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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
Newly Licensed Texas physicians.  (PRNewsFoto/Texas Alliance for Patient Access)

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...

Aug 01, 2005, 01:00 ET

Law School Review Produces 'Legislative Intent Roadmap' On Texas' 2003 Landmark Lawsuit Reforms

LUBBOCK, Texas, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Tech Law Review today released a comprehensive overview of lawsuit reform measures passed in...

Mar 14, 2003, 00:00 ET

Survey Commissioned By Texas Alliance for Patient Access Says Texans Overwhelmingly Support Noneconomic Damage Caps & Limits on Lawyer Fees

AUSTIN, Texas, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 69 percent of Texans support a constitutional amendment to cap noneconomic damage jury awards...