failure to order appropriate treatment; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Primary Care