November 2021


In this issue...

TCMS Has Discounted Tickets to UT Sports and Broadway Austin! 
TCMS Ethics CME Virtual Business of Medicine Event Telemedicine: Adopting and Adapting 
2022 TCMS/TMA Dues Statements Have Been Mailed 
Ask the Expert: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Presentation 
Stand Up for Medicine! Use this “Medicare Cuts” Toolkit and Be Heard 
Central Texas African American Family Support Conference 

TCMS Has Discounted Tickets 
to UT Sports and Broadway Austin! 

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these exciting events—UT Football, Basketball and shows fresh from Broadway. 
Watch the Longhorns football team battle Kansas or Kansas State. Longhorn basketball fans can join us at the Baylor and Oklahoma games. 
Broadway Austin’s season includes “Hadestown,” “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory,” “Tootsie,” “Lion King,” “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” and “Mean Girls.”

TCMS Ethics CME Virtual 
Business of Medicine Event
Telemedicine: Adopting and Adapting
Tuesday, November 16

Telemedicine can improve access to care and continuity of care. Many physicians want to augment their brick-and-mortar practice by adding telemedicine as a delivery type. Patients would rather see their own physicians who know them and know their health history. This one-hour presentation will delve into the details of adopting telemedicine and adapting by adjusting workflows to manage in-person and virtual care. Presented by Shannon Vogel, TMA Associate VP of Health Information Technology.

2022 TCMS/TMA Dues Statements 
Have Been Mailed

Travis County Medical Society (TCMS)/Texas Medical Association (TMA) joint membership renewals for 2022 have been mailed.
Renewing your dues is fast and easy using any of the options below:
• Detach the payment slip included in your dues statement and mail with your check or credit card payment to the address indicated on the form;
• Renew online at your membership; or
• Set up an interest-free payment plan by contacting the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955.
Additionally, TCMS offers automatic membership renewals. By joining the automatic renewal program, you will ensure your membership never lapses and you will not miss out on any benefits. 
For questions, call TCMS 512-206-1252.

Ask the Expert: 
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Presentation
Wednesday, November 17

Presented by: Robert Bennett, Vice President, TMA Medical Economics, and Shannon Vogel, Associate Vice President, TMA Health Information Technology.

Stand Up for Medicine! Use this 
“Medicare Cuts” Toolkit and Be Heard

Medicare physician payment cuts of nearly 10% will take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts. This toolkit has all you need to stand up for your practice, your colleagues and your Medicare patients. 

Save the Date: Feb. 8-9, 2022
Central Texas African American Family 
Support Conference

The 22nd Annual Central Texas African American Family Support Conference will be a virtual event. We invite you to join mental and behavioral health professionals, community members, families, and faith communities to talk about mental health, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Featuring dynamic workshops and community-building social events, the conference aims to eliminate the stigma associated with these health conditi ons, inform our community about available resources, and spread a message of hope and recovery.