2013 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects

  Texas Medicine Logo

Volume 109 — 2013

 Subjects

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Abortion

Texas enacts strict abortion measure, Sep pp 45–46; Nov p 26

Abreu, Ricardo, Apr p 45
Academic Physicians. See Faculty, Medical
Access to Health Care. See Health Services Accessibility
Accidents, Traffic

CDC: suicide deaths outnumber traffic crashes from 1999 to 2010, Jul p 45
deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40

Accountable Care Organizations

ACO glossary, Jul p 24
ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 25–28
are you ACO ready?, Jul p 23
Kelsey-Seybold receives ACO accreditation, Feb pp 46–47
Scott & White forms Medicare ACO, Mar p 25
Seton, United form commercial ACO, Oct pp 41–42
TMA, don't promote ACOs (Letter), Sep p 7
TMA launches Physician Services Organization for Patient Care, Jul pp 25–26
TMA's PSO helpful with ACO decisions, Oct p 41
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 19–25

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

unified MD/DO plan to merge separate accreditation systems for GME fails, Oct p 54
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47

ACOs. See Accountable Care Organizations
Acosta, Manuel

SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 33, 34 (photo)

Adkins, Linda Swan

gives oath of office of new TMA Alliance president, Cheryl Jones, Jul p 10 (photo)
Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug p 12

Adolescents

HPV vaccine helps lower infection rates in teen girls, Sep p 57
nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births, Jun p 49

Advance Directives

difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb p 36

Aetna

Aetna to pay $120 million in claims dispute, Nov pp 12–13; Dec pp 54–55
Aetna to pay up: company agrees to settlement over Ingenix [databases], Mar pp 29–32
ranking letters on the way, Apr p 49
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 40, 42

Affordable Care Act. SeePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act
African Americans

online exhibit celebrates African-American physicians (Rounds), Apr p 14
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep p 55
U.S. breast cancer disparities continue, Mar p 51

Air Pollution

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 45–49
Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Alauf, April, Oct p 23 (photo)
Albosta, Scott

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec p 61
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul p 22

Alex Brown Memorial Act

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr p 38

Alexander, George

what would George say? (Commentary), Nov p 55

Alissa, Hassan

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 14 (photo), 16–17

Allen, Bohn D.

Aetna to pay up: company agrees to settlement over Ingenix [databases], Mar pp 30 (photo), 31–32
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 12 (photo), 13

Allied Health Personnel. See also Health Personnel

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20

Allison, Clayton

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

Alonzo, Roberto, Aug p 30 (photo)
Alvarez, Roberto, Feb pp 23–24
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

unified MD/DO plan to merge separate accreditation systems for GME fails, Oct p 54
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47

American Medical Association

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep pp 62–63
AMA post-hospital patient safety principles, Apr p 55
AMA study: insurance administrative hassles cost practices, Sep pp 37–38
House of Delegates

adopts principles for physician employment (Rounds), Jan p 11
advocates stopping ICD-10 forever (Rounds), Jan p 12
brings doctors to the Capitol (Rounds), Jan p 12
House fights fat (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
Medicare, Medicaid changes (Rounds), Jan pp 11–12
spotlight on PPACA (Rounds), Aug p 10
Texans in action at meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12; Aug p 10

"ICD-10 Timeline: Meeting the Compliance Date," Oct p 28
Kubala, Mark, receives AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 13 (photo)
studies physician practice arrangements, Dec p 49
Texas Delegation members elected and reelected (Rounds), Jul p 8
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56
TMA, AMA comment on meaningful use EHR program, Mar pp 44–45
what would George say? (Commentary), Nov p 55

American Osteopathic Association

unified MD/DO plan to merge separate accreditation systems for GME fails, Oct p 54
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47

American University of the Caribbean

Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49 (photo), 50, 52

Americans with Disabilities Act

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 50–51

Analgesics

new Walgreens pain medication policy could harm prescription access, Aug pp 53–54

Analgesics, Opioid

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43

Angelocci, Tracy

real "meaningful use:" EHRs help patients quit smoking, Mar pp 41–42 (photo), 44

Annis, Joseph

AMA adopts principles for physician employment (Rounds), Jan p 11 (photo)
defeated in run for AMA president-elect (Rounds), Aug p 10

Anson Jones Awards

enter your journalism in TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards (Rounds), Dec p 15
honor a local reporter for medical journalism (Rounds), Aug p 14
KTRK-TV Houston staff receive Anson Jones Award, Aug p 14 (photo)
nominate a journalist, Oct p 11; Nov pp 15–16
nominate local health stories for (Rounds), May p 11

Anthony, Robert, Jun p 32
Anzaldua, Mario R. (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Arambula, Michael

reappointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 14

Aschenbrener, Carol A., Dec pp 32, 34
Athletes

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50
TMA helps make cheerleading safer, Aug pp 45–46

Audits

financial. See Financial Audit
medical. See Medical Audit

Austin, Sara, Aug p 27 (photo)
Austin Independent School District

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50

Automobile Driving

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40

Availity

to stop free Medicare, Medicaid claims submission, Apr p 48

Avila Edwards, Kimberly

good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct pp 44 (photo), 45
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 42 (photo), 44, 45

Awards and Prizes

2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award recipients (Rounds), Sep p 17
academic physicians

awarded TMA's Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 10–12
get the credit you're due (Rounds), Oct pp 10–11

Anson Jones Awards. SeeAnson Jones Awards
Berk, Justin, receives Student of the Year Award (Rounds), Jul p 8
Berk, Steven, receives C. Frank Webber, MD, Award (Rounds), Jul p 8
Butler, Ernest C., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award, Jul p 9 (photo), 12–14
Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching presented to three teachers, Jul p 11 (photo)
Fiesinger, Troy, receives J. T. "Lamar" McNew, MD award (Rounds), Jul p 8
Janek, Kyle, receives Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship, Aug p 10
Kubala, Mark, receives AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 13 (photo)
Malone, C. Bruce, receives Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 8
Medical Student Chapter of the Year Award goes to University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine MSS chapter (Rounds), Jul p 8
TMA Foundation awards John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award (Rounds), Apr pp 12–14

Ayala, Daniel

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

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Bailey, Charles W.

tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 13

Bailey, Susan Rudd

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec p 27
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo); Aug p 10

Ball, David W., May pp 28, 31
Barnes, Justin, Oct pp 24–25
Barton, Hugh M., May pp 27–28
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 27, 33
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56
using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63

Bell County, Texas

barriers to health care among Bell County residents with health insurance medical aid (Abstract), Aug p 63

Benz, Karen

wins TMA Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Mar p 10

Berdan, Barclay E., Mar p 18
Berenzweig, Harold (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Berger, Michelle A.

reelected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

Berk, Justin

named Medical Student of the Year (Rounds), Jul p 8

Berk, Steven L.

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 24, 27, 31, 32, 34
receives C. Frank Webber, MD, Award (Rounds), Jul p 8

Berthelsen, Spencer R.

Kelsey-Seybold receives ACO accreditation, Feb pp 46–47
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 13

Bettridge, Heather, Feb p 23
Bhatia, Devinder

appointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 14

Bicycle Helmets. See Head Protective Devices
Birth Rate

nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births, Jun p 49

Blue, Susan

renames TMA's Calendar of Doom, Jun p 12

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Blues launch campaign to reach uninsured, promote insurance exchange, Jun pp 28–29
Blues ranking letters on the way, Jan p 34; Feb p 9
helping physicians in times of need, Apr p 55
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug pp 50, 52
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep p 60
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 40, 42
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 22–23

Bonnen, Dennis, Aug p 44
Bonnen, Greg, Jan p 23
Bordelon, Ron, Feb p 39
Borgstedte, Thomas

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 18, 19, 20

Bornstein, Sue, Dec pp 58–59
Bradley, Will

chairs reference committee at AMA (Rounds), Aug p 10

Brady, Kevin

federal lawmakers take up medicine's plea on SGR, IPAB, Apr p 33
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep p 33

Brain Concussion

TMA helps make cheerleading safer, Aug pp 45–46

Brandl, Christine

preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr pp 51–52 (photo)

Bready, Lois L., Nov p 39
Breast Feeding

appeals court backs TMA on workplace breastfeeding, Aug pp 38–39

Breast Neoplasms

U.S. breast cancer disparities continue, Mar p 51

Breeze, Juliet

claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–58 (photo)

Bridges to Excellence

crossing the BTE bridge, Sep p 61
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep pp 59–62

Brotherton, Stephen L.

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep p 63
assumes helm of TMA (Rounds), Jul pp 8–9 (photo)
born to wear purple [interview of new TMA president], May pp 7–9 (photo)
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 34 (photo), 35–36
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo)
Texas enacts strict abortion measure, Sep pp 45–46
TMA challenges dentists' sleep apnea rule, Oct p 35
TMA launches Physician Services Organization for Patient Care, Jul p 25
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13 (photo)
a veteran leader, May p 8
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 21, 23 (photo), 25

Brown, Alex, Apr p 38
Brown, Jeanne, Apr p 38
Buchanan, Clay

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 20 (photo), 21, 24, 27

Buck, Ernest

comments on end-of-life care (Rounds), Sep p 12

Buckingham, Dawn C.

appointed to State Board for Educator Certification (Newsmakers), Jun p 13 (photo)
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 42 (photo), 43
recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec p 37–38 (photo), 40

Buckingham, Edward D.

recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Budgets

"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 31

Burgess, Michael C.

federal frustrations, Jan p 27
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 33–35, 37
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Burkett, Danielle

winner of TMA's Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Sep p 9

Burns, John, Oct p 26
Buser, Boyd R.

uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 44, 46–47

Butler, Barbara

Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug p 12

Butler, Ernest C.

Dr. and Mrs. Butler recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13
receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul p 9 (photo), 12–14

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Cable, Christian T.

academic physicians honored by TMA (Rounds), Jul p 12

Calhoun, Kirk A. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Callas, Gerald Raymond

appointed to Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners (Newsmakers), Jun p 13 (photo)
difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 36–37 (photo), 38

Callegari, Bill

how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 23

Campbell, Donna

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug p 45

Cardenas, Carlos J.

fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 27 (photo), 28, 29, 31
ten years later, tort reform keeps its promises (Rounds), Nov p 11 (photo)
TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 28 (photo)

Cardiac Surgical Procedures

TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8

Cardiovascular Diseases

Saving Hearts—Saving Lives exhibit closing soon (Rounds), Sep p 11

Carter, Patrick M.

is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 36 (photo), 37, 38
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 18 (photo), 19–25

CDC. See United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cellular Phone

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. See United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Certification

pain management clinic certification facts, Apr p 23

Cervical Neoplasms. SeeUterine Cervical Neoplasms
Chandna, Harish

Victoria cardiologists settle CMC lawsuit, Mar pp 32–33

Chapman, Pamela, Dec p 47
Charity Care. See Uncompensated Care
Chassay, Mark

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–58 (photo), 61

Chassin, Mark R.

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep p 63

Chavez, Dominic, Oct pp 52–53
Cheerleading. See Athletes
Chehadi, Lisa, Oct p 23 (photo)
Chenven, Norman

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 18–19, 20
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May pp 36 (photo), 37–38
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec p 37, 38 (photo)
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23, 25 (photo)

Chernoy, Allan J., Jan p 34
Chhabra, Divya

wins position at AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Aug p 10

Child Nutrition

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 48–49

Childers, Jake

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–48 (photo), 49–50

Children. See also Adolescents

dead children and guns (Commentary), Feb p 7
obesity among preschoolers declines in many states, Oct p 46

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Jan pp 58–59

Choosing Wisely Campaign

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep pp 62–63

Chronic Disease

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–48

Cigna

TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43–45

Citizens Medical Center, Victoria, TX

Victoria cardiologists settle CMC lawsuit, Mar pp 32–33

Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting
Clarke, Sherry, Aug p 22 (photo)
Clinical Clerkship

Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–53

Clinical Competency

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec p 32

CME. See Education, Medical, Continuing
CMS. See United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Coal

Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Coban, Daniel, Jun p 45
Cockerham, W. Stephen, May pp 44–45
Coding. See Documentation; International Classification of Disease
Coffee, Elizabeth

wins position at AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Aug p 10

Coleman, Garnet F.

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb p 18
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr p 31

Collaboration. See Cooperative Behavior
Collection. See Patient Credit and Collection
Communication

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 32–33
good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53
TMA online communication policy, Jun p 21

Community Service

using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63

Compensation. See Income
Compliance. See Guideline Adherence
Computer Communication Networks

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 54
TMA online communication policy, Jun p 21

Concussion. See Brain Concussion
Confidentiality. See also HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

coverage for a security breach, Apr p 16
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54
how to render PHI "deidentified," May p 47
Legislature lightens state privacy law, Oct pp 34–35
new privacy law provisions in effect, Sep p 46

Consultants

good advice about consultants, Feb p 23

Continuing Medical Education. See Education, Medical, Continuing
Contracts

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 16–17
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 41–45
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42

Controlled Substances

new Walgreens pain medication policy could harm prescription access, Aug pp 53–54
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 23

Cook, Ron

uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 45, 46

Cooley, Denton A.

TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8

Coon Memorial Hospital, Dalhart

"peer review" farce: physician battles Dalhart hospital, Dec p 52

Cooperative Behavior

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 25–28
bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 32–33
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
prescription for collaboration, May p 19

Coordination of Care. SeePatient Care Management
Cornyn, John, Apr p 33
Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Cost Control

JAMA survey: physicians spell out role in curbing health care costs, Oct pp 40–41

Coston, Sandy

turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 45–46

Coultas, David

feeding the physician pipeline: TMA forum promotes GME expansion, Nov pp 37 (photo), 38

Covenants Not to Compete. SeeContracts
Cowan, Ana, Jan p 52
Cox, Susan, Nov p 38
CPRIT. See Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Craddick, Tom, Apr p 37
Cranial Nerves

locked-in syndrome (Abstract), Feb p 53

Credit Cards. See Patient Credit and Collection
Criminals

conducting criminal background checks on job applicants (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Oct p 10

Crocker, Patrick, Apr p 38
Crockett, Krista, Apr p 22
Crownover, Myra, Aug pp 43, 44
Cruz, Ted

senator blasts ACA, pledges continued Cruzade at Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 11–12

Cultural Diversity

UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48

Curran, Douglas

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 18 (photo), 19
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun p 17 (photo), 18–22
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 27, 28 (photo), 29
Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar pp 14 (photo), 16
reelected to TMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Jul p 8
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 16 (photo), 18

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Dallas County

Dallas charity care program closes amid 1115 waiver negotiations, Feb pp 43–46

Daniel, Katrina, Aug pp 51, 52
Darrouzet, Michael J., Feb pp 44–45
Davis, Genevieve

Blues ranking letters on the way, Jan p 34
CMS delays PECOS (Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System) enrollment deadline, Aug p 54
new Walgreens pain medication policy could harm prescription access, Aug p 54
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov p 44

Davis, Sarah

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
lawmakers to study family planning programs, Nov p 25
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 23–24

Davis, Wendy

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

De La Rosa, Elizabeth

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

De Santos, Christina, Apr p 51
Death

CDC: suicide deaths outnumber traffic crashes from 1999 to 2010, Jul p 45
final decisions: physicians tell us your story (Rounds), Sep pp 11–12
helping physicians in times of need, Apr p 55
maternal deaths rising, Sep p 55
preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr pp 51–55
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep pp 53–56

DeBakey, Michael E.

TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8

Deinhammer, Jodie

receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

Delegation, Professional

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20

Delgado, Evelyn, Sep p 56
Delivery of Health Care

a cry for help (Commentary), Mar p 53
indivisible questions arise (Letter), Jan pp 7–8
Physicians Foundation report maps health care highway (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
a resident's inside view [of TMA], Aug pp 7–8

Demerath, Justin, Aug pp 58, 59
Dentists

TMA challenges dentists' sleep apnea rule, Oct p 35

Denton, Frank

appointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 15

Deschner, William Kern (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Deuell, Robert

difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 36 (photo), 38
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23, 25 (photo), 27

Dewhurst, David, Jun p 28
Diagnostic Imaging

new lung cancer screening recommendations, Oct p 47

Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
TMA wins grant to promote "Choosing Wisely" campaign, May p 39

Diaz-Lara, Debra, Jun pp 27, 28
DiLorenzo, Jessica, Sep pp 60–61
Disasters

the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 41–45
West physician, George Smith, helped save lives, Jul p 43

Disciplinary Action. SeeProfessional Misconduct; Texas Medical Board
Distinguished Service Award

Butler, Ernest C., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award, Jul p 9 (photo), 12–14
Kubala, Mark, receives AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 13 (photo)

Diversity. See Cultural Diversity
Do-Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders. See Resuscitation Orders
DocbookMD

DocbookMD now includes your staff (Rounds), Jul p 15
doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep p 48
five inadvertent HIPAA violations by physicians (Rounds), Aug p 13

Documentation. See alsoInternational Classification of Disease

investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 39–42
Medicare guide for vaccine coding, Feb pp 32–33
payback possible: auditor checking meaningful use payments, Jun pp 31–35
personnel file documents list, May p 45
starting a practice: TMA Practice Consulting ready to help, Feb pp 22–23
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT), Dec p 46
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Doetsch, Bill

Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

Dow, Matt, Jun p 19
Driving. See Automobile Driving
Drug and Narcotic Control

"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 23

Drug Industry

groups seek to overturn pay-for-delay drug agreements, May p 24

Drug Overdose

new CME course examines drug overdoses (Rounds), Feb p 10

Drug Prescriptions. See also Electronic Prescribing

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 18–19
closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43
new CME course examines drug overdoses (Rounds), Feb p 10
new Walgreens pain medication policy could harm prescription access, Aug pp 53–54
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24
prescription for collaboration, May p 19
Rider 24 report details [Medicaid] drug rebate program, Jul p 46
taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul pp 49–52

Drugs, Generic

groups seek to overturn pay-for-delay drug agreements, May p 24

Drummond, Jeffrey, Oct pp 32–33, 34
DSHS. See Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Duchamp, Lisa

fits child with bicycle helmet, Oct p 11 (photo)
the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul p 42 (photo)

Duncan, Robert

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb p 18
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct p 50

Dunkelberg, Anne, Mar p 15
Dunnington, Joel S.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11

Durand, John

tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 13

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E-Prescribing. See Electronic Prescribing
e-Tobacco Protocol. See Tobacco Use Cessation
Economics, Medical

accountable care organizations. See Accountable Care Organizations
adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25
closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43
extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31
is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 35–38
Medicaid. See Medicaid
Medicare. See Medicare
under new management: an interview with TDI's newest boss, Oct pp 37–40
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug pp 49–53
righting the ship: an interview with HHSC's newest captain, Jan pp 29–34
TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May pp 31–32
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43–45
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 45–48
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42

Education, Medical. See also Fellowships and Scholarships; Schools, Medical; Students, Medical

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 21–34
Family Medicine Accelerated Track (F-MAT), Dec pp 21, 24, 31
international medical graduates on the rise, Oct p 51
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–53
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47
using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63

Education, Medical, Continuing

new CME course examines drug overdoses (Rounds), Feb p 10
PHR conference offers ethics CME (Rounds), Jan p 16
TMA's pain management resources, Apr p 21
TMLT launches new CME site, Jun pp 12–13
TMLT presents HIPAA seminars (Rounds), Oct p 11

Education, Medical, Graduate. See also Internship and Residency

feeding the physician pipeline: TMA forum promotes GME expansion, Nov pp 37–40
magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 51–55
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb pp 38, 39
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 23–24
unified MD/DO plan to merge separate accreditation systems for GME fails, Oct p 54
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 33

EHRs. See Electronic Health Records
Eiland, Craig

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep p 42 (photo)
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23, 25 (photo)

Elections. See Politics
Electromyography

CMS cuts fees for EMG/NC studies, Mar p 39

Electronic Health Records

certified health product list (CHPL), Dec p 46
clinician satisfaction with EHRs, Jul p 33
coverage for a security breach, Apr p 16
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54
HIT help from TMA, Jul p 34
how to render PHI "deidentified," May p 47
is your EHR 2014-certified?, Nov pp 53–54
meaningful use

CMS audits meaningful use, Feb pp 24–25
meaningful deadlines: 2014 is a big year for EHRs, Dec pp 45–49
Medicare and Medicaid incentives, Dec p 48
payback possible: auditor checking meaningful use payments, Jun pp 31–35
real "meaningful use:" EHRs help patients quit smoking, Mar pp 41–44
state hires Medicaid meaningful use auditor, Dec p 49
TMA, AMA comment on meaningful use EHR program, Mar pp 44–45
where to get help [for audit], Jun p 33

a "painful process:" EHR adoption tough but worth it, Jul pp 31–36
risk management for electronic medical records (Rounds), Apr pp 14–17
Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT), Dec p 46
TMA's Electronic Medical Record Implementation Guide: The Link to a Better Future, Jul pp 33–36
"undesired consequences," Jul pp 36–37

Electronic Prescribing

CMS extends e-Rx hardship deadline, Jan p 41
e-prescribing penalties kick in June 30, Jun p 42

Ellis, Rodney

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug p 43

Eltife, Kevin, Oct p 17
Employment. See also Health Personnel

appeals court backs TMA on workplace breastfeeding, Aug pp 38–39
physicians

AMA adopts principles for physician employment (Rounds), Jan p 11
AMA studies physician practice arrangements, Dec p 49
big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 15–20
employment resources [available from TMA], Feb p 20

TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12

EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Stroke Committee, Oct pp 43–44
Entrepreneurship

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–50

Environmental Pollution

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 45–49
Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Erhlich, Lisa

recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep pp 59 (photo), 60, 62

Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching

presented to three teachers, Jul p 11 (photo)

Espinosa, Roy

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

Ethics, Medical

PHR conference offers ethics CME (Rounds), Jan p 16
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24

Ewing-Bramblett, Keeley

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 20 (photo), 21

Exercise

walk the walk with TMA's Walk With a Doc program (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15

Exhibits, TMA

Bugs, Bones, and Blood exhibit opens this month (Rounds), Oct pp 9–10; Dec p 15
online exhibit celebrates African-American physicians (Rounds), Apr p 14
Saving Hearts—Saving Lives exhibit closing soon (Rounds), Sep p 11
TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8

Explosions

the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 41–45
West physician, George Smith, helped save lives, Jul p 43  

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Faculty, Medical

academic physicians: get the credit you're due (Rounds), Oct pp 10–11
academic physicians awarded TMA's Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 10–12

Fall Conference. See Texas Medical Association, Fall Conference
Family Planning Services

lawmakers to study family planning programs, Nov p 25
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 21–26

Family Practice

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 21, 24, 35
Family Medicine Accelerated Track (F-MAT), Dec pp 21, 24, 31
family medicine residency funding gets a boost, Nov p 39

Farmer, David, Dec pp 24, 32, 33
Fees, Medical

extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31
is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 35–38
no small task: recommendations for reform, Mar p 37

Fellowships and Scholarships

G. Sealy Massingill recognizes top donor for TMA's Minority Scholarship Program, Sep p 11 (photo)
Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug pp 12–13
TMA Board of Trustees awards nine scholarships to minority medical students, Jul p 10 (photo)

Fiesinger, Troy

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14 (photo), 16, 18–19, 20
receives J. T. "Lamar" McNew, MD award (Rounds), Jul p 8
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb p 38

Financial Audit

claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–60

Financing, Government

indivisible questions arise (Letter), Jan pp 7–8

Financing, Organized

new TMA grant to help doctors' practices (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56
TMA wins grant to promote "Choosing Wisely" campaign, May p 39

Finch, Dan

TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 22, 25, 26
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 27

Firearms

care with language, statistics needed (Letter), Jun pp 7–8
dead children and guns (Commentary), Feb p 7
essential liberties (Commentary), Apr pp 7–8
a note of thanks (Letter), Jun p 8

Fisch, Stanley

roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 16 (photo), 17–18, 20

Fite, Diana L.

elected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Fitz, Juan F., Aug p 23
Fleeger, David C.

AMA House advocates stopping ICD-10 forever (Rounds), Jan p 12
the clock's ticking: ICD-10 coming in 2014, Jan p 38 (photo)
elected to TMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Jul p 8
Newsmakers, Nov p 12 (photo)
a "painful process:" EHR adoption tough but worth it, Jul pp 31 (photo), 32–34
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 22 (photo)

Flint, Dennis, Jan pp 38–39
Flores, John, Jun pp 31–32
Floyd, Gary W.

federal frustrations, Jan p 27
reelected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo)
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 20 (photo), 21, 23, 25

Foreign Medical Graduates

AG: THECB has authority on foreign medical schools, Jan pp 47–48
international medical graduates on the rise, Oct p 51
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–53

Foreman, Wesley, Mar p 47
Forensic Medicine

Bugs, Bones, and Blood exhibit opens this month (Rounds), Oct pp 9–10, Dec p 15

Forms and Records Control

personnel file documents list, May p 45
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Formularies

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43

Forster, Estrelle de

former president of TMA's 50-Year Club, Jul p 8 (photo)

Foxhall, Lewis E.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11

Fraser, John J., Jr.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul pp 11, 12

Fraud

fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
identity fraud and abuse red flags, May p 24
Legislature adds OIG positions to fight Medicaid fraud, Nov pp 32–33
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23
Texas settles $5 million Medicaid fraud case, Dec p 55

Fred, Herbert (Newsmakers), Jan p 14
Freedom

essential liberties (Commentary), Apr pp 7–8

Fuller, Deborah A.

elected vice president of TMA Foundation, Sep pp 10, 11 (photo)

Fuller, Gregory M.

elected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 40 (photo) 41–42
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May p 39
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep pp 60, 61, 62
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 23–24

Fullerton, Clifford T.

taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul pp 49, 50 (photo), 52

Fund Raising. See Texas Medical Association Foundation
Funding, Government Financed. See Financing, Government 

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Gaalla, Ajay

Victoria cardiologists settle CMC lawsuit, Mar pp 32–33

Garcia, A. Tomas, III

reelected to TMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Jul p 8
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 26 (photo)

Gardner, David W., Feb p 39
Garza, Martin, Jan p 38
Gates, Steven L.

uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43 (photo), 46

Gave, Joseph Y.

investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun p 41
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep p 61
taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul p 49

Geeslin, Mike, Jan p 22
Generic Drugs. See Drugs, Generic
Ghahremani, Kay, Dec pp 57, 58, 61
Giesler, Kathy

Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug p 12

Gilbert, Don, Mar p 14
Gill, John T.

elected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Gilmer William S.

elected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Gisler, Jean, May p 17
Gockel, Linda Edwards, Nov pp 23, 24
Gong, Alice K.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11

Gonzaba, William

elected president of TMA's 50-Year Club, Jul p 8 (photo)

Gonzalez, Victor, Apr p 29
Goodman, Louis J.

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep p 22
TMA hires Three-Sixty Advisory Group as consultant (Rounds), Aug pp 11–12
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 12 (photo)

Goodman, Stephanie

fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug p 37
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug p 51

Government Regulation

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
care with language, statistics needed (Letter), Jun pp 7–8
a cry for help (Commentary), Mar p 53
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
essential liberties (Commentary), Apr pp 7–8
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
indivisible questions arise (Letter), Jan pp 7–8
tied up in red tape? (Rounds), Feb p 10
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 22–23
TMA's Calendar of Doom renamed "Deadlines for Doctors: Do This Now" (Rounds), Jun p 12

Graham, Akili, Apr p 21
Graham, Elizabeth, Feb p 36
Grants. See Financing, Government
Green, Lee, Aug p 53
Greenberg, Raymond S.

new executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Texas System, Oct p 54

Greenberg, Robert Daniel

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37 (photo), 38
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–32
TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11

Greenberg, Stephen B., Dec pp 27, 33
Gros, Albert, Sep pp 23–24
Gross, Sheldon

reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Gueramy, Tim

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 48–49 (photo)

Guideline Adherence

identity fraud and abuse red flags, May p 24
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23

Guidry, Harlan "Mark"

good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct pp 43, 44 (photo), 45

Gunby, Robert T.

reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Guns. See Firearms
Gutierrez, Miguel A.

a cry for help (Commentary), Mar p 53

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Haas, Tracey

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep p 48 (photo)

Haley, Robert

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 45, 46–48

Hamilton, Billy

fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr p 28
making the case [for Medicaid expansion], Apr p 32

Hampton, Raymond Moss

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11

Handal, Gilbert, Aug p 46
Handal, Gilberto A., Mar pp 14 (photo), 18
Hanke, June, Sep p 55
Hard Hats for Little Heads. See Head Protective Devices
Hardwick-Smith, Susan (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Hargett, Robert L., Dec p 52
Harris County Medical Society Alliance

awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug pp 12–13

Harvey, Debra

winner of TMA's Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Sep p 9

Hauser, Harris M. (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Head Protective Devices

Duchamp, Lisa, fits child with bicycle helmet, Oct p 11 (photo)
hard hats for horseback riders (Letter), Jan p 8
your chance to protect little heads, Apr p 40

Health Care Costs

indivisible questions arise (Letter), Jan pp 7–8
is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 35–38
JAMA survey: physicians spell out role in curbing health care costs, Oct pp 40–41
no small task: recommendations for reform, Mar p 37

Health Care Delivery. SeeDelivery of Health Care
Health Care Fraud. See Fraud
Health Care Reform. See also Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

health care reform (Commentary), Oct pp 55–56
is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 35–38
no small task: recommendations for reform, Mar p 37

Health Care Team. See Patient Care Team
Health Information Exchanges. See Information Systems
Health Information Technology. See Medical Informatics
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ACT (HITECH). See HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act
Health Insurance. See Insurance, Health
Health Insurance Exchanges

Blues launch campaign to reach uninsured, promote insurance exchange, Jun pp 28–29
the exchange and the uninsured, Aug p 51
"Hey, Doc": TMA answers your patients' marketplace questions, Dec p 42
HHSC: marketplace-Medicaid referrals "especially complex," Nov pp 45–46
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug pp 49–53
Texans' choices of marketplace health insurers, Dec p 39
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). See HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
Health Manpower. See Physicians, supply and distribution
Health Personnel. See also Employment; Physicians

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
compensating employees for accrued, unused vacation time (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Aug p 13
conducting criminal background checks on job applicants (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Oct p 10
personnel file documents list, May p 45
what workplace posters is our medical office required to post for our employees? (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Dec p 14
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Health Policy. See alsoHealthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change

good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct pp 43–46

Health Priorities

healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 27–32

Health Services Accessibility

barriers to health care among Bell County residents with health insurance medical aid (Abstract), Aug p 63

Health Services Misuse

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep pp 62–63

Healthy Students = Healthy Families Committee

good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct p 44

Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Jan pp 57–63; Feb pp 55–64

establish fair and transparent insurance markets for patients, employers, taxpayers, and physicians, Feb pp 56–62
provide appropriate state and federal funding for physician services, Jan pp 58–63
Texas and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Feb pp 63–64
TMA's healthy vision of the future, Jan p 25

Hearing Impaired Persons

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53

Heart Defects, Congenital

TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8
website helps you save babies with critical congenital heart disease (Rounds), Sep p 10

Helmets. See Head Protective Devices
Henderson, Chris, Dec pp 37, 42
Henkes, David N.

reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

Hensley, Justin

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 20–21, 24

Hensley, Katherine, Sep p 21
HHS. See United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG)
HHSC. See Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
HIEs (Health Information Exchanges). See Information Systems
Hill, Amanda, May pp 21–23
Hillert, Bob, Jr. (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Hilliard, Margo

preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep p 54 (photo)

Hinchey, William W.

adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25 (photo)

Hinojosa, Juan "Chuy"

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 18, 19
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 29

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

five inadvertent HIPAA violations by physicians (Rounds), Aug p 13
focus on the HIPAA security rule, Jul p 38
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54
HIPAA compliance help from AMA, TMA, Nov pp 33–34
HIPAA webinar: reduce your risk, Jan p 52
how to render PHI "deidentified," May p 47
Legislature lightens state privacy law, Oct pp 34–35
PHI, BAs, and NPPs: tougher new HIPAA rules in effect, Oct pp 31–34
Texas law tougher than HIPAA, Jan pp 52–54
TMA's HIPAA compliance tools, Oct p 32
TMLT presents HIPAA seminars (Rounds), Oct p 11

Hiser, Deborah C., Jan pp 52, 53
History of Medicine

Bugs, Bones, and Blood exhibit opens this month (Rounds), Oct pp 9–10; Dec p 15
Saving Hearts—Saving Lives exhibit closing soon (Rounds), Sep p 11
TMA exhibits pioneer heart surgeons' unique artifacts (Rounds), Mar p 8

HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 52
senators want HITECH Act reviewed, Jul pp 37–38

Holcomb, John

fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 36 (photo), 37, 38
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 28–29 (photo), 30
Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar pp 14 (photo), 16
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 14 (photo), 16–18
TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 20 (photo), 21–22

Holland, Bradford

the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 41–42 (photo)

Holliday, Scott

reappointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 14

Hollier, Lisa

lawmakers to study family planning programs, Nov p 25
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep p 53–55 (photo)
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 20 (photo), 22–25

Homer, Ladon E.

former TMA president dies (Rounds), Jan p 16 (photo)

Homicide

dead children and guns (Commentary), Feb p 7
essential liberties (Commentary), Apr pp 7–8

Hope Medical Clinic, Austin, Texas

receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award from TMAF (Rounds), Apr p 13 (photo)

Hopper, Leigh, Apr p 21
Hopper, Sean

uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan p 43 (photo)

Horses

hard hats for horseback riders (Letter), Jan p 8

Hospitalization

AMA post-hospital patient safety principles, Apr p 55
general medical care external hospitalizations for patients in Texas state mental health hospitals (Abstract), Mar p 55

Hospitals

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 15–20
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 19–25

Hospitals, Psychiatric

general medical care external hospitalizations for patients in Texas state mental health hospitals (Abstract), Mar p 55

House of Delegates. See Texas Medical Association, House of Delegates
Hoven, Ardis Dee

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep p 63
AMA studies physician practice arrangements, Dec p 49
new president of American Medical Association (Rounds), Aug p 10
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep p 35
what would George say? (Commentary), Nov p 55

Howard, Donna, Aug p 43
Huffman, Joan

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 36 (photo) 38
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23, 29

Hughes, Bryan, Feb p 36
Hughes, John I. (Newsmakers), Jun p 13 (photo)
Hughes, Will

"peer review" farce: physician battles Dalhart hospital, Dec pp 52–54

Hull, Mike

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 27, 29, 30

Human Papillomavirus Vaccines. See Papillomavirus Vaccines
Hunt, Jeff

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 26–28

Hydrocodone

pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr p 20

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Iacob, Alexandra

Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

ICD-10. See International Classification of Disease
Identity Theft

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51, 54

Immunization. See alsoVaccines and Vaccination

ACIP updates MMR vaccination guidelines, Sep p 56
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 42–43
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb p 28

Income

report: quality factors into physician compensation, Sep pp 63–64

Indigency. See Medical Indigency
Infant Mortality

new campaign to reduce infant deaths, Feb p 32

Influenza Vaccine

Medicare guide for vaccine coding, Feb pp 32–33
plan an event for Influenza Awareness Day (Rounds), Sep p 9
Texas A&M announces flu vaccine manufacturing facility, Jun p 49

Information Systems. See also Medical Informatics

HIEs ready to sign physician practices, Sep p 51
MGMA: practices report rising IT costs, Nov p 54

Informed Consent

new information on informed consent, Jan p 54

Insurance, Health. See also Health Insurance Exchanges

adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25
Affordable Care Act. See Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
barriers to health care among Bell County residents with health insurance medical aid (Abstract), Aug p 63
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 41–45
Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Feb pp 56–62
helping physicians in times of need, Apr p 55
insurance hassles? TMA can help, Nov p 44
Medicaid and Medicare. See Medicaid; Medicare
physician-reported contractual relationships, Mar p 24
Physicians Foundation report maps health care highway (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
reform of. See Health Care Reform
TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May pp 31–32
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23–25

Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

AMA study: insurance administrative hassles cost practices, Sep pp 37–38
claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–60
extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31
insurance hassles? TMA can help, Nov p 44
report: quality factors into physician compensation, Sep pp 63–64
TMA wins passage of prompt pay law, Aug p 59
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42

Insurance, Liability. See also Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)

coverage for a security breach, Apr p 16
eight medical liability myths, Sep pp 12–17
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 54
TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12
tort reform

impact on premiums, Sep p 25
lowers premiums, increases number of doctors, Sep p 25

Insurance, Life

preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr p 54

Insurance, Texas Department of. See Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
Insurance Carriers

Aetna. See Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. See Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
insurance hassles? TMA can help, Nov p 44
Supreme Court backs physicians in insurer arbitration, Aug p 39
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43–45
UnitedHealthcare. See UnitedHealthcare

Insurance Claim Reporting. See also International Classification of Disease

Availity to stop free Medicare, Medicaid claims submission, Apr p 48
investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 39–42

Insurance Exchanges. SeeHealth Insurance Exchanges
Insurance Marketplace. See Health Insurance Exchanges
International Classification of Disease

AMA House advocates stopping ICD-10 forever (Rounds), Jan p 12
the clock's ticking: ICD-10 coming in 2014, Jan pp 37–40
CMS impact assessment checklist, Oct p 24
coding help from TMA, Jan pp 40–41
get ICD-10 tools and help from TMA, Oct pp 26–27
ICD-10: step-by-step is the best strategy, Sep pp 50–51
ICD-10: what should you do now? (Rounds), Mar p 8
MGMA: ICD-10 readiness lags, Aug p 60
one year to go: ICD-10 coming in October 2014, Oct pp 23–26
prepare for ICD-10 now, Oct pp 28–29

International Medical Graduates. See Foreign Medical Graduates
Internet

online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15

Internship and Residency

family medicine residency funding gets a boost, Nov p 39
feeding the physician pipeline: TMA forum promotes GME expansion, Nov pp 37–40
international medical graduates on the rise, Oct p 51
magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 51–55
resident "Match Day" sets record: more choose primary care, Jun pp 55–56
a resident's inside view [of TMA], Aug pp 7–8
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 23–24

Interpreting. See Translating
Interviews

write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Isgitt, John, Apr p 54

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Janek, Kyle

fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 29–30
receives Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship, Aug p 10
righting the ship: an interview with HHSC's newest captain, Jan pp 29–34 (photo)

Janning, Kaitlin

wins position at AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Aug p 10

Jaynes, Myles

uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan p 43 (photo)

Jennings, John C.

Newsmakers, Jul p 13
TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 23, 24 (photo)

Jennings, Thomas, Sep p 12
Joe, John C. (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award

awarded by TMA Foundation (Rounds), Apr pp 12–14

Johnson, Gregory R.

recognized as top donor for TMA's Minority Scholarship Program, Sep p 11 (photo)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep pp 62–63

Jones, Cheryl

new TMA Alliance president takes oath of office from outgoing president, Linda Swan Adkins, Jul p 10 (photo)

Jones, Milla Perry

elected at-large member of board of TMA Foundation, Sep p 10

Joshi, Andy, Sep p 49
Jumper, Cynthia, Oct p 50
Jurisprudence

Aetna to pay $120 million in claims dispute, Nov pp 12–13; Dec pp 54–55
Aetna to pay up: company agrees to settlement over Ingenix [databases], Mar pp 29–32
AG: THECB has authority on foreign medical schools, Jan pp 47–48
appeals court backs TMA on workplace breastfeeding, Aug pp 38–39
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: release of minor's medical record, Jun p 12
claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–60
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54
groups seek to overturn pay-for-delay drug agreements, May p 24
identity fraud and abuse red flags, May p 24
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23
"peer review" farce: physician battles Dalhart hospital, Dec pp 51–54
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24
Supreme Court backs physicians in insurer arbitration, Aug p 39
Texas settles $5 million Medicaid fraud case, Dec p 55
TMA challenges dentists' sleep apnea rule, Oct p 35
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43–45
TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12
tort reform prevails in court, Sep pp 29–30
UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48
Victoria cardiologists settle CMC lawsuit, Mar pp 32–33
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Jurkowitz, Nicholas, Apr p 22  

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Kang, Wendy B.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Kaplan, Seth

your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 20 (photo), 23

Karfunkle, Ben

elected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Karn, Shelley, Mar pp 41, 44
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

receives ACO accreditation, Feb pp 46–47
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 19, 21

Kennedy, Leslie

wins TMA Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Mar p 10

Kenton, Alex, Apr pp 27, 29
Khanna, Abhinav

Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

Kibbe, Scot, Feb p 38
Kidd, Emily

the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 42 (photo), 43–44

Kidd, W. Nim, Jul p 44
Kim, Thomas

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 18 (photo), 20
doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep p 50

King, Austin I.

named TMA president elect (Rounds), Jul pp 9–10 (photo)

King, Rebecca, Oct p 23 (photo)
King, Susan

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Kinney, Donna

extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May p 31
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug p 53

Kirk, Lynne

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 32, 33–34
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12

Kirsch, Lisa, Mar pp 14, 15
Kitzman, Eleanor

adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21 (photo), 23
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb p 39
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 22

Klawitter, Dr. and Mrs. Art

recognized as major donors by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Klein, Kevin W.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Klein, Randy

receives Anson Jones Award, Aug p 14 (photo)

Kline, Mark (Newsmakers), Jun p 13
Knight, Thomas W., Jul pp 21, 22, 24
Kolkhorst, Lois

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 16 (photo), 17
federal frustrations, Jan p 27
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35 (photo), 36
is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar p 35
Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar p 15
new privacy law provisions in effect, Sep p 46
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 23–24
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 29

Kolodzey, Patricia

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 42, 44–45

Korenman, Philip

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 41–42 (photo), 43

Kravitz, Larry, Sep p 49
Kreager, Mike

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 16–17, 18, 19
A Comprehensive Guide for Physician Employment, Feb p 20
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 22–24

Kridel, Russell W. H.

AMA House fights fat (Rounds), Aug p 9
Newsmakers, Mar p 8
presents John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award to Hope Medical Clinic, Apr p 13 (photo)
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo)
TMA launches Physician Services Organization for Patient Care, Jul p 26

Kubala, Mark

receives AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 13 (photo)
recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

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Lachman, Barry S., Apr p 29
Lakey, David L.

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41, 42
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 28, 31
Newsmakers, Nov p 12 (photo)
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 22, 24–25

Language

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53

Larson, Lyle, Aug p 23
Las Brisas Energy Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Laubenberg, Jodie, Aug p 43
Lazarus, Jeremy A.

correction: AMA president speaks about demographic changes in Texas at Winter Conference, Jun p 13
UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48

Leahy, John R. (Newsmakers), Jul p 13
Lee, Benjamin

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Leffert, Jonathan D.

AMA House fights fat (Rounds), Aug p 9
Newsmakers, Jul p 13

Legal Issues. See Jurisprudence
Legislation, Medical. See also Legislature, Texas

AMA brings doctors to Capitol (Rounds), Jan p 12
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
federal frustrations, Jan p 27
federal lawmakers take up medicine's plea on SGR, IPAB, Apr pp 32–33
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 27–31
HIPAA. See HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
HITECH Act

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 52
senators want HITECH Act reviewed, Jul pp 37–38

making the case [for Medicaid expansion], Apr pp 31–32
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. See Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24
proposals to repeal SGR take shape, Jun p 29
Rider 24 report details [Medicaid] drug rebate program, Jul p 46
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 33–37
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb pp 38–39
TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May pp 31–32
tort reform. See Tort Reform

Legislature, Texas

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 25–28
adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25
big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 18–19
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 41–45
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40
difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 35–38
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41–45
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 27–32
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
lawmakers to study family planning programs, Nov p 25
legislative news delivered to your inbox (Rounds), Feb p 9
Legislature adds OIG positions to fight Medicaid fraud, Nov pp 32–33
Legislature lightens state privacy law, Oct pp 34–35
looking back at tort reform (Commentary), Nov pp 7–8
new privacy law provisions in effect, Sep p 46
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–32
a resident's inside view [of TMA], Aug pp 7–8
Texas enacts strict abortion measure, Sep pp 45–46; Nov p 26
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–53
tied up in red tape? (Rounds), Feb p 10
TMA Legislative News Hotline keeps you informed, May p 17
TMA wins passage of prompt pay law, Aug p 59
TMA's 2013 legislative agenda, Feb [insert]
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 18–26
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 16–33
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 21–26

Leshikar, Nancy, Jun p 19
Levin, Jeffrey L.

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun p 48
Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50
TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Levine, Steve

talks about social media at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 13 (photo)

Levy, Bruce A.

Newsmakers, Dec p 16
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb p 39

Liability, Legal. See alsoTort Reform

eight medical liability myths, Sep pp 12–17
gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 20–30

Liberty. See Freedom
Licensure

TMA challenges dentists' sleep apnea rule, Oct p 35
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 25
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 25–27

Licensure, Medical

physicians flock to Texas, Nov p 40

Lichtman, David

serves on reference committee at AMA (Rounds), Aug p 10

Lieberman, Steven, Dec pp 31, 32
Littrell, Pauly, Dec p 12 (photo)
Locked-in Syndrome. See Quadriplegia
Lockhart, Asa

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 25 (photo), 26–28
AMA House of Delegates pushes Medicare, Medicaid changes (Rounds), Jan pp 11

Lubbock Impact/TTUHSC Free Clinic

"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec p 8

Lubrano, John, Jul p 35
Luke, Ronald T., Mar pp 37–38
Lung Neoplasms

new lung cancer screening recommendations, Oct p 47

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MacClements, Jonathan

wins first place in TMA's Quality Poster Session, Jul pp 52 (photo), 53

Macik, Felicia, Jul p 42
Mackey, David

receives Anson Jones Award, Aug p 14 (photo)

Malone, C. Bruce

Annual Report 2012: protecting the profession, May p 51 (photo)
awards Distinguished Service Award to Ernest C. Butler, Apr p 13 (photo)
Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Jan p 61 (photo)
receives Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 8
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 46–47

Mann, Christine, Mar p 43
Marcus, Howard R.

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun p 20
Legislature lightens state privacy law, Oct pp 34, 35
Newsmakers, Jan p 14
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 12 (photo), 13

Marketing of Health Services

online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15

Marketplace, Insurance. SeeHealth Insurance Exchanges
Mask, Van

"peer review" farce: physician battles Dalhart hospital, Dec pp 51–54

Mass Screening

new lung cancer screening recommendations, Oct p 47
website helps you save babies with critical congenital heart disease (Rounds), Sep p 10

Massingill, Debbie

recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Massingill, G. Sealy

elected president of TMA Foundation, Sep pp 10, 11 (photo)
Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar p 14
recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13
recognizes top donors for TMA's Minority Scholarship Program, Sep p 11 (photo)

Maternal Death

maternal deaths rising, Sep p 55
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep pp 53–56

Mattox, Kenneth L.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 11 (photo)

McAndrew, Michael, Nov p 39
McBeath, Don

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 18–19, 20
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 31–32

McCormick, David, Oct p 23 (photo)
McCoy, Dan K.

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 42 (photo), 43
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug pp 52, 53
reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
TMA launches Physician Services Organization for Patient Care, Jul p 26
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 38 (photo), 40, 42
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 25, 27 (photo)

McCoy, Sandy, Jan pp 25–26
McDonald, John C. (Newsmakers), Nov p 12
McKinney, Kevin H.

reelected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

McLain, Jill, Aug p 23
McLeod, Martha

receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

McNeese, Margaret

reappointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 14

McPherson, Gloria

receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 13 (photo)

Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine

ACIP updates MMR vaccination guidelines, Sep p 56

Medicaid

1115 waiver. See Medicaid 1115 Waiver
2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
AMA House of Delegates pushes Medicare, Medicaid changes (Rounds), Jan pp 11–12
Availity to stop free Medicare, Medicaid claims submission, Apr p 48
charging Medicaid patients a "no-show" fee (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Sep p 13
a cry for help (Commentary), Mar p 53
driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–61
dual-eligible payment cut partially restored, Feb p 46
federal frustrations, Jan p 27
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 27–31
fraud

Legislature adds OIG positions to fight Medicaid fraud, Nov pp 32–33
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23
Texas settles $5 million Medicaid fraud case, Dec p 55

gauging interest [in exploring new ways to pay for Medicaid care], Dec p 60
Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Jan pp 58–60
HHSC: marketplace-Medicaid referrals "especially complex," Nov pp 45–46
mail in your Medicaid primary care rate increase forms, Apr p 32
making the case [for Medicaid expansion], Apr pp 31–32
meaningful use of EHR technology. See Electronic Health Records, meaningful use
Medicaid woes stretch nationwide, Jan pp 33–34
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug pp 49, 50–51
Rider 24 report details [Medicaid] drug rebate program, Jul p 46
righting the ship: an interview with HHSC's newest captain, Jan pp 29–31
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 15–21
state paying dual-eligibles' Medicare deductible, Mar pp 38–39
study: PPACA delivers raises to Texas primary care physicians, Mar pp 25–26
Texas physicians who accept all new Medicaid patients, Apr p 29
TMA House of Delegates reaffirms TMA Medicaid reform stance (Rounds), Jul p 7
TMA survey details physician unhappiness, Oct p 19
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 21–22
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec p 39, 40
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 27–31

Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Dallas charity care program closes amid 1115 waiver negotiations, Feb pp 43–46
the goals, Mar p 16
Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar pp 12–18
the players, Mar p 17

Medical Audit

Medicare recoupment audits to resume, Apr p 47
payback possible: auditor checking meaningful use payments, Jun pp 31–35
RAC audits alive and well, Jun pp 35–36
where to get help [for meaningful use audit], Jun p 33

Medical Fees. See Fees, Medical
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

ICD-10 readiness lags, Aug p 60
practices report rising IT costs, Nov p 54

Medical Home. See Patient Care Management
Medical Indigency

Dallas charity care program closes amid 1115 waiver negotiations, Feb pp 43–46

Medical Informatics. See also Electronic Health Records; Information Systems

senators want HITECH Act reviewed, Jul pp 37–38

Medical Records

Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: release of minor's medical record, Jun p 12
how to render PHI "deidentified," May p 47
medical record fee must equal actual costs, Mar p 33
new privacy law provisions in effect, Sep p 46

Medical Records Systems, Computerized. See Electronic Health Records
Medical Student Section, TMA. See also Students, Medical

awards C. Frank Webber, MD, Award to Steven Berk (Rounds), Jul p 8
Medical Student Chapter of the Year Award goes to University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine MSS chapter (Rounds), Jul p 8
Student of the Year is Justin Berk (Rounds), Jul p 8

Medically Uninsured

Blues launch campaign to reach uninsured, promote insurance exchange, Jun pp 28–29
the exchange and the uninsured, Aug p 51
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8

Medicare

accountable care organizations. See Accountable Care Organizations
AMA House of Delegates pushes Medicare, Medicaid changes (Rounds), Jan pp 11–12
Availity to stop free Medicare, Medicaid claims submission, Apr p 48
CMS cuts fees for EMG/NC studies, Mar p 39
CMS extends e-Rx hardship deadline, Jan p 41
a cry for help (Commentary), Mar p 53
dual-eligible payment cut partially restored, Feb p 46
e-prescribing. See Electronic Prescribing
federal frustrations, Jan p 27
federal lawmakers take up medicine's plea on SGR, IPAB, Apr pp 32–33
guide for [influenza] vaccine coding, Feb pp 32–33
Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change, Jan pp 59–63
incentives become penalties, May p 36
meaningful use of EHR technology. See Electronic Health Records, meaningful use
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23
PECOS (Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System), CMS delays PECOS enrollment deadline, Aug p 54
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May pp 35–39
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). See Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
proposals to repeal SGR take shape, Jun p 29
RAC audits alive and well, Jun pp 35–36
recoupment audits to resume, Apr p 47
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 33–37
state paying dual-eligibles' Medicare deductible, Mar pp 38–39
survey: physicians open to new Medicare payment models, Feb p 25
TMA calculates impact of Medicare fee cut (Rounds), Jun pp 11–12
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 45–48

Medicine

"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
study: physicians don't recommend the medical profession, Oct p 54

Mental Disorders

general medical care external hospitalizations for patients in Texas state mental health hospitals (Abstract), Mar p 55
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–32

Merian, Fred

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep p 23
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 13

Meyers, Dr. Bruce and Mary

recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Mihalich-Levin, Lori, Nov p 38
Minority Groups

UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48

Minors

Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: release of minor's medical record, Jun p 12

Mir, Farooq, Apr p 22
Mirkes, Curtis

magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 52, 54, 55

Moczygemba, Roger, Sep p 49
Mohiuddin, Imran, Apr p 45
Molina, John, Dec pp 40, 42
Morrow, Denise, Apr p 13 (photo)
Morrow, John

founder of Hope Medical Clinic receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 13 (photo)

Morrow, Robert B.

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 60, 62
Newsmakers, Nov p 12

Moskow, Bruce, Jun p 21
Moy, Clifford K.

reelected Speaker of the House (Rounds), Jul p 8
reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo)

Murdock, Steve

correction, Jun p 13
speaks about demographic changes in Texas at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)

Murphey, Donald, Aug p 43
Murray, Ken, Sep p 12
Murray, Matthew M.

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 52–54 (photo)
HIPAA webinar: reduce your risk, Jan p 52
Legislature lightens state privacy law, Oct p 35
PHI, BAs, and NPPs: tougher new HIPAA rules in effect, Oct pp 31 (photo), 34

Murrison, Mark, May pp 30, 31
Muth, Stephanie, Nov p 46
Myers, Christi, receives Anson Jones Award, Aug p 14 (photo)

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Nackel, John G.

TMA previews Physician Services Organization (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14 (photo)

Naishtat, Elliott, Jun p 27
Narcotics

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24

Nasca, Thomas, Jan pp 44, 46
Nash, Lisa R., Jan pp 45, 46
Nashed, Lucy, Aug p 50
National Quality Forum (NQF)

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 60–63
National Quality Forum measure approval process, Apr p 61

Nelson, David, Feb p 23
Nelson, Jane

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 27–28
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 16 (photo), 17, 19–20
federal frustrations, Jan p 27
fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug p 38
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 30, 31
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41 (photo), 42, 43, 45
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 28, 30, 31
military limited volunteer license, legislation for, Sep p 27
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 49–50
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 16, 17, 18, 19
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 21, 22, 24
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 27 (photo), 29, 31, 33
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov p 23

Neonatal Screening

website helps you save babies with critical congenital heart disease (Rounds), Sep p 10

Netoskie, Mark, Nov p 44
Neural Conduction

CMS cuts fees for EMG/NC studies, Mar p 39

Newborn screening. SeeNeonatal Screening
Nilasena, David, Oct p 24
Non-compete Clauses. See Contracts
Nonphysician Practitioners. See Allied Health Personnel; Health Personnel
North Texas Specialty Physicians

your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul p 22

Novitas Solutions, Inc.

recoupment audits to resume, Apr p 47
TMA Hassle Factor Log to the rescue, Apr p 48
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 45–48

Nuckols, Beverly (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Nurse Practitioners. See also Health Personnel

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 25–26

nVenio Analytics of Austin

claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–59

n=you, LLC

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–48  

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Obesity

AMA House fights fat (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 44–45
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb p 30
obesity among preschoolers declines in many states, Oct p 46
Pediatric Obesity Symposium receives grant from Texas Medical Association Foundation (Rounds), Apr p 13

Ogden, Paul, Oct p 54
O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath, Aug pp 58, 59
OIG (Office of Inspector General). See Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Inspector General; United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Oliveira, Noe, Feb p 59
Online Patient Consultations. See Remote Consultation
Online Reputation Management. See Internet
Ontai, Sidney

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 18 (photo), 22
meaningful deadlines: 2014 is a big year for EHRs, Dec p 46 (photo)

Opelt, Jon

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 22, 24, 27

Opioid Analgesics. SeeAnalgesics, Opioid
Ortique, Carla

preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep p 54 (photo), 55

Osteopathic Medicine

unified MD/DO plan to merge separate accreditation systems for GME fails, Oct p 54
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 43–47

Otto, John C., Jan p 24
Owen, Graves T., Feb p 42

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Pain Clinics

pain management clinic certification facts, Apr p 23
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24

Pain Management

TMA's pain management resources, Apr p 21

Pain Medications. See Analgesics
Palacio, Herminia, Feb pp 28–29
Pap Test. See Vaginal Smear
Papillomavirus Vaccines

HPV vaccine helps lower infection rates in teen girls, Sep p 57

Paralysis

locked-in syndrome (Abstract), Feb p 53

Parents

Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: release of minor's medical record, Jun p 12

Parikh, Dakshesh "Kumar"

Victoria cardiologists settle CMC lawsuit, Mar pp 32–33

Patel, Tejas, Feb p 20
Patient Care Management

Texas Health/Medical Home Summit in April (Rounds), Mar p 10
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 27

Patient Care Team

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 22–23 (photo), 24, 29–31 (photo), 32–33
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20
prescription for collaboration, May p 19
using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63

Patient Compliance

taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul pp 49–52

Patient Credit and Collection

Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: handling patient overpayment, Jul p 12
charging Medicaid patients a "no-show" fee (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Sep p 13
the value of accepting credit cards, Aug pp 60–62

Patient Data Privacy. SeeConfidentiality
Patient Discharge

AMA post-hospital patient safety principles, Apr p 55

Patient Education

"Hey, Doc": TMA answers your patients' marketplace questions, Dec p 42

Patient-Physician Relations. SeePhysician-Patient Relations
Patient Privacy. See Confidentiality; HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

AMA House puts spotlight on PPACA (Rounds), Aug p 10
Blues launch campaign to reach uninsured, promote insurance exchange, Jun pp 28–29
health care reform (Commentary), Oct pp 55–56
"Hey, Doc": TMA answers your patients' marketplace questions, Dec p 42
HHSC: marketplace-Medicaid referrals "especially complex," Nov pp 45–46
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May p 21
Physicians Foundation report maps health care highway (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
PPACA employer mandate delayed (Rounds), Sep pp 9–10
Senator Ted Cruz blasts ACA, pledges continued Cruzade at Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 11–12
study: PPACA delivers raises to Texas primary care physicians, Mar pp 25–26
Texas and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Feb pp 63–64
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42
what would George say? (Commentary), Nov p 55

Patient Safety. See alsoSafety

protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–32

Patient Satisfaction

online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15

Patients

a belated note of gratitude (Commentary), Feb pp 49–50

Patt, Bradford (Newsmakers), Mar p 8
Patt, Debra

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 42 (photo), 44
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 27 (photo), 29, 31

Patterson, Jan Ellen

taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul p 50 (photo)

Paxton, Ken

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep p 43
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 25

Pearse, Lee Ann

recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Pediatric Obesity Symposium

receives grant from Texas Medical Association Foundation (Rounds), Apr p 13

Peer Review

"peer review" farce: physician battles Dalhart hospital, Dec pp 51–54
TMA supports fair, effective peer review, Dec p 53

Peicher, Valerie

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

Performance Ratings. SeeQuality Indicators, Health Care
Perry, Rick

ten years later, tort reform keeps its promises (Rounds), Nov p 11

Perryman, Ray, Apr p 32
Peska, Don N.

Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct p 51
uniqueness in unity: MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger, Jan pp 44, 45

Peterson, Mary Dale

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–58 (photo), 61
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 20–21

Pharmaceutical Industry. SeeDrug Industry
Physical Examination

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50

Physical Fitness

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 44–45
walk the walk with TMA's Walk With a Doc program (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15

Physician Assistants. See also Health Personnel

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 14–20

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr p 60

Physician Fees. See Fees, Medical
Physician Health and Rehabilitation, Committee on

PHR conference offers ethics CME (Rounds), Jan p 16

Physician Incentive Plans

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–61
gauging interest [in exploring new ways to pay for Medicaid care], Dec p 60
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep pp 59–62

Physician Misconduct. SeeProfessional Misconduct
Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)

podcast fights tobacco, Mar p 44

Physician-Patient Relations

a belated note of gratitude (Commentary), Feb pp 49–50
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 60, 62
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May pp 35–39
PQRS tool helps reporting, May p 38

Physician Ranking. SeeQuality Indicators, Health Care
Physicians. See also Practice Management, Medical; Professional Practice

academic physicians. SeeFaculty, Medical
be part of history: TMA Knowledge Center collects oral histories of the Kennedy assassination (Rounds), Apr p 14
a belated note of gratitude (Commentary), Feb pp 49–50
doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–50
employment. See Employment
final decisions: physicians tell us your story (Rounds), Sep pp 11–12
online exhibit celebrates African-American physicians (Rounds), Apr p 14
physicians flock to Texas, Nov p 40
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
rating systems. See Quality Indicators, Health Care
supply and distribution

physicians flock to Texas, Nov p 40
Texas needs more doctors, Dec p 33
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 23–24
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 33

surveys

JAMA survey: physicians spell out role in curbing health care costs, Oct pp 40–41
physicians open to new Medicare payment models, Feb p 25
study: physicians don't recommend the medical profession, Oct p 54
TMA survey details physician unhappiness with Medicaid, Oct p 19

Physicians, Family

resident "Match Day" sets record: more choose primary care, Jun pp 55–56

Physicians Foundation

new TMA grant to help doctors' practices (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
Physicians Foundation report maps health care highway (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14

Pickard, Todd

buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 17–18, 19

Pickell, Stuart, Jul pp 21, 22
Pickens, Suzanne, Nov p 39
Pitts, Jim, Aug p 31
Pivalizza, Evan G.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

POEP. See Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
Politics

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Pont, Stephen

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr p 40
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47 (photo), 48–49

Porter, Pam, Feb p 39
Power Plants

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 45–49
Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47

Powers, Christopher Johnston

preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr pp 51–52

PPACA. See Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
PPOs. See Preferred Provider Organizations
PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System). See Quality Indicators, Health Care
Practice Management, Medical. See also Professional Practice

AMA study: insurance administrative hassles cost practices, Sep pp 37–38
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center: handling patient overpayment, Jul p 12
charging Medicaid patients a "no-show" fee (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Sep p 13
claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 57–60
coding. See Documentation; International Classification of Disease
conducting criminal background checks on job applicants (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Oct p 10
DocbookMD now includes your staff (Rounds), Jul p 15
doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 47–50
electronic health records. See Electronic Health Records
extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31
good advice about consultants, Feb p 23
good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54
health care reform (Commentary), Oct pp 55–56
helping physicians in times of need, Apr p 55
HIEs ready to sign physician practices, Sep p 51
HIPAA compliance. See HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
ICD-10. See International Classification of Disease
meaningful use of EHRs. See Electronic Health Records, meaningful use
medical record fee must equal actual costs, Mar p 33
MGMA: practices report rising IT costs, Nov p 54
new TMA grant to help doctors' practices (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15
physician-patient relationship. See Physician-Patient Relations
practice checkup from TMA, May p 30
preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr pp 51–55
starting a practice: TMA Practice Consulting ready to help, Feb pp 21–24
TMA Practice E-Tips helps your practice run right (Rounds), Feb p 10
TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 37–42
the value of accepting credit cards, Aug pp 60–62
what workplace posters is our medical office required to post for our employees? (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Dec p 14
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May pp 43–45

Preferred Provider Organizations

adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 41–45
physician-reported contractual relationships, Mar p 24
TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May pp 31–32
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23–25

Pregnancy Complications

new campaign to reduce infant deaths, Feb p 32
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep pp 53–56

Pregnancy in Adolescence

nearly 20 percent of teen births are repeat births, Jun p 49

Premature Birth

new campaign to reduce infant deaths, Feb p 32

Prentice, James A.

elected treasurer of TMA Foundation, Sep pp 10, 11 (photo)

Prescriptions. See Drug Prescriptions; Electronic Prescribing
Preventive Health Services. See also Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change

investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 39–42
new lung cancer screening recommendations, Oct p 47
TMA's prevention calculators, Jun p 41

Primary Health Care

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 21, 24, 35
resident "Match Day" sets record: more choose primary care, Jun pp 55–56

Pringle, Peggy, Feb p 23
Privacy of Patient Data. See Confidentiality; HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
Private Practice

AMA studies physician practice arrangements, Dec p 49
big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 15–20

Professional Misconduct

pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 18–24

Professional Practice. See also Practice Management, Medical

AMA studies physician practice arrangements, Dec p 49
big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 15–20
employment of physicians. See Employment
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
study: physicians don't recommend the medical profession, Oct p 54

Prompt Pay. See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Pseudoephedrine

pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr p 20

Public Health. See alsoHealthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 45–49
deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40
good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct pp 43–46
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41–45
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 27–32
immunization. See Immunization; Vaccines and Vaccination
the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 41–45
obesity. See Obesity
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50
preserving mother's day: new task force works to reduce maternal deaths, Sep pp 53–56
TMA takes a stand on public health, Oct pp 45–46
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 26
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 33

Public Health Funding and Policy Committee, Oct pp 43, 45–46
Public Opinion

online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15

Pulver, Wayne, Jan p 20

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Quadriplegia

locked-in syndrome (Abstract), Feb p 53

Quality Assurance, Health Care

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–61
report: quality factors into physician compensation, Sep pp 63–64

Quality Improvement

2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award recipients (Rounds), Sep p 17
good practices deserve recognition (Rounds), Nov p 15
investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 39–42
measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 59–63
National Quality Forum measure approval process, Apr p 61
poster session highlights quality improvement strategies, Jul pp 53–54
recognition and reward: TMA supports Bridges to Excellence model, Sep pp 59–62
taking control: TMA develops medication reconciliation tool, Jul pp 49–52
TMA's prevention calculators, Jun p 41

Quality Incentives. SeePhysician Incentive Plans
Quality Indicators, Health Care

Aetna ranking letters on the way, Apr p 49
Blues ranking letters on the way, Jan p 34; Feb p 9
Council on Health Care Quality recommends "Bridges to Excellence," Apr pp 63–64
incentives become penalties, May p 36
measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 59–63
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May pp 35–39
PQRS tool helps reporting, May p 38
SGR death throes? Congress moves closer to Medicare pay fix, Sep pp 33–37

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Racial Diversity. See Cultural Diversity
RACS. See Medical Audit
Raimer, Ben (Newsmakers), Apr p 14
Ramamurthy, Rajam S.

and Somayaji Ramamurthy, TMA Foundation gala cochairs, Sep p 10
TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Ramos, Awilda, Apr p 13
Rathgeber, Julia

under new management: an interview with TDI's newest boss, Oct pp 37–40 (photo)

Rating Systems. See Quality Indicators, Health Care
Ratinov, Gerald, Apr p 21
Read, Don, Jul p 26
Realini, Janet

lawmakers to study family planning programs, Nov p 25
TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov (photo on cover), 23, 24

Records Control. See Forms and Records Control; Medical Records
RECs. See Regional Medical Programs
Red Tape. See Government Regulation
Reed, Kevin

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb pp 19–20
protecting patients, society, Nov p 31

Regional Medical Programs

payback possible: auditor checking meaningful use payments, Jun pp 31–32

Reimbursement, Incentive

driving quality: Medicaid moves toward quality-based payments, Dec pp 57–61
gauging interest [in exploring new ways to pay for Medicaid care], Dec p 60

Reimbursement Mechanisms

extra fee, extra hassle: charging patients extra fees may hurt, not help, May pp 27–31

Reis, Michael (Newsmakers), Jan p 14; Jul p 13
Remote Consultation

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
TMA online communication policy, Jun p 21

Residency. See Internship and Residency
Resuscitation Orders

difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 35–38
TMA guidance on DNRs, Feb p 37
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 24

Reynolds, Bill

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 43, 44
claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 58, 59

Rice, William (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Riggins, William "Chip"

good advice: physicians help shape public health policy, Oct pp 43 (photo), 45–46
the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul p 42

Risk Management

risk management for electronic medical records (Rounds), Apr pp 14–17

Robinson, Mari

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb p 19
digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 19, 22
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 20, 22, 24
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb p 39 (photo)

Rodriguez, Ana J., Jun pp 34–35
Rodriguez, Monique

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

Romero, Michelle

fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug p 38
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 29, 33

Romo, Joel

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug p 41
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 49, 50

Rosenbaum, Steve, May pp 29, 30
Ross, Jepee G., May pp 44, 45
Rowe, Stuart, Mar pp 47, 48
Rutledge, J. Jean, Oct pp 43–44

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Saad, A. Joe, Feb p 39
Sachdev, Atul

payback possible: auditor checking meaningful use payments, Jun pp 32–34

Saenz, Javier, Jan p 60 (photo)
Safety. See also Head Protective Devices

AMA post-hospital patient safety principles, Apr p 55
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–32
your chance to protect little heads, Apr p 40

Salman, Ghassan F.

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 60, 62
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May pp 35, 36 (photo), 38–39

Sanchez, Connie, Oct p 23 (photo)
Sanchez, Eduardo

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 42 (photo), 44, 45
helping physicians in times of need, Apr p 55

Sanchez, Yvonne, Jun pp 31–32
Sarkar, Arindam, Dec p 12 (photo)
Sarles, Harry Eugene, Jr. (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Savage, David, Jan p 12
Scalapino, Gina, Oct p 23 (photo)
Schade, Cris, Apr pp 19, 20
Schaffner, Leroy, Dec p 52
Schams, Scot (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Schmidt, Tim, Mar pp 30–31
Scholarships. See Fellowships and Scholarships
School Health Services

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50

Schools, Medical. See alsoEducation, Medical; Students, Medical

AG: THECB has authority on foreign medical schools, Jan pp 47–48
American University of the Caribbean: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49 (photo), 50, 52
Baylor College of Medicine. See Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56
Texas Tech. See Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dec pp 22–23 (photo), 24, 29–31 (photo), 32–33
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Dec pp 31–32
UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48

Schultz, Allen, Dec pp 45 (photo), 46
Schwertner, Charles

broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep pp 42 (photo), 43
buried in paperwork: improvements in team-based care help doctors delegate, May pp 16 (photo), 19
how are our red-tape reduction laws working for you?, Dec p 43
new privacy law provisions in effect, Sep p 46
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23 (photo), 25

Scope of Practice. SeeLicensure
Scott & White Clinic

Scott & White forms Medicare ACO, Mar p 25

Screening. See Mass Screening
Sebelius, Kathleen, Aug p 50
Secrest, Leslie

federal frustrations, Jan p 27
protecting patients, society, Nov pp 29–30 (photo)
serves on reference committee at AMA (Rounds), Aug p 10
Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 12
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 20, 24–25, 26
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 23 (photo), 25, 31

Security Measures. See also Confidentiality

coverage for a security breach, Apr p 16
focus on the HIPAA security rule, Jul p 38
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan pp 51–54

Senger, Brian, Jun p 34
Seton Health Alliance

Seton, United form commercial ACO, Oct pp 41–42
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 21–22, 24

Shah, Jayesh

reelected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Shambayati, Maryann

elected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

Sharp, Jason, Jan p 11
Shashoua, George, Feb p 21
Shaw, Koushik

starting a practice: TMA Practice Consulting ready to help, Feb pp 21–22 (photo)

Sheff, Gregory S.

no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–22 (photo)
penalties add up: bonuses shift to penalties in Medicare quality initiatives, May p 35
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul pp 20 (photo), 21, 22

Sheffield, J. D.

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug p 41
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 29 (photo), 33

Shelton, Mark

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Sherry, Cynthia, Jul p 26
Shine, Kenneth I.

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 32, 33, 34
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct p 51

Sifuentes, Rich

preparing for the worst: planning for untimely death is vital, Apr p 51

Sign Language

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53

Silva, Mauro

minority medical student scholarship recipient pictured with top donor, Sep p 11 (photo)
receives minority medical student scholarship, Jul p 10 (photo)

Simonson, Robert B.

appointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15

Slaughter, Patsy, Apr pp 52, 53
Sleep Apnea Syndromes

TMA challenges dentists' sleep apnea rule, Oct p 35

Smith, George, Jul p 43
Smith, Mark, Jun p 35
Smoking

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 43–44

Smoking Cessation. SeeTobacco Use Cessation
Smythe, W. Roy, Mar p 25
SNOMED-CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms), Dec p 46
Snyder, Richard, II, Feb p 45
Social Control

essential liberties (Commentary), Apr pp 7–8

Social Media

Levine, Steve, talks about social media at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 13 (photo)
online reputation management for physicians, Nov pp 14–15

Socioeconomic Factors

barriers to health care among Bell County residents with health insurance medical aid (Abstract), Aug p 63

Solo Practice. See Private Practice
Son, Colin

magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 51 (photo), 54

Sorrell, Cari

magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 51–52, 54

Soto, Victoria

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–52

Spangler, Lee

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 26, 28
adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 22, 24, 25
broken silence: TMA wins "silent PPO" legislation, Sep p 44
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug p 53
TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May p 32
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43, 44
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr p 46
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec pp 38, 41
your new neighbor: accountable care organizations take hold in Texas, Jul p 20

Speer, Michael E.

2012 a success, but we're not done (President's Message), May p 56 (photo)
federal lawmakers take up medicine's plea on SGR, IPAB, Apr p 33
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 28, 30
Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards scholarships (Rounds), Aug p 12
one year to go: ICD-10 coming in October 2014, Oct p 25
presents Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)
presents KTRK-TV Houston staff with Anson Jones Award, Aug p 14 (photo)
TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 27, 29 (photo), 30, 33

Speights, V. O., Jr.

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Spencer, Kevin

one year to go: ICD-10 coming in October 2014, Oct pp 23 (photo), 24, 25, 26
a "painful process:" EHR adoption tough but worth it, Jul pp 32, 34

Sports

hard hats for horseback riders (Letter), Jan p 8
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–50
TMA helps make cheerleading safer, Aug pp 45–46

Sprute, Dana

TMA honors academic physicians (Rounds), Jul p 12

Stack, Steven, Jul pp 36–37
Stafford, Wesley

bad air day: report details power plant dangers, Jun pp 46, 49
Corpus power plant halted, Jun p 47
physicians help shelve controversial Corpus power plant, Mar p 50

Stansbury, M. Shannon, Mar p 37
Staples, Todd, Oct p 44
Statistics

care with language, statistics needed (Letter), Jun pp 7–8

Stephenson, Kenneth (Newsmakers), Mar p 8
Stern, Michael, Apr pp 52–53
Stewart, Clayton

new director of TEXPAC (Rounds), Nov p 13

Stiernberg, Charles M., Dec p 12 (photo)
Strate, Susan M.

is the "price" right? Texas debates publicly posting physician fees, Mar pp 35, 36
reelected Vice Speaker of the House (Rounds), Jul p 8

Students, Medical. See also Education, Medical; Medical Student Section, TMA

"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–53
using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 18–19, 20, 24, 30 (photos)

Suicide

CDC: suicide deaths outnumber traffic crashes from 1999 to 2010, Jul p 45

Surveys. See Physicians, surveys
Swann, Karl

appointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 15

Swanson, Lisa, Aug p 44
Swegler, Erica, Mar p 49
Swift, Bernard T., Jr.

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41, 42
and Kathy Swift, TMA Foundation gala cochairs, Sep p 10

Swift, Brian, Mar p 16

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT), Dec p 46 

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Tapia, Carl (Newsmakers), Dec p 16
Tarpley, Matthew, Jun p 26
Taylor, Larry

TDI adopts network adequacy rules, May p 32
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 19 (photo)

Team-based Care. See Patient Care Team
Teenagers. See Adolescents
Teladoc

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 18–19

Telemedicine

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 17–22
TMA online communication policy, Jun p 21

Tenery, Robert M., Sep p 12
Terk, Jason

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41, 42 (photo), 43
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 28, 30, 31–32
investing in prevention: TMA releases new quality improvement tool, Jun pp 39–40 (photo)
TMA helps make cheerleading safer, Aug p 46

Terminal Care

difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 35–38
final decisions: physicians tell us your story (Rounds), Sep pp 11–12
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 24–25
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 27

Teuscher, David

AMA brings doctors to Capitol (Rounds), Jan p 12 (photo)
gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep p 24
specialists outline 2013 legislative priorities, Feb p 39

Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA)

gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 22, 27, 29

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56

Texas A&M University System

Texas A&M announces flu vaccine manufacturing facility, Jun p 49

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

ACOs, Texas-style: new rules allow "health care collaboratives," Jun pp 26–28
adequate to inadequate: TDI undoes network adequacy rules, Mar pp 21–25
adopts network adequacy rules, May pp 31–32
under new management: an interview with TDI's newest boss, Oct pp 37–40
TMA vs. Cigna: Cigna referral policy draws TMA challenge, Nov pp 43–45

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 41–42
healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 29, 31
Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Task Force, Sep p 54
the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 42–44
real "meaningful use:" EHRs help patients quit smoking, Mar pp 43–44

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

dual-eligible payment cut partially restored, Feb p 46
HHSC: marketplace-Medicaid referrals "especially complex," Nov pp 45–46
mail in your Medicaid primary care rate increase forms, Apr p 32
righting the ship: an interview with HHSC's newest captain, Jan pp 29–34
state hires Medicaid meaningful use auditor, Dec p 49

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Inspector General

fighting for fairness: TMA wins law to improve OIG probes, Aug pp 35–38
Legislature adds OIG positions to fight Medicaid fraud, Nov pp 32–33

Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program (1115 waiver), Mar pp 14–15
Texas Health Resources (THR), Jul p 22
Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB)

AG: THECB has authority on foreign medical schools, Jan pp 47–48

Texas Legislature. SeeLegislature, Texas
Texas Medical Association

50-Year Club elects new president, William Gonzaba, Apr p 13 (photo)
Annual Report 2012: protecting the profession, May pp 51–55
Council on Health Care Quality recommends "Bridges to Excellence," Apr pp 63–64
DocbookMD. See DocbookMD
Fall Conference

coming in October (Rounds), Sep p 9
conference focuses on patient-physician relationship (Rounds), Oct p 9
Senator Ted Cruz blasts ACA, pledges continued Cruzade at Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 11–12
TMA previews Physician Services Organization (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14
tort reform anniversary, Dec pp 12–13

Hassle Factor Log to the rescue, Apr p 48
Healthy Vision 2020. See Healthy Vision 2020: caring for patients in a time of change
House of Delegates

actions on resolutions and reports (Rounds), Jul pp 7–8
leadership positions filled (Rounds), Jul p 8
reaffirms TMA Medicaid reform stance (Rounds), Jul p 7
votes on constitutional amendments (Rounds), Mar pp 10–11

membership: hotel deals one benefit of TMA membership (Rounds), Feb p 10
officers

Brotherton, Stephen L. See Brotherton, Stephen L.
King, Austin I., named president elect (Rounds), Jul pp 9–10 (photo)
Speer, Michael E. See Speer, Michael E.

Payment Advocacy Department

claims detectives: auditors make sure physicians paid properly, Aug pp 59–60
TMA Hassle Factor Log to the rescue, Apr p 48
turning the corner: Novitas gets a rough start, Apr pp 45–47

Personalize Your Homepage winners (Rounds), Mar p 10; Sep p 9
Physician Oncology Education Program. See Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
Physician Services Organization for Patient Care

launch of, Jul pp 25–26
TMA hires Three-Sixty Advisory Group as consultant (Rounds), Aug pp 11–12
TMA previews Physician Services Organization (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14
TMA's PSO helpful with ACO decisions, Oct p 41

Policies & Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices

good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 51
no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May p 22
write it down: documenting personnel info makes good legal sense, May p 46

Practice Consulting

big decision: employment or solo practice, Feb p 18
good advice about consultants, Feb p 23
new TMA grant to help doctors' practices (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
practice checkup from TMA, May p 30
starting a practice: TMA Practice Consulting ready to help, Feb pp 21–24

promote health, not lawsuits (Commentary), Oct p 7
publications

A Comprehensive Guide for Physician Employment, Feb p 20
Electronic Medical Record Implementation Guide: The Link to a Better Future, Jul pp 33–36
Fraud and Abuse, May p 22
Managing Your Medical Records, May p 47
Policies & Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices, Jan p 51; May p 22, 46
TMA Legislative News Hotline keeps you informed, May p 17
TMA Practice E-Tips helps your practice run right (Rounds), Feb p 10

a resident's inside view [of TMA], Aug pp 7–8
TexMed 2013

remember the Alamo...remember TexMed 2013 (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8
TexMed 2013 in San Antonio (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12; May pp 9–10

TEXPAC. See TEXPAC
TMA Knowledge Center

be part of history: TMA Knowledge Center collects oral histories of the Kennedy assassination (Rounds), Apr p 14

TMA Knowledge Center (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center)

charging Medicaid patients a "no-show" fee, Sep p 13
compensating employees for accrued, unused vacation time, Aug p 13
conducting criminal background checks on job applicants, Oct p 10
handling patient overpayment, Jul p 12
release of minor's medical record, Jun p 12
what workplace posters is our medical office required to post for our employees?, Dec p 14

TMA's Calendar of Doom renamed "Deadlines for Doctors: Do This Now" (Rounds), Jun p 12
wins grant to promote "Choosing Wisely" campaign, May p 39
Winter Conference

Steve Murdock speaks about demographic changes in Texas, Apr p 12 (photo)
TMA Foundation awards John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award (Rounds), Apr pp 12–14 (photos)
TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program, Apr p 12 (photo)

Texas Medical Association Alliance

new president Cheryl Jones, takes oath of office from outgoing president, Linda Swan Adkins, Jul p 10 (photo)

Texas Medical Association Foundation

awards John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award (Rounds), Apr pp 12–14
elects new leaders (Rounds), Sep p 10
flappers and gangsters raise funds for TMA programs (Rounds), Sep pp 10–11
outbid your friends, and win a Kindle Fire! (Rounds), Apr p 12, May pp 10–11
recognizes upgraded and new major donors, Apr p 13 (photo)

Texas Medical Board

digital diagnosis: technology can't replace face-to-face care, Jun pp 18–19, 21
governor makes TMB appointments (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr pp 20–22
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 24

Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP), Jan p 54
Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute, Sep p 17
Texas Medical Home Initiative (TMHI), Mar p 10
Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)

adds $30 million to Trust Rewards program (Rounds), Mar p 9
coverage for a security breach, Apr p 16
good form: TMA form helps keep you out of trouble [privacy and security laws], Jan p 54
launches new CME site, Jun pp 12–13
presents HIPAA seminars (Rounds), Oct p 11
TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12

Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH), Feb pp 18–20
Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC)

healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb pp 28–32
part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar p 49

Texas Pulse Oximetry Project (TxPOP), Sep p 10
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Family Medicine Accelerated Track (F-MAT), Dec pp 21, 24, 31
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8
Texas schools qualify for AMA grants to revamp medical education, Jun p 56

TexMed 2013. See Texas Medical Association, TexMed 2013
TEXPAC

Stewart, Clayton, is new director (Rounds), Nov p 13
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Text Messaging

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37–40

Thomas, Katherine A., May p 20
Thorstenson, Lyle S.

AMA brings doctors to Capitol (Rounds), Jan pp 11 (photo), 12
recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13
reelected to Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8

TMB. See Texas Medical Board
TMLT. See Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)
Tobacco Industry

promote health, not lawsuits (Commentary), Oct p 7

Tobacco Use Cessation

POEP podcast fights tobacco, Mar p 44
real "meaningful use:" EHRs help patients quit smoking, Mar pp 41–44

Tobacco Use Disorder

healthy priorities: public health group sets 2013 goals, Feb p 29
tobacco's toll on Texas, Feb p 29

Todd, Joe M.

TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23

Tonrey, Frank, Mar p 29 (photo)
Tort Reform. See also Liability, Legal

anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13
gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 20–30
impact on premiums, Sep p 25
increases numbers of newly-licensed physicians in Texas, Sep p 23
looking back at tort reform (Commentary), Nov pp 7–8
lowers premiums, increases number of doctors, Sep p 25
military limited volunteer license and, Sep p 27
prevails in court, Sep pp 29–30
promote health, not lawsuits (Commentary), Oct p 7
survives legislative session—again, Sep p 27
ten years later, tort reform keeps its promises (Rounds), Nov pp 11–12

Traffic Accidents. SeeAccidents, Traffic
Translating

good communication: state, federal laws must be followed, Nov pp 49–53

Traylor, Chris

roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct pp 19–20

Triggs, Stephanie

part of the team: physicians help protect athletes foster health, Mar pp 47–48

Trusler, Carl O., Jan p 15
Tykoski, M. J.

receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

Tyroch, Roxanne M. (Newsmakers), Nov p 12

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Uncompensated Care

Dallas charity care program closes amid 1115 waiver negotiations, Feb pp 43–46
military limited volunteer license, legislation for, Sep p 27
"pure" medicine (Commentary), Dec pp 7–8

Uninsured. See Medically Uninsured
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

suicide deaths outnumber traffic crashes from 1999 to 2010, Jul p 45

United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

audits meaningful use, Feb pp 24–25
CMS extends e-Rx hardship deadline, Jan p 41
cuts fees for EMG/NC studies, Mar p 39
delays PECOS enrollment deadline, Aug p 54

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG)

no longer an option: feds now require antifraud compliance plan, May pp 21–23

UnitedHealthcare

Seton, United form commercial ACO, Oct pp 41–42
untested waters: marketplace means decisions for doctors, Dec p 40

University of North Texas Health Science Center

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 22–23 (photo), 24, 29–31 (photo), 32–33

University of Texas at Austin

UT case could affect medical schools, Jan p 48

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec pp 31–32

University of Texas System

bright ideas: revamping medical education, Dec p 31

Unnecessary Procedures

AMA, Joint Commission release new guidelines to reduce overuse, Sep pp 62–63

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

more women get Pap tests, Apr pp 40–41

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Vaccines and Vaccination. See also Immunization

ACIP updates MMR vaccination guidelines, Sep p 56
HPV vaccine helps lower infection rates in teen girls, Sep p 57
Medicare guide for [influenza] vaccine coding, Feb pp 32–33
plan an event for Influenza Awareness Day (Rounds), Sep p 9
Texas A&M announces flu vaccine manufacturing facility, Jun p 49

Vaginal Smear

more women get Pap tests, Apr pp 40–41

Vagnes, Einar

recognized as major donor by TMA Foundation (photo), Apr p 13

Valadka, Alex B., Aug p 22 (photo)
Valbona, Carlos

awards TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine to Kenneth L. Mattox, Jul p 11 (photo)

Valdez, Adela (Newsmakers), Feb p 10
Van de Water, Susan

wins TMA Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Mar p 10

Van Deusen, Chris, Jul p 43
van Eeten, Theo, Jan p 54
Varga, Daniel, Jul p 22
Varma, Surendra (Newsmakers), Nov p 12
Vasquez, Melissa

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

Vaughan, David, Apr pp 46, 47
Villarreal, E. Linda

elected to TMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Jul p 8
reelected alternate delegate on Texas Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jul p 8
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 28 (photo)

Voluntary Workers

using community service to promote awareness of health care-related resources, volunteerism, and teamwork in incoming medical school class (Abstract), Dec p 63

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Walgreens

new Walgreens pain medication policy could harm prescription access, Aug pp 53–54

Walking

walk the walk with TMA's Walk With a Doc program (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15

Walters, Robert, Sep p 48
Walters, Ronald S.

measure of success: how physician quality measures are developed, Apr pp 59 (photo), 60–63

Walters Physician Incubator

doctorpreneurs: incubator hatches physician businesses, Sep pp 48–50

Walton, Jim

Medicaid makeover: 1115 waiver has its flaws, Mar pp 14 (photo), 18

Watson, Frederick, Nov p 44
Watson, Wendell, Feb p 46
Waugh, Denise

winner of TMA's Personalize Your Homepage drawing (Rounds), Sep p 9

Webb, Timothy

appointed to Texas Medical Board (Rounds), Jul p 15

Weidmann, Eric, Oct p 26
Weiss, Kevin B.

magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 52, 54–55

Weltge, Arlo F.

difficult choices: TMA seeks balanced end-of-life debate, Feb pp 35–36 (photo), 38
gone to Texas: tort reform attracts physicians to Texas, Sep pp 22–23, 24

West, Royce, Nov p 30
West, Texas

the night West blew up: explosion tests disaster response, Jul pp 41–45
West physician, George Smith, helped save lives, Jul p 43

Whatley, Joe, Mar p 30
White, Carolina

receives minority medical student scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 10 (photo)

White, James, Aug p 24 (photo)
Whitehurst, Darren

TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan pp 21, 22, 26
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 29

Wick, D'Anna

elected secretary of TMA Foundation, Sep pp 10, 11 (photo)

Wiederhorn, Jo, Oct pp 51, 52
Wiesenthal, Alexis, Feb p 18 (photo)
Wilcox, Donald P. "Rocky"

Aetna to pay up: company agrees to settlement over Ingenix [databases], Mar p 30
tort reform anniversary observed at TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Dec p 12 (photo)

Williams, Carrie, Nov p 26
Williams, Regina, May p 46
Williams, Sandra, Sep p 22
Williams, Tommy

feeding the physician pipeline: TMA forum promotes GME expansion, Nov pp 38–40
pill mills: feds and state crack down, Apr p 20
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug p 31

Winegard, Deborah, Mar p 32
Winter Conference. See Texas Medical Association, Winter Conference
Wolf, Jill, Jun pp 31–32
Women's Health Services

new Texas Women's Health Program launches, Mar pp 50–51
righting the ship: an interview with HHSC's newest captain, Jan pp 32–33
Texas enacts strict abortion measure, Nov p 26
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 22
women's health funding: cuts healing, but scars remain, Nov pp 21–26

Work Schedule Tolerance

magic number: resident work-hour limits raise doubts, Jun pp 51–55

Workers' Compensation

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41–43

Wright, David P.

feeding the physician pipeline: TMA forum promotes GME expansion, Nov p 38
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct pp 49–50, 51, 53
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 24

Wysoki, Joseph, Jun p 35

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Young, Rodney B.

awards TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine to Kenneth L. Mattox, Jul p 11 (photo)

Yukon, Norine, Oct p 21

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Zaffirini, Judith

deadly distractions: TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills, Apr pp 37, 38
protecting patients, society, Nov p 30
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct p 50, 53

Zerwas, John

2013 legislative session yields Medicaid wins, Oct p 17
fix it first: Medicaid Congress recommends reform, expansion, Apr pp 30–31
"health matters in Texas:" legislature enhances public health system, Aug pp 42 (photo), 43
ready, set...? feds prepare for insurance exchange in Texas, Aug p 50
roadblocks to Medicaid managed care: "there's still a lot of frustration," Oct p 16
Texas first: Legislature preserves training spots for Texans, Oct p 50
TEXPAC candidates win big, Jan p 23
TMA leaders discuss Medicaid program at Winter Conference, Apr p 12 (photo)
TMA's ambitious legislative agenda, Jan p 21
"we got results:" TMA has unprecedented legislative success, Aug pp 27, 29 (photo), 31, 33

Zurek, Matt

closed formulary, part two: worker's comp to require preauthorization for "legacies," Feb pp 41, 42, 43 

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