Texas Medicine Index of Subjects, 2009

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A

Abrams, Steven (Newsmakers), Jun p 48 (photo)

Accidents.
See also Head Protective Devices
pediatric injuries in Central Texas (Abstract), Sep p 51

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. See also HIV Infections
HHS awards $1.79B to help people living with HIV/AIDS, Aug p 34
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36

Adolescents
adult diseases in children (MedBytes), Feb p 56
childhood obesity: the scope of the problem, Feb pp 23-24
EPT (expedited partner therapy) and adolescent patients, Dec p 57
feds ban candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes, Nov p 30
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43
hypertension in children, Feb pp 44-46
new adolescent immunization toolkit available (Rounds), Jan p 10
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
obstructive sleep apnea in children, Feb pp 47-50
SSRI use and behavioral disruption among children and adolescents at Austin State Hospital (Abstract), May p 49
transitioning health care with no place to go (Commentary), Mar pp 57-58
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40

Advertising
advertise for as little as $25 [on TMA's Web site] (Managing Your Practice), May p 5
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising, Dec pp 21-24
state warns of [corporate] minutes solicitation (Rounds), Oct p 5

Aetna Health, Inc.
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
filing electronic claims with Aetna HMO (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48

Agan, Ashley
helps raise money to help UTMB students affected by Hurricane Ike, Jan p 7 (photo)
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)

AIDS. See Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Aldarondo-Antonini, Nedil , Apr p 29 (photo)

Aldridge, Milissa
Dr. Aldridge's nightmare: state OIG demands back Medicaid payments, Jul pp 29-32 (photo)

Allen, Bohn D.
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 32-33 (photo)
former president pictured with president-elect, Susan Rudd Bailey, Jun p 11 (photo)
health reform "house calls," Oct p 27 (photo)

Allied Health Personnel . See Health Personnel

Alperin, Jack
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 14, 19

Alvarez, Roberto
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 41-43 (photo)

Alveoli. See Pulmonary Alveoli

Amarasingham, Ruben , May p 20 (photo)

Ambulatory Care Facilities
buying into retail health (doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview), Jan pp 19-20

American Cancer Society (ACS) releases annual recommendations (Rounds), May pp 12-13

American College of Physician Executives
(ACPE): survey highlights compensation, Dec p 46

American Medical Association
AMA, health industry groups promise health savings, Jul pp 39-40
grades health insurers, Oct pp 37-38

House of Delegates
AMA house looks to the future, Jan p 7-9
excerpts from President Obama's speech to the AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 7
other issues merit action (Rounds), Aug p 9
president [Obama] takes reform plans to AMA (Rounds), Aug pp 5-9 (photo)
Texans in action (Rounds), Aug pp 6-7
Texans in the spotlight (Rounds), Jan p 9

new contracting toolkit offered, Jul p 54
Perry, Gov. Rick, wins Nathan Davis Award (Rounds), May pp 13-15 (photo)
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25

Rohack, Jim
excerpts from the installation of Jim Rohack, MD, as the 164th president of the American Medical Association (Rounds), Aug p 8 (photo)
president 2 : Dr. Rohack becomes AMA president (Trusted Leader), Jun pp 47-50 (photo)
Rohack takes the reins (Rounds), Aug p 6

sues WellPoint over out-of-network payments, Jun p 32
toolkit to improve patient lifestyles, patient health (Rounds), Jul p 10; Sep p 5

America's Health Rankings : A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities 2008 Edition, Mar pp 21-22

Analgesia, Patient-Controlled
state says patient-controlled pain medication increases errors, Jan p 48

Annis, Joseph , May p 9 (photo)

Anti-Lipemic Agents

hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43

Anticoagulants
failure to monitor patient's anticoagulation therapy, Dec pp 6-9

Antidepressive Agents
(Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Antihypertensive Agents

hypertension in children, Feb pp 44-46

Antineoplastic Agents

potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]

Antiviral Agents

antiviral drug guidelines, Nov p 20

Apodaca, Michelle
, Aug p 9 (photo)

Arens, James
: honored with AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 8 (photo)

Armstrong, Lance

healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug p 29 (photo)
rallies support for anti-smoking legislation, Apr p 40 (photo)

Arroyave, Ana
, Oct pp 19, 20-21 (photo)

Asthma
(Research Roundup), Aug p 12

Athletic Injuries
: prevention key to reducing sports injuries, Nov p 52

Athletics
. See Sports

Audits.
See Medicare, RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)

Austin State Hospital
SSRI use and behavioral disruption among children and adolescents at Austin State Hospital (Abstract), May p 49

Autism

autism, vaccinations not linked, court says (Rounds), Apr pp 12-13
survey shows autism prevalence now 1 in 91, Dec pp 59-60

Automobile Accidents
. See Accidents

Automobile Driving

abuse of handicap tags and license tags (Commentary), Jan pp 49-50
special plates not for all (Letter), Mar p 6

Awards and Prizes

Arens, Dr. James: honored with AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 8 (photo)

Butler Awards in Science and Teaching

award winners congratulated, Jun p 7 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher (Rounds), Sep p 8; Oct p 6; Dec p 6

Hasson, Newton E.: Austin physician immortalized in high school hall of fame, Aug pp 57-58 (photo)
John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award: TMA Foundation to honor "champion" programs (Rounds), Oct p 6
Perry, Gov. Rick: wins AMA Nathan Davis Award (Rounds), May pp 13-15 (photo)
Tenery, Robert M.: receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jun p 11 (photo)
TMA Board of Trustees honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)
TMA's Hard Hats wins PR award (Rounds), Jan pp 11-12
Watson, David: Country Doctor of the Year (Trusted Leader), Mar pp 53-54

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B

Bailey, Charles W., Jr.: elected to TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul pp 11, 12

Bailey, Susan Rudd
named TMA president-elect (Rounds), Jun pp 10-11 (photo)
report calls medical school expansion chance for reform, May p 27 (photo)
TMA says health reform plan falls short, Sep p 19 (photo)

Balance Billing . See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

Baptist Health System (Arkansas)
physicians praise victory against Baptist Health, May pp 32-33

Baptist Health System (San Antonio)
bundling payments: San Antonio project seeks lower costs, improved care, Jul pp 51-54
San Antonio hospital chosen for bundled payment demonstration, Mar p 46

Barron, Megan , Mar p 26 (photo)

Basaldua, Martin
money, message key to campaign success, Dec p 39
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec p 35 (photo)
"uncharted waters:" TEXPAC will support two physicians seeking same seat, Nov pp 57-61

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
alveolar capillary dysplasia (Research Roundup), Aug p 12
asthma treatment with Nexium (Research Roundup), Aug p 12
beta-carotene in "Golden Rice" (Research Roundup), Jul p 13
T-cells (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Baylor Health Care System
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr pp 17-19

Be Wise-Immunize . See Immunization

Behavior
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
Joint Commission suggested actions [for disruptive behavior], Dec p 30
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25
TMA program offers help to distressed physicians, Dec p 29

Benavidez, Janet , Jun p 8 (photo)

Berger, Michelle A.
elected as alternative to TMA Delegation to AMA, Jun p 8
TEXPAC endorses Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)

Beta-Carotene (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Bettridge, Heather
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec p 44

Bicycle Helmets . See Head Protective Devices

Billing . See Patient Credit and Collection

Birth Injuries
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr p 24

Birth Rate
adolescent reproductive health (MedBytes), Apr p 56
Healthy Futures Alliance legislative agenda [for reducing teen birth rate], Apr p 37
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
BCBSTX has member liability information (Managing Your Practice), Feb p 3
coding provisions in effect (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
doctor data stolen (Rounds), Dec p 5
establishes billing dispute review board (Rounds), Jan pp 26-27

Physician-rating system
Blue Cross halts physician-rating system (RACI), Jun pp 30-31
Blue Cross's evidence-based measures, Nov p 42
rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-44
TMA efforts to improve rating tool pay off, Nov p 43

TMA questions reporting to health care integrity data bank, Nov p 44

Bolton, Valinda , May p 26 (photo)

Bonnet, John D . (Reflections on Medicine), Feb pp 13-14

Boucher, Robert : Butler Awards winner, Jun p 7 (photo)

Boulas, H. Jay
can you top this? [responders to congressional action alerts] (Rounds), Mar p 14

Bourgeois, Keith , Mar p 43 (photo)

Braun, Jonathan , Jan p 7 (photo)

Bready, Lois , Mar p 49 (photo)

Breast Neoplasms
breast cancer (MedBytes), Oct p 56
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34

Brooker, Matt : elected as alternative to TMA Delegation to AMA, Jun p 8

Brotherton, Steve
reelected as Speaker of the House, Jun p 8
Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 6

Buckingham, Dawn , May p 9 (photo)

Burgess, Michael
AMA, health industry groups promise health savings, Jul p 40 (photo)
Burgess files medical liability reform bill, May p 39 (photo)
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun p 17 (photo)
House passes Burgess transparency bill, Jun p 25
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 36-37
TMA says health reform plan falls short, Sep p 20 (photo)

Burns, Brian
can you top this? [responders to congressional action alerts] (Rounds), Mar p 14

Burross, D. Clifford : death of, Dec pp 7-8 (photo)

Butler Awards in Science and Teaching
award winners congratulated, Jun p 7 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher (Rounds), Sep p 8; Oct p 6; Dec p 6

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C

Calhoun, Ronnie E ., Apr pp 31 (photo)

Callanan, David (Newsmakers), May p 42 (photo)

Cancer. See Neoplasms

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
CPRIT funding a priority for legislature, Aug p 31
Garcia, Rebecca, named CPRIT prevention officer (Rounds), Sep pp 7-8
Gilman, Alfred, Nobel laureate joins cancer institute (Rounds), Jun pp 11-12 (photo)

Capital Financing
bad times: physicians feel economic pinch, Sep pp 10-14
economic survival tips for physician practices, Sep p 13
TMA helps physicians find funding, Sep p 12

Cárdenas, Carlos
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep p 46 (photo)
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr p 19
when hospitals attack: AG, physicians battle Memorial Hermann, Apr p 46 (photo)

Cardiovascular Diseases
neurologic, cardiovascular diseases subjects of Texas research, Nov p 56
state unveils new cardiovascular disease plan, Jan pp 47-48

Carlo, John
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun p 35 (photo)
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul p 20 (photo)

Carroll, Elizabeth
Newsmakers, May p 42
Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 7

Carter, Camille , Aug p 9 (photo)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services . See United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Cervical Neoplasms
vaccinate or not? POEP says physicians don't always suggest HPV vaccine, Nov pp 47-52

Chan, Noemi C., Dec p 14 (photo)

Charity Care . See Uncompensated Care

Chen, David K. (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Chenven, Norman , Apr p 23 (photo)

Chernov, Allan J.
rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-44

Child Development
study finds achievement disparities among infants, Dec pp 58-59

Child Nutrition
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46
study shows school wellness policies fall short, Oct p 51

Children. See also Head Protective Devices ; Immunization
adult diseases in children (MedBytes), Feb p 56
adult diseases inherited in the pediatric age group, Feb pp 21-22
childhood obesity: the scope of the problem, Feb pp 23-24
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
feds ban candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes, Nov p 30
Gov. Perry kicks off 6th annual Texas Round-Up and challenges students to make healthy life style choices, Mar p 14 (photo)
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
HHSC accepting proposals for Medicaid initiatives, Apr pp 53-54
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43
hypertension in children, Feb pp 44-46
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
obstructive sleep apnea in children, Feb pp 47-50
pediatric injuries in Central Texas (Abstract), Sep p 51
pilot project seeks to link mental health, pediatric practices, Apr p 54
prevention key to reducing sports injuries, Nov p 52
report finds Texas has largest income gap in children's health, Jan pp 42-43
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26
SSRI use and behavioral disruption among children and adolescents at Austin State Hospital (Abstract), May p 49
Symposium on Adult Diseases in Children, Feb pp 17-52
transitioning health care with no place to go (Commentary), Mar pp 57-58
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37
water safety (MedBytes), Aug p 64

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
sign 'em up: Texas groups hope to enroll thousands in Medicaid, CHIP, Dec pp 49-51

Chiropractic
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30

Chlamydia Infections
EPT permitted: TMB changes rules to fight chlamydia, gonorrhea, Dec pp 55-58
how to use expedited partner therapy, Dec p 56

Chumley, Louise , Apr p 30 (photo)

Ciarochi, Fred : elected to TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul pp 11, 12

Cigarettes . See Smoking

Cigarroa, Francisco G. (Trusted Leader), Aug pp 55-57 (photo)

CIGNA Corp.
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48

Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting

Clemons, Richard , Dec p 39

Clinical Competence
"who will test the TMB?" (Letter), Mar pp 5-6

Clinical Science . See Research

CMS . See United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Code of Conduct . See Ethics, Professional

Coding for Insurance Reimbursement . See Insurance Claim Reporting

Cognitive Therapy
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

Cole, Charles Max : death of (Rounds), Aug pp 10-11

Collection of Accounts . See Patient Credit and Collection

Combs, Susan , Mar p 29 (photo)

Communicable Disease Control
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26

Communication
building your e-presence (Commentary), Nov pp 5-6
health reform "house calls:" TMA meetings help physicians, patients shape debate, Oct pp 27-30
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
what you can do [when treating adolescents], Apr p 38

Comorbidity
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

Competence . See Clinical Competence

Computer Security
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 20-22

Confidentiality
Blue Cross doctor data stolen (Rounds), Dec p 5
CVS settles HIPAA privacy case, Jul p 34
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
HIV in the medical record (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
physicians win in privacy court case, Apr p 48

Connolly Consulting Inc .
Medicare recovery audit program coming to Texas, Jul p 54

Consumer Satisfaction
consumers give physician-owned hospitals high marks, Oct pp 44-45

Continuity of Patient Care
transitioning health care with no place to go (Commentary), Mar pp 57-58

Contracts
AMA offers new contracting toolkit, Jul p 54
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep pp 27-32
help with negotiating health plan contracts, May p 5
physician-reported contractual relationships, Sep p 28

Controlled Substances . See Drug and Narcotic Control

Cook, Diane , Aug p 49 (photo)

Cooper, Kenneth , Jan p 30 (photo)

Coronary Artery Bypass
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr p 25

Corporate Practice . See Professional Corporations

Cosban, Travis , Oct p 10 (photo)

Costs. See Health Care Costs

CPT codes . See Insurance Claim Reporting

Crocker, Patrick J .: appointed to Texas Medical Board, Jun p 25 (photo)

Cuellar, Henry , Nov pp 9, 10 (photo)

Curling, Susan
money, message key to campaign success, Dec p 39
"uncharted waters:" TEXPAC will support two physicians seeking same seat, Nov pp 57-61

Curran, Douglas , Jun p 18 (photo)

CVS (Pharmacy) : settles HIPAA privacy case, Jul p 34 

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D

Dallas County Medical Society
serving those most in need, Mar p 39

Dallefeld, Samantha
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May p 25 (photo)
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)

de la Rosa, Jose Manuel
dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 11-12, 21, 23 (photo)
new medical school for South Texas in pipeline, Oct p 23

Death Certificates
DSHS improves death registration (Rounds), Jun p 12

Dehmer, Gregory , Jan p 45 (photo)

Delivery of Health Care . See also Health Care Reform
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6
the socialization of American medicine (Commentary), Aug pp 59-60
transitioning health care with no place to go (Commentary), Mar pp 57-58

Deuell, Robert
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun p 34 (photo)
panel discussion member at TMA Winter Conference, Mar p 12 (photo)
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 36-37

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
adult diseases inherited in the pediatric age group, Feb pp 21-22
report ranks Texas high in obesity, Jan p 34-36
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

Diagnosis
chemical dependency counselors back down (Rounds), Jan p 27

Diagnosis, Differential
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

Diaz, Carlos E.
bad times: physicians feel economic pinch, Sep pp 10-11 (photo)

Dickey, Nancy W.
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun p 15 (photo)
leads panel discussion on reform legislation, Nov p 10 (photo)
new medical school for South Texas in pipeline, Oct p 24
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center opens campus in Round Rock (Rounds), Jan p 11 (photo)
TMA says health reform plan falls short, Sep p 19 (photo)

Diet
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46

Diffusion of Innovation
UTMB gets $21.5 million research grant (Rounds), Sep pp 6-7

Disabled Persons
abuse of handicap tags and license tags (Commentary), Jan pp 49-50
special plates not for all (Letter), Mar p 6
transitioning health care with no place to go (Commentary), Mar pp 57-58

Disaster Planning
Ike, one year later: lessons learned, Sep pp 37-42
include plastic surgeons in disaster response, new study says (Rounds), Nov pp 12-13
local public health departments key to disaster response, Sep p 35
man with a plan: Dr. Valadez has seen many disasters in a short time, Sep pp 33-37
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul pp 17-21

Disasters . See Hurricane Ike

Disciplinary Action . See Professional Misconduct ; Texas Medical Board

Disease Notification
list of reportable conditions.... (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Dec p 9

Disease Outbreaks
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul pp 17-21

Distinguished Service Award
Arens, James, honored with AMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jan p 8 (photo)
Tenery, Robert M., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jun p 11 (photo)

Diuretics
diuretics still tops in reducing heart failure risk, Jul p 50

Drowning
water safety (MedBytes), Aug p 64

Drug abuse . See Substance-Related Disorders

Drug and Narcotic Control
legislation changes DPS controlled substance regulations, Sep p 32

Drug Interactions
TMF Health Quality Institute projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11

Drug Therapy
potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]

Drugs . See Pharmaceutical Preparations ; Prescriptions

DSHS . See Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Duerr, James Matthew , Dec p 39

Dunnington, Joel
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug p 30 (photo)
TMA Board of Trustees honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)

Dyslin, David , Apr p 32-33 (photo)

Dyslipidemias
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43

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E

E-Prescribing . See Medication Systems

Eakin, John : elected to AMA Medical Student Section position (Rounds), Jan p 9

Eating
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64

Economics, Medical . See also Insurance Claim Reporting ; Insurance, Health, Reimbursement ; Medicaid ; Medicare
bad times: physicians feel economic pinch, Sep pp 10-14
economic survival tips for physician practices, Sep p 13
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar pp 29-31
like a bad penny: physician hospital ownership ban likely to resurface, May pp 35-39
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep pp 45-48
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54
physicians on the RAC: Medicare bounty hunters come calling, Mar pp 43-46
rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-44
sign 'em up: Texas groups hope to enroll thousands in Medicaid, CHIP, Dec pp 49-51
survival help from TMA (Managing Your Practice), May p 6
who's responsible? online tools help physicians estimate patients' costs, Oct pp 41-44

Education, Medical . See also Schools, Medical ; Students, Medical
Cigarroa, Francisco G.: saving lives through education (Trusted Leader), Aug pp 55-57 (photo)
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep pp 21-23
report calls medical school expansion chance for reform, May p 27
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

Education, Medical, Continuing
copy of TMA continuing medical education transcript record (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Sep p 7
ovarian cancer, May [insert]
Physician Health and Rehabilitation Conference offers CME/ethics education (Rounds), Aug p 10
potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]
Symposium on Adult Diseases in Children, Feb pp 17-52

Education, Medical, Graduate
GME funding boosted 25 percent, Sep pp 22-23
IOM work hour proposals could lengthen resident training, Mar pp 50-51
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar p 31
taking it to the limits: Texas residency programs adapt to fewer work hours, Mar pp 47-51

Edwards, Betty (Newsmakers), Mar p 54 (photo)

Edwards, Kimberly
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 19-22, 26 (photo)
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug p 32 (photo)

Elections . See Politics

Electrocardiography
stemming STEMI: physicians take on potential killer, Jan pp 45-47

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). See Medical Records Systems, Computerized

Electronic Prescribing
Medicare e-prescribing bonuses available for 2010, Nov pp 44-45
Texas electronic prescriptions soar, Sep p 6

Ellenbogen, Paul H. (Newsmakers), May p 42

Embezzlement. See Theft

Embryonic Stem Cells
back to work: Obama decision spurts increased Texas stem cell research, Nov pp 53-56
embryonic stem cell research still controversial, Nov pp 55-56

Emergency Medical Services
emergency management legislation, Sep p 36
H1N1 emergency room management, Sep p 42
stemming STEMI: physicians take on potential killer, Jan pp 45-47
tort reforms improve access to emergency care, Mar p 32

Emergency Preparedness . See Disaster Planning

Emmick, Robert
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug p 44 (photo)

Employees . See Health Personnel

EMRs. See Medical Records Systems, Computerized

End-Stage Renal Disease . See Kidney Diseases

Endocrine System
potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]

Equipment and Supplies
medical device suit alleges kickbacks to doctors, Sep p 32
new network enhances patient safety (Rounds), Nov p 11

Errors. See Medical Errors

Eskew, James , May p 9 (photo)

Estrada, Nelly
dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 12, 13, 16 (photo)
receives minority scholarship from TMA Board of Trustees, Jun p 8 (photo)

Ethics, Professional
insurers: behave yourselves; TMA pushes national code of conduct, Oct pp 33-37

Evans, Carolyn
congratulates Butler Awards winners, Jun p 7 (photo)
TMA Board of Trustees honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)

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F

Factor, Dennis J.
elected to TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul p 11
TMA Board of Trustees honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)

Family Therapy
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30

FDA. See United States Food and Drug Administration

Fellowships and Scholarships
dollars for scholars [TMA scholarship opportunities] (Rounds), Apr p 14
TMA Board of Trustees awards nine scholarships to minority medical students, Jun p 8 (photo)
TMLT to award four $10,000 medical student scholarships, May p 27

Financing, Commerc ial. See Capital Financing

Financing, Government
HHSC gets grant to help workers buy insurance, Dec pp 51-52
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar pp 29-31

Finch, Dan : on TMA public affairs team, Jan p 21 (photo)

Fite, Diana , Apr pp 26, 29 (photo)

Fitness . See Physical Fitness

Fleeger, David C.: elected to TMA Delegation to AMA, Jun p 8

Fleming, William H., III
celebrates inauguration of Jim Rohack as AMA president, Aug p 8 (photo)
doctor's orders followed: TMA scores victories despite tough legislative session, Aug p 17 (photo)
Dr. Fleming becomes president: music's loss is medicine's gain (Trusted Leader), May pp 41-43 (photo)
First Tuesdays program sets record (Rounds), Jul p 9 (photo)
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep p 16 (photo)
illness prevents new president from taking oath of office in person, Jun p 8 (photo)
installation address (Rounds), Jun pp 8-10
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun p 21 (photo)
TEXPAC endorses Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)
TMA says health reform plan falls short, Sep p 19

Floyd, Gary
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr pp 32-33 (photo)
Newsmakers, Jun p 48

Fonseca, Vincent, Jan p 33 (photo)

Food and Drug Administration. See   United States Food and Drug Administration

Foster School of Medicine.
See Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso

Fox, David, Jul pp 51, 52-53 (photo)

FOXF1 Protein, Human
alveolar capillary dysplasia (Research Roundup), Aug p 12

Foxhall, Lewis E.
doctor's orders followed, Aug p 21 (photo)
elected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jun p 8
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May p 29 (photo)
Newsmakers, Mar p 54 (photo); Aug p 56

Fraser, Troy, Apr pp 26, 30 (photo)

Fraud
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
physicians: beware Medicare scam, Aug p 47
state warns of [corporate] minutes solicitation (Rounds), Oct p 5

Friedman, Alice
can you top this? [responders to congressional action alerts] (Rounds), Mar p 14

Fuller, Jake, Apr p 30 (photo)

Fund Raising
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 47-50

Funding, Government Financed. See Financing, Government

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Galveston County Health District
local public health departments key to disaster response, Sep p 35

Galveston, Texas. See also University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Galveston program helps families get health coverage, Dec p 52

Garcia, Pamela, Nov p 16 (photo)

Garcia, Rebecca
named CPRIT prevention officer (Rounds), Sep pp 7-8

Garretson, Melissa, Jan p 8 (photo)

Garza, Cynthia, Oct pp 14, 16-17, 19 (photo)

Gene Deletions
alveolar capillary dysplasia (Research Roundup), Aug p 12

Genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34

Genetic Screening
blood feud: controversy arises over newborn screening program, Jul pp 47-49

Gerstenschlager, Merry Lynn, Jul p 47 (photo)

Ghosh, Romy, Oct p 22 (photo)

Gilman, Alfred: Nobel laureate joins Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (Rounds), Jun pp 11-12 (photo)

Gilmer, William S. (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Gong, Alice, Jun p 36 (photo)

Gonorrhea
EPT permitted: TMB changes rules to fight chlamydia, gonorrhea, Dec pp 55-58
how to use expedited partner therapy, Dec p 56

Gonzalez, Adriano: Butler Awards winner, Jun p 7 (photo)

Gonzalez, Carlos, Jun p 8 (photo)

Gonzalez, Veronica, Apr p 30 (photo)

Gonzalez, Victor H. (Newsmakers), Aug p 56

Goodell, Margaret, Nov pp 53, 54 (photo)

Goodman, Louis J., Aug p 8 (photo)

Graf, Jeanine (Newsmakers), Jun p 48

Grants. See Financing, Government

Gray, Jane, Mar p 20 (photo)

Green, Gordon (Newsmakers), Aug p 56 (photo)

Greenberg, Robert, Mar p 32 (photo)

Gregoro, Jason, Dec p 16 (photo)

Gros, Albert T.
doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview, Jan pp 15-17 (photo)
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar p 30 (photo)

Grundy, Scott (Newsmakers), Aug p 57 (photo)

Guajardo, Manuel G.: reappointed to Texas Medical Board, Jun p 25 (photo)

Guidry, Mark, Sep p 35 (photo)

Gunby, Robert T., Jr., Oct p 29 (photo)

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H.E. Butt Grocery Co.
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29

H1N1 Influenza. See Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype

Haley, Charles, Mar p 43 (photo)

Hancock, Kelly, Aug p 9 (photo)

Hancock, Robin, Aug p 9 (photo)

Handal, Gilberto A.
case studies in quality, Apr p 23 (photo)
curing what ails us, Mar p 26 (photo)

Harati, Yadollah, Aug p 57 (photo)

Hard Hats for Little Heads. See Head Protective Devices

Hardy, Trina V., Dec p 14 (photo)

Harris County Medical Society
Ike, one year later: lessons learned, Sep pp 37-42

Hasson, Newton E.: Austin physician immortalized in high school hall of fame (Trusted Leader), Aug pp 57-58 (photo)

Hazardous Substances
no medicinal jet fuel: TMA supports ban on nontherapeutic prescribing, Aug pp 37-39

Head Protective Devices
Hard Hats program increases helmet match (Rounds), Mar pp 15-16 (photo)
keep kids safe with a helmet giveaway (Rounds), May p 15
TMA's Hard Hats wins PR award (Rounds), Jan pp 11-12

Health Benefit Plans, Employee
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29

Health Care Costs
AMA, health industry groups promise health savings, Jul pp 39-40
bundling payments: San Antonio project seeks lower costs, improved care, Jul pp 51-54
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep pp 45-48
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
Physicians' Foundation says HSR balloons health cost (Rounds), Nov pp 10-11

Health Care Delivery. See Delivery of Health Care

Health Care Integrity and Protection Data Bank
TMA questions reporting to health care integrity data bank, Nov p 44

Health Care Notification Network
new network enhances patient safety (Rounds), Nov p 11

Health Care Reform
bring your patients to the debate (Rounds), Sep p 8
excerpts from President Obama's speech to the AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 7
health reform "house calls:" TMA meetings help physicians, patients shape debate, Oct pp 27-30
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun pp 14-18
Kaiser launches a health system reform gateway, Jul p 40
opportunity to influence health system reform still exists (Rounds), Nov p 9
Physicians' Foundation says HSR balloons health cost (Rounds), Nov pp 10-11
president takes reform plans to AMA (Rounds), Aug pp 5-9 (photo)
reform is main topic of TMA Fall Conference (Rounds), Aug pp 9-10
reform principles approved by House of Delegates (Rounds), Jun pp 7-8
TMA says health reform plan falls short, Sep pp 19-20
TMA's health reform guiding principles, Jun p 19

Health Facilities, Proprietary
consumers give physician-owned hospitals high marks, Oct pp 44-45
Denton hospital disproves critics' charges, May pp 38-39
like a bad penny: physician hospital ownership ban likely to resurface, May pp 35-39

Health Information Technology (HIT). See Medical Informatics Applications

Health Insurance. See Insurance, Health

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
CVS settles HIPAA privacy case, Jul p 34
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 30-32

Health Personnel. See also Physicians
enforce your work schedules or pay overtime (Managing Your Practice), Jan p 3
get the most out of employee evaluations, Nov p 37
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18
if you're not a physician, say so, TMA house declares (Rounds), Jun p 7
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30
staying well: physicians and staff need flu shots, too, Nov pp 17-22
trust but verify: employee embezzlement can ruin you, Nov pp 33-37

Health Planning. See also Disaster Planning
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul pp 17-21

Health Policy
health information technology policy in Texas: statewide, regional, and constituency-specific initiatives, Jan pp 55-63
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
report ranks Texas high in obesity, Jan p 34-36
state unveils new cardiovascular disease plan, Jan pp 47-48

Health Promotion. See also Preventive Health Services
AMA toolkit
improves patient health (Rounds), Jul p 10
new physician toolkit to improve patient lifestyles, patient health (Rounds), Sep p 5

curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25

Health Research Insights (HRI)
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29
TMA monitors HRI, Nov p 26

Health Services Accessibility
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12

Health Surveys
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
survey shows autism prevalence now 1 in 91, Dec pp 59-60

HealthTexas Medical Group
physician-owned NPHC works in patients' best interests, Jan p 24

Healthy Futures Alliance
legislative agenda [for reducing teen birth rate], Apr p 37

Hearn, Patrick, Jun p 8 (photo)

Heart Failure, Congestive
diuretics still tops in reducing heart failure risk, Jul p 50

Heimberger, Amy (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Helmets. See Head Protective Devices

Henkes, David: elected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jun p 8

Hernandez, Paul, Jun p 8 (photo)

Herzog, Greg: on TMA public affairs team, Jan p 21 (photo)

Hinchey, William W.
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan p 23 (photo)
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep p 30 (photo)

HIPAA. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

History of Medicine
Bonnet, John D.: this is the greatest generation (Reflections on Medicine), Feb pp 13-14
Burross, D. Clifford: my 50 years of fun; my medical practice, Dec pp 7-8 (photo)

HIV Infections. See also Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
consortium proposes new perinatal HIV prevention guidelines, Jun p 36
DSHS proposes HIV/STD reporting changes (Rounds), Jun p 12
HHS awards $1.79B to help people living with HIV/AIDS, Aug p 34
HIV: a Texas snapshot, Jun p 35
HIV in the medical record (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
HIV treatment interruption high among former inmates, Jun p 38
human immunodeficiency virus (MedBytes), Jun p 56
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36
national campaign refocuses on HIV crisis, Jun pp 37-38
new law affects pregnancy testing, Nov pp 11-12

Holcomb, John R., Aug p 24 (photo)

Homer, Ladon W., Jun p 11 (photo)

Hong, Joseph
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 44-45

Hospital Medical Staff. See Medical Staff, Hospital

Hospitalization
TMF project looks to cut hospital readmissions, Jul pp 49-50

Hospitals
consumers give physician-owned hospitals high marks, Oct pp 44-45
Denton hospital disproves critics' charges, May pp 38-39
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18
Ike, one year later: lessons learned, Sep pp 37-42
like a bad penny: physician hospital ownership ban likely to resurface, May pp 35-39
Medicare payments for hospitals to rise again, Oct p 44
physicians praise victory against Baptist Health, May pp 32-33
when hospitals attack: AG, physicians battle Memorial Hermann, Apr pp 43-47

Hoverman, Isabel, Apr p 23 (photo)

Howe, Stephanie: elected to AMA Medical Student Section position (Rounds), Jan p 9

HRI. See Health Research Insights (HRI)

Hughes, Hunter, Apr pp 30 (photo)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus. See HIV Infections

Human Papillomavirus Vaccines. See Papillomavirus Vaccines

Humana, Inc.
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41-47
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5

Huntington's Disease (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Hurricane Ike
Disaster Relief committee members, Oct p 49
Disaster Relief program donors, Oct p 49
Hurricane Ike waivers discontinued (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
Ike, one year later: lessons learned, Sep pp 37-42
Ike relief fund deadline looming (Rounds), Mar p 15
local public health departments key to disaster response, Sep p 35
man with a plan: Dr. Valadez has seen many disasters in a short time, Sep pp 33-37
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 12-20
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 47-50
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

Hutchison, Kay Bailey, Nov p 10 (photo)

Hutton, George (Newsmakers), Jun p 48

Hyer, Rex (Newsmakers), Jun p 48

Hypercholesterolemia
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43

Hypertension
hypertension in children, Feb pp 44-46

Hypertriglyceridemia
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43

Hypoglycemic Agents
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

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ICD-10. See Insurance Claim Reporting

Identify Theft . See Patient Identification Systems

Immunization . See also Vaccines and Vaccination

Be Wise-Immunize
childhood, adolescent toolkits available (Rounds), Mar p 16
new adolescent immunization toolkit available (Rounds), Jan p 10

emergency management legislation, Sep p 36
new school immunization requirements in effect, Aug p 34
state changes immunization rules (Rounds), May p 12
Texas ranks 12th with slight immunization rate increase, Nov p 52
U.S. teen vaccination coverage up, but behind 2010 goals, Jan p 36
vaccine laws benefit Texans [immunization information in ImmTrac], Jul p 20

Incentive Reimbursement . See Reimbursement, Incentive

Income
ACPE survey highlights compensation [of physicians with business degrees], Dec p 46

Income Levels . See Socioeconomic Factors

Income Tax
tax information you need to know, Dec p 44

Infants
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36
study finds achievement disparities among infants, Dec pp 58-59

Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
antiviral drug guidelines, Nov p 20
"flu fighters" keep physician informed on H1N1, Nov p 21
H1N1 emergency room management, Sep p 42
H1N1 more severe in pregnant women, Oct pp 50-51
Medicaid, Medicare to reimburse for H1N1 [vaccine] (Rounds), Dec p 5
Medicare, two insurers set H1N1 flu vaccine payments, Nov p 19
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
staying well: physicians and staff need flu shots, too, Nov pp 17-22
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul pp 17-21

Influenza, Human
antiviral drug guidelines, Nov p 20
influenza (MedBytes), Jul p 56
program tracks flu statewide, Jul p 19
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26

Influenza Vaccine
Medicaid, Medicare to reimburse for H1N1 [vaccine] (Rounds), Dec p 5
Medicare, two insurers set H1N1 flu vaccine payments, Nov p 19
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
staying well: physicians and staff need flu shots, too, Nov pp 17-22

Injuries . See Wounds and Injuries

Innovation Diffusion . See Diffusion of Innovation

Institutes of Medicine
IOM work hour proposals could lengthen resident training, Mar pp 50-51

Insurance Carriers . See also Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Aetna Health, Inc.
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
filing electronic claims with Aetna HMO (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48

AMA grades health insurers, Oct pp 37-38
AMA sues WellPoint over out-of-network payments, Jun p 32
Health Research Insights (HRI). See Health Research Insights (HRI)

Humana, Inc.
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41-47
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5

insurance company accountability tops TMA agenda, Dr. Williams says (Rounds), Mar p 11 (photo)
insurer ratings programs compared, Aug p 42
insurers: behave yourselves; TMA pushes national code of conduct, Oct pp 33-37
make insurers keep their promises (Rounds), Jul p 9
make sure insurers keep their promises, Aug p 47

Physician deselection
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41-47
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5
TMA checklist for deselection appeals, Aug p 43

physician-reported contractual relationships, Sep p 28
rate your health plans (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48
UnitedHealth Group wins TRICARE contract, Sep p 49

UnitedHealthcare
TDI fines UnitedHealthcare again, Dec pp 31-32
United scraps "usual and customary" system, Mar pp 41-42

Insurance Claim Reporting . See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement ; Medicare
2009 ICD-9 codes in effect (Managing Your Practice), Feb p 3
AMA grades health insurers, Oct pp 37-38
BCBS coding provisions in effect (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
BCBS establishes billing dispute review board (Rounds), Jan pp 26-27
code blues: physicians oppose rushed ICD-10 adoption, Jan pp 39-42
CPT code/relative value search look-up tool, Jan p 3
E&M coding: what not to do (Managing Your Practice), Jun p 5
feds delay ICD-10 for two years (Rounds), Mar pp 13-14
filing electronic claims with Aetna HMO (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
five tips for claims follow-up (Managing Your Practice), Jun p 5
handling "lost" claims (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
ICD-10 expensive, new study shows, Jan p 41
insurers: behave yourselves; TMA pushes national code of conduct, Oct pp 33-37
NUCC releases updated codes (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7
the patient would be responsible [for out of network service] (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29

Insurance, Health . See also Health Care Reform ; Medicaid ; Medically Uninsured ; Medicare
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
AMA offers new contracting toolkit, Jul p 54
Galveston program helps families get health coverage, Dec p 52
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
help with negotiating health plan contracts, May p 5
HHSC gets grant to help workers buy insurance, Dec pp 51-52
House of Representatives passes Burgess transparency bill, Jun p 25
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29
stimulus [bill] changes COBRA rules (Managing Your Practice), May p 6
TMA launches insurance "right to know" initiative (Rounds), May pp 9-10
UnitedHealth wins TRICARE contract, Sep p 49

Insurance, Health, Reimbursement . See also Insurance Claim Reporting ; Medicaid ; Medicare ; Quality Indicators, Health Care
AMA grades health insurers, Oct pp 37-38
bundling payments: San Antonio project seeks lower costs, improved care, Jul pp 51-54
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep pp 27-32
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6
federal court upholds Texas prompt pay laws, Oct pp 36-37
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5
insurers: behave yourselves; TMA pushes national code of conduct, Oct pp 33-37
reimbursement rates compared, Sep p 29
San Antonio hospital chosen for bundled payment demonstration, Mar p 46
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29
TDI fines UnitedHealthcare again, Dec pp 31-32
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48
United scraps "usual and customary" system, Mar pp 41-42
when the prompt pay law applies (Managing Your Practice), Feb p 3
who's responsible? online tools help physicians estimate patients' costs, Oct pp 41-44

Insurance, Liability . See Texas Medical Liability Trust

Intellectual Property
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34

Internet and World Wide Web
adolescent reproductive health (MedBytes), Apr p 56
adult diseases in children (MedBytes), Feb p 56
breast cancer (MedBytes), Oct p 56
building your e-presence (Commentary), Nov pp 5-6
health information technology (MedBytes), May p 52
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
HPV vaccine (MedBytes), Nov p 64
human immunodeficiency virus (MedBytes), Jun p 56
influenza (MedBytes), Jul p 56
Kaiser launches a health system reform gateway, Jul p 40
kidney disease (MedBytes), Mar p 60
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
minority health (MedBytes), Dec p 64
prostate cancer (MedBytes), Sep p 56

TMA Web site
advertise for as little as $25 (Managing Your Practice), May p 5
social networking on the TMA Web site (Managing Your Practice), May p 6

water safety (MedBytes), Aug p 64

Internship and Residency
IOM work hour proposals could lengthen resident training, Mar pp 50-51
taking it to the limits: Texas residency programs adapt to fewer work hours, Mar pp 47-51
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

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Jankovic, Joseph (Newsmakers), Mar p 55

Jekot, Jeffrey M.
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep p 27 (photo)
Gov. Perry signs House Bill 2256, Aug p 9 (photo)

Jennings, John C., Sep p 24 (photo)

John Sealy Hospital, Galveston , Dec p 15 (photo)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
electronic accreditation manuals available from the Joint Commission, Jan p 42
Joint Commission suggested actions [for disruptive behavior], Dec p 30

Jurisprudence
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
AMA sues WellPoint over out-of-network payments, Jun p 32
autism, vaccinations not linked, court says (Rounds), Apr pp 12-13
Blue Cross halts physician-rating system (RACI), Jun pp 30-31
chemical dependency counselors back down (Rounds), Jan p 27
CVS settles HIPAA privacy case, Jul p 34
delay in diagnosing and treating oral cancer (Rounds), Nov pp 13-14
Dr. Aldridge's nightmare: state OIG demands back Medicaid payments, Jul pp 29-32 (photo)
failure to monitor patient's anticoagulation therapy, Dec pp 6-9
federal court upholds Texas prompt pay laws, Oct pp 36-37
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41-47
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
make insurers keep their promises (Rounds), Jul p 9
make sure insurers keep their promises, Aug p 47
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
medical device suit alleges kickbacks to doctors, Sep p 32
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34
physicians: beware Medicare scam, Aug p 47
physicians praise victory against Baptist Health, May pp 32-33
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30
physicians win in privacy court case, Apr p 48
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
shopping for dollars: H-E-B hires claims payment recovery firm, Nov pp 25-29
state warns of [corporate] minutes solicitation (Rounds), Oct p 5
Supreme Court sides with TMA against Wyeth, May p 32
TDI fines UnitedHealthcare again, Dec pp 31-32
Texas absent from Judicial Hellholes report, Mar p 42
TMA sues CIGNA, Aetna to stop use of Ingenix database, Apr pp 47-48
United scraps "usual and customary" system, Mar pp 41-42
when hospitals attack: AG, physicians battle Memorial Hermann, Apr pp 43-47

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Kageler, Woody V.
doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview, Jan p 18 (photo)
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep p 21 (photo)

Kaiser Family Foundation : launches health system reform gateway, Jul p 40

Karnaze, Greg (Newsmakers), May p 43 (photo)

Kennerly, Donald , Apr pp 16, 19, 21 (photo)

Kerr, Jeff , Apr p 16 (photo)

Khan, Amanullah , Jun p 25 (photo)

Kidney Diseases
campaign to increase screening for CKD, Mar p 13
decreasing the increase [in end-stage renal disease] (Commentary), Feb pp 5-6
kidney disease (MedBytes), Mar p 60

King, Susan
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 33 (photo)
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers..., Dec p 36

Kirk, I. Ray (Newsmakers), May p 43

Klawitter, Arthur , Jan p 9 (photo)

Kolodzey, Patricia : on TMA public affairs team, Jan p 21 (photo)

Kotria, Kathryn J. (Newsmakers), May p 42

Kottman, Robert W., Apr p 30 (photo)

Kridel, Russell W.H.
elected to TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul pp 11-12
Newsmakers, Mar p 54

Kronberg, Gregory , Dec p 39 (photo)

Kuempel, Edmund
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 33 (photo)
legislators applaud physicians' heroism (Trusted Leader), Aug p 58 (photo)  

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Lakey, David
speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Nov p 11 (photo)
swine flu: rehearsal or disaster?, Jul pp 16-19 (photo)

Lamensdorf, Hugh , Jun p 11 (photo)

Law(s). See Jurisprudence ; Legislation, Medical ; Tort Reform

Leasure, Mike , May pp 25, 26 (photo)

Lee, Brendan (Newsmakers), Mar p 55 (photo); Aug p 58 (photo)

Legislation, Medical . See also Lobbying
CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) funding a priority for legislature, Aug p 31
doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview, Jan pp 14-21
doctor's orders followed: TMA scores victories despite tough legislative session, Aug pp 14-25
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26
emergency management legislation, Sep p 36
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep pp 27-32
GME funding boosted 25 percent, Sep pp 22-23
health care reform. See Health Care Reform
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug pp 29-33
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18
House of Representatives passes Burgess transparency bill, Jun p 25

Identity theft
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
FTC delays red flags rule until Nov. 1, Sep pp 48-49
TMA helps you comply with red flag rules, Jul p 46

insurers: behave yourselves; TMA pushes national code of conduct, Oct pp 33-37
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
legislation changes DPS controlled substance regulations, Sep p 32
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40
like a bad penny: physician hospital ownership ban likely to resurface, May pp 35-39

Medicare
SGR still standing: Congress likely to punt on long-term Medicare fee fix, Jul pp 37-39
The Texas Medicare Manifesto II (Rounds), Feb pp 9-11

meet your TMA public affairs team, Jan pp 20-21 (photos)
new law affects pregnancy testing, Nov pp 11-12
no medicinal jet fuel: TMA supports ban on nontherapeutic prescribing, Aug pp 37-39
physician health program law takes effect, Sep p 20
physician testimony aids legislative wins, Aug p 26
rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-44
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May pp 25-26

Stimulus law
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 16-22
HHS defines some "meaningful use" guidelines, Nov pp 36-37
stimulus [bill] changes COBRA rules (Managing Your Practice), May p 6
stimulus has billions for Texas Medicaid (Rounds), Apr pp 11-12
TMA creates federal stimulus package resource center (Rounds), Oct pp 5-6
TMA wants "meaningful use" [of electronic medical records] meaningful (Rounds), Sep p 6
what's NOT in the stimulus bill (Rounds), Apr p 12

TDA, TEA, and DSHS legislative funding package [for obesity prevention], Jan p 33
Texas Public Health Coalition legislative priorities for obesity, Jan p 32
TMA launches insurance "right to know" initiative (Rounds), May pp 9-10

Tort reform
Burgess, Michael, files medical liability reform bill, May p 39
Texas absent from Judicial Hellholes report, Mar p 42
tort reform prompts another TMLT cut, Nov pp 29-30
tort reforms improve access to emergency care, Mar p 32

vaccine laws benefit Texans [immunization information in ImmTrac], Jul p 20

Legislature, Texas
legislators applaud physicians' heroism (Trusted Leader), Aug p 58 (photo)
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar pp 29-31

Levin, Jeffrey
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar p 22 (photo)
doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview, Jan p 19 (photo)
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug p 32 (photo)

Levy, Bruce , Apr p 33 (photo)

Liability, Legal
Burgess, Michael, files medical liability reform bill, May p 39
failure to monitor patient's anticoagulation therapy, Dec pp 6-9
serving those most in need, Mar p 39
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
Texans call for 'fair and equal treatment' [AMA house looks to the future] (Rounds), Jan p 9
Texas absent from Judicial Hellholes report, Mar p 42
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38
tort reform prompts another TMLT cut, Nov pp 29-30
tort reforms improve access to emergency care, Mar p 32

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program
chemical dependency counselors back down (Rounds), Jan p 27

Licensure
chemical dependency counselors back down (Rounds), Jan p 27
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30

Licensure, Medical
Brown, Fred, praises TMB progress on licensure, minor infractions, Aug p 39
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25
"who will test the TMB?" (Letter), Mar pp 5-6

Lieberman, Steven
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 1, 14-15, 18-20 (photo)

Life Style
ealthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
new physician toolkit to improve patient lifestyles, patient health (Rounds), Sep p 5
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25

Loans, Commercial . See Capital Financing

Loans, Student . See Training Support

Lobbying . See also TEXPAC
be a First Tuesdays lobbyist! (Rounds), Mar p 14
can you top this? [responders to congressional action alerts] (Rounds), Mar p 14
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr pp 26-33
First Tuesday program begins Feb. 3, Jan p 19
First Tuesdays program sets record (Rounds), Jul pp 9-10
meet your TMA public affairs team, Jan pp 20-21 (photos)
physician testimony aids legislative wins, Aug p 26
TexMed gives you face time with lawmakers (Rounds), Apr p 11

Locker, S. Braswell : death of (Rounds), Jan p 12

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Mack, Michael (Newsmakers), May p 43

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
blood oxygen level-dependent MRI (Research Roundup), Aug p 12

Malone, Bruce , Jun p 28 (photo)

Malpractice. See also Liability, Legal ; Professional Misconduct ; Tort Reform
delay in diagnosing and treating oral cancer (Rounds), Nov pp 13-14
failure to monitor patient's anticoagulation therapy, Dec pp 6-9
lawsuits don't equal good care (Letter), Mar p 6
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25
tort reforms improve access to emergency care, Mar p 32

Maltz, Ashley
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 49-50

Management Information Systems
health information technology policy in Texas: statewide, regional, and constituency-specific initiatives, Jan pp 55-63

Marshall, David
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 15-16

Masel, Brian
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May p 25 (photo)
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun p 41 (photo)

Mass Screening
blood feud: controversy arises over newborn screening program, Jul pp 47-49
pilot project seeks to link mental health, pediatric practices, Apr p 54

Mattox, Ken , Jan p 9 (photo)

Mazza, Frank , Apr p 24 (photo)

McAllen, Texas
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep pp 45-48

McCabe, Kathryn , Dec p 14 (photo)

McCandless, Pati , Aug p 9 (photo)

McCarthy, Michael (Newsmakers), May p 43

McCoy, Dan , Nov pp 9, 10 (photo)

McKinney, Michael D., Jan p 11 (photo)

McMichael, James , Dec p 39 (photo)

MedBytes . See Internet and World Wide Web

Mediation. See Negotiating

Medicaid
charging for no-show patients (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Aug p 11
Dr. Aldridge's nightmare: state OIG demands back Medicaid payments, Jul pp 29-32 (photo)
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
HHSC accepting proposals for Medicaid initiatives, Apr pp 53-54
Hurricane Ike waivers discontinued (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
improving access (doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview), Jan p 20
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar pp 29-31
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54
Medicaid takes on smoking (Rounds), May p 15
to reimburse for H1N1 [vaccine] (Rounds), Dec p 5
sign 'em up: Texas groups hope to enroll thousands in Medicaid, CHIP, Dec pp 49-51
state starts new loan repayment program [to increase number of physicians to provide care for Medicaid recipients], Mar p 51
stimulus bill has billions for Texas Medicaid (Rounds), Apr pp 11-12

Medical Devices . See Equipment and Supplies

Medical Errors
state says patient-controlled pain medication increases errors, Jan p 48
taking it to the limits: Texas residency programs adapt to fewer work hours, Mar pp 47-51
TMF Health Quality Institute projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11

Medical Informatics Applications . See also Medical Records Systems, Computerized
breakdown of physician incentive payments, May p 19
electronic accreditation manuals available from the Joint Commission, Jan p 42
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 16-22
health information technology (MedBytes), May p 52
health information technology policy in Texas: statewide, regional, and constituency-specific initiatives, Jan pp 55-63
HIT can improve patient care, May p 21
TMA HIT resources aid physicians, May p 22

Medical Records
HIV in the medical record (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
how much can be charged for copying medical records (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jun p 13
physicians win in privacy court case, Apr p 48
time limit for maintaining medical records (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Nov p 12

Medical Records Systems, Computerized
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 16-22
health information technology policy in Texas: statewide, regional, and constituency-specific initiatives, Jan pp 55-63
HHS defines some "meaningful use" guidelines, Nov pp 36-37
techniques for smooth EMR implementation, Dec p 45
TMA creates federal stimulus package resource center (Rounds), Oct pp 5-6
TMA HIT resources aid physicians, May p 22
TMA wants "meaningful use" [of electronic medical records] meaningful (Rounds), Sep p 6

Medical Staff, Hospital
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
Ike, one year later: lessons learned, Sep pp 37-42

Medical Student Section, TMA
three students elected to AMA Medical Student Section Region 3 positions (Rounds), Jan p 9

Medical Students . See Students, Medical

Medically Underserved Area
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep pp 21-23
serving those most in need, Mar p 39
the Texas physician workforce: current status and future direction (Abstract), Nov p 63

Medically Uninsured
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38

Medicare
Bundled payments
bundling payments: San Antonio project seeks lower costs, improved care, Jul pp 51-54
San Antonio hospital, Baptist Health System, chosen for bundled payment demonstration, Mar p 46

charging for no-show patients (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Aug p 11

Claims and coding
2009 OIG work plan targets unlisted procedures and more, Aug p 53
avoiding E&M documentation errors, Aug p 53
code blues: physicians oppose rushed ICD-10 adoption, Jan pp 39-42
compare your Medicare billing with that of your peers (Managing Your Practice), May p 5
E&M coding: what not to do (Managing Your Practice), Jun p 5
get your coding right [for RAC program], Mar pp 45-46
what you need when you call TrailBlazer (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9

does Medicare locum tenens' 60 days include weekends? (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 8
e-prescribing bonuses available for 2010, Nov pp 44-45

Fee schedule
CMS drops physician-administered drugs from payment formula, Sep p 48
Medicare struggle lives on [AMA house looks to the future] (Rounds), Jan pp 8-9
payments for hospitals to rise again, Oct p 44
SGR still standing: Congress likely to punt on long-term Medicare fee fix, Jul pp 37-39
The Texas Medicare Manifesto II (Rounds), Feb pp 9-11

H1N1 influenza
Medicare, two insurers set H1N1 flu vaccine payments, Nov p 19
to reimburse for H1N1 [vaccine] (Rounds), Dec p 5

health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep pp 45-48
new Medicare enrollment effective dates (Managing Your Practice), Jan p 3
patient Medicare eligibility by telephone (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7
the patient would be responsible [for out of network service] (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7
physicians: beware Medicare scam, Aug p 47
physicians win in privacy court case, Apr p 48

RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)
CMS puts RACS on the shelf (Rounds), Jan p 10
get your coding right, Mar pp 45-46
getting ready for RACs: Medicare begins auditing physician payments, Aug pp 49-52
Medicare recovery audit program coming to Texas, Jul p 54
physicians on the RAC: Medicare bounty hunters come calling, Mar pp 43-46
six tips for responding to an audit, Aug p 52
TMA can ease audit pain, Aug p 51
TMLT policies cover RAC audits, Dec pp 32-33

the socialization of American medicine (Commentary), Aug pp 59-60
TMF project looks to cut hospital readmissions, Jul pp 49-50

Medication Errors . See Medical Errors

Medication Systems
Medicare e-prescribing bonuses available for 2010, Nov pp 44-45
Texas electronic prescriptions soar, Sep p 6

Meijer, Karim A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 58

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston
when hospitals attack: AG, physicians battle Memorial Hermann, Apr pp 43-47

Mental Disorders
pilot project seeks to link mental health, pediatric practices, Apr p 54

Mileski, Bill
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 16, 17, 19 (photo)

Military Personnel
UnitedHealth wins TRICARE contract, Sep p 49

Miller, Charles C., III
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Oct pp 19, 23 (photo)

Miller, Kyle R. (Newsmakers), Aug p 58

Minority Groups
CDC says STDs high among women, minorities, Apr p 40
minority health (MedBytes), Dec p 64
TMA Board of Trustees awards nine scholarships to minority medical students, Jun p 8 (photo)

Miranda, Cynthia , Jun p 8 (photo)

Misconduct. See Professional Misconduct

Mitchell, Bruce
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct p 49

Mixon, Timothy , Jan p 47 (photo)

Mock, Robert D.
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41, 43 (photo)

Moore, Alan T.
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun p 21 (photo)
new TMB medical director hopes to impact quality, Jun p 23
Robinson, Dr. Moore take key TMB spots (Rounds), Apr p 14 (photo)

Moore, Dustin , May p 26 (photo)

Morrison, James B. (Newsmakers), Aug p 58

Morrow, Robert B. (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Moskovitz, Mike
economic survival tips for physician practices, Sep p 13

Mouth Neoplasms
delay in diagnosing and treating oral cancer (Rounds), Nov pp 13-14

Moy, Clifford K.
reelected as Vice Speaker of the House, Jun p 8
Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 6
TEXPAC endorses Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)

Mullican, Mary Ann (Newsmakers), May p 43

Multiple Sclerosis
updated prevalence estimates of multiple sclerosis in Texas, 1998 to 2003 (Abstract), Jun p 51

Murphey, Donald , Apr p 32-33 (photo)

Myocardial Infarction
stemming STEMI: physicians take on potential killer, Jan pp 45-47

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National Health Programs
the socialization of American medicine (Commentary), Aug pp 59-60

National Uniform Claim Committee
NUCC releases updated codes (Managing Your Practice), Mar p 7

Navarro, Mikaela , Mar p 20 (photo)

Ncho, Asongu , Jun p 8 (photo)

Negotiating
a fair balance: new legislation establishes billing mediation process, Sep pp 27-32
help with negotiating health plan contracts, May p 5

Nelson, Jane , Aug p 29 (photo)

Neonatal Screening
blood feud: controversy arises over newborn screening program, Jul pp 47-49

Neoplasms . See also Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
ACS (American Cancer Society) releases annual recommendations (Rounds), May pp 12-13
breast cancer (MedBytes), Oct p 56
delay in diagnosing and treating oral cancer (Rounds), Nov pp 13-14
ovarian cancer [continuing medical education course], May [insert]
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34
POEP resources help physicians prevent cancer, Nov p 49
potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]
prostate cancer (MedBytes), Sep p 56
vaccinate or not? POEP says physicians don't always suggest HPV vaccine, Nov pp 47-52

Nervous System Diseases
neurologic, cardiovascular diseases subjects of Texas research, Nov p 56

New, Bill
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec p 18

Newborn screening . See Neonatal Screening

Ng, Grace , Oct p 10 (photo)

Nielsen, Nancy H.
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun p 16 (photo)
presents AMA Distinguished Service Award to Dr. James Arens, Jan p 8 (photo)
SGR still standing: Congress likely to punt on long-term Medicare fee fix, Jul p 37 (photo)

Nolen, Eric
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct p 50

Nonprofit Organizations . See Organizations, Non-Profit

Nonphysician Practitioners . See Health Personnel

Norman, Craig : elected to TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul pp 11, 12

North Texas Hospital
Denton hospital disproves critics' charges, May pp 38-39

Nutrition
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
study shows school wellness policies fall short, Oct p 51

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Obama, Barack
excerpts from President Obama's speech to the AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 7
president takes reform plans to AMA (Rounds), Aug pp 5-9 (photo)

Obesity
adult diseases inherited in the pediatric age group, Feb pp 21-22
battling obesity (doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview), Jan p 19
childhood obesity: the scope of the problem, Feb pp 23-24
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46
hyperlipidemia in children, Feb pp 38-43
hypertension in children, Feb pp 44-46
new report finds obesity epidemic increases, Sep pp 42-43
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
obstructive sleep apnea in children, Feb pp 47-50
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32
report ranks Texas high in obesity, Jan p 34-36
Texas Public Health Coalition's legislative priorities for prevention, Mar p 23
TMA's legislative recommendations for battling obesity, Mar p 23
type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: "the family disease of the 21st century," Feb pp 33-37

Office Management
trust but verify: employee embezzlement can ruin you, Nov pp 33-37

OIG (Office of the Inspector General). See Texas Health and Human Services Commission ; United States Department of Health and Human Services

Omeprazole
asthma treatment with Nexium (Research Roundup), Aug p 12

Ontai, Sidney Charles
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 16-18 (photo)

Opioid-Related Disorders
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40

Oral Health
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54

Oral Neoplasms . See Mouth Neoplasms

Organizations, Nonprofit
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26
physician-owned NPHC works in patients' best interests, Jan p 24

Orlander, Philip , Mar p 48 (photo)

Ovarian Neoplasms
ovarian cancer [continuing medical education course], May [insert]

Ozan, Jennifer (Newsmakers), Aug p 58

Ozone
research finds new cause of ozone wheezing, Apr p 41

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Pain Clinics
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40

Palacio, Herminia , Aug p 29 (photo)

Palmer, Laura
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 41-43 (photo)

Pandemics . See Disease Outbreaks

Papillomavirus Vaccines
HPV vaccine (MedBytes), Nov p 64
POEP resources help physicians prevent cancer, Nov p 49
vaccinate or not? POEP says physicians don't always suggest HPV vaccine, Nov pp 47-52

Parking Facilities
abuse of handicap tags and license tags (Commentary), Jan pp 49-50
special plates not for all (Letter), Mar p 6

Patents
patents on breast cancer genes challenged, Jul pp 32-34

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25

Patient Care
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
HIT can improve patient care, May p 21

Patient Communication . See Communication

Patient Compliance
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

Patient-Controlled Analgesia . See Analgesia, Patient-Controlled

Patient Credit and Collection
assess your billing and collections (Rounds), Oct p 6
collections: key to success in tough times (Managing Your Practice), Jun p 5
controlling credit balances (Managing Your Practice), May p 6
handling overpayments from patients (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jul p 14
keys to successful collections, Jul p 46
make medical collections less taxing (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9
who's responsible? online tools help physicians estimate patients' costs, Oct pp 41-44

Patient Dropouts
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

Patient Identification Systems
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
FTC delays red flags rule until Nov. 1, Sep pp 48-49
TMA helps you comply with red flag rules, Jul p 46

Patient Readmission
TMF project looks to cut hospital readmissions, Jul pp 49-50

Patient Safety . See Safety

Patient Satisfaction
consumers give physician-owned hospitals high marks, Oct pp 44-45

Patt, Bradford S. (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine . See Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso

Paul, Ron , Dec p 36

Payne, Norris
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 47-48 (photo)

Peel, Deborah , May p 20 (photo)

Performance Ratings . See Quality Indicators, Health Care

Perry, Rick
doctor's orders followed: TMA scores victories despite tough legislative session, Aug pp 17-18
Gov. Perry kicks off 6th annual Texas Round-Up and challenges students to make healthy life style choices, Mar p 14 (photo)
Gov. Perry wins AMA Nathan Davis Award (Rounds), May pp 13-15 (photo)
signs House Bill 2256, Aug p 9 (photo)
tells TMA Board of Trustees he's opposed to health system reform, Nov p 11 (photo)
TEXPAC endorses Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)

Pharmaceutical Preparations . See also Prescriptions
new network enhances patient safety (Rounds), Nov p 11
TMF Health Quality Institute projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11

Physical Fitness
Gov. Perry kicks off 6th annual Texas Round-Up and challenges students to make healthy life style choices, Mar p 14 (photo)
healthy eating and physical activity (MedBytes), Jan p 64
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34

Physician Impairment
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
Joint Commission suggested actions [for disruptive behavior], Dec p 30
Physician Health and Rehabilitation Conference offers CME/ethics education (Rounds), Aug p 10
physician health program law takes effect, Sep p 20
TMA program offers help to distressed physicians, Dec p 29
TPHP (Texas Physician Health Program) governing board appointed (Rounds), Dec pp 5-6

Physician Misconduct . See Professional Misconduct

Physician Oncology Education Program
POEP resources help physicians prevent cancer, Nov p 49
vaccinate or not? POEP says physicians don't always suggest HPV vaccine, Nov pp 47-52

Physician-Owned Health Facilities . See Health Facilities, Proprietary

Physician-Patient Relations . See also Communication
health insurance and bureaucracy rob patients (Rounds), May pp 10-12
laws, regulations cover physician-patient communications, May p 31
medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
physicians praise victory against Baptist Health, May pp 32-33

Physician Shortage Area . See Medically Underserved Area

Physicians
ACPE survey highlights compensation [of physicians with business degrees], Dec p 46
Blue Cross doctor data stolen (Rounds), Dec p 5
Bonnet, John D.: this is the greatest generation (Reflections on Medicine), Feb pp 13-14
building your e-presence (Commentary), Nov pp 5-6
Burross, D. Clifford: death of (my 50 years of fun: my medical practice), Dec pp 7-8 (photo)

Deselection by insurance carriers
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug pp 41-47
heard from Humana or HRI? we want to know (Rounds), Oct p 5
TMA checklist for deselection appeals, Aug p 43
TMA questions reporting to health care integrity data bank, Nov p 44

don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18

Impaired . See Physician Impairment

medbloggers beware: watch what you say on the Web, May pp 29-32
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25

Rating systems . See Quality Indicators, Health Care

run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 35-38
staying well: physicians and staff need flu shots, too, Nov pp 17-22

Student loan repayment . See Training Support

the Texas physician workforce: current status and future direction (Abstract), Nov p 63
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 47-50

Trusted Leader
Cigarroa, Francisco G.: saving lives through education, Aug pp 55-57 (photo)
Fleming, William H., III, becomes president: music's loss is medicine's gain, May pp 41-43 (photo)
Hasson, Newton E.: Austin physician immortalized in high school hall of fame, Aug pp 57-58 (photo)
Rohack, Jim, president 2 : Dr. Rohack becomes AMA president (Trusted Leader), Jun pp 47-50 (photo)
Shelton, Mark: legislators applaud physicians' heroism, Aug p 58
Watson, David: Country Doctor of the Year (Trusted Leader), Mar pp 53-54
Zerwas, John: legislators applaud physicians' heroism, Aug p 58 (photo)

Volunteers
serving those most in need, Mar p 39
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38

Physicians, Family
AMA house looks to the future (Rounds), Jan pp 7-8
the Texas physician workforce: current status and future direction (Abstract), Nov p 63

Piedra, Pedro , Jul p 18 (photo)

Plastic Surgery . See Surgery, Plastic

Pliego, Jose , Apr p 21 (photo)

Podiatry
physicians vs. wannabes: TMA sues podiatrists, chiropractors, family therapists, Jun pp 27-30

Politics . See also Lobbying
Georgetown surgeon, Charles Schwertner, enters House race, Nov pp 59-60
Mark Shelton is new doctor in the House, Mar p 33 (photo)
money, message key to campaign success, Dec pp 38-39
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 35-38

TEXPAC
endorses Gov. Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)
local support, winnability key to TEXPAC endorsement, Nov pp 60-61
making a difference in Austin (Commentary), Jul pp 5-6
offers candidate school at October retreat, Oct pp 29-30
scores more victories (Rounds), Jan pp 9-10
TEXPAC: making a difference in Austin (Commentary), Jul pp 5-6
"uncharted waters:" TEXPAC will support two physicians seeking same seat, Nov pp 57-61

Practice Management, Medical
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center (column)
charging for no-show patients, Aug p 11
copy of TMA continuing medical education transcript record, Sep p 7
handling overpayments from patients, Jul p 14
how much can be charged for copying medical records, Jun p 13
list of reportable conditions...., Dec p 9
time limit for maintaining medical records, Nov p 12
worker's compensation doctors, Oct p 7

assess your billing and collections (Rounds), Oct p 6
bad times: physicians feel economic pinch, Sep pp 10-14
build a better practice with TMA services, Dec p 42
code blues: physicians oppose rushed ICD-10 adoption, Jan pp 39-42
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26
economic survival tips for physician practices, Sep p 13
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6
get the most out of employee evaluations, Nov p 37
ICD-10 expensive, new study shows, Jan p 41
keys to successful collections, Jul p 46

Managing Your Practice (column)
2009 ICD-9 codes in effect, Feb p 3
advertise for as little as $25 [on TMA's Web site], May p 5
BCBS coding provisions in effect, Apr p 9
BCBSTX has member liability information, Feb p 3
collections: key to success in tough times, Jun p 5
compare your Medicare billing with that of your peers, May p 5
controlling credit balances, May p 6
CPT code/relative value search look-up tool, Jan p 3
does Medicare locum tenens' 60 days include weekends?, Mar p 8
E&M coding: what not to do, Jun p 5
enforce your work schedules or pay overtime, Jan p 3
filing electronic claims with Aetna HMO, Mar p 8
five tips for claims follow-up, Jun p 5
handling "lost" claims, Mar p 8
help with negotiating health plan contracts, May p 5
HIV in the medical record, Apr p 9
how to save time, May p 5
Hurricane Ike waivers discontinued, Mar p 8
make medical collections less taxing, Apr p 9
new Medicare enrollment effective dates, Jan p 3
NUCC releases updated codes, Mar p 7
patient Medicare eligibility by telephone, Mar p 7
the patient would be responsible [for out of network service], Mar p 7
rate your health plans, Mar p 7
social networking on the TMA Web site, May p 6
stimulus [bill] changes COBRA rules, May p 6
survival help from TMA, May p 6
what you need when you call TrailBlazer, Apr p 9
when the prompt pay law applies, Feb p 3

practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 41-45

RACS. See Medicare, RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)

review reports to keep your practice on track, Dec p 43
starting a new practice? (Rounds), Jul pp 10-11
tax information you need to know, Dec p 44
TMA helps physicians find funding, Sep p 12
TMA helps you comply with red flag rules, Jul p 46
TMA practice management fall programs, Sep p 14
trust but verify: employee embezzlement can ruin you, Nov pp 33-37
who's responsible? online tools help physicians estimate patients' costs, Oct pp 41-44
your 2009 goal: stronger practice operations (Rounds), Feb p 12

Pregnancy
consortium proposes new perinatal HIV prevention guidelines, Jun p 36
H1N1 more severe in pregnant women, Oct pp 50-51
new law affects pregnancy testing, Nov pp 11-12

Pregnancy in Adolescence
adolescent reproductive health (MedBytes), Apr p 56
Healthy Futures Alliance legislative agenda [for reducing teen birth rate], Apr p 37
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40
what you can do [when treating adolescents], Apr p 38

Prescriptions
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40
Medicare e-prescribing bonuses available for 2010, Nov pp 44-45
new network enhances patient safety (Rounds), Nov p 11
no medicinal jet fuel: TMA supports ban on nontherapeutic prescribing, Aug pp 37-39
Texas electronic prescriptions soar, Sep p 6
TMF Health Quality Institute projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11

Preventive Health Services . See also Health Promotion
consortium proposes new perinatal HIV prevention guidelines, Jun p 36
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
respiratory syncytial virus prevention outreach project (Abstract), Oct p 53

Price, Clift , May p 9 (photo)

Price, Larry , Jun p 25 (photo)

Primary Care Physicians . See Physicians, Family

Primary Health Care
AMA house looks to the future (Rounds), Jan pp 7-8
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6

Prince, Barbara , Nov p 16 (photo)

Prisoners
HIV treatment interruption high among former inmates, Jun p 38

Privacy of Patient Data . See Confidentiality ; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Professional Corporations
don't ban the ban: TMA works to preserve ban on corporate practices, Jan pp 23-26

Professional Misconduct
Brown, Fred, praises TMB progress on licensure, minor infractions, Aug p 39
don't be a jerk: Joint Commission tries to regulate physicians' behavior, Dec pp 27-31
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25
no medicinal jet fuel: TMA supports ban on nontherapeutic prescribing, Aug pp 37-39
TMA program offers help to distressed physicians, Dec p 29

Professional Practice . See also Practice Management, Medical
false assumptions (Commentary), Apr pp 5-6

Project Access Dallas , Mar p 39

Prompt Payment . See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

Prostate Neoplasms
prostate cancer (MedBytes), Sep p 56

Pruitt, Bryan (Newsmakers), Mar p 55

Psychological Tests
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

Public Health
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
emergency management legislation, Sep p 36
EPT permitted: TMB changes rules to fight chlamydia, gonorrhea, Dec pp 55-58
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug pp 29-33
HIV infections. See HIV Infections
immunization. See Immunization ; Vaccines and Vaccination
influenza. See Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype ; Influenza, Human
list of reportable conditions.... (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Dec p 9
man with a plan: Dr. Valadez has seen many disasters in a short time, Sep pp 33-37
obesity. See Obesity
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40

Pulmonary Alveoli
alveolar capillary dysplasia (Research Roundup), Aug p 12

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Quality Assurance, Health Care
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25
new TMB medical director, Alan T. Moore, hopes to impact quality, Jun p 23

Quality Indicators, Health Care
case studies in quality, Apr p 23

Physician-rating systems
Blue Cross halts physician-rating system (RACI), Jun pp 30-31
get out! Humana kicks physicians out of its networks, Aug p 42, 45-46
insurer ratings programs compared, Aug p 42rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-44

quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr pp 16-25
TMA's quality resources, Apr p 19

Quiñones, Manuel
physician-owned NPHC works in patients' best interests, Jan p 23, 24 (photo)

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RACS. See Medicare, RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)

Radiotherapy
potential endocrine effects of anticancer therapy, Jun [insert]

Raimer, Ben
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 14-16, 18-20

Rains, Michael
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun p 41-42

Ramirez, Susana : Butler Awards winner, Jun p 7 (photo)

Rating Systems . See Quality Indicators, Health Care

Read, Don R .: elected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jun p 8

Realini, Janet
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40 (photo)

Reimbursement, Incentive
breakdown of physician incentive payments [for adoption of health information technology], May p 19

Reimbursement Mechanisms . See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
bundling payments: San Antonio project seeks lower costs, improved care, Jul pp 51-54
San Antonio hospital chosen for bundled payment demonstration, Mar p 46

Reportable Conditions . See Disease Notification

Research
back to work: Obama decision spurts increased Texas stem cell research, Nov pp 53-56
embryonic stem cell research still controversial, Nov pp 55-56
neurologic, cardiovascular diseases subjects of Texas research, Nov p 56
research roundup, Jul p 13; Aug p 12
UTMB gets $21.5 million research grant (Rounds), Sep pp 6-7

Research Funding . See Financing, Government

Residency . See Internship and Residency

Respiratory Sounds
research finds new cause of ozone wheezing, Apr p 41

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Human
respiratory syncytial virus prevention outreach project (Abstract), Oct p 53

Retail Health Clinics . See Ambulatory Care Facilities

Reynolds, David : on TMA public affairs team, Jan p 21 (photo)

Richardson, Joan
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 18, 19-20 (photo)

Riley, Lizabeth
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 43-44

Roberts, Sam , Apr p 26 (photo)

Roberts, Sid (Newsmakers), May p 43

Robinson, Mari
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun p 21 (photo)
Robinson, Dr. Moore take key TMB spots (Rounds), Apr p 14 (photo)

Rogers, Joanne L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Rohack, Jim
code blues: physicians oppose rushed ICD-10 adoption, Jan p 41 (photo)
excerpts from the installation of Jim Rohack, MD, as the 164th president of the American Medical Association (Rounds), Aug p 8 (photo)
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun p 18 (photo)
opportunity to influence health system reform still exists (Rounds), Nov pp 9, 10 (photo)
president 2 : Dr. Rohack becomes AMA president (Trusted Leader), Jun pp 47-50 (photo)
Rohack takes the reins [of AMA] (Rounds), Aug p 6
SGR still standing: Congress likely to punt on long-term Medicare fee fix, Jul pp 37-38 (photo)

Romero, Jose , Jun p 8 (photo)

Romero, Michelle : on TMA public affairs team, Jan p 21 (photo)

Ronderos, Jaime , Aug p 9 (photo)

Rural Health
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep pp 15-18
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep pp 21-23
Watson, David: Country Doctor of the Year (Trusted Leader), Mar pp 53-54

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Safety . See also Head Protective Devices ; Medical Errors
new network enhances patient safety (Rounds), Nov p 11
protecting patient safety (doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview), Jan p 18
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr pp 16-25
TMF Health Quality Institute projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11
water safety (MedBytes), Aug p 64

Salman, Ghassan , Apr p 23 (photo)

Sanchez, Eduardo
curing what ails us, Mar pp 21, 22 (photo)
the obesity threat, Jan pp 30-31 (photo)

Schade, Cristy , Aug pp 39-40 (photo)

Scherer, Liz , Jun p 45 (photo)

Schneider, Joseph
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May p 18 (photo)
moderator of e-prescribing session at TMA Winter Conference, Mar p 12 (photo)

Scholarships. See Fellowships and Scholarships

School Health Services
the obesity threat: fat endangers wallets, workforce, Jan pp 29-34
study shows school wellness policies fall short, Oct p 51

Schools
review of school closure as a pandemic mitigation strategy, Jul pp 21-26

Schools, Medical . See also Education, Medical ; Students, Medical
new medical school for South Texas in pipeline, Oct pp 23-24
report calls medical school expansion chance for reform, May p 27
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center opens campus in Round Rock (Rounds), Jan p 11 (photo)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso

dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 11-23
Tech's new medical school begins classes, Sep p 24

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston program helps families get health coverage, Dec p 52
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May pp 25-26
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 12-20
TMA Foundation grant helps students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)
Truman Blocker Burn Unit reopens, Jun pp 45-46
UTMB gets $21.5 million research grant (Rounds), Sep pp 6-7
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

Schultz, D. Allen
can you top this? [responders to congressional action alerts] (Rounds), Mar p 14

Schwertner, Charles
Georgetown surgeon enters House race, Nov pp 59-60
money, message key to campaign success, Dec p 39

Schydlower, Manuel
dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 14-15, 18 (photo)

Scope of Practice . See Licensure

Screening . See Genetic Screening ; Mass Screening ; Neonatal Screening

Seay, Kathi , Apr p 30 (photo)

Security Measures
electronic medicine: stimulus bill encourages HIT use, May pp 20-22

Patient identification systems
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
FTC delays red flags rule until Nov. 1, Sep pp 48-49
TMA helps you comply with red flag rules, Jul p 46

Seeger, Grant
TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct p 49

Self-Concept
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
SSRI use and behavioral disruption among children and adolescents at Austin State Hospital (Abstract), May p 49

Seton Medical Center, Austin
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr p 24

Sex Education
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40
what you can do [when treating adolescents], Apr p 38

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
CDC says STDs high among women, minorities, Apr p 40
DSHS proposes HIV/STD reporting changes (Rounds), Jun p 12
EPT and adolescent patients, Dec p 57
EPT permitted: TMB changes rules to fight chlamydia, gonorrhea, Dec pp 55-58
how to use expedited partner therapy, Dec p 56

Shah, Ankit : Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 7

Shah, Jayesh : Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 6

Shannon, John Jay , Mar p 48 (photo)

Sharp, Jason : Texans in action [in AMA leadership], Aug p 6

Shelton, Mark
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 33 (photo)
legislators applaud physicians' heroism (Trusted Leader), Aug p 58
new doctor in the House [of Representatives], Mar p 33 (photo)
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 36-37

Sherwood, Edward J., Jul p 18 (photo)

Shine, Kenneth I., Oct p 24

Shires, G. Thomas, III (Newsmakers), Aug p 58

Shroff, Nick , Sep p 5 (photo)

Shulkin, Allan N.L reappointed to Texas Medical Board, Jun p 25 (photo)

Shull, Bob L . (Newsmakers), May p 43

Simmons, Rebecca , Dec p 39

Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
adult diseases inherited in the pediatric age group, Feb pp 21-22
obstructive sleep apnea in children, Feb pp 47-50

Smith, Charlotte , Oct p 28 (photo)

Smith, Kevin , Dec p 16 (photo)

Smoking
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
electronic cigarettes concern FDA, Oct p 38
feds ban candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes, Nov p 30
healthy debate: lawmakers approve public health legislation, Aug pp 29-31
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising, Dec pp 21-24
TMA's legislative recommendations for smoke-free Texas, Mar p 23

Smoking Cessation
Lance Armstrong and Smoke-Free Texas support anti-smoking legislation, Apr p 40 (photo)
Medicaid takes on smoking (Rounds), May p 15

Snoots, Wynne M .: appointed to Texas Medical Board, Jun p 25

Social Networking
building your e-presence (Commentary), Nov pp 5-6
social networking on the TMA Web site (Managing Your Practice), May p 6

Socialism
the socialization of American medicine (Commentary), Aug pp 59-60

Socioeconomic Factors
report finds Texas has largest income gap in children's health, Jan pp 42-43
study finds achievement disparities among infants, Dec pp 58-59

Speer, Michael
blood feud: controversy arises over newborn screening program, Jul pp 47-49 (photo)

Spencer, Bruce
TMA helps physicians find funding, Sep p 12

Sports
prevention key to reducing sports injuries, Nov p 52

Sports Medicine
Hasson, Newton E.: Austin physician immortalized in high school hall of fame, Aug pp 57-58 (photo)

Sreerama, Ravi Kumar , Nov pp 25-26 (photo)

Stanton, Cindy
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec p 19

State Medicine
the socialization of American medicine (Commentary), Aug pp 59-60

Steele, David J.
dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 16, 21 (photo)

Steiger, Mark
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 44-45

Stem Cells
back to work: Obama decision spurts increased Texas stem cell research, Nov pp 53-56
stem cell research still controversial, Nov pp 55-56

STEMI . See Myocardial Infarction

Stephens, Mark , Dec p 16 (photo)

Stimulus law . See Legislation, Medical

Strax, Richard (Newsmakers), May p 43

Students
Aetna agrees to compensate [college] students, Apr p 48
Gov. Perry kicks off 6th annual Texas Round-Up and challenges students to make healthy life style choices, Mar p 14 (photo)
prevention key to reducing sports injuries, Nov p 52

Students, Medical . See also Schools, Medical
dollars for scholars [TMA scholarship opportunities] (Rounds), Apr p 14
loans. See Training Support
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May pp 25-26
TMA Board of Trustees awards nine scholarships to minority medical students, Jun p 8 (photo)
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)
TMLT to award four $10,000 medical student scholarships, May p 27
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

Substance Abuse, Intravenous
living with a killer: HIV/AIDS infect thousands of Texans, Jun pp 33-36

Substance-Related Disorders
chemical dependency counselors back down (Rounds), Jan p 27
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40

Suehs, Thomas : chosen commissioner of Texas Dept. of Health and Human Services, Oct p 30

Surgery, Plastic
include plastic surgeons in disaster response, new study says (Rounds), Nov pp 12-13

Surveys. See Health Surveys

Suter, Robert (Newsmakers), Mar p 55 (photo)

Swimming
water safety (MedBytes), Aug p 64

Swine Flu . See Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype

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T-Lymphocytes (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Taxes
tax information you need to know, Dec p 44

Technology Transfer
UTMB gets $21.5 million research grant (Rounds), Sep pp 6-7

Teenagers. See Adolescents

Tenery, Robert M.: receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jun p 11 (photo)

Teuscher, David
doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview, Jan p 18 (photo)
like a bad penny: physician hospital ownership ban likely to resurface, May p 35 (photo)
Newsmakers, May p 43
physicians vs. wannabes, Jun p 27 (photo)

Texas. See also Hurricane Ike
back to work: Obama decision spurts increased Texas stem cell research, Nov pp 53-56
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27
health information technology policy in Texas: statewide, regional, and constituency-specific initiatives, Jan pp 55-63
HIV: a Texas snapshot, Jun p 35
less money, more demand: declining revenues, growing caseload challenge lawmakers, Mar pp 29-31
McAllen fights back: physicians question magazine's cost conclusions, Sep pp 45-48
neurologic, cardiovascular diseases subjects of Texas research, Nov p 56
pediatric injuries in Central Texas (Abstract), Sep p 51
report finds Texas has largest income gap in children's health, Jan pp 42-43
report ranks Texas high in obesity, Jan p 34-36
Texas absent from Judicial Hellholes report, Mar p 42
Texas electronic prescriptions soar, Sep p 6
the Texas physician workforce: current status and future direction (Abstract), Nov p 63
Texas ranks 12th with slight immunization rate increase, Nov p 52
updated prevalence estimates of multiple sclerosis in Texas, 1998 to 2003 (Abstract), Jun p 51
we're no. 3! but don't celebrate Texas' teen birth rate, Apr pp 35-40

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center opens campus in Round Rock (Rounds), Jan p 11 (photo)

Texas Children's Hospital (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Texas Consortium for Perinatal HIV Prevention proposes new perinatal HIV prevention guidelines, Jun p 36

Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease , Jan pp 47-48

Texas Department of Agriculture: TDA, TEA, and DSHS legislative funding package [for obesity prevention], Jan p 33

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) fines UnitedHealthcare again, Dec pp 31-32

Texas Department of Public Safety : legislation changes DPS controlled substance regulations, Sep p 32

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
improves death registration (Rounds), Jun p 12
program tracks flu statewide, Jul p 19
proposes HIV/STD reporting changes (Rounds), Jun p 12
state changes immunization rules (Rounds), May p 12
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
state unveils new cardiovascular disease plan, Jan pp 47-48
TDA, TEA, and DSHS legislative funding package [for obesity prevention], Jan p 33

Texas Education Agency : TDA, TEA, and DSHS legislative funding package [for obesity prevention], Jan p 33

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Dr. Aldridge's nightmare: state OIG demands back Medicaid payments, Jul pp 29-32
HHSC accepting proposals for Medicaid initiatives, Apr pp 53-54
HHSC gets grant to help workers buy insurance, Dec pp 51-52
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54
pilot project seeks to link mental health, pediatric practices, Apr p 54
Suehs, Thomas, chosen new commissioner, Oct p 30

Texas Health Care System Integrity Partnership , and health information technology policy in Texas, Jan pp 55-63

Texas Kidney Health Care Program , Feb pp 5-6

Texas Medical Association
Annual Report: your vision, your voice, your TMA, May [insert]

Board of Trustees
awards nine scholarships to minority medical students, Jun p 8 (photo)
Gov. Perry tells TMA Board of Trustees he's opposed to health system reform, Nov p 11 (photo)
honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)
new leaders elected (Rounds), Jun p 8

Continuing medical education . See Education, Medical, Continuing

Fall Conference
opportunity to influence health system reform still exists (Rounds), Nov p 9
reform is main topic (Rounds), Aug pp 9-10

House of Delegates
if you're not a physician, say so, TMA house declares (Rounds), Jun p 7
new leaders (Rounds), Jun p 8
new leaders elected (Rounds), Jun p 8
reform principles approved (Rounds), Jun pp 7-8

meet your TMA public affairs team, Jan pp 20-21 (photos)

Membership
help us help you: renew today! (Rounds), Feb p 12
renew today! (Rounds), Mar p 16

Officers
Bailey, Susan Rudd, named president-elect (Rounds), Jun pp 10-11 (photo)
Burross, D. Clifford, former president dies, Dec p 7 (photo)
Cole, Charles Max, former president claimed by death (Rounds), Aug pp 10-11
Fleming, William H., III. See Fleming, William H., III
Locker, S. Braswell, former president dies (Rounds), Jan p 12
Williams, Josie R. See Williams, Josie R.

Physician Health and Rehabilitation Conference offers CME/ethics education (Rounds), Aug p 10
Supreme Court sides with TMA against Wyeth, May p 32
Texas Medicine peer review section is now electronic (Rounds), May p 14

TexMed 2009
change is in the air at TexMed 2009 (Rounds), Mar pp 12-13
TexMed gives you face time with lawmakers (Rounds), Apr p 11

TEXPAC . See TEXPAC

TMA Knowledge Center (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center)
charging for no-show patients, Aug p 11
copy of TMA continuing medical education transcript record, Sep p 7
handling overpayments from patients, Jul p 14
how much can be charged for copying medical records, Jun p 13
list of reportable conditions...., Dec p 9
time limit for maintaining medical records, Nov p 12
worker's compensation doctors, Oct p 7

TMA Practice Consulting
build a better practice with TMA services, Dec p 42
practice makeover: TMA Practice Consulting will change you for the better, Dec pp 41-45

TMA to the rescue: fund-raising helps Ike-ravaged physicians recover, Oct pp 47-50

TMA Web site
advertise for as little as $25 (Managing Your Practice), May p 5
social networking on the TMA Web site (Managing Your Practice), May p 6

Weekly Headlines introduced by TMA (Rounds), Feb p 12

Winter Conference , Mar p 11 (photo)

Texas Medical Association Alliance . See Wick, D'Anna

Texas Medical Association Foundation
elects new board officers (Rounds), Jul pp 11-12
grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)
to honor "champion" programs (Rounds), Oct p 6

Texas Medical Board
Brown, Fred, praises TMB progress on licensure, minor infractions, Aug p 39
Drs. Crocker, Snoots appointed to TMB, Jun p 25 (photo)
EPT permitted: TMB changes rules to fight chlamydia, gonorrhea, Dec pp 55-58
lawsuits don't equal good care (Letter), Mar p 6
legislation seeks to stamp out pill mills, Aug pp 39-40
the new TMB: board improves licensing, enforcement processes, Jun pp 21-25
new TMB medical director, Alan T. Moore, hopes to impact quality, Jun p 23
no medicinal jet fuel: TMA supports ban on nontherapeutic prescribing, Aug pp 37-39
Robinson, Mari, and Dr. Alan T. Moore take key TMB spots (Rounds), Apr p 14 (photo)
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38
"who will test the TMB?" (Letter), Mar pp 5-6

Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute
campaign to increase screening for CKD, Mar p 13
projects promote drug safety (Rounds), Jan pp 10-11
TMF project looks to cut hospital readmissions, Jul pp 49-50

Texas Medical Liability Trust
TMLT policies cover RAC audits, Dec pp 32-33
TMLT to award four $10,000 medical student scholarships, May p 27
tort reform prompts another TMLT cut, Nov pp 29-30

Texas Medicine : peer review section is now electronic (Rounds), May p 14

Texas Pediatric Society : resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Mar p 25

Texas Physician Health Program (TPHP): governing board appointed (Rounds), Dec pp 5-6

Texas Public Health Coalition
community calls to action for obesity, Jan p 32
legislative priorities for obesity prevention, Jan p 32; Mar p 23

Texas Renal Coalition , Feb pp 5-6

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso
dream realized: medical school opens in El Paso, Oct pp 11-23
Tech's new medical school begins classes, Sep p 24

TexMed 2009 . See Texas Medical Association--TexMed 2009

TEXPAC
endorses Gov. Perry for reelection, Dec p 39 (photo)
local support, winnability key to TEXPAC endorsement, Nov pp 60-61
making a difference in Austin (Commentary), Jul pp 5-6
offers candidate school at October retreat, Oct pp 29-30
scores more victories (Rounds), Jan pp 9-10
TEXPAC: making a difference in Austin (Commentary), Jul pp 5-6
"uncharted waters:" TEXPAC will support two physicians seeking same seat, Nov pp 57-61

Theft
10 steps for fraud prevention, Nov p 35
Blue Cross doctor data stolen (Rounds), Dec p 5
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
TMA helps physicians avoid embezzlement, Nov p 34
trust but verify: employee embezzlement can ruin you, Nov pp 33-37

Thimerosal
autism, vaccinations not linked, court says (Rounds), Apr pp 12-13

Thompson, Charles A.
rating the rater: new law makes Blue Cross rankings more transparent, Nov pp 41-42

Thorne, Amy , Jun p 8 (photo)

Thorstenson, Lyle: honored by TMA Board of Trustees for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)

Time Factors
stemming STEMI: physicians take on potential killer, Jan pp 45-47

Time Management
how to save time (Managing Your Practice), May p 5

Tobacco. See Smoking

Tobacco Industry
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising, Dec pp 21-24

Tobacco Use Disorder
curing what ails us: new report says Texans' health is declining, Mar pp 18-27

Tobin, Brian W., Oct pp 14, 19 (photo)

Todd, Susan
congratulates Butler Awards winners, Jun p 7 (photo)
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)

Torres, Elizabeth (Newsmakers), Mar p 54

Tort Reform . See also Liability, Legal
Burgess, Michael, files medical liability reform bill, May p 39
Texas absent from Judicial Hellholes report, Mar p 42
tort reform prompts another TMLT cut, Nov pp 29-30
tort reforms improve access to emergency care, Mar p 32

Town & County Hospital, Houston
when hospitals attack: AG, physicians battle Memorial Hermann, Apr pp 43-47

Toxic Substances . See Hazardous Substances

TrailBlazer Health Enterprises (Managing Your Practice), Apr p 9

Training Support
Medicaid makeover: state begins multiple efforts to boost Medicaid access, Apr pp 51-54
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep pp 21-23
state loan repayment program changes proposed (Rounds), Apr p 12
state starts new loan repayment program, Mar p 51
tackling student debt (doctor's orders: 2009 legislative preview), Jan pp 17-18
TMA backs expanded loan repayment program, Apr p 52
TMA Board of Trustees honors two physicians for service to TMA Student Loan Program, May p 12 (photo)
TMLT to award four $10,000 medical student scholarships, May p 27

Transcription Factors (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

Transitioning of Health Care. See Continuity of Patient Care

TRICARE
UnitedHealth wins TRICARE contract, Sep p 49

Tullius, Thomas, Jr., Oct pp 14, 15-16 (photo)

Turner, Eddie J., Mar p 47 (photo)

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Uncompensated Care
Denton hospital disproves critics' charges, May pp 38-39
serving those most in need, Mar p 39
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38

Underserved Areas. See Medically Underserved Area

Unger, Robert (Newsmakers), Mar p 55 (photo)

Uninsured . See Medically Uninsured

United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS drops physician-administered drugs from payment formula, Sep p 48
code blues: physicians oppose rushed ICD-10 adoption, Jan pp 39-42
RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program) put on the shelf (Rounds), Jan p 10

United States Department of Health and Human Services
2009 OIG work plan targets unlisted procedures and more, Aug p 53
HHS awards $1.79B to help people living with HIV/AIDS, Aug p 34
HHS defines some "meaningful use" guidelines, Nov pp 36-37

United States Federal Trade Commission
flagging identity theft: is the patient who he says he is?, Jul pp 43-46
FTC delays red flags rule until Nov. 1, Sep pp 48-49

United States Food and Drug Administration
electronic cigarettes concern FDA, Oct p 38
feds ban candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes, Nov p 30
how to really fight obesity in Texas (Commentary), May pp 45-46

United States Supreme Court sides with TMA against Wyeth, May p 32

UnitedHealth Group wins TRICARE contract, Sep p 49

UnitedHealthcare
TDI fines UnitedHealthcare again, Dec pp 31-32
United scraps "usual and customary" system, Mar pp 41-42

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston program helps families get health coverage, Dec p 52
rescuing Old Red: students lobby to save UTMB, May pp 25-26
rising from the storm: UTMB struggles to recover after Hurricane Ike, Dec pp 12-20
TMA Foundation grant helps students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)
Truman Blocker Burn Unit reopens, Jun pp 45-46
UTMB gets $21.5 million research grant (Rounds), Sep pp 6-7
a vagabond education: UTMB students, residents still feel Ike's impact, Jun pp 41-44

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
antidepressant medication (Research Roundup), Jul p 13
blood oxygen level-dependent MRI (Research Roundup), Aug p 12
Huntington's disease (Research Roundup), Jul p 13

University of Texas System
Cigarroa, Francisco G.: saving lives through education (Trusted Leader), Aug pp 55-57 (photo)

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Vaccines and Vaccination . See al so Immunization
autism, vaccinations not linked, court says (Rounds), Apr pp 12-13
HPV vaccine (MedBytes), Nov p 64

Influenza vaccine
Medicaid, Medicare to reimburse for H1N1 [vaccine] (Rounds), Dec p 5
Medicare, two insurers set H1N1 flu vaccine payments, Nov p 19
state plans for swine flu surge (Rounds), Sep p 6
staying well: physicians and staff need flu shots, too, Nov pp 17-22

POEP resources help physicians prevent cancer, Nov p 49
U.S. teen vaccination coverage up, but behind 2010 goals, Jan p 36
vaccinate or not? POEP says physicians don't always suggest HPV vaccine, Nov pp 47-52
vaccine laws benefit Texans [immunization information in ImmTrac], Jul p 20

Valadez, Adolfo
emergency management legislation, Sep p 36
man with a plan: Dr. Valadez has seen many disasters in a short time, Sep pp 33-37 (photo)

Valenti, Joseph , May p 39 (photo)

Vanzant, Robert , Apr p 43 (photo)

Vartabedian, Bryan , May p 29 (photo)

Victor, Ronald , Aug p 57 (photo)

Vijjeswarapu, Daniel , Aug p 43 (photo)

Villamaria, Frank , Apr pp 21, 22 (photo)

Villarreal, E. Linda , Apr p 30 (photo)

Vollero, Hilda and Robert , Mar p 37 (photo)

Voluntary Workers
serving those most in need, Mar p 39
shield the volunteers: state, federal laws protect physicians from liability, Mar pp 37-41
TMB rules for retired volunteer physicians, Mar p 38

Vu, Chau , Oct p 10 (photo)

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Walker, Stefan , Sep p 15 (photo)

Waller, J.J., Apr p 30 (photo)

Waller, Rebecca , Apr p 30 (photo)

Walter, Stephen , Mar p 15 (photo)

Warner, Mark , Mar p 49 (photo)

Watson, David : Country Doctor of the Year (Trusted Leader), Mar pp 53-54

Watts, Dennis , Sep pp 28, 29 (photo)

Web Sites . See Internet and World Wide Web

Weight Loss
psychological predictors of success in a pediatric cognitive-behavioral weight-control program, Feb pp 25-32

WellPoint, Inc .: sued by AMA over out-of-network payments, Jun p 32

Wheezing . See Respiratory Sounds

Whitehurst, Darren
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 29 (photo)
on TMA public affairs team, Jan pp 20-21 (photo)

Wick, D'Anna
takes oath of office from Patrick Hearn, Jun p 8 (photo)
Tyler nurse heads TMA Alliance (Trusted Leader), May pp 43-44 (photo)

Williams, Josie R.
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 31 (photo)
health system reform: candidate Barack Obama promised change..., Jun pp 16-18 (photo)
hire authority: TMA opposes hospitals hiring physicians, Sep p 16 (photo)
insurance company accountability tops TMA agenda, Dr. Williams says (Rounds), Mar p 11 (photo)
President's Report [in TMA Annual Report], May [insert] (photo)
quality and how Texas doctors achieve it, Apr pp 18, 19, 22 (photo)
The Texas Medicare Manifesto II (Rounds), Feb pp 9-11
TMA launches insurance "right to know" initiative (Rounds), May p 9 (photo)
TMA's quality resources, Apr p 19

Williams, Meredith
helps raise money to help UTMB students affected by Hurricane Ike, Jan p 7 (photo)
TMA Foundation grant helps UTMB students get back on their feet, Jun p 45 (photo)

Wolfe, Jared , Aug p 9 (photo)

Women
CDC says STDs high among women, minorities, Apr p 40

Workers' Compensation
workers' comp conversion factors adjusted (Rounds), Feb p 11
workers' comp fines levied (Rounds), May p 12
worker's compensation doctors (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Oct p 7

World Wide Web . See Internet and World Wide Web

Wounds and Injuries
pediatric injuries in Central Texas (Abstract), Sep p 51
prevention key to reducing sports injuries, Nov p 52

Wozniak, Robert , Apr p 25 (photo)

Wright, Nathan : elected to AMA Medical Student Section positions (Rounds), Jan p 9

Wright, Patrick : elected as alternative to TMA Delegation to AMA, Jun p 8

Wyeth (Pharmaceutical Co.)
Supreme Court sides with TMA against Wyeth, May p 32

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Young, Rodney
relieving the debt: new loan program could lure more physicians to rural Texas, Sep pp 21-22

Young, Susan , Aug p 9 (photo)

Yudofsky, Stuart C. (Newsmakers), May p 44

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Zeitler, Irvin , Jun p 21 (photo)

Zerwas, John
First Tuesday demonstrates the power of real grassroots activism, Apr p 33 (photo)
legislators applaud physicians' heroism (Trusted Leader), Aug p 58 (photo)
run, doctor, run? physician-lawmakers say experience rewarding, exhausting, Dec pp 35-37

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