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Sep 14, 2016, 11:30 ET 13-Years Post-Liability Reform, Texas Hits Another Record in New Physician Applications

 Texas continues to be an attractive place to practice medicine. The state's medical board finished is fiscal year last month having received...


Mar 03, 2016, 11:00 ET New Mexico Legislature Acts to Protect Patients' Access to Care in Texas

Texas doctors will continue to receive a full range of liability protections even when treating New Mexico patients. That issue was in doubt until...


Dec 02, 2015, 10:00 ET Texas Ranks Near the Top in U.S. Physician Recruitment

 Texas is among the nation's leaders in attracting physicians to practice here. A new report finds the Lone Star State ranked second...


Sep 09, 2014, 11:19 ET Texas licenses a record number of new physicians at 11-year mark of liability reforms

The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 3,994 new physicians for the fiscal year that ended last month. The board licensed 400 more doctors this...


Jan 16, 2014, 08:40 ET ER Wait Times Reduced, Patient Satisfaction Improved

According to TAPA, Metroplex Physicians and Hospitals Hail Benefits of Scribe Program Hospitals everywhere are seeing an ever-increasing...


Nov 18, 2013, 12:52 ET Report: Texas Second Nationally in Percentage Gain in Physicians

Texas is adding doctors who treat patients faster than all but one state. This is true for gains in physicians and percentage gain in physicians,...


Sep 18, 2013, 13:56 ET Texas continues to attract large numbers of new physicians at 10-year mark of liability reforms

 The Texas Medical Board received a record number of new physician applications for the fiscal year that ended last month. The 4,610 new...


May 26, 2013, 15:48 ET Tort Reformers and Trial Lawyers Agree on Bill That Helps The Injured

 A bill that changes the way health care plans are reimbursed following liability lawsuits and puts more money into the pocket of injured...


Oct 31, 2012, 11:00 ET Physician Growth Spiking, Especially in Central Texas

Texas physician supply grew twice as fast as the state's population since passage of health care liability reforms in 2003, according to a...


Sep 19, 2012, 11:00 ET The Healthy Benefits of Texas Medical Liability Reform

The following is a statement by Michael Speer, M.D., President, Texas Medical Association: It's clockwork. Nine years ago this month, Texas voters...


Mar 27, 2012, 18:54 ET Federal Judge Finds Texas Cap Constitutional

Lynch-pin of state's 2003 lawsuit reforms remain intact A Texas law that caps pain and suffering-type awards in health care lawsuits was...