Table of Contents: February 2010

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Vol. 106, Issue No. 2 - February 2010  


COVER STORY (pages 20-25)

New Dress on an Old Pig?
HMOs, capitated or bundled payments, and pay for performance have had some success in controlling health care spending and/or improving health outcomes. Now, some physicians, hospital executives, and health care policy analysts are pushing accountable care organizations (ACOs) to replace fee-for-service medicine. By Ken Ortolon  


PUBLIC HEALTH(pages 29-36)

Mammogram Mania
Screening recommendation creates chaos.  By Crystal Conde  


PUBLIC HEALTH(pages 37-42)

Cocoon of Health
Physicians battle Williamson County pertussis.  By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL EDUCATION(pages 43-48)

Building on a Commitment
Crockett improves rural medical training. By Ken Ortolon


LAW(pages 49-52)

Too Much Discretion
Small insurance clause might cause big trouble.  By Crystal Conde


ROUNDS(pages 11-18)

A&M Medical School Begins Construction on Round Rock Campus
DSHS Changes HIV/STD Reporting Rules
Medicare Eliminates Medical Consult Codes
Cross-train Employees to Keep Operations Flowing
Medicare's Rules on Signatures
Physicians Can be Paid During Credentialing
Patients Lack Knowledge of Hospital Medications
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
TMLT Closed Claim Study: Retained Sponge


DEPARTMENTS

Letters (page 7)
Newsmakers (page 17)
Deaths ( page 18)
Information for Authors (page 55)
Portrait (page 56)   


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