Table of Contents: March 2010

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Volume 106, Number 3 - March 2010


COVER STORY (pages 16-22)

Electronic Medicine
A new telemedicine service in Texas by a Minnesota-based division of the UnitedHealth Group is raising questions among physicians and the Texas Medical Board. They wonder if it can expand patient access to care by electronic means, while at the same time deliver safe, high-quality health care. The company says it can.  By Crystal Conde  


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 25-29)

Free Advice
Specialists are irate over Medicare consult code rule. By Ken Ortolon


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 31-36)

The Long Wait
TMA Practice Consulting eases credentialing. By Crystal Conde


PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 39-43)

Vaccinator-in-Chief
Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 45-50)

DOs vs. DOs
DOs are divided over new MD school. By Ken Ortolon


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (pages 51-53)

A Taxing Situation
Comptroller offers waiver on unpaid taxes. By Ken Ortolon


JOURNAL (page 55)

Shortage of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in Texas ( full text ) ( abstract )

By Emilie A. Becker MD; Brian King, BA; Alan Shafer, PhD; and Christopher R. Thomas, MD


ROUNDS (pages 7-13)

Minorities Get Worse Care, Leaders Tell TMA Winter Conference
TexMed 2010 Rounds Up Physicians in Fort Worth
Hard Hats, Be Wise - Immunize Exceed 2009 Goals
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
Check CT Protocols, DSHS Says


DEPARTMENTS

Newsmakers (page 12)
Deaths (page 13)
Information for Authors (page 54)
Portrait (page 56)  


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