Table of Contents: February 2012

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Volume 108, Number 2 – February 2012


Symposium on ICD-10 Conversion (pages 21-39)

Barring a change of heart by the government, the way physicians practice medicine will drastically change Oct. 1, 2013, when they must begin using ICD-10 to record all diagnoses and inpatient procedures. The Symposium on ICD-10 Conversion not only provides information on how to prepare for ICD-10 but also offers an opportunity for readers to earn continuing medical education credit.  

ICD-10 Conversion (page 24)
By Larry BeSaw

The Countdown Begins (pages 25-28)
By Liz Carmack and Katie Ford

ICD-10 Primer (pages 29-13)
By Ken Ortolon

TMA Can Help Your Practice Switch to ICD-10 (pages 32-33)
By Crystal Conde

Insurers Prepare for ICD-10 (pages 34-36)
By Liz Carmack

ICD-10 Myths Debunked (page 37) 
By Heather Bettridge, CPC, CPMA


PUBLIC HEATLH (pages 41-48)

The Price of Health
Keeping Texas healthy is costly. By Crystal Conde

Commentary: Preserving Health Services
By Donald R. May, MD


PHOTO ESSAY (pages 50-60)

Cooking Up a Healthy Lifestyle
Class helps Baylor medical students eat healthy. By Ken Ortolon, Photos by Jody Horton


ROUNDS (pages 11-17)

State Already $10 Billion in Debt
Judge Backs TMA on Patient Safety Issue
Physicians Foundation Identifies 2012 Key Issues
TMA Offers Policies & Procedures Guide
TMA Prepares Young Physicians to Become Effective Leaders
PHR Conference to Address Physician Welfare


JOURNAL (page 63)

Tired of Seeing Your Patients in the ED? Let's Give Parent Education Another Look! (abstract) (full text)

By Stuart J. Yoffe, MD; David A. McClellan, MD; Homer Tolson, PhD; Robert W. Moore, PhD; and Rebecca McKay, MA, MLIS


DEPARTMENTS

Letters (pages 7-8)
Deaths (page 14)
Commentary: Still a Noble Profession, By Anand Mehendale, MD (pages 61-62)


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