The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) welcomes David H. Reynolds as the new Executive Director. David will be working closely with Director Emeritus, Sam Tessen, to ensure a smooth transition.
David’s professional experience includes nearly ten years as Director of Political Education and Treasurer of TEXPAC for the Texas Medical Association (TMA). His key accomplishments include increasing membership and raising more than $1.5million during the 2012 election cycle, helping to elect eight TMA members to serve in the US Congress and the Texas Legislature since 2004. Read More
58th ANNUAL MIDWINTER CONFERENCE
January 31-February 2 | Westin Park Central | Dallas, TX
TOMA will host its Annual MidWinter Conference in Dallas, Texas at the Westin Park Central on January 30 - February 2. The Conference will deliver continuing medical education credits, networking with peers and new products and services in the medical marketplace. Join the more than 300 osteopathic physicians from across the region who attend each year.
Register to attend today!
69th ANNUAL TOMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES MEETING
April 12 | Marriott Austin North | Round Rock, TX
Are you completely happy with the system of medicine in Texas? Do you feel that your interests as an Osteopathic Physician are being protected? Do you know that you have a direct say in the direction and policies of your TOMA organization? How so, you may ask. The resolution process gives both policy and direction to TOMA and its leadership. And it is you, the member, who can have a DIRECT influence to that end.
Check back often for more information on the 2014 House of Delegates Meeting.
7th ANNUAL TOMA & TEXAS ACOFP CONVENTION
June 4-8 | Westin La Cantera | San Antonio, TX
Join TOMA & TxACOFP for a fun-filled educational convention hosted at the Westin La Cantera in San Antonio, TX on June 4-8. The Convention will offer multiple CME tracks with information on Practice Management, Conract 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 coming soon!
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY CME EVENTS
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Calender of Events.
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.