NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2018

PRESIDENT'S 
MESSAGE


Gerad Troutman, MD, MBA, FACEP
TCEP President

It has been a busy few months. And I am excited to tell you about our activities as we create the foundation of TCEP 2.0. Many members, and even those of us elected to the board, often do not realize the number of day to day activities that must occur for an organization such as TCEP to simply exist...

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TCEP Board member Dr. Justin Hensley and his wife, Katherine Hensley, MD,
were featured on the cover of the Texas Medical Association magazine.

 

Texas Chapter College Members Earn Prestigious Fellows Designation
Congratulations to the newest Fellows!

See the list of newest Fellows »

Team Health
Government Relations Committee
 

REPORT


Theresa Tran, MD, MBA
TCEP Legislative Committee Chair
 

Happy Fall! We anticipate an action-packed (er…make that action-EMPACT) final quarter of this interim year, and we want your involvement!  Read on for how you can help ...

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Featured Showcase
 

US Acute Care Solutions

The best EM jobs in Texas are with US Acute Care Solutions! We offer full-time physicians an ownership opportunity, plus extensive benefits including 401(k). Search our available positions and locations to find your emergency medicine career with USACS at www.usacs.com/careers.

Envision Service Partners
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Scumacher Clinical Partners

Looking for a new opportunity? Check out our full and part-time openings available throughout Texas and the surrounding states.

Click here to browse openings

Make Plans to Attend Connect 19 – Save the date!
 

The Texas College of Emergency Physicians  is pleased to announce TCEP CONNECT 2019, to be held March 22 - 25, 2019 in Austin, TX at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. CONNECT 2019 will kick off with golf on Friday, March 22 and continue March 23 and 24 with cutting edge education, a keynote address by renowned speaker and former ACEP President Dr. Greg Henry, a dynamic exhibit hall, residency fair, the second annual OlEMpics and much more, and conclude on Monday, March 25 with organized – and more important than ever - visits to the Texas Capital. Check out the website for regular updates! https://tcepconnect.org/

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Explore Army Medicine
NEW prescription pads required – Effective January 1, 2019
 

Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning January 1, 2019. The new forms are now available from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). After January 1, official schedule II prescription forms that were issued before September 1, 2018 will no longer be valid.

To order new prescription pads, please visit the TSBP website.

It may take up to 30 days to ship prescription forms once they’re ordered, so please plan accordingly

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TMLT

At TMLT, we have you covered. No matter how your job evolves.

We know that seeing patients and providing excellent care is your primary goal. And we work hard to find new ways to support you. Contact us today to learn more about what TMLT can do for you at 800-580-8658 or www.tmlt.org.

TMLT - protection for a new era of medicine.

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Scumacher Clinical Partners

Looking for a new opportunity? Check out our full and part-time openings available throughout Texas and the surrounding states.

Click here to browse openings

Stories Sought for Blue Cross Blue Shield Denials
 

In April, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas announced a policy applicable to their HMO customers under which they would deny claims for out of network emergency department visits they deem to have been non-emergent. In response, TCEP has worked on a number of fronts to oppose and draw attention to this policy, including work with...

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ol EM pics at TCEP CONNECT 2018
 

REPORT


 
Bryan Chen, MS-3, Texas A&M College of Medicine (TAMCOM)
 

Highlights of the 1st annual event at Connect. Surrounded by commotion in every direction on the well-manicured grass, a sweaty team of emergency medicine residents slowly shuffled down the field toward me. Sporting matching bandanas with matching stains on their knees and shirts of grass and mud, they held onto their water bottles and Gatorade as they huffed and puffed over toward the Frogger challenge where I was stationed...

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Calendar of Events
 
2018
Nov 15Baylor Scott and White Residency ProgramTemple, TX
Nov 18-21Texas EMS meetingFort Worth, TX
Nov 30-Dec 1TMA Advocacy RetreatAustin, TX
2019
Jan 23Residency ProgramUTHSC SA and SAMMC
Jan 25-26TMA Winter ConferenceAustin, TX
Jan 26-27TCEP Board Winter MeetingAustin, TX
Feb 5First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Mar 5First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
Mar 22-25TCEP Connect 2019Austin, TX
Apr 2First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
May 5-8ACEP Leadership & AdvocacyWashington, DC
May 7First Tuesdays at the CapitalAustin, TX
May 17-18TexMED 2019Dallas, TX
Sep 13-14TMA Fall ConferenceBastrop
Oct 27-30ACEP Scientific AssemblyDenver, CO
Dec 6-7TMA Advocacy RetreatAustin, TX

Texas College of Emergency Physicians
4950 W. Royal Lane | Irving, Tx 75063
Phone: 512.306.0605 | Toll Free: 800.TEX.ACEP | Fax: 512.329.8943
tcep@texacep.org

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