TMLT Blog

Health care, risk management, and medical malpractice industry news and trends

  • Governor removes restrictions on elective procedures

    Governor removes restrictions on elective procedures

    Elective surgeries performed in hospitals can proceed in most areas of Texas

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  • TMB provides update on COVID-19 response

    TMB provides update on COVID-19 response

    The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has issued a statement to update physicians on the TMB’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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  • Connecting with patients during COVID-19

    Connecting with patients during COVID-19

    Best practices to communicate with patients and families during COVID-19.

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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 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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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in hospitals in more than 100 counties

    Governor suspends elective procedures in hospitals in more than 100 counties

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in counties within 11 Trauma Service Areas

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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb county hospitals

    Governor suspends elective procedures in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb county hospitals

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in four more counties

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  • Resources for staff/physician exposure to COVID-19

    Resources for staff/physician exposure to COVID-19

    Resources for practices on appropriate quarantine, infection control measures, and safe return to work protocols.

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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis county hospitals

    Governor suspends elective procedures in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis county hospitals

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in counties with surging COVID-19 hospitalizations

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  • COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders relax, practices are re-opening and must now follow new safety standards and guidelines.

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  • Building cultural competency

    Building cultural competency

    This article will introduce the concepts of cultural competency and health disparities and biases that may come from treating patients of different backgrounds.

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  • myPortal: New member portal offers advanced payment options, features

    myPortal: New member portal offers advanced payment options, features

    We launch our new member portal on August 4

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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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  • 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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  • Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Updated May 11 — Issues include encouraging social distancing and screening patients for symptoms.

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  • Update on KN95 masks

    Update on KN95 masks

    Updated May 20, 2020. To help keep you informed and safe, we are sharing additional information we have received about KN95 masks.

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  • TMLT offers KN95 masks to policyholders fighting COVID-19

    TMLT offers KN95 masks to policyholders fighting COVID-19

    Updated on May 20, 2020. Policyholders should check their email to request a supply of masks.

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  • Central Texas Food Bank fundraising goal raised to $10,000

    Central Texas Food Bank fundraising goal raised to $10,000

    After reaching the first goal of $5,000 in less than two days, TMLT employees are increasing their fundraising goal for the Central Texas Food Bank to $10,000.

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  • TMB issues guidance on relaxed restrictions for elective procedures

    TMB issues guidance on relaxed restrictions for elective procedures

    The TMB clarifies how Governor Abbott's updated restrictions apply

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