The September issue of Texas Medicine features a cover story on Austin Regional Clinic's announcement that as of July 1 it would no longer accept new pediatric patients whose parents don't permit vaccinations. In the issue, you'll also find information on the new payment systems that will replace Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate formula; Austin Internal Medicine Associates' decision to close its doors due to ICD-10 implementation and burdensome government regulations; an electronic health record research project that illustrates the need for physicians to get involved in usability testing; Medicare's move to pay for chronic care management; and the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules.
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Action, Sept. 1, 2015