Since 1936, TOA has served as unified public policy voice
and networking home for over 1,000 Texas orthopaedic surgeons. It is the
only organization dedicated to the public policy interests of Texas
orthopaedic surgeons. In addition, TOA produces valuable clinical,
legal, business, and coding seminars and conferences specific to
orthopaedics throughout the state of Texas.
Medicare's Major Announcement on
Bundled Payments and
On July 25, the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) released a major proposal on the future of
bundled payments and Medicare physician payments under MACRA.
here for full details and a link to TOA's 45-minute webinar on MACRA.
The Specialty of Second Chances
2016 TOA/TOF Annual Meeting
2016 Passing of the Torch
Past President Howard Epps, MD (l)
with TOA President Kyle Dickson, MD (r)
2016 Quiz Bowl Winners:
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Nicholas Rensing, MD (l) and Nicholas Kusnezov, MD (r)
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at this time - check back early January 2017
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Summary of the 84th Texas Legislature
The 84th Texas Legislature
concluded on June 1st, and TOA was engaged in over a dozen
issues that affected musculoskeletal health.
The various issues included allied health
provider scope expansions, pharmaceutical issues (compound pharmacy
ownership transparency and Schedule II prescribing changes), sports
medicine, commercial insurance, Medicaid, and more.
TOA members are encouraged to read the
12, 2015 TOA eConnect to read a full analysis about how the 84th
Legislature affected orthopaedics in Texas and TOA's efforts.
The Texas Orthopaedic Journal
The Texas Orthopaedic Journal (TOJ) is the
semiannual, peer-reviewed, printed and online accessed musculoskeletal
science journal of Texas. The mission of TOJ is to disseminate clinical
and basic science musculoskeletal endeavors to the Texas Orthopaedic
community. TOJ aims to provide an informative publication platform for
exchanging research, knowledge, and clinical experience across all
aspects of orthopaedics. TOJ publishes original research articles,
descriptive and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, case reports,
commentaries, and letters to the editors.
The Texas Orthopaedic Journal.