TMA PracticeEdge Names New Administrator

Austin, Texas, March 4, 2015

TMA PracticeEdge, the new physician services organization launched by the Texas Medical Association (TMA), has named Dave Spalding as its chief operating officer.

 Mr. Spalding brings to the position 15 years of experience as a health care executive. He has specialized in managing new ventures and high-growth businesses, including a management services organization company, a national telehealth network company, a five-star Medicare Part D administrator, and one of the largest health savings account banking companies in the country. Most recently, Mr. Spalding served as board chair of Availity, LLC, a trusted intermediary of information exchange between physicians, providers, and health plans.

 “Because of Dave’s wealth of knowledge in health care management, he is the ideal choice to lead the TMA PracticeEdge team,” said Louis J. Goodman, PhD, CEO of TMA PracticeEdge. Dr. Goodman also is TMA’s executive vice president and chief executive officer.

 TMA launched TMA PracticeEdge, LLC, last month to help empower a strong base of independent physicians to provide quality, cost-effective care to their patients. TMA PracticeEdge will offer physicians access to enhanced patient care tools and resources so they can better provide cost-effective patient care. Physicians working with TMA PracticeEdge will be able to take advantage of the opportunities available in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.

 TMA PracticeEdge will help physicians lead health care innovation in today’s evolving marketplace. The company will offer participating physicians several services, including:

Accountable care services:
TMA PracticeEdge offers the technology platforms, care coordination teams, physician-led network development and management, and contracting expertise necessary to participate in accountable care activities, and to meet market demands to document quality, cost-effective health care.

Practice transformation services:
Physicians can strengthen their practices operationally and financially by optimizing them using TMA PracticeEdge services, including education and consulting from certified professional coders, medical auditors, and compliance officers.

 Physicians and office managers who are interested in learning more about TMA PracticeEdge should visit www.TMAPracticeEdge.com, email info@TMAPracticeEdge.com, or call (888) 900-0334.

 TMA Media Contacts:

·         Steve Levine, Office (512) 370-1380, Cell (512) 750-0971, steve.levine@texmed.org

·         Pam Udall, Office (512) 370-1382, Cell (512) 413-6807, pam.udall@texmed.org

·         Brent Annear, Office (512) 370-1381, Cell (512) 656-7320, brent.annear@texmed.org