7th ANNUAL TOMA & TEXAS ACOFP CONVENTION
June 4-8 | La Cantera Hill Country Resort | San Antonio, TX
Join TOMA & TxACOFP for a fun-filled educational convention hosted at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX on June 4-8. The Convention will offer multiple CME tracks with information on Practice Management, Contract Negotiations and general health topics, plus many social events for you and your family. Join over 350 osteopathic physicians and their families from all over Texas at the 2014 Joint Convention. More details and registration can be found here!
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY CME EVENTS
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Calender of Events.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE J.D. SHEFFIELD, D.O. and GEORGE SMITH, D.O. - Saturday, January 18th Fundraiser in Gatesville, TX.
IRS GUIDANCE IS CHANGING REGARDING TAX FORM 1099's ISSUED FOR THE MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Texas Health and Human Services Commission - November 26, 2013
Final IRS guidance will be rEarlier this year, the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance indicating that 1099 tax forms issued for payments made through the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program would be issued to the attesting provider, regardless of the payee.
HHSC has been notified that the IRS is revising its guidance on the issuance of 1099s for EHR Incentive
Program payments. The IRS anticipates releasing revised guidance before the end of 2013. To check on
the status, please check the News Articles page of the Texas HHSC Health IT website.
MORE IN US SAY DOCTORS SHOULD TRY TO SAVE LIVES, NO MATTER WHAT
Emily Alpert Reyes - November 21, 2013
A surging share of Americans believe that doctors should do everything possible to save a life despite concerns over the costs and consequences of such intensive care.
The new survey, released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, surprised doctors and bioethicists who have advocated for physicians and families to carefully weigh aggressive medical treatments for patients near death. Invasive procedures may not lengthen or improve life for the chronically ill, they warn. Many Americans agree with them: Two out of three people believe there are some situations in which a patient should be allowed to die, the survey found.
However, the percentage of Americans who say physicians should always do everything possible to save a life has more than doubled between 1990 and 2013, vaulting from 15% to 31%. Far fewer people offer no opinion than in the past.
When asked about their own lives, 20% said doctors should do everything possible to save them, even if they had an incurable disease, were in great pain, were totally dependent on someone else for care or had trouble doing day-to-day activities. An additional 46% said they would want doctors to stop their treatment in some of those cases, but not others.
At the same time, Pew found that a growing share of Americans believe that people suffering severe pain or living with an incurable disease have the moral right to end their own lives. This spring, 62% of adults surveyed said that someone in “a great deal of pain” has a right to commit suicide. Only 55% said the same in 1990.
From: FSMB eNews, Federation of State Medical Boards, www.fsmb.org
TOMA STANDS BEHIND GEORGE SMITH, DO, FACOFP FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC EXPLOSION IN THE TOWN OF WEST, TEXAS
For more information and to make a tax-deductible contribution to the George Smith Relief Fund through the TOMA Foundation click here.