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The new program will
combine the Expanded Primary Health Care Program, which was previously under
Department of State Health Services (DSHS) control, with the Texas Women's
Health Program, which HHSC already oversaw. Healthy Texas Women will expand
access to family planning services, providing them to low-income women and
girls between the ages of 15 and 44, although minors still need parental
consent for birth control.
In the daily grind of their practice, physicians
may not realize how they can use that data. For example, several years ago,
Plano family physician Christopher Crow, MD, used data from his practice's EHR
to determine whether diabetic patients were having regular eye exams to detect
diabetic retinopathy. This story will examine similar ways physicians can use analytics to
improve both quality of care and the bottom line. Tobias Samo, MD, who has a
great deal of experience in using data analytics in his practice, has agreed to
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opinion related to issues in the Teladoc v.
Texas Medical Board case could have implications for TMB's entire set of
increasingly complex delivery systems and payment models, more medical schools
and residency programs are catching up to include instruction on the business
side of medicine. But faculty at Dell Medical School's internal medicine
residency program say one fundamental is still largely missing as residency
programs prepare young physicians for the real world
Amy Lynn Sorrel
movement toward more transparency in medicine is here to stay and physicians
have a chance to lead it, says John's Hopkins professor and author Martin
Makary, MD. This Q&A will preview his address at TMA's annual meeting in
May on new efforts aimed at improving quality through increasing transparency
and the role physicians can play in guiding those efforts in the best interest
of their patients.
to ban balance billing are sweeping state legislatures across the country, and
TMA is going on the offensive to hold health plans accountable for what
physicians say is at the heart of the matter: Insurer tactics like shrinking
networks and coverage amounts, high deductibles, and low payments that shift
the burden of paying for medical care onto patients and physicians by driving
them out of network.
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