Table of Contents: December 2013

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Volume 109, Number 12 — December 2013

COVER STORY (pages 20-34)

Bright Ideas
Texas medical schools are part of a movement to adapt medical education to today's evolving health care system. They are trying to get ahead of the curve with innovative approaches to meeting the current physician workforce demands, such as reducing medical school from four to three years. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 37-43)

Untested Waters
Decisions for doctors. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT  (pages 45-49)

Meaningful Deadlines
2014 is a big year for EHRs. By Crystal Zuzek

LAW  (pages 51-55)

"Peer Review" Farce
Physician battles Dalhart hospital. By Crystal Zuzek

MEDICAL ECONOMICS  (pages 57-61)

Driving Quality
Medicaid quality-based payments. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

THE JOURNAL

Using Community Service to Promote Awareness of Health Care-Related Resources, Volunteerism, and Teamwork in an Incoming Medical School Class (abstract) (full text)

By Jacqueline Guidry, BS; Arindam Sarkar, BS; Amanda Little, BS; Toi Harris, MD; and Mary Brandt, MD

ROUNDS (pages 11-17)

Senator Blasts ACA, Pledges Continued Cruzade
TMA Previews Physician Services Organization
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
Walk the Walk
Enter Your Journalism in TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards 

DEPARTMENTS

Commentary: Pure Medicine, By Justin Berk (pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 16)
Deaths (page 17)
Information for Authors (page 61)


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