2010 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects

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A

Abell, Joseph M., Jr.
Austin physician honored with TMAF Heart of Gold Award, May p 9 (photo)

Access to Health Care. See Health Services Accessibility

Accountable Care Organizations

ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 18–24
ACOs compared with Medicare, Feb p 25
ACOs: just another new dress on an old pig?, Feb pp 20–25
ACOs no long-term fix (Letter), Apr p 9
ACOs similar to CDOs, Apr p 10
don't be stupid (Letter), Jun pp 7–8
don't fall for ACOs (Letter), Jun p 8
TMA helps physicians understand ACOs, Dec pp 23–24

Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40

ACOs. See Accountable Care Organizations
 Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeSee also HIV Infections

HHS awards $1.84B for HIV/AIDS care medications, Jul p 55
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42

Adolescents
1 in 4 high school students, young adults report binge drinking, Dec p 36
CDC: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription drugs, Aug pp 39–40
CDC study: one in five youths have abnormal lipid levels, May p 52
shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Texas (Abstract), Mar p 55
U.S. teen birth rate drops, Jul pp 53–54

Adrenergic Beta-Agonists
FDA issues warning on four common asthma drugs, Jun pp 58–60

Advertising
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising (clarification), Feb p 18

African Americans
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42
Honey Child helps African-American mothers [with prenatal care], Oct pp 48–50
Mr. Williston was right [in housing for African American TMA members] (Letter), Oct p 10
TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13; Dec pp 27–30

Ahmed, Steve, Oct p 39 (photo)
 AIDS. See Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
 Alcohol Drinking

1 in 4 high school students, young adults report binge drinking, Dec p 36

Allen, Bohn D., Jun p 34 (photo)

Allied Health Personnel
See also Health Personnel
foundation supports greater primary care role for midlevel practitioners, May pp 58–60
interim workforce study raises scope concerns, Mar pp 48–49
only physicians can be called physicians (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23

Ambulatory Care Facilities
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20

American College of Physicians
ACP compares breast cancer risk factors in women by age, Feb p 33
ACP mammogram guidelines for women aged 40-49, Feb p 33
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb p 33

American College of Surgeons
study to evaluate Texas' trauma center needs, Jul p 25 (photo)

American Medical Association
AMA mimics TMA insurance conduct code, Aug p 26
AMA no longer represents physicians (Letter), Oct p 8

Dr. Rohack responds, Oct pp 8–9
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
Dr. Rohack defends AMA support of health system reform (Rounds), Jul p 9–10
Healthier Life Steps program supported by TMA (Rounds), Aug pp 10–11

House of Delegates
AMA house holds firm on commitment to health system reform (Rounds), Jan pp 7–8
AMA ponders its future (Rounds), Aug pp 7–8
a new Medicare option (Rounds), Aug p 8
other issues merit action (Rounds), Jan pp 9–10; Aug pp 9–10
Resolution 203 lays out AMA position [on health system reform legislation] (Rounds), Jan p 10
Texans in action (Rounds), Aug p 9
young Texans win leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 9

reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
settlement in AMA suit against UnitedHealth Group gets preliminary approval, Feb pp 51–52
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41
Todd, Susan, former TMA Alliance president takes helm of AMA Alliance, Aug p 10 (photo)

American Medical Colleges
AAMC says physician shortage worse than expected, Dec p 52

Annis, Joseph
Medicare melting down, May p 33 (photo)
reelected to AMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Aug pp 7, 8–9 (photo)

Antitrust Laws
jury rejects antitrust claims against Memorial Hermann Hospital, May p 44
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34

Arafiles, Rolando G., Jr.
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44

Asthma
FDA issues warning on four common asthma drugs, Jun pp 58–60

Attorneys. See Lawyers
Audits. See Medical Audit; Medicare, RACS (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)

Austin, Sara

ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 19, 23–24 (photo)

Austin, Texas
UT looking at medical school in Austin, Feb pp 47–48

Authorship
Brown, Ari (Portrait), Jun p 64
TMA Board of Councilors oppose medical ghostwriting (Rounds), Jul p 20

Averitt, Kip
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Awards and Prizes
Abell, Joseph M., Austin physician honored with TMAF Heart of Gold Award, May p 9 (photo)

Butler Awards in Science Teaching

George Hademenos, Lollie Garay, and Nikki Skinner, winners, Jul p 11 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher! (Rounds), Sep pp 12–13

Distinguished Service Award: Ladon W. Homer accepts TMA Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 11–13 (photo)
Dunnington, Joel, receives C. Frank Webber Award, Jul p 12 (photo)
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
Goodman, Louis J., honored with AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award, Jan p 9 (photo)
Johnson, Glen, receives Young at Heart Award from his son, Greg Johnson, chair of Young Physician Section, Jul p 12 (photo)
McHorse, Tom, TMA House of Delegates honors Dr. McHorse with emeritus status, May p 19
Medical Student Section Chapter of Year Award accepted by Felicity Kelly and Stephen Fisher, Jul p 12 (photo)
Morrow, Kyle, receives Resident and Fellow Section's J. T. "Lamar" McNew Award, Jul p 12 (photo)
Shambayati, Maryam, receives Student of the Year Award from Medical Student Section, Jul p 12 (photo)
TMA wins award for excellence from Advanced Solutions International (Rounds), Dec p 13
TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award presented to five lawmakers, Jul p 13 (photo)
Zerwas, John, receives Golden Bootie Award from Children's Hospital Association of Texas, Nov p 9 (photo)

Ayala, Gustavo (Newsmakers), Aug p 14

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B

Bailey, Susan Rudd
AMA ponders its future (Rounds), Aug p 7 (photo)
answers questions at TMA Health Reform School, Sep pp 7, 8 (photo)
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31, 32 (photo)
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 18
medical schools, hospitals join call for Medicare payment fix, Oct pp 42 (photo)
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May pp 31–32, 33, 35 (photo)
the new CME: focus shifts to improving physician performance, Oct pp 28, 29
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun pp 24, 27, 28 (photo)
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 17, 18 (photo)
president of TMA

meet the new president (Rounds), Jun pp 11–14 (photo)
"my sleeves are rolled up, and I'm ready to get to work," Jul pp 15–19
takes oath of office from Dr. Josie Williams, Jul p 15 (photo)
a veteran at the helm (Rounds), Jun p 12

sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov p 38
TMA grooms young physicians to become effective leaders (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May pp 7–8
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 34, 36 (photo)

Bajwa, Kulvinder S. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Baker, Carol J.

Newsmakers, Jan p 13; Feb p 17
vaccinator-in-chief: Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP, Mar pp 39–42 (photo)

Baker, Ken
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–56, 57 (photo)

Balance Billing. See Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Barnett, Herman Aladdin, III, Dec p 30 (photo)
Barton, Joe, May p 34 (photo)
Baumer, Joane, Apr p 51 (photo)
Be Wise–Immunize. See Immunization

Behavior

lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Jul p 51

Bergeron, Jimmie L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Berk, Steven

acing the test: medical students' academic standing rising despite enrollment boost, Dec pp 49–50 (photo)
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug pp 44, 45 (photo)

Bernick, James J. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Berthelsen, Spencer

ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 20, 21, 22, 24 (photo)

Bertini, John, Aug pp 29, 31 (photo)

Bettridge, Heather

meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43 (photo)

Betz, Bill, Apr p 43
Betz, Tom, Jun pp 56, 57–58 (photo)

Bias, Travis
 
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 38, 39–40 (photo)
young Texans win AMA leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 9

Bicycle Helmets. See Head Protective Devices
Billing. See Patient Credit and Collection

Birth Rate

U.S. teen birth rate drops, Jul pp 53–54

Bittenbinder, Tim M. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Blackwell, Thomas, Nov pp 37, 39, 40 (photo)

Blastocyst

leave religion out of policy (Letter), Apr pp 10–11

Blood Donors
senators ask FDA to lift gay blood donor ban, Jul p 42

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
names Quest exclusive lab provider, Jun p 54
TMA advocacy pays off again (Rounds), Sep pp 8–9

Blumenthal, David, Dec pp 8–9 (photo)
Bonnell, Ric, Apr p 44 (photo)
Border Health. See United States-Mexico Border
Bossolo, José, Apr pp 28, 37 (photo)
Bourgeois, Keith (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Bowling, John, Feb 43 (photo)

Brain Injuries
give kids helmets during Brain Injury Awareness Month (Rounds), Aug pp 14–15; Sep p. 12

Brandt, Mary L. (Newsmakers), Aug p 14
Bready, Lois, Nov pp 37, 38 (photo)

Breast Neoplasms
 
ACP compares breast cancer risk factors in women by age, Feb p 33
ACP mammogram guidelines for women aged 40-49, Feb p 33
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep p 42
cancer screening: controversies and opportunities, Sep pp 41–44
current approach to breast cancer, Sep pp 56–58
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36

Breast Self-Examination
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
task force recommends against breast self-examination, Feb p 31

Brennig, Christopher, Jan pp 18, 19–20 (photo)

Bronchodilator Agents
 
FDA issues warning on four common asthma drugs, Jun pp 58–60

Brotherton, Stephen
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22, 23
reelected speaker of the House of Delegates, Jul p 11

Brown, Ari (Portrait), Jun p 64
Brown, Charles E. L., Aug p 12
Brown, Stephen, Sep p 1 (photo)
Bucholz, Robert (Newsmakers), Aug p 14

Buckingham, Dawn
 
announces TEXPAC's endorsement of Governor Perry (Rounds), Oct p 13 (photo)
answers questions at TMA Health Reform School, Sep pp 7, 8 (photo)
Medicare melting down, May p 34 (photo)
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov pp 14–16 (photo)

Burgess, Michael C.
Burgess wants administration officials in health exchanges, May p 36 (photo)
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 18, 19, 20
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun pp 24, 25, 26 (photo)
receives TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award, Jul p 13 (photo)
what it means: TMA analyzes pros and cons of health system reform law, May p 23 (photo)

Burruss, John W. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

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C

Cable, Christian, Nov pp 37, 38
Campbell, Cathey, Jun p 49 (photo)
Cancer. See Neoplasms

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

CPRIT awards more than $60M in research grants, Mar pp 42–43
CPRIT becomes a reality, Sep pp 17–20
CPRIT Oversight Committee, Sep p 18

Canter, Julie, Feb p 44 (photo)
Capelo, Jaime, Jan p 7 (photo)

Cardiology

cardiologists lose court battle over Medicare fee cuts, Mar pp 28–29

Carr, Bruce (Newsmakers), Feb p 17; Jun p 18
Carruth, Lisa, Apr p 52 (photo)

Castle, Ashundra
 
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 13, 14 (photo)

Castrow, Fred F., II (Newsmakers), Aug p 14
CDC. See United States Centers for Disease Control

Cellular Phone
 
stay informed with the TMA mobile app, Nov p 10

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

Certification

closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25
pain management clinic certification facts, Aug p 25

Cervical Neoplasms
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep p 43
cancer screening: controversies and opportunities, Sep pp 45–46
primary care update: cervical cancer, Jul [insert]

Champine, Julie (Newsmakers), Nov p 8 (photo)
Charity Care. See Uncompensated Care
Charlesworth, Ernest Neal (Portrait), Jul p 56 (photo)
 Chavez, Joey, Oct p 21 (photo)

Chenven, Norman
 
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 20, 21, 22 (photo)
doctors advocate changing TMB minor violation process, Nov p 33 (photo)

Child Health Services
access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
HHSC seeks Medicaid "health home" proposals (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34
PCV13 replaces PCV7 for children (Rounds), Sep p 11
shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Texas (Abstract), Mar p 55

Child Restraint Systems
state gets child restraint funds (Rounds), Nov p 9

ChildrenSee also Adolescents; Head Protective Devices
CDC survey finds childhood immunization rates remain high, Nov pp 46–47
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–58
ER visits not that expensive (Letter), Oct pp 9–10
Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53
state gets child restraint funds (Rounds), Nov p 9

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
pay cut: budget problems force Medicaid physician fee reduction, Apr pp 51–57

Chiropractic
judge: chiropractors can't do EMG, MUA (Rounds), Jan p 12
TMA stands up for patient safety (Rounds), May p 8

 Chopra, Lucky A. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Chu, Yvonne I. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

CIGNA Corp.

CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52

  Haiti: a photo essay, Apr p 22 (photo)
helping Haiti, Apr pp 45, 47
portrait, Apr p 72 (photo)

Claims. See Insurance Claim Reporting
Clanton, Mark (Newsmakers), Jun p 18

Clinical Competence
 
the new CME: focus shifts to improving physician performance, Oct pp 27–29
TMA, POEP offer performance improvement CME, Oct pp 29–30

Clinical Science. See Research

Clinical Trials
 
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29

CMS. See United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Coble, David, Dec pp 32, 33 (photo)
Code of Conduct. See Ethics, Professional
Coding. See Documentation
Cohen, Kelli A. (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)

Cole, George
 
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 47, 48

Coleman, Garnet
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul p 34

Coleman, John Brady, Dec p 29 (photo)
Collection of Accounts. See Patient Credit and Collection

Colorectal Neoplasms
 
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep p 42
cancer screening: controversies and opportunities, Sep pp 47–48

Combs, Susan
a taxing situation: Comptroller offers waiver on unpaid sales and use taxes, Mar pp 51–52 (photo)

Commerce
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41

Communication
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22

Community Health Centers
community clinic a win for Crockett, physician trainees, Feb p 46

Competence. See Clinical Competence
Conaway, Michael, May p 23 (photo)

Confidentiality
 
HITECH Act increases HIPAA violation penalties, Aug p 51
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
something is wrong [celebrity information vs. military information] (Letter), Oct p 9
TMA helps doctors comply with new HIPAA regulations, Aug p 52

Consultants
free advice: specialists say Medicare consultation code rule undervalues their work, Mar pp 25–28
Medicare eliminates medical consult codes (Rounds), Feb p 13
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

Contracts
the long wait: TMA Practice Consulting eases pain of credentialing, Mar pp 31–36
monitor payer contracts to manage revenue, Mar p 36
take charge of your payer contracts, Aug p 53
too much discretion: TMA supports banning insurance discretionary clauses, Feb pp 49–51

Controlled Substances. See Drug and Narcotic Control
Cook, Ron, Nov p 41 (photo)
Cooper, Viraf, Apr pp 30–31 (photo)

Cortina, Rose
 
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 13, 14 (photo)

Costs and Cost Analysis
the business of cancer care (Commentary), Sep pp 23–26
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46

 Costs, Health. See Health Care Costs

Cox, Mike
 
thank you, Dr. Whitaker (Commentary), Sep pp 69–70

Cox, Sue (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Cravey, Russell S. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

Creaman, Troy
 
clarification, Oct p 17
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 16–18, 20 (photo)

Credentialing
credentialing legislation aids patients, Mar p 34
the long wait: TMA Practice Consulting eases pain of credentialing, Mar pp 31–36
off to a good start, Jan p 21
physician can be paid during credentialing (Rounds), Feb pp 14–15

Crocker, Patrick J. (Newsmakers), Jun p 18

Crockett, Texas
 
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46
community clinic a win for Crockett, physician trainees, Feb p 46

Crow, Christopher
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 18, 21
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec pp 37–38 (photo)
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 18, 20
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 26, 27

Cruz, Edgar, Apr p 33 (photo)
Culberson, John, May pp 31, 33 (photo)
Curling, Susan, May pp 35, 36 (photo)

Curran, Douglas
 
elected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 11
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun pp 24, 26, 27 (photo)
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 34, 36 (photo)

Curzon, Christopher, Mar pp 31–32 (photo)

CVS Caremark
 
Texas pharmacies file RICO suit against CVS Caremark, Dec pp 46–47

Cystic Fibrosis
spotting cystic fibrosis: test welcomed, but payment raises concern, Jan pp 25–29

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D

Dallefeld, Samantha, Jun p 38 (photo)
Darling, William, Dec pp 21, 22, 24, 25

Davis, John
 
correction, Sep p 14
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
TDI rules require quality and cost in physician ratings (Rounds), Jul p 9

Davis, Ron
correction, Sep p 14

Death Certificates
death and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31–35
how to register with TER (Texas Electronic Registrar), Nov p 32
law requires electronic death registration, Jul p 48

Delivery of Health CareSee also Health Care Reform
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 18–24
ACOs: just another new dress on an old pig?, Feb pp 20–25
the business of cancer care (Commentary), Sep pp 23–26
is there a doctor in the house? perhaps not (Commentary), Jun pp 61–62
medical inflation must be stopped (Letter), Apr pp 9–10
minorities get worse care, leaders tell TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Mar pp 7–9
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

 Depmore, Sharon, Apr p 48 (photo)

Deuell, Robert
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
receives TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award, Jul p 13 (photo)
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 34, 35 (photo)

Deuser, Tamra (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Diabetes Mellitus
 
disparities in diabetes management by race or ethnicity in a primary care clinic in Central Texas (Abstract), Nov p 55

Diaz, Marco, Apr p 45

Dickey, Nancy W.

cuts ribbon to begin construction on Round Rock campus, Feb p 11 (photo)
health system reform holds opportunities for Texas (Rounds), Dec p 12 (photo)
inducted into Texas Women's Hall of Fame (Newsmakers), Oct p 15

Diden, Misha
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun p 41 (photo)
meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43 (photo)

Diet
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47
FDA to limit salt in processed foods, Jul pp 41–42
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
nine in 10 U.S. adults consume too much sodium, Oct p 51

Dihtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40

Dillon, Lisa, Apr p 28 (photo)
Disasters. See Haiti
Disciplinary Action. See Texas Medical Board

Distinguished Service Award
 
Homer, Ladon W., accepts TMA Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 11–13 (photo)

Documentation
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44
documentation, self-auditing key to getting paid, Nov pp 52–53
help with coding from TMA, Jan p 33
make sure your coding practices are up to date (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Apr p 14
meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43 (photo)
TMA takes the sting out of audits, Jun pp 44–45

Douglas, Ginger, Jul p 30

Dozier, Susan
 
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51 (photo)

Draehn, Don
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–56, 57 (photo)

Driver Responsibility Program (DRP)
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–27
DRP driver violation surcharges, Jul p 26
DRP good for patients, doctors, trauma centers, Jul p 28

Drug abuse. See Substance-Related Disorders

Drug and Narcotic Control
 
DEA modifies electronic prescription rules (Rounds), Sep p 10

Drug Prescriptions
CDC: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription drugs, Aug pp 39–40
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25
DEA modifies electronic prescription rules (Rounds), Sep p 10
new Humana pharmacy plan pushes generic drugs, May p 29
pain management clinic certification facts, Aug p 25
TDI recommends that insurance companies post drug formularies online (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17

Drugs. See Drug Prescriptions; Pharmaceutical Preparations
DSHS. See Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Dubey, Swapan (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Dubin, Dean Bruce, Apr pp 43–44, 49
Duncan, Robert, Jul p 9

Dunn, Kim
 
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61, 64–65 (photo)

Dunnigan, Erin
young Texans win AMA leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 9

Dunnington, Joel
receives C. Frank Webber Award, Jul p 12 (photo)

DuPont, Herbert L. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13

Durable Medical Equipment
 
CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52

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E

 E-Prescribing. See Electronic Prescribing

Economics, MedicalSee also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement

2003 redux? physicians fear medical training funding cuts, May pp 55–57
accountable care organizations. See Accountable Care Organizations
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–27
the business of cancer care (Commentary), Sep pp 23–26
losing choices: UniCare exits Texas commercial health insurance market, Jan p 37–38
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec pp 37–41
Medicaid. See Medicaid
Medicare. See Medicare
MGMA: more money in private practice than in academics, Jul pp 31–32
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46
physicians make millions for hospitals (Rounds), Jun p 17
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20
quashing ownership: health system reform law bans new physician-owned hospitals, Aug pp 29–32
a taxing situation: Comptroller offers waiver on unpaid sales and use taxes, Mar pp 51–52
what it means: TMA analyzes pros and cons of health system reform law, May pp 23–28
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 25–28

Education

Butler Awards in Science Teaching
George Hademenos, Lollie Garay, and Nikki Skinner, winners, Jul p 11 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher! (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14

Education, MedicalSee also Schools, Medical; Students, Medical
acing the test: medical students' academic standing rising despite enrollment boost, Dec pp 49–50
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46
community clinic a win for Crockett, physician trainees, Feb p 46

Funding

2003 redux? physicians fear medical training funding cuts, May pp 55–57
Coordinating Board proposes education, loan repayment cuts, May pp 57–58

interim workforce study raises scope concerns, Mar pp 48–49
Tech seeks LCME approval for accelerated family medicine program, Mar pp 49–50
Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41

Education, Medical, Continuing
how long to keep CME course records (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Aug p 13
how to get a copy of TMA-sponsored CME transcript record (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jan p 11; Jul p 18
the new CME: focus shifts to improving physician performance, Oct pp 27–29
number of CME hours required to renew Texas medical license (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jan p 11
primary care update: cervical cancer, Jul [insert]
Symposium on Cancer, Sep pp 35–66
TMA, POEP offer performance improvement CME, Oct pp 29–30

Education, Medical, Graduate
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug pp 43–45
MedPAC recommends performance-based funding, Aug pp 45–46
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40
Texas needs physicians trained in public health: a new 4-year integrated MD/MPH degree program (Abstract), Apr p 71

 Edwards, Kimberly Avila, Jul pp 50, 51, 52 (photo)
Edwards, Willarda, Mar p 7 (photo)
Ehrlich, Lisa L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Eiland, Craig
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Eisenberg, Andrew, Mar p 7 (photo)
Elections. See Politics
Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). See Medical Records Systems, Computerized

Electronic Prescribing
 
DEA modifies electronic prescription rules (Rounds), Sep p 10
there's still time to get your PQRI, e-prescribing bonuses, Dec p 41

 Elliott, Tricia, May pp 55–56 (photo)

Embryonic Stem Cells
 
leave religion out of policy (Letter), Apr pp 10–11
no to embryonic stem cell research (Letter), Feb pp 7–8

Emergency Medical Services
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–58
ER visits not that expensive [for urgent infant care] (Letter), Oct pp 9–10
rate of ER use by age group, 2009, Jun p 57

Trauma Centers

bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–27
DRP good for patients, doctors, trauma centers, Jul p 28
study to evaluate Texas' trauma center needs, Jul p 25

Employees. See Health Personnel

Employment

follow the law: TMA helps you obey state, federal employment rules, Nov pp 49–51
get the right people: TMA can make sure you do, Jul pp 29–31
human resources help online, Nov p 51
TMA Practice Consulting staff recruitment services, Jul p 31

EMRs. See Medical Records Systems, Computerized

Endometrial Neoplasms
 
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep p 43
an update on endometrial cancer, Sep pp 50–55

Errors. See Medical Errors

Espinosa, Valerie
 
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44 (photo)

Ethics, Medical
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41
TMA Board of Councilors oppose medical ghostwriting (Rounds), Jul p 20

Ethics, Professional
AMA mimics TMA insurance conduct code, Aug p 26

Ethnic Groups
disparities in diabetes management by race or ethnicity in a primary care clinic in Central Texas (Abstract), Nov p 55

Evans, Carolyn, Jul p 14 (photo)

Exercise

Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
promote exercise, safety with a helmet giveaway (Rounds), May pp 10–11

Exhibits
TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13; Dec pp 27–30

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Factor, Dennis J.
presents scholarships to minority students, Jul p 14 (photo)
presents TMAF Heart of Gold Award to Joseph M. Abell, Jr., May p 9 (photo)

Family Practice
Tech seeks LCME approval for accelerated family medicine program, Mar pp 49–50
Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41

Farris, Landon, Jul p 14 (photo)

Fatigue
 
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40

 FDA. See United States Food and Drug Administration

Fellowships and Scholarships
 
Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards medical student scholarships (Rounds), Aug pp 13–14
TMA awards nine minority scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 13–15 (photo)
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

Fields, Bob, May p 25

Financing, Government
 
CPRIT awards more than $60M in research grants, Mar pp 42–43

Health and Human Services (HHS)
 
awards $1.84B for HIV/AIDS care medications, Jul p 55
awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42
awards nearly $1B for RECs, HIE, job training, Apr pp 66–67
awards Texas nearly $5M in public health, prevention grants, Dec pp 34–36

Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41

Financing, Organized
TMA grant helps improve electronic records (Rounds), Dec p 13
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

Finch, Dan, May p 33 (photo)
Fisch, Stan, Dec pp 31, 32 (photo)

Fisher, Stephen
 
accepts Medical Student Section Chapter of Year Award, Jul p 12 (photo)

Fisher, Trey Martinez
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Fite, Diana L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Fleeger, David

measure twice, cut one: be careful choosing an EMR, Oct pp 33–36 (photo)

Fleming, William H., III
ban discretionary clauses, TMA says (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
greets Gov. Rick Perry at TMA Winter Conference, Mar p 8 (photo)
let's finish the job, Jun p 39 (photo)
Medicare deadline extended to March 17, Mar p 52 (photo)
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May p 32 (photo)
TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug p 12 (photo)
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May pp 7, 8 (photo)
TMA stands up for patient safety (Rounds), May p 8
what it means: TMA analyzes pros and cons of health system reform law, May pp 23–25
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 40, 41 (photo)

Floyd, Gary, Jan p 7 (photo)

Fonseca, Vincent
 
FDA to limit salt in processed foods, Jul pp 41–42
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 31, 34, 36
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 18, 19, 20 (photo)
task force recommends against breast self-examination, Feb pp 31, 34, 36
whom do we protect? experts at odds over HPV vaccine recommendation, Jul pp 40, 41 (photo)

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

Fort Worth, Texas
 
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48

Foxhall, Lewis E.
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 30–33
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 18, 19 (photo)
task force recommends against breast self-examination, Feb p 31

Fraud
CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52
don't focus fraud probe on physicians (Letter), Jun p 8
health fraud crackdown: recoupment effort may increase lawsuits against doctors, Jan pp 31–34
health reform law gives feds new antifraud tool, Aug p 33
OIG releases 2010 work plan, Jan p 34
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34

Fred, Herbert L.
The Best of Herb Fred, MD and The Book of Five Rings (Rounds), Nov p 11

Fredrickson, Mark, Oct pp 27–28 (photo)
FTC. See United States Federal Trade Commission
Funding, Government Financed. See Financing, Government

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Gak, Marcos, Apr p 37 (photo)

Galle, Vickilyn
 
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44 (photo)

Ganaraj, Archana (Newsmakers), Apr p 17
Gant, Norman (Newsmakers), Nov p 8 (photo)

Garay, Lollie
 
winner of Butler Award in Science and Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

Garb, Howard S. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

Garcia, A. Tomas, III
 
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov p 31 (photo)
discusses health care reform at Interim AMA meeting, Jan p 7 (photo)
reelected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 11

Garcia, Crystal, Jul p 5 (photo)
Garcia, Joe, Apr p 21 (photo)
Garcia, Jonas (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Garg, Abhimanyu (Newsmakers), Jun pp 18–19

Garland, Lloyd
 
programs coordinate to help physicians, Dec p 45
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43, 44, 46

 Garner, Glen B. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Garretson, Melissa
 
at Interim AMA meeting, Jan p 7 (photo)
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 50, 52–53 (photo)

Garza, David, Mar pp 45, 47, 48 (photo)
Garza, Sara, Jul p 29 (photo)
Geisler, Mary, Nov p 9 (photo)
Genetic Defects. See Hereditary Diseases

Genetic Screening
 
spotting cystic fibrosis: test welcomed, but payment raises concern, Jan pp 25–29

Gerber, Bernard M. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Giam, Patrick Y. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Gibbons, Joanna
 
helping Haiti, Apr pp 40, 43, 49 (photo)
portrait, Mar p 56 (photo)

Gill, John, Nov pp 38–39, 40 (photo)

Gilmer, William S.

Newsmakers, Mar p 12 (photo); Dec p 13 (photo)
specialists say Medicare consultation code rule undervalues their work, Mar pp 25, 27 (photo)
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May p 8 (photo)

Gimson, William
CPRIT becomes a reality, Sep pp 17–20

Glomb, Wm. Brendle, Oct pp 40–42 (photo)
Gloyna, David F. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Goertz, Roland A. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13 (photo)
Gonzalez, Domingo G., Jr. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

Goodman, Louis J.

ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 20, 23 (photo)
honored with AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award, Jan p 9 (photo)

Grants. See Financing, Government; Financing, Organized
Gray, Jane, Jul pp 51–52

Gregorcyk, Erin
 
meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43

Gross, Sheldon, May p 34 (photo)

Grothus, Sheryleen
 
the long wait: TMA Practice Consulting eases pain of credentialing, Mar pp 31, 32 (photo)

Guerrero, Rodolfo, Apr p 35 (photo)

Guillory, Charleta
 
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 47, 49 (photo)
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan pp 41–44 (photo)

Gurman, Andrew, Dec pp 9–10

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Hademenos, George
winner of Butler Award in Science and Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

Haiti
3 million: the number of people needing emergency aid after earthquake, Apr pp 6–7 (photo)
credit Dr. Padilla (Letter), Jun p 7
Haiti photos are moving (Letter), Jun p 7
helping Haiti, Apr pp 40–49
a photo essay, Apr pp 21–39

Hancock, Kelly, Jun p 36 (photo)
Handal, Gilberto, Dec p 32 (photo)
Hard Hats for Little Heads. See Head Protective Devices
Harper, John, Apr p 17

Harris County Medical Society Alliance
 
HCMSA awards medical student scholarships (Rounds), Aug pp 13–14

Head Protective Devices
Charlesworth, Ernest Neal, life saved by bicycle helmet, Jul p 56 (photo)
give kids helmets during Brain Injury Awareness Month (Rounds), Aug pp 14–15; Sep p 12
Hard Hats, BeWise — Immunize exceed 2009 goals (Rounds), Mar pp 11–13
promote exercise, safety with a helmet giveaway (Rounds), May pp 10–11
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

Health Care Costs
2010-11 Texas state budget expenditures (in millions), May p 17
the business of cancer care (Commentary), Sep pp 23–26
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34

Health Care Delivery. See Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Fraud. See Fraud

Health Care Reform
 
ACOs: just another new dress on an old pig?, Feb pp 20–25

AMA and TMA response to
 
AMA no longer represents physicians (Letter), Oct p 8
a disillusioned TMA member (Letter), Oct pp 7–8
Dr. Bailey responds (Letter), Oct p 8
Dr. Rohack defends AMA support of health system reform (Rounds), Jul p 9–10
Dr. Rohack responds, Oct pp 8–9
House of Delegates holds firm on commitment to health system reform (Rounds), Jan pp 7–8
Resolution 203 lays out AMA position [on health system reform legislation] (Rounds), Jan p 10

Burgess wants administration officials in health exchanges, May p 36 (photo)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
 
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 18–24
grandfathered insurance plans, Oct pp 18–19
health reform law gives feds new antifraud tool, Aug p 33
health system reform concerns UT medical school officials, Oct p 30
health system reform holds opportunities for Texas (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13
health system reform raises concerns about access to care (Rounds), Sep pp 7–8
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec pp 37–41
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun pp 22–28
preventive health coverage under health system reform, Dec pp 16–17
quashing ownership: health system reform law bans new physician-owned hospitals, Aug pp 29–32
survive and thrive: what health system reform means for Medicare fees (Rounds), Nov pp 12–13
Texas opts out of high-risk insurance pool, Jul p 36
TMA demystifies health system reform with Health Reform Schools (Rounds), Oct p 16
understanding the health system reform timeline, Jun pp 28–29
what it means: TMA analyzes pros and cons of health system reform law, May pp 23–28
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 33–36

 Health Home. See Patient-Centered Care
Health Information Technology (HIT). See Medical Informatics Applications
Health Insurance. See Insurance, Health

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

are you a "covered entity" under HIPAA?, Jun p 46
HITECH Act increases HIPAA violation penalties, Aug p 51
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
something is wrong [celebrity information vs. military information] (Letter), Oct p 9
TMA helps doctors comply with new HIPAA regulations, Aug p 52

Health Manpower
AAMC says physician shortage worse than expected, Dec p 52
five challenges facing the US physician workforce (and what to do about them) (Abstract), Dec p 53
interim workforce study raises scope concerns, Mar pp 48–49
Texas needs physicians trained in public health: a new 4-year integrated MD/MPH degree program (Abstract), Apr p 71

Health PersonnelSee also Allied Health Personnel; Physicians
cross-train employees to keep operations flowing (Rounds), Feb p 13
follow the law: TMA helps you obey state, federal employment rules, Nov pp 49–51
get the right people: TMA can make sure you do, Jul pp 29–31
human resources help online, Nov p 51
TMA encourages flu shots for health care workers (Rounds), Aug p 11
TMA Practice Consulting staff recruitment services, Jul p 31

Health Policy
five challenges facing the US physician workforce (and what to do about them) (Abstract), Dec p 53
leave religion out of policy (Letter), Apr pp 10–11
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34

Health PromotionSee also Preventive Health Services
AMA's Healthier Life Steps program supported by TMA (Rounds), Aug pp 10–11
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Jul p 51
TMAF seeks student grant proposals, Jul p 53

Health Savings Accounts. See Medical Savings Accounts

Health Services Accessibility
 
access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 25–28

Health Status
Williamson County folks are healthy (Rounds), May pp 11–12

Healy, C. Mary
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40 (photo)

Hein, H. A. Tillmann (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Hellerstedt, John, Oct p 41
Helmcamp, Jennifer, Jul pp 49–50
Helmets. See Head Protective Devices

Hematologic Neoplasms
 
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep pp 59–63

Henricks, Susan
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 20–21

Hereditary Diseases
state aid available for newborns with genetic disorders, Jan pp 28–29

Hergenroeder, Albert C. (Newsmakers), Aug p 14
Hilgers, David, Jun pp 24, 26, 27
HIPAA. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

 Hispanic Americans
 
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42

History of Medicine
TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13

HIV InfectionsSee also Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
DSHS changes HIV/STD reporting rules (Rounds), Feb p 12
HHS awards $1.84B for HIV/AIDS care medications, Jul p 55
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42

Hoasjoe, Denis K. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Hoelscher, Deanna, Jul p 52
Holland, John, Apr p 42 (photo)

Homer, Ladon W.

accepts TMA Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 11–13 (photo)

Homer, Mary Ann, Jul p 11 (photo)

Homosexuality

senators ask FDA to lift gay blood donor ban, Jul p 42

Hospital Medical Staff. See Medical Staff, Hospital

Hospitalization

is there a doctor in the house? perhaps not (Commentary), Jun pp 61–62
patients lack knowledge of hospital medications (Rounds), Feb p 15

Hospitals
medical schools, hospitals join call for Medicare payment fix, Oct pp 42
physicians make millions for hospitals (Rounds), Jun p 17
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34

Hospitals, Proprietary
quashing ownership: health system reform law bans new physician-owned hospitals, Aug pp 29–32
TMA brief supports physician hospital ownership (Rounds), Nov pp 7–8
Tyler hospital joins suit challenging ownership ban, Aug p 32

Housing
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46

Human Immunodeficiency Virus. See HIV Infections
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines. See Papillomavirus Vaccines

Humana, Inc.

new Humana pharmacy plan pushes generic drugs, May p 29

Hunsaker, Jerry
Medicare's PECOS confusion: who has to enroll? don't ask, Jun pp 49, 50, 52–53 (photo)

Hunsaker, Keely, Jun pp 49, 50 (photo)

Hunter, Todd
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Hurt, Joel, Apr p 49 (photo)
Hyer, Pam, May p 34 (photo)

Hyperlipidemias

CDC study: one in five youths have abnormal lipid levels, May p 52

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Identity Theft. See Patient Identification Systems

ImmTrac

ImmTrac updates shot scheduler, Nov p 45
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46

ImmunizationSee also Vaccines and Vaccination
Be Wise–Immunize: TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10
CDC survey finds childhood immunization rates remain high, Nov pp 46–47
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
Hard Hats, BeWise — Immunize exceed 2009 goals (Rounds), Mar pp 11–13
ImmTrac updates shot scheduler, Nov p 45
PCV13 replaces PCV7 for children (Rounds), Sep p 11
report finds low U.S. adult vaccination rates, Jun p 58
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46
vaccinator-in-chief: Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP, Mar pp 39–42

Income
MGMA: more money in private practice than in academics, Jul pp 31–32
physicians make millions for hospitals (Rounds), Jun p 17

 Income Levels. See Socioeconomic Factors
Indigency. See Medical Indigency

Infants

cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40

Influenza Vaccine
CDC: everyone needs a flu shot, Nov p 46
survey: physicians frustrated by flu vaccine distribution, Mar p 42
TMA encourages flu shots for health care workers (Rounds), Aug p 11
United ends H1N1 special payments, Aug p 33

Information SystemsSee also Medical Informatics Applications
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61–66

Insurance Carriers
AMA mimics TMA insurance conduct code, Aug p 26
ban discretionary clauses, TMA says (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52
losing choices: UniCare exits Texas commercial health insurance market, Jan p 37–38
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec pp 37–41
monitor payer contracts to manage revenue, Mar p 36

Physician-rating Systems
 
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46
TDI rules require quality and cost in physician ratings (Rounds), Jul p 9

settlement in AMA suit against UnitedHealth Group gets preliminary approval, Feb pp 51–52
take charge of your payer contracts, Aug p 53
too much discretion: TMA supports banning insurance discretionary clauses, Feb pp 49–51
UnitedHealthcare. See UnitedHealthcare

 Insurance Claim ReportingSee also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
coding. See Documentation
health fraud crackdown: recoupment effort may increase lawsuits against doctors, Jan pp 31–34

Medicare

claims-filing period shortened, Jun pp 53–54
free advice: specialists say Medicare consultation code rule undervalues their work, Mar pp 25–28
Medicare's rules on signatures (Rounds), Feb pp 13–14

meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43 (photo)

Insurance, HealthSee also Health Care Reform; Medicaid; Medicare
ban discretionary clauses, TMA says (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
Burgess wants administration officials in health exchanges, May p 36 (photo)
grandfathered insurance plans [under health system reform law], Oct pp 18–19
law requires balance-bill mediation, Aug p 15
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec pp 37–41
new regulations give patients rights to appeal health plan decisions, Oct pp 42–43
number of uninsured American rose in 2009, Dec pp 40–41
patient prescription requests for OTC drugs expected in January, Nov p 28
preventive health coverage under health system reform, Dec pp 16–17
too much discretion: TMA supports banning insurance discretionary clauses, Feb pp 49–51
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 33–36

Insurance, Health, ReimbursementSee also Insurance Claim Reporting
judge sets UnitedHealthcare settlement dates (Rounds), Apr p 16
law requires balance-bill mediation, Aug p 15

Medicaid

fee cut impact lessened (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
pay cut: budget problems force Medicaid physician fee reduction, Apr pp 51–57
substance abuse benefits begin (Rounds), Sep p 14

Medicare. See Medicare
monitor payer contracts to manage revenue, Mar p 36
physician can be paid during credentialing (Rounds), Feb pp 14–15

Physician-rating Systems
 
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46
TDI rules require quality and cost in physician ratings (Rounds), Jul p 9

settlement in AMA suit against UnitedHealth Group gets preliminary approval, Feb pp 51–52
spotting cystic fibrosis: test welcomed, but payment raises concern, Jan pp 25–29
TMA advocacy pays off again (Rounds), Sep pp 8–9

Insurance, LiabilitySee also Texas Medical Liability Trust
educate, don't punish [getting ready for Medicare RACs] (Letter), Feb p 8
insuring your practice, Jan pp 23–24
TMLT cuts rates, declares dividend, Nov p 35

Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
new Humana pharmacy plan pushes generic drugs, May p 29
TDI recommends that insurance companies post drug formularies online (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17

Insurance Pools
Texas opts out of high-risk insurance pool, Jul p 36
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 33–36

Internet and World Wide Web
the new www.texmed.org (Rounds), Dec p 7
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22
TMB rules on Internet use in medical practice, Mar p 19
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

Internship and Residency
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug pp 43–45
MedPAC recommends performance-based funding, Aug pp 45–46
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40
Supreme Court to hear FICA challenge, Aug p 47

Intrauterine Devices
FDA warns against unapproved IUDs (Rounds), Oct p 17

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Jaén, Carlos Roberto (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Janjan, Nora (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
Jantzi, Paul, Jun p 56 (photo)
Jeneby, Thomas (Portrait), Nov p 56 (photo)

Jennings, John C.

TMA hosts preterm birth summit (Rounds), Aug p 12 (photo)
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan p 43–45

Jero, Liz
meet your TMA certified coders, Jun p 43

Johnson, Doris
new TMA Alliance president (photo), Jul pp 19–20

Johnson, Glen
receives Young at Heart Award from his son, Greg Johnson, chair of Young Physician Section, Jul p 12 (photo)

Johnson, Robert L., Jr. (Newsmakers), Jun p 19

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
 
only physicians can be called physicians (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14

Josephs, John, Apr p 49 (photo)

Josiah Macy Foundation
 
foundation supports greater primary care role for midlevel practitioners, May pp 58–60

Jumper, Cynthia, Dec pp 49, 50

Jurisprudence

cardiologists lose court battle over Medicare fee cuts, Mar pp 28–29
CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31–35

Employment

follow the law: TMA helps you obey state, federal employment rules, Nov pp 49–51
human resources help online, Nov p 51

foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22–24
health fraud crackdown: recoupment effort may increase lawsuits against doctors, Jan pp 31–34
judge: chiropractors can't do EMG, MUA (Rounds), Jan p 12
jury rejects antitrust claims against Memorial Hermann Hospital, May p 44
know the rules to avoid TMB scrutiny, Nov pp 34–35
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
OIG releases 2010 work plan, Jan p 34

Physician-owned Hospitals
 
quashing ownership: health system reform law bans new physician-owned hospitals, Aug pp 29–32
TMA brief supports physician hospital ownership (Rounds), Nov pp 7–8
Tyler hospital joins suit challenging ownership ban, Aug p 32

Red Flag Rule
AMA reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
FTC delays "red flags rule" until December, Aug pp 26–27

repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43–46
Supreme Court to hear FICA challenge, Aug p 47
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34
Texas pharmacies file RICO suit against CVS Caremark, Dec pp 46–47
TMLT closed claim study: retained sponge, Feb pp 16–18
too much discretion: TMA supports banning insurance discretionary clauses, Feb pp 49–51

UnitedHealthcare

claims filing deadline next month (Rounds), Sep p 10
get your fair share: United claims-filing deadline approaches, Jul pp 43–47
judge sets UnitedHealthcare settlement dates, Apr p 16; May p 44
settlement in AMA suit against UnitedHealth Group gets preliminary approval, Feb pp 51–52
United settlement FAQs, Jul p 47

whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44

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Kahn, Norman B., Jr., Oct p 29
Kamali, Amin, Jul p 14 (photo)
Kant, Andrew P. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Kaufman, Raymond (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Kelly, Felicity
 
accepts Medical Student Section Chapter of Year Award, Jul p 12 (photo)
presents Student of the Year Award to Maryam Shambayati, Jul p 12 (photo)

Kelly, Jacqueline (Newsmakers), Apr p 17
Kimmel, Gary (Portrait), Sep p 72 (photo)
King, Austin, Jun pp 50, 52 (photo)
King, Brent R. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

King, Susan
 
budget woes, redistricting to dominate legislative session (Rounds), Dec pp 9, 10 (photo)
receives TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award, Jul p 13 (photo)

Klein, Jorie, Jul pp 24–26, 27 (photo)
Knight, Alfred B. (Newsmakers), Oct p 15

Kolkhorst, Lois
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Kridelbaugh, LeAnn, Jul p 49 (photo)
Kronberg, Gregory M. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13

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 LaBeau, Joseph, Dec p 31 (photo)

Lakey, David
 
prescription for public health disaster, May pp 16–17, 20 (photo)

Langevin, Claude-Jean, Apr p 42 (photo)
Law(s). See Jurisprudence; Legislation, Medical

Lawyers

TMA joins opposition to tax breaks for lawyers, Nov p 28

Laycock, Royce (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
Le, Paul, Apr p 49 (photo)

Leadership

TMA grooms young physicians to become effective leaders (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11
TMA Leadership College participants (Rounds), Dec pp 11–12

Leasure, Mike, Jun p 38 (photo)

Lee, David
 
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun p 43

Legislation, MedicalSee also Lobbying
credentialing legislation aids patients, Mar p 34

Death Certificates
 
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31–35
law requires electronic death registration, Jul p 48

Health Care Rreform. See Health Care Reform

HIPAA
. See Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HITECH Act increases HIPAA violation penalties, Aug p 51

Identity Theft

AMA reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
FTC delays "red flags rule" until December, Aug pp 26–27

law requires balance-bill mediation, Aug p 15

Medicare

border physicians take Medicare, health concerns to Washington (Rounds), Oct pp 14–15
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May pp 31–35
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May pp 7–8

new regulations give patients rights to appeal health plan decisions, Oct pp 42–43

Pain Clinics
 
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25
pain management clinic certification facts, Aug p 25

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. See Health Care Reform

School Health Advisory Councils
 
move into a SHAC: physicians make school health advisory councils better, Aug pp 35–38
SB 283 strengthens SHAC accountability, Aug p 37

shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46

Texas Medical Board
 
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31–35
doctors advocate changing TMB minor violation process, Nov pp 33–34

TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23

Tort Reform
 
Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA): Texans like tort reform, Dec p 46
tort reform should stay put (Rounds), Jan pp 8–9

Legislature, Texas
budget woes, redistricting to dominate legislative session (Rounds), Dec p 9
Texas budget shortfall widens to $18 billion, Jul p 36

Leitch, Ann Marilyn
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–34 (photo)

Leukemia
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep pp 59–63

Levin, Jeffrey
prescription for public health disaster, May pp 16, 17, 18 (photo)

Liability, Legal
TMLT closed claim study: retained sponge, Feb pp 16–18
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

Licensure
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22–24
judge: chiropractors can't do EMG, MUA (Rounds), Jan p 12
TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23
TMA stands up for patient safety (Rounds), May p 8

Licensure, Medical
new to Texas? [TMA Web resources], Mar p 36
number of CME hours required to renew Texas medical license (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jan p 11
Texas gains 3,500 new physicians, Nov pp 40–41

Life Style
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53

Light, Robert A. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

Lindsey, Al
 
move into a SHAC, Aug pp 35, 36 (photo)

Lipids
CDC study: one in five youths have abnormal lipid levels, May p 52

Little, Amanda
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 13, 14 (photo)

Loaiza, Leonardo, Apr p 45
Loans, Student. See Training Support

LobbyingSee also TEXPAC

border physicians take Medicare, health concerns to Washington (Rounds), Oct pp 14–15
TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23

Lockhart, Asa, Aug pp 7–8

Lockhart, Lolly
 
program promotes fair peer review, May p 42
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 42–43

Loeb, Michael, Apr pp 45, 47, 48 (photo)
Long, Michelle, Oct p 40
Lubrano, John, Oct pp 33, 35, 36

Lymphoma

an update on hematological malignancies, Sep pp 61–62

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Mabery, Jerad, Apr p 44
Maddrey, Willis (Newsmakers), Feb p 17
Magee, Kevin P. (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

Malone, C. Bruce
 
Austin orthopedic surgeon named TMA president-elect (photo), Jul p 10
free advice: specialists say Medicare consultation code rule undervalues their work, Mar pp 25, 26–27 (photo)
know the rules to avoid TMB scrutiny, Nov p 34 (photo)

MalpracticeSee also Tort Reform
TMLT closed claim study: retained sponge, Feb pp 16–18
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44

Mammography
ACP mammogram guidelines for women aged 40-49, Feb p 33
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
Texas lags nation in mammograms, Feb p 34

Mankodi, Rashmikant (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Marcus, Howard, Oct pp 13, 14 (photo)

Marketing

TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41

Marquardt, Shelby (Portrait), Aug p 56
Marquez, Raul, Apr pp 28, 37 (photo)
Martinez, Adrian, Apr pp 48, 49
Martinez, Hector, Apr p 24 (photo)
Masel, Brian, Jun p 38 (photo)

Mass ScreeningSee also Mammography; Neonatal Screening

ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep pp 42–44
cancer screening: controversies and opportunities, Sep pp 41–49
current utilization of [cancer] screening tests in Texas, Sep p 45
Internet resources [on cancer screening], Sep p 46
report: few adults aged 50–64 get recommended preventive screenings, Feb p 36
steps to improved cancer screening, Sep p 47

Massey, Jonnie, Jun pp 42–43
Mattox, Kenneth, Jul p 27 (photo)
Maynard, James, Dec p 45 (photo)
Mazza, Frank, Jan p 45

McAllen Hospitals, LP
 
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34

McCaul, Michael, May p 23 (photo)

McCoy, Dan
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 18–19, 20
Texas gains 3,500 new physicians, Nov pp 40, 41 (photo)
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May p 7 (photo)
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 33, 34, 35 (photo)

McDaniel, Brian D.
programs coordinate to help physicians, Dec p 45
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43–44

McDougal, Pedro, Apr p 33 (photo)

McHorse, Tom
 
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20 (photo)
TMA House of Delegates honors Dr. McHorse with emeritus status, May p 19

 Mediation. See Negotiating

Medicaid

access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
Congress approves Medicaid funds (Rounds), Oct p 16
fee cut impact lessened (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
fraud: OIG releases 2010 work plan, Jan p 34
HHSC seeks Medicaid "health home" proposals (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
HHSC wants to IMPROVE Medicaid, Mar p 29

"Meaningful Use" Criteria
 
core criteria, Nov pp 21–23
meaningful use help from RECs, Nov p 20
Medicare and Medicaid EMR incentive comparison, Nov pp 18–19
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov pp 15–20

PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34
pay cut: budget problems force Medicaid physician fee reduction, Apr pp 51–57
substance abuse benefits begin (Rounds), Sep p 14
TMA urges state leaders to fix enrollment problems, Jan p 53
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 34–35

Medical Audit
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44
documentation, self-auditing key to getting paid, Nov pp 52–53
TMA takes the sting out of audits, Jun pp 44–45

Medical Errors
patients lack knowledge of hospital medications (Rounds), Feb p 15
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40
TMA urges CMS to focus EMR rules on patient safety, May pp 28–29

Medical Group Management Association
MGMA: more money in private practice than in academics, Jul pp 31–32

Medical Home. See Patient-Centered Care

Medical Indigency
 
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20

Medical Informatics ApplicationsSee also Medical Records Systems, Computerized
HHS awards nearly $1B for RECs, HIE, job training, Apr pp 66–67
HIT chief: technology lowers costs, improves quality (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61–66
TMA HIT resources aid physicians, Apr p 64; Oct p 35

Medical Oncology
Kimmel, Gary (Portrait), Sep p 72 (photo)
thank you, Dr. Whitaker (Commentary), Sep pp 69–70

Medical Records
Documentation
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44
help with coding from TMA, Jan p 33
make sure your coding practices are up to date (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Apr p 14
self-auditing key to getting paid, Nov pp 52–53
TMA takes the sting out of audits, Jun pp 44–45

how much can be charged for copying medical records (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Sep p 9
know the rules to avoid TMB scrutiny, Nov pp 34–35
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
providing copies of medical records that were created by other physicians (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Mar p 11
selling or closing a practice, Jan p 22

Medical Records Systems, Computerized
HHS awards nearly $1B for RECs, HIE, job training, Apr pp 66–67
HIT chief: technology lowers costs, improves quality (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9

"Meaningful Use" Criteria
 
core criteria, Nov pp 21–23
feds release "meaningful use" rules (Rounds), Sep pp 9–10
meaningful use help from RECs, Nov p 20
Medicare and Medicaid EMR incentive comparison, Nov pp 18–19
physician incentive payments, by year of eligibility, Apr p 63
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr p 62–63
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov pp 15–20

measure twice, cut one: be careful choosing an EMR, Oct pp 33–36
Medicare incentive payments, by year of eligibility, Oct p 36
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
off to a good start, Jan p 21
physicians guide RECs, Oct pp 36–37
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61–66
TMA grant helps improve electronic records (Rounds), Dec p 13
TMA HIT resources aid physicians, Apr p 64; Oct p 35
TMA survey: more physicians adopt EMRs, Apr p 66
TMA urges CMS to focus EMR rules on patient safety, May pp 28–29

Medical Savings Accounts
patient prescription requests for OTC drugs expected in January, Nov p 28

Medical Staff, Hospital
is there a doctor in the house? perhaps not (Commentary), Jun pp 61–62

Medical Students. See Students, Medical

Medically Uninsured
 
number of uninsured American rose in 2009, Dec pp 40–41

Medicare
ACOs compared with Medicare, Feb p 25

Claims

claims-filing period shortened, Jun pp 53–54
documentation, self-auditing key to getting paid, Nov pp 52–53
rules on signatures (Rounds), Feb pp 13–14

Consult Code
eliminates medical consult codes (Rounds), Feb p 13
free advice: specialists say Medicare consultation code rule undervalues their work, Mar pp 25–28

to cover smoking cessation (Rounds), Nov pp 9–10

Enrollment

CMS extends 2010 enrollment period (Rounds), Jan pp 12–13
deadline extended to March 17, Mar p 52

Fee Schedule
cardiologists lose court battle over Medicare fee cuts, Mar pp 28–29
survive and thrive: what health system reform means for Medicare fees (Rounds), Nov pp 12–13
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 25–28

Fraud
CIGNA warns of payment scam, Feb p 52
don't focus fraud probe on physicians (Letter), Jun p 8
health fraud crackdown: recoupment effort may increase lawsuits against doctors, Jan pp 31–34
health reform law gives feds new antifraud tool, Aug p 33
OIG releases 2010 work plan, Jan p 34

Independent Payment Advisory Board
health system reform raises concerns about access to care (Rounds), Sep pp 7–8
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 16–28

Legislation
border physicians take Medicare, health concerns to Washington (Rounds), Oct pp 14–15
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May pp 31–35
TMA launches petition drive to save Medicare (Rounds), May pp 7–8

"Meaningful Use" of EMR Technology
core criteria, Nov pp 21–23
feds release "meaningful use" rules (Rounds), Sep pp 9–10
meaningful use help from RECs, Nov p 20
Medicare and Medicaid EMR incentive comparison, Nov pp 18–19
Medicare incentive payments, by year of eligibility, Oct p 36
physician incentive payments, by year of eligibility, Apr p 63
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr p 62–63
Texas RECs funded, Jul p 31
TMA urges CMS to focus EMR rules on patient safety, May pp 28–29
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov pp 15–20

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommends performance-based funding, Aug pp 45–46
a new Medicare option [proposed in AMA House of Delegates] (Rounds), Aug p 8
payment error rate more than doubles in 2009, Jan p 40
Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System: PECOS confusion: who has to enroll? don't ask, Jun pp 49–53
quality-reporting payments total $92 million in 2008, Jan pp 38–40

RACs (National Recovery Audit Contractors program)
 
educate, don't punish (Letter), Feb p 8
TMA prepares you for possible audits, Apr p 64
TMA's RAC resources, Jun p 44

Sustainable Growth Rate
deadline extended to March 17, Mar p 52
health system reform raises concerns about access to care (Rounds), Sep pp 7–8
if you like the SGR... you'll love the IPAB, Aug pp 16–28
medical schools, hospitals join call for Medicare payment fix, Oct pp 42
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May pp 31–35
TMA Medicare flash survey results, Aug p 19

there's still time to get your PQRI, e-prescribing bonuses, Dec p 41

Medication Errors. See Medical Errors

Medicine in Literature
 
The Best of Herb Fred, MD and The Book of Five Rings (Rounds), Nov p 11

Medrano, Martha, Oct pp 28–29 (photo)

Melanoma

killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
melanoma in the United States: 2009 estimates, May p 49
study: indoor tanning increases melanoma risk, Aug pp 38–39

Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston
jury rejects antitrust claims against Memorial Hermann Hospital, May p 44

Mental Health Services
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20

Mercier, David W. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Merryman, James, Nov p 33 (photo)

Mexican Americans
 
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42

Miklos, Robert, Nov p 9 (photo)
Miller, Stephen, Apr pp 40, 43 (photo)
Milwee, Billy, Apr p 52 (photo)

Minority Groups
 
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42
Honey Child helps African-American mothers [with prenatal care], Oct pp 48–50
minorities get worse care, leaders tell TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Mar pp 7–9
minority enrollment up in U.S. medical schools, Dec pp 50–52

Scholarships

TMA awards nine minority scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 13–15 (photo)
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13; Dec pp 27–30

Mitchell, Alejandra Garcia, Apr p 46 (photo)

Mitchell, Anne
 
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44 (photo)

Mitchell, Ted
to head Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Rounds), May p 12

Montgomery, Baxter D. (Newsmakers), Dec p 13
Moore, Christine, Jan p 25 (photo)

Morrison, Ray
 
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46 (photos)

Morrow, Kyle
receives Resident and Fellow Section's J. T. "Lamar" McNew Award, Jul p 12 (photo)

Morrow, Robert B. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Moy, Clifford K.

reelected vice speaker of the House of Delegates, Jul p 11
TEXPAC endorses Governor Perry for reelection (Rounds), Oct p 13 (photo)

Multiple Myeloma
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep p 62

Murray, Matt M., Nov pp 16, 17 (photo)

Myelodysplastic syndromes
 
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep p 59

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Narcotics
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25

National Residency Match Program
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug p 44

Nava, Samuel, Jr., Oct p 22
Neavel, Celia (Portrait), Feb p 56

Negotiating
 
law requires balance-bill mediation, Aug p 15
new regulations give patients rights to appeal health plan decisions, Oct pp 42–43

Nelson, Jane
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 21, 23 (photo)
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43, 44 (photo)

Neonatal Screening
spotting cystic fibrosis: test welcomed, but payment raises concern, Jan pp 25–29
state aid available for newborns with genetic disorders, Jan pp 28–29

NeoplasmsSee also Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep pp 42–44
an update on endometrial cancer, Sep pp 50–55
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep pp 59–63
the business of cancer care (Commentary), Sep pp 23–26
county-level socioeconomic status and cancer rates in Texas, 2001-2005 (Abstract), Oct p 53
CPRIT awards more than $60M in research grants, Mar pp 42–43
current approach to breast cancer, Sep pp 56–58
current utilization of screening tests in Texas, Sep p 45
enhancing patient care, Sep pp 39–40
Internet resources [on screening], Sep p 46
overview of modern radiation therapy, Sep pp 64–66
primary care update: cervical cancer, Jul [insert]
steps to improved cancer screening, Sep p 47
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34
Symposium on Cancer, Sep pp 35–66
Texas Cancer Registry (TCR), features valuable physician resources (Rounds), Nov p 7
thank you, Dr. Whitaker (Commentary), Sep pp 69–70

Nervous System Neoplasms
an update on hematological malignancies, Sep p 62

Newborn screening. See Neonatal Screening
 Ngo, Rick Q., Jun p 19
Nichols, David (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
Nix, Mike, Jan p 44
Nonphysician Practitioners. See Allied Health Personnel; Health Personnel

Nonprescription Drugs
 
patient prescription requests for OTC drugs expected in January, Nov p 28

NowClinic
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 18–21

Nurse Practitioners
foundation supports greater primary care role for midlevel practitioners, May pp 58–60
TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23

NutritionSee also Diet
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47

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Obesity
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
report: adult obesity increases in 28 states, Oct pp 50–51
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Jul p 51
UTEP gets grant to study obesity in young women, Feb p 36

Odiase, Elaine
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 13–14 (photo)

Ogunro, Christopher
get the right people: TMA can make sure you do, Jul pp 29–31 (photo)

OIG (Office of the Inspector General). See United States Department of Health and Human Services
Olson, Pete, May p 23 (photo)
Oncology. See Medical Oncology

Ontai, Sidney Charles
 
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61–62, 63–66 (photo)
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 20–21

OptumHealth
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 18–21

Osteopathic Medicine
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48

Owens, Emery R., Dec p 29 (photo)
Ozanne, Beverly, Nov p 9 (photo)

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Padilla, Juan
credit Dr. Padilla [for Haiti mission] (Letter), Jun p 7

Page, Ray D., Feb pp 31, 34, 36

Pain Clinics
 
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25
pain management clinic certification facts, Aug p 25

Panzer, Shawn, Jan p 21

Papillomavirus Vaccines
 
POEP pocket guide provides helpful tips on HPV vaccine, Jul p 41
whom do we protect? experts at odds over HPV vaccine recommendation, Jul pp 39–41

Parkland Hospital, Dallas
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 28–33

PASS. See Texas Pediatric Access to Sub-specialists (Texas PASS)

Patient-Centered Care

HHSC seeks Medicaid "health home" proposals (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17

Patient Credit and Collection
collecting overdue patient accounts, Nov p 53
law requires balance-bill mediation, Aug p 15

Patient Identification Systems
AMA reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
FTC delays "red flags rule" until December, Aug pp 26–27

 Patient Privacy. See Confidentiality; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. See Health Care Reform
Patient Safety. See Safety

 Patients

enhancing [cancer] patient care, Sep pp 39–40
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–58
patients lack knowledge of hospital medications (Rounds), Feb p 15
satisfied patients benefit bottom line, Oct p 38

Patrick, Donald
former TMB executive director joins workers' comp program (Rounds), Sep p 10 (photo)

Patrick, Stephen K.
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 45, 46, 50 (photo)

Patt, Bradford S. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Patt, Debra Ann
 
whom do we protect? experts at odds over HPV vaccine recommendation, Jul pp 39, 40–41 (photo)

Pediatrics
access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–58
ER visits not that expensive (Letter), Oct pp 9–10
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34

Peer Review, Health Care
program promotes fair peer review, May p 42

Peña, José, Apr p 26 (photo)
Pepe, Paul E. (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
Perez, Julian, Apr p 36 (photo)
Performance Improvement. See Clinical Competence
Performance Ratings. See Quality Indicators, Health Care
Perkins, Vicki, Nov p 9 (photo)

Perry, Rick
 
shakes hands with Rep. Kelly Hancock, Jun p 36 (photo)
TEXPAC endorses Governor Perry for reelection (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14 (photo)
William H. Fleming, III, greets Gov. Rick Perry at TMA Winter Conference, Mar p 8 (photo)

Pertussis. See Whooping Cough

Pertussis Vaccine
 
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40

Pettigrove, John
The Best of Herb Fred, MD and The Book of Five Rings (Rounds), Nov p 11

Pharmaceutical PreparationsSee also Drug Prescriptions
patient prescription requests for OTC drugs expected in January, Nov p 28
patients lack knowledge of hospital medications (Rounds), Feb p 15

Pharmacies
Texas pharmacies file RICO suit against CVS Caremark, Dec pp 46–47

Physical Education and Training
move into a SHAC: physicians make school health advisory councils better, Aug pp 35–38

Physician Assistants
foundation supports greater primary care role for midlevel practitioners, May pp 58–60
TMA champions scope-of-practice bill, Oct p 23
TMA stands up for patient safety (Rounds), May p 8

Physician Impairment
programs coordinate to help physicians, Dec p 45
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43–46

Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 30–34
POEP pocket guide provides helpful tips on HPV vaccine, Jul p 41
TMA, POEP offer performance improvement CME, Oct pp 29–30
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

 Physician-Owned Hospitals. See Hospitals, Proprietary

Physician-Patient Relations
 
satisfied patients benefit bottom line, Oct p 38
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

Physicians
is there a doctor in the house? perhaps not (Commentary), Jun pp 61–62
Mr. Williston was right [in housing for African American TMA members] (Letter), Oct p 10
the new CME: focus shifts to improving physician performance, Oct pp 27–29
new to Texas? [TMA Web resources], Mar p 36
only physicians can be called physicians (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
physicians foundation book exposes doctors' frustration (Rounds), May p 12
physicians make millions for hospitals (Rounds), Jun p 17

Portraits

Brown, Ari, Jun p 64
Charlesworth, Ernest Neal, Jul p 56 (photo)
Cintron, Miguel, Apr p 72 (photo)
Gibbons, Joanna, Mar p 56 (photo)
Jeneby, Thomas, Nov p 56 (photo)
Kimmel, Gary, Sep p 72 (photo)
Marquardt, Shelby, Aug p 56
Neavel, Celia, Feb p 56
Priestner, Vincent, Jan p 56 (photo)
Rosen, Richie, Dec p 56 (photo)
Volz, Holly, Oct p 56 (photo)
Walton, Jim, May p 64 (photo)

Rating Systems. See Quality Indicators, Health Care
Student Loan Repayment. See Training Support

Supply and distribution
 
AAMC says physician shortage worse than expected, Dec p 52
five challenges facing the US physician workforce (and what to do about them) (Abstract), Dec p 53
interim workforce study raises scope concerns, Mar pp 48–49
Texas needs physicians trained in public health: a new 4-year integrated MD/MPH degree program (Abstract), Apr p 71

survey: physicians frustrated by flu vaccine distribution, Mar p 42
Texas gains 3,500 new physicians, Nov pp 40–41
thank you, Dr. Whitaker (Commentary), Sep pp 69–70
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41
TMA/Border Health Conference physicians [speaking at Capitol Hill] (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16
TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13; Dec pp 27–30
TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund helps physicians in need (Rounds), Dec p 14

Physicians, Family
Tech seeks LCME approval for accelerated family medicine program, Mar pp 49–50
Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41

Pike, Susan (Newsmakers), Sep p 11 (photo)

Pneumococcal vaccines
 
PCV13 replaces PCV7 for children (Rounds), Sep p 11
report finds low U.S. adult vaccination rates, Jun p 58

Podiatry
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22–24

POEP. See Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
Policy, Health. See Health Policy

PoliticsSee also Lobbying

bolstering the ranks: TEXPAC looks to boost membership ahead of 2010 elections, Jan pp 49–53
Miklos, Robert, talks to TMA Alliance volunteers who support his reelection, Nov p 9 (photo)
Schwertner, Charles, Georgetown surgeon wins GOP House nomination, May pp 35–36 (photo)
TEXPAC endorses Governor Perry for reelection (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14 (photo)

Pont, Stephen
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 50–51 (photo)
move into a SHAC: physicians make school health advisory councils better, Aug pp 36, 37–38 (photo)

 Powell, Craig (Newsmakers), Oct p 15
PQRI (Physician Quality Reporting Initiative). See Quality Indicators, Health Care

Practice Management, Medical
 
collecting overdue patient accounts, Nov p 53
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44
credentialing legislation aids patients, Mar p 34
cross-train employees to keep operations flowing (Rounds), Feb p 13
educate, don't punish [getting ready for Medicare RACs] (Letter), Feb p 8
electronic medical records. See Medical Records Systems, Computerized
follow the law: TMA helps you obey state, federal employment rules, Nov pp 49–51
get the right people: TMA can make sure you do, Jul pp 29–31
help with coding from TMA, Jan p 33
how to cultivate a culture of quality, Aug p 53
human resources help online, Nov p 51
insuring your practice, Jan pp 23–24
the long wait: TMA Practice Consulting eases pain of credentialing, Mar pp 31–36
MGMA: more money in private practice than in academics, Jul pp 31–32
monitor payer contracts to manage revenue, Mar p 36
mum's the word: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–53
new to Texas? [TMA Web resources], Mar p 36
off to a good start, Jan pp 17–22
patient notification requirements when leaving or closing medical practice (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), Jun p 20
physician can be paid during credentialing (Rounds), Feb pp 14–15
physicians foundation book exposes doctors' frustration (Rounds), May p 12

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

"Red Flag Rule"

AMA reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
FTC delays "red flags rule" until December, Aug pp 26–27

satisfied patients benefit bottom line, Oct p 38
selling or closing a practice, Jan p 22
surviving and thriving in practice start with efficiency, Mar p 36
take charge of your payer contracts, Aug p 53
a taxing situation: Comptroller offers waiver on unpaid sales and use taxes, Mar pp 51–52
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41
TMA Practice Consulting's staff recruitment services, Jul p 31

Pregnancy
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 45–50
Centering Pregnancy Texas sites, Oct p 48
Honey Child helps African-American mothers, Oct pp 48–50
starting a Centering Pregnancy program, Oct p 48
U.S. teen birth rate drops, Jul pp 53–54

Premature Birth
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 45–50
Texas flunks premature birth rate, Jan p 46
TMA hosts preterm birth summit (Rounds), Aug p 12
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan pp 41–47

Prenatal Care
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 45–50

Prescriptions. See Drug Prescriptions; Electronic Prescribing

Preventive Health ServicesSee also Health Promotion

cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
HHS awards Texas nearly $5M in public health, prevention grants, Dec pp 34–36
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
preventive health coverage under health system reform, Dec pp 16–17
report: few adults aged 50–64 get recommended preventive screenings, Feb p 36

Priestner, Vincent (Portrait), Jan p 56 (photo)
Primary Care Physicians. See Physicians, Family

Primary Health Care
 
foundation supports greater primary care role for midlevel practitioners, May pp 58–60

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

Professional PracticeSee also Practice Management, Medical

physicians foundation book exposes doctors' frustration (Rounds), May p 12

Project Access Dallas
Walton, Jim (Portrait), May p 64 (photo)

Prostate Neoplasms
ACS recommendations for the early detection of cancer in average-risk asymptomatic people, Sep p 43
cancer screening: controversies and opportunities, Sep pp 46–47

Pruitt, Spencer
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug pp 43–45 (photo)

Pryor, Robert W. (Newsmakers), Oct p 15

Psychiatry

shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Texas (Abstract), Mar p 55

Public Health
2010-11 Texas state budget expenditures (in millions), May p 17
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct pp 45–50
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
ER or not? physician's booklet helps parents decide, Jun pp 55–58
Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53
HHS awards Texas nearly $5M in public health, prevention grants, Dec pp 34–36
HIV infections. See HIV Infections
immunization. See Immunization; Vaccines and Vaccination
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
lifesavers: program helps kids, parents fight obesity, Jul pp 49–53
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
move into a SHAC: physicians make school health advisory councils better, Aug pp 35–38
obesity. See Obesity
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–36
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20
preventive health coverage under health system reform, Dec pp 16–17
report: few adults aged 50–64 get recommended preventive screenings, Feb p 36
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46
supporting cancer services (Commentary), Sep pp 27–34
Texas needs physicians trained in public health: a new 4-year integrated MD/MPH degree program (Abstract), Apr p 71
vaccinator-in-chief: Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP, Mar pp 39–42
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan pp 41–47
Williamson County folks are healthy (Rounds), May pp 11–12

Public Opinion
Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53

Puente, Rosie, Apr p 38 (photo)

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Quality Assurance, Health Care
how to cultivate a culture of quality, Aug p 53
is there a doctor in the house? perhaps not (Commentary), Jun pp 61–62
medical inflation must be stopped (Letter), Apr pp 9–10
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 25–28
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44

Quality Indicators, Health Care
Medicare quality-reporting payments total $92 million in 2008, Jan pp 38–40

Physician-Rating Systems
 
physician cost profiles [by insurance companies] often wrong, Jun p 46
TDI rules require quality and cost in physician ratings (Rounds), Jul p 9

there's still time to get your PQRI, e-prescribing bonuses, Dec p 41

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

Radiotherapy

overview of modern radiation therapy, Sep pp 64–66

Ragain, Michael
2003 redux? physicians fear medical training funding cuts, May pp 55, 56, 57 (photo)

Raimer, Ben
2003 redux? physicians fear medical training funding cuts, May pp 56–57 (photo)
losing the match game: few residency slots leave more graduates unmatched, Aug p 44 (photo)
Newsmakers, Feb p 17

Raley, Stephen
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 42, 43–44 (photo)

Ransom, Scott
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48 (photo)

Rao, Shobha (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Rating Systems. See Quality Indicators, Health Care
Read, Don (Newsmakers), Apr p 17 (photo)
Red Flag Rules. See Patient Identification Systems
Reddy, Guru N. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Regional Medical Programs
 
HHS awards nearly $1B for RECs, HIE, job training, Apr pp 66–67
meaningful use help from RECs, Nov p 20
physicians guide RECs, Oct pp 36–37
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 61–66
Texas RECs funded, Jul p 31
Texas regional extension centers, Apr p 63
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov p 16

RegistriesSee also Texas Electronic Registrar
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46
Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) features valuable physician resources (Rounds), Nov p 7

Reichle, Tiffany, Jun pp 41, 42 (photo)

Religion

leave religion out of policy (Letter), Apr pp 10–11

Research
CPRIT awards more than $60M in research grants, Mar pp 42–43
CPRIT becomes a reality, Sep pp 17–20
no to embryonic stem cell research (Letter), Feb pp 7–8
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29

 Research Funding. See Financing, Government

Resendez, Walberto

receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul p 14 (photo)

 Residency. See Internship and Residency
 Rider, Jane, Oct pp 39, 41

 Roan, Hayden
 
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul p 14 (photo)

Robinson, Mari
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–24
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 44, 46
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 18–19

Rocha, Priscilla
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul p 14 (photo)

Rodriguez, Francisco R., Jul p 30
Rodriguez, Shakira, Apr p 21 (photo)
Rogers, Joanne L. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12 (photo)

Rohack, Jim

ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 20, 22–23, 25 (photo)
AMA ponders its future (Rounds), Aug pp 7, 8 (photo)
Dr. Rohack defends AMA support of health system reform (Rounds), Jul p 9–10
get your fair share: UnitedHealthcare claims-filing deadline approaches, Jul p 44 (photo)
Medicare deadline extended to March 17, Mar p 52 (photo)
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May p 32 (photo)
plugs Healthier Life Steps program (Rounds), Aug pp 10–11
presents AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award to Louis J. Goodman, Jan p 9 (photo)
swears in Susan Todd as president of AMA Alliance, Aug p 10 (photo)
TMA Winter Conference speaker, Mar p 7 (photo)

  Rohrich, Rod (Newsmakers), Nov p 8 (photo)
Rojas, Kristen, Jul p 14 (photo)
Roman, Alejandro, Apr p 29 (photo)
Roman, Charles Victor, Dec pp 28–29 (photo)
Romano, Michael J. (Newsmakers), Nov p 8
 Rosen, Richie (Portraits), Dec p 56 (photo)
Ross, Jeppe Gustin, Nov p 49 (photo)

Rural Health
 
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46
program promotes fair peer review, May p 42

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SafetySee also Head Protective Devices; Medical Errors
how to cultivate a culture of quality, Aug p 53
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
patients lack knowledge of hospital medications (Rounds), Feb p 15
promote exercise, safety with a helmet giveaway (Rounds), May pp 10–11
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40
state gets child restraint funds (Rounds), Nov p 9
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22
TMA urges CMS to focus EMR rules on patient safety, May pp 28–29

Sagalowsky, Arthur (Newsmakers), Apr p 17 (photo)
Sales Tax. See Taxes
Salt. See Sodium Chloride
San Martin, Roberto (Newsmakers), Feb p 17

 Scandlen, Greg
 
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec p 18
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun pp 24, 26, 27

Schade, Cristy
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug p 23
Miklos, Robert, talks to TMA Alliance volunteers who support his reelection, Nov p 9 (photo)

Schneider, Joseph H.
RECs to the rescue: regional centers help physicians use HIT, Apr pp 62–63, 65–66 (photo)
what does "meaningful" mean? physicians scramble to meet EMR "meaningful use" criteria, Nov pp 16, 17 (photo)

Scholarships. See Fellowships and Scholarships

School Health Advisory Councils
 
move into a SHAC: physicians make school health advisory councils better, Aug pp 35–38
SB 283 strengthens SHAC accountability, Aug p 37

Schools
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47
Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53

Schools, MedicalSee also Education, Medical; Students, Medical
acing the test: medical students' academic standing rising despite enrollment boost, Dec pp 49–50
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48
health system reform concerns UT medical school officials, Oct p 30
medical schools, hospitals join call for Medicare payment fix, Oct pp 42
medical schools prepare for budget cuts, Apr pp 57–58
minority enrollment up in U.S. medical schools, Dec pp 50–52

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
 
begins construction on Round Rock campus (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb p 45

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–45
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48

Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
 
Mitchell, Ted, to head Tech HSC (Rounds), May p 12
SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) reaffirms accreditation, Feb p 48
Tech seeks LCME approval for accelerated family medicine program, Mar pp 49–50
Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41

University of Texas, El Paso, College of Health Sciences (UTEP) gets grant to study obesity in young women, Feb p 36

University of Texas System
 
health system reform concerns UT medical school officials, Oct p 30
UT looking at medical school in Austin, Feb pp 47–48

Schwertner, Charles
Georgetown surgeon wins GOP House nomination, May pp 35–36 (photo)

Science
Butler Awards in Science Teaching
George Hademenos, Lollie Garay, and Nikki Skinner, winners, Jul p 11 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher! (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14

Scope of Practice. See Licensure
Screening. See Genetic Screening; Mammography; Mass Screening; Neonatal Screening
Scumpia, Simone, Sep p 8 (photo)
Seade, Edward (Newsmakers), Sep p 11
Self-Audit. See Medical Audit

Services Uniting Pediatrics & Psychiatry Outreaching to Texas (SUPPORT)
 
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34
SUPPORT locations, Dec p 33

Seton Family of Hospitals
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan pp 45–46

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
DSHS changes HIV/STD reporting rules (Rounds), Feb p 12

Shambayati, Maryam
receives Student of the Year Award from Medical Student Section, Jul p 12 (photo)

Shaw-Rice, Judi (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Shelton, Mark
 
budget woes, redistricting to dominate legislative session (Rounds), Dec pp 9, 10 (photo)
receives TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award, Jul p 13 (photo)

Sherwood, Edward J., Aug p 11
Shiel, Michele, Apr p 46 (photo)
Shine, Kenneth, Apr p 54 (photo)

 Signatures
 
Medicare's rules on signatures (Rounds), Feb pp 13–14

Skin Neoplasms
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
melanoma in the United States: 2009 estimates, May p 49
study: indoor tanning increases melanoma risk, Aug pp 38–39

Skinner, Nikki
winner of Butler Award in Science and Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)

Sloane, Robert, Apr pp 44–45, 49 (photo)
Smith, Charlotte, Oct p 13 (photo)
Smith, Lamar, May p 33
Smith, Lindsey, Aug p 5 (photo)
 Smith, Scott, Apr pp 41, 47–48, 49 (photo)

Smoking

Medicare to cover smoking cessation (Rounds), Nov pp 9–10
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising (clarification), Feb p 18
U.S. adults smoking rates remain stalled, Feb pp 40–42

Socioeconomic Factors
county-level socioeconomic status and cancer rates in Texas, 2001-2005 (Abstract), Oct p 53
where's the value? TMA warns value-based purchasing [modifier] could harm patients' access, Nov pp 25–28

Sodium Chloride
FDA to limit salt in processed foods, Jul pp 41–42
nine in 10 U.S. adults consume too much sodium, Oct p 51

Solis, Jacius
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 14–15 (photo)

Sondheimer, Henry, Dec pp 49, 50

 South Texas Health System
 
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34

Spangler, Lee, Sep p 7 (photo)
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 20, 21–22, 25
making health insurers insure: medical loss ratio standard to give consumers more care for their money, Dec p 38

Speer, Michael E.
presents winners of Butler Award in Science and Teaching, Jul p 11 (photo)
"we have to do more:" physicians seek to reduce preterm birth rate, Jan pp 43, 46

Sperry, Bryan, Nov p 9 (photo)
Sreenarasimhaiah, Vijay (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Stem Cells
 
leave religion out of policy (Letter), Apr pp 10–11
no to embryonic stem cell research (Letter), Feb pp 7–8

Stewart, Ronald
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 24, 27 (photo)
DRP good for patients, doctors, trauma centers, Jul p 28

Stone, Sarah, Jul p 12 (photo)

Strate, Susan
 
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
get your fair share: UnitedHealthcare claims-filing deadline approaches, Jul pp 43, 44 (photo)
Medicare melting down: Congress still avoiding permanent fix, May pp 32, 33, 34 (photo)
Newsmakers, Sep p 11
TEXPAC Board of Directors Chair, Jan p 49 (photo)

Stromberg, Laura, Jun pp 26–27

 Students
 
1 in 4 high school students, young adults report binge drinking, Dec p 36
CDC: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription drugs, Aug pp 39–40
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47
Gallup poll links recess to academic achievement, May p 53

Students, MedicalSee also Schools, Medical
acing the test: medical students' academic standing rising despite enrollment boost, Dec pp 49–50
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46
community clinic a win for Crockett, physician trainees, Feb p 46
Harris County Medical Society Alliance awards medical student scholarships (Rounds), Aug pp 13–14
loans. See Training Support
minority enrollment up in U.S. medical schools, Dec pp 50–52
TMA awards nine minority scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 13–15 (photo)
TMAF seeks student grant proposals, Jul p 53

Substance-Related Disorders
1 in 4 high school students, young adults report binge drinking, Dec p 36
CDC: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription drugs, Aug pp 39–40
Medicaid substance abuse benefits begin (Rounds), Sep p 14

Suehs, Tom, Jul pp 34, 35

Suntan

DSHS monitors indoor tanning facilities, May p 51
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
study: indoor tanning increases melanoma risk, Aug pp 38–39

SUPPORT. See Services Uniting Pediatrics & Psychiatry Outreaching to Texas (SUPPORT)
Surveys. See Public Opinion
Suter, Robert (Newsmakers), Nov p 8 (photo)
 Swanson, Lisa, Nov p 9 (photo)

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Tanning. See Suntan

Taxes
Supreme Court to hear FICA challenge, Aug p 47
a taxing situation: Comptroller offers waiver on unpaid sales and use taxes, Mar pp 51–52
TMA joins opposition to tax breaks for lawyers, Nov p 28

Teaching
Butler Awards in Science Teaching
George Hademenos, Lollie Garay, and Nikki Skinner, winners, Jul p 11 (photo)
nominate an outstanding science teacher! (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14

 Teenagers. See Adolescents

Telemedicine
access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
TMA policy for online communication [with patients], Mar p 22
TMB rules on Internet use in medical practice, Mar p 19
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21

Terk, Jason
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–46 (photo)

Teuscher, David
elected to TMA Board of Trustees, Jul p 11
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 21–24 (photo)
quashing ownership: health system reform law bans new physician-owned hospitals, Aug pp 29, 30, 32 (photo)

 Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
begins construction on Round Rock campus (Rounds), Feb pp 11–12
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb p 45

Texas Cancer Registry
TCR features valuable physician resources (Rounds), Nov p 7

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–45
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
ban discretionary clauses, TMA says (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
Patrick, Donald, former TMB executive director joins workers' comp program (Rounds), Sep p 10 (photo)
recommends that insurance companies post drug formularies online (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
TDI offers monthly conference calls for workers' compensation providers, Apr p 58
TDI rules require quality and cost in physician ratings (Rounds), Jul p 9

 Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
changes HIV/STD reporting rules (Rounds), Feb p 12
check CT protocols, DSHS says (Rounds), Mar p 13
DSHS monitors indoor tanning facilities, May p 51
law requires electronic death registration, Jul p 48
loan application deadline for Physician Education Loan Repayment Program extended (Rounds), Jun p 16

Texas Electronic Registrar
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov p 31
how to register with TER, Nov p 32
law requires electronic death registration, Jul p 48

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
access granted: HHSC improves pediatric specialty care for Medicaid children, Oct pp 39–42
HHSC seeks Medicaid "health home" proposals (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
HHSC wants to IMPROVE Medicaid, Mar p 29

Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation
receives $250,000 from Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation (Newsmakers), Apr p 17

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
proposes education, loan repayment cuts, May pp 57–58

Texas Medical Association
Annual Report 2009: TMA wins again, Jun pp 31–39
continuing medical education. See Education, Medical, Continuing
exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians, Aug pp 12–13; Dec pp 27–30

Fall Conference
AMA leader says health system reform has benefits, challenges (Rounds), Dec pp 9–10
Fall Conference is Oct. 15-16 (Rounds), Oct p 16
HIT chief: technology lowers costs, improves quality (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9

House of Delegates elections (Rounds), Jul p 11

Leadership College
TMA grooms young physicians to become effective leaders (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11
TMA Leadership College participants (Rounds), Dec pp 11–12

Officers
Bailey, Susan Rudd (president). See Bailey, Susan Rudd
Fleming, William H., III. See Fleming, William H., III
Malone, Bruce, Austin orthopedic surgeon named president-elect (photo), Jul p 10

Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee, programs coordinate to help physicians, Dec p 45

Physician Oncology Education Program
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 30–34
POEP pocket guide provides helpful tips on HPV vaccine, Jul p 41
TMA, POEP offer performance improvement CME, Oct pp 29–30
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10

Physicians Benevolent Fund helps physicians in need (Rounds), Dec p 14
stay informed with the TMA mobile app, Nov p 10
TexMed 2010 rounds up physicians in Fort Worth (Rounds), Mar pp 9–11; Apr pp 13–16
TEXPAC. See TEXPAC
TMA, AMA guidelines on sale of health products, May p 41
TMA demystifies health system reform with Health Reform Schools (Rounds), Oct p 16

TMA Knowledge Center (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center)
getting copy of TMA continuing medical education transcript record, Jul p 18
how long to keep CME course records, Aug p 13
how much can be charged for copying medical records, Sep p 9
how to get a copy of TMA-sponsored CME transcript record, Jan p 11
make sure your coding practices are up to date, Apr p 14
number of CME hours required to renew Texas medical license, Jan p 11
patient notification requirements when leaving or closing medical practice, Jun p 20
providing copies of medical records that were created by other physicians, Mar p 11
services provided, Feb p 15

TMA Practice Consulting 
correct coding: TMA Practice Consulting helps achieve it, Jun pp 41–44
get the right people: TMA can make sure you do, Jul pp 29–31
help with coding from TMA, Jan p 33
the long wait: TMA Practice Consulting eases pain of credentialing, Mar pp 31, 32 (photo)
off to a good start, Jan pp 19–22
staff recruitment services, Jul p 31 

Web site: the new www.texmed.org (Rounds), Dec p 7
wins award for excellence from Advanced Solutions International (Rounds), Dec p 13

Winter Conference 
addresses leadership during change (Rounds), Jan p 12
minorities get worse care, leaders tell TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Mar pp 7–9   

Texas Medical Association Alliance  
Johnson, Doris, is new president (photo), Jul pp 19–20
Miklos, Robert, talks to TMA Alliance volunteers who support his reelection, Nov p 9 (photo)   

 Texas Medical Association Foundation 
Abell, Joseph M., Jr., Austin physician honored with TMAF Heart of Gold Award, May p 9 (photo)
seeks student grant proposals, Jul p 53
TMAF grants mobilize health initiatives, May pp 9–10   

Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust 
insuring your practice, Jan pp 23–24  

Texas Medical Board  
adopts process to resolve complaints faster (Rounds), Jun pp 14–16
closing the "pill mills:" new state law requires certification, Aug pp 23–25
death [certificates] and the TMB: follow the law or face a $500 fine, Nov pp 31–35
doctors advocate changing TMB minor violation process, Nov pp 33–34
know the rules to avoid TMB scrutiny, Nov pp 34–35
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43–46
rules on Internet use in medical practice, Mar p 19
Texas gains 3,500 new physicians, Nov pp 40–41
Texas Medical Board statistics, 2009, May p 42
TMB explains itself (Rounds), May pp 8–9
Web consults: TMB leery of treating patients online, Mar pp 16–21
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44   

Texas Medical Liability Trust 
cuts rates, declares dividend, Nov p 35
insuring your practice, Jan pp 23
TMLT closed claim study: retained sponge, Feb pp 16–18   

Texas Pediatric Access to Sub-specialists (Texas PASS) 
how to use Texas PASS, Dec p 34
PASS the SUPPORT: programs improve care for Medicaid children, Dec pp 31–34  

Texas Pediatric Society  
resources help physicians change patients' behavior, Jul p 51   

Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP)  
meet the TXPHP board, Dec p 44
programs coordinate to help physicians, Dec p 45
repairing the impaired: new program offers help without TMB discipline, Dec pp 43–46  

Texas Podiatric Medical Association 
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22–24   

 Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners  
foot fight: TMA wins victory in legal battle with podiatrists, Oct pp 22–24 

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  
Mitchell, Ted, to head Tech HSC (Rounds), May p 12
SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) reaffirms accreditation, Feb p 48
Tech seeks LCME approval for accelerated family medicine program, Mar pp 49–50
Texas Tech's accelerated family medicine track gets federal grant, Nov p 41  

TexMed 2010. See Texas Medical Association--TexMed 2010

TEXPAC 
bolstering the ranks: TEXPAC looks to boost membership ahead of 2010 elections, Jan pp 49–53
endorses Governor Perry for reelection (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14 (photo)
TEXPAC dues FAQS, Jan p 51  

Thompson, Barbara A. (Newsmakers), Aug p 14
Thompson, Ian M., Jr. (Newsmakers), Oct p 15 (photo)

Thompson, Marcel  
center of attention: new pregnancy program improves prenatal care, Oct p 47
pay cut: budget problems force Medicaid physician fee reduction, Apr p 53 (photo)   

Thorne, John, Apr p 42 (photo)
Thorstenson, Lyle, May p 33 (photo)

TMA Knowledge Center. See Texas Medical Association, TMA Knowledge Center (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center)
TMA Practice Consulting. See Texas Medical Association, TMA Practice Consulting
TMAIT. See Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust
TMB. See Texas Medical Board
TMLT. See Texas Medical Liability Trust
Tobacco. See Smoking

Tobacco Industry 
smoke & mirrors: a history of tobacco advertising (clarification), Feb p 18 

 Todd, Joe, Aug p 10 (photo)

 Todd, Susan 
former TMA Alliance president takes helm of AMA Alliance, Aug p 10 (photo)
Medicare melting down, May p 33 (photo)  

Tomography, X-Ray Computed  
check CT protocols, DSHS says (Rounds), Mar p 13  

Torres, Elizabeth (Newsmakers), Mar p 12

Tort Reform 
Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA): Texans like tort reform, Dec p 46
tort reform should stay put (Rounds), Jan pp 8–9 

Town & County Hospital, Houston 
jury rejects antitrust claims against Memorial Hermann Hospital, May p 44 

Training Support 
Coordinating Board proposes education, loan repayment cuts, May pp 57–58
loan application deadline for Physician Education Loan Repayment Program extended (Rounds), Jun p 16 

 Translational Research 
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29 

 Trauma Centers 
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–27
DRP good for patients, doctors, trauma centers, Jul p 28
study to evaluate Texas' trauma center needs, Jul p 25 

Trevino, Rogelio 
off to a good start, Jan pp 16–20 (photo) 

TXPHP. See Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP)

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 Ultraviolet Rays
killer tans: state, feds crack down on indoor tanning, May pp 47–51
study: indoor tanning increases melanoma risk, Aug pp 38–39

Uncompensated Care
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–27
Gibbons, Joanna (Portrait), Mar p 56 (photo)
Jeneby, Thomas (Portrait), Nov p 56 (photo)
prescription for public health disaster: budget cuts will weaken already fragile system, May pp 14–20
Priestner, Vincent (Portrait), Jan p 56
Walton, Jim (Portrait), May p 64 (photo)

 UniCare Health Plans of Texas Inc.
losing choices: UniCare exits Texas commercial health insurance market, Jan p 37–38

Uninsured. See Medically Uninsured

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
vaccinator-in-chief: Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP, Mar pp 39–42

 

CDC: 1 in 5 high school students abuse prescription drugs, Aug pp 39–40
CDC survey shows school nutrition improving, Jan p 47
everyone needs a flu shot, Nov p 46
study: one in five youths have abnormal lipid levels, May p 52
survey finds childhood immunization rates remain high, Nov pp 46–47 

 

United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
TMA urges CMS to focus EMR rules on patient safety, May pp 28–29

 

  United States Congress
Burgess wants administration officials in health exchanges, May p 36 (photo)

United States Department of Health and Human Services
awards Texas nearly $5M in public health, prevention grants, Dec pp 34–36
HHS awards $1.84B for HIV/AIDS care medications, Jul p 55
HHS awards nearly $1B for RECs, HIE, job training, Apr pp 66–67
Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases 2010 work plan, Jan p 34

United States Drug Enforcement Agency
DEA modifies electronic prescription rules (Rounds), Sep p 10

United States Federal Trade Commission
AMA reiterates call to exclude physicians from Red Flag Rule, Mar pp 52–53
AMA sues FTC over "red flags rule," Jul pp 47–48
delays "red flags rule" until December, Aug pp 26–27

United States Food and Drug Administration
issues warning on four common asthma drugs, Jun pp 58–60
to limit salt in processed foods, Jul pp 41–42
senators ask FDA to lift gay blood donor ban, Jul p 42
warns against unapproved IUDs (Rounds), Oct p 17

United States-Mexico Border
border physicians take Medicare, health concerns to Washington (Rounds), Oct pp 14–15
Fifth Annual Border Health Conference held (Rounds), Oct p 14
TMA/Border Health Conference physicians [speaking at Capitol Hill] (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16

United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
mammogram mania: task force screening recommendation creates chaos, Feb pp 29–36
task force recommends against breast self-examination, Feb p 31

United States Supreme Court
to hear FICA challenge, Aug p 47

UnitedHealthcare
claims filing deadline next month (Rounds), Sep p 10
get your fair share: United claims-filing deadline approaches, Jul pp 43–47
judge sets United settlement dates, Apr p 16; May p 44
settlement in AMA suit against UnitedHealth Group gets preliminary approval, Feb pp 51–52
UHC subsidiaries and affiliates, Jul p 46
United ends H1N1 special payments, Aug p 33
United settlement FAQs, Jul p 47

 

University of North Texas Health Science Center
DOs vs. DOs: proposed medical school creates rift between osteopathic physicians, UNT, Mar pp 45–48 

 

University of Texas, El Paso, College of Health Sciences
UTEP gets grant to study obesity in young women, Feb p 36 

 

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29 

 

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29 

 

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29 

 

  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Texas medical schools join online research volunteer network, Jan p 29

 

  University of Texas System
health system reform concerns UT medical school officials, Oct p 30
UT looking at medical school in Austin, Feb pp 47–48

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Vaccines and VaccinationSee also Immunization
PCV13 replaces PCV7 for children (Rounds), Sep p 11
report finds low U.S. adult vaccination rates, Jun p 58
vaccinator-in-chief: Houston physician becomes chair of ACIP, Mar pp 39–42
whom do we protect? experts at odds over HPV vaccine recommendation, Jul pp 39–41

Valadez, Adolfo
shot or not shot? adult ImmTrac would know, Nov pp 43–45 (photo)

Valadka, Alex, Sep p 7 (photo)
Vezzetti, Robert (Newsmakers), Oct p 15

Villarreal, Carlos J.
Haiti: a photo essay, Apr pp 21, 34 (photo)
receives TMA minority scholarship, Jul pp 14, 15 (photo)

Villarreal, E. Linda, Nov p 25 (photo)
Volpe, Leticia, Jun pp 50, 52 (photo)
Volz, Holly (Portrait), Oct p 56 (photo)

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 Wade, Cynthia, Oct pp 46–47

Walker, J. Patrick
building on a commitment: new housing education center a model for rural medical training, Feb pp 43–46 (photo)
Walters, Ronald S. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
Walton, Jim (Portrait), May p 64 (photo)

Watson, Kirk
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Web Sites. See Internet and World Wide Web

 Whistleblowing
health fraud crackdown: recoupment effort may increase lawsuits against doctors, Jan pp 31–34
Texas hospital group settles False Claims Act allegations, Jan p 34
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 39–44

  Whitaker, Jack
thank you, Dr. Whitaker (Commentary), Sep pp 69–70 (photo)

Whitehurst, Darren
Medicare melting down, May p 34 (photo)
the new normal: lengthy bill changes health care system, Jun p 25

Whitney, Stephen, Apr p 54 (photo)
Whitsitt, Julie, Oct p 45 (photo)

Whooping Cough
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
Williamson County pertussis cases by area, Feb p 39

Wick, D'Anna
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
gives encouragement to new TMAA president, Doris Johnson, Jul p 19 (photo)
Medicare melting down, May p 33 (photo)

 Williams, Josie R.
administers oath of office to incoming president, Susan Rudd Bailey, Jul p 15 (photo)
Newsmakers, Jun p 19 (photo)
speaks at State Capitol news conference, Jun p 32 (photo)
whistle-blower walks: jury acquits nurse who reported physician to TMB, May pp 40, 41 (photo)

 Williams, Meredith
young Texans win AMA leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 9

Williamson County, Texas
cocoon of health: physicians try cocooning against Williamson County pertussis, Feb pp 37–40
Williamson County folks are healthy (Rounds), May pp 11–12
Williamson County pertussis cases by area, Feb p 39

Williston, C. Lincoln
Mr. Williston was right [in housing for African American TMA members] (Letter), Oct p 10

Wilson, Louis, Apr p 49

 Women
HHS awards $5M for HIV/AIDS care to women of color, Feb p 42
UTEP gets grant to study obesity in young women, Feb p 36

 Work Schedule Tolerance
sick and tired: new ACGME standards limit first-year resident work hours, Nov pp 37–40

Workers' Compensation
Patrick, Donald, former TMB executive director joins workers' comp program (Rounds), Sep p 10 (photo)
TDI offers monthly conference calls for workers' compensation providers, Apr p 58

World Wide Web. See Internet and World Wide Web
Wright, Nathan, Jul p 14 (photo)
Writing. See Authorship
Wyna, Riley, Apr p 28 (photo) 

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 Yerwood, Connie, Dec p 30 (photo)
 Yoffe, Stuart, Jun pp 56–57 

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Zaffirini, Judith
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)

Zerwas, John
ACO frenzy: accountable care organizations hot new product in health care, Dec pp 21, 23 (photo)
Friends of Medicine Award recognizes 12 state legislators, Mar p 8 (photo)
receives Golden Bootie Award from Children's Hospital Association of Texas, Nov p 9 (photo)
receives TMA's Champion of Texas Medicine award, Jul p 13 (photo)
study to evaluate Texas' trauma center needs, Jul p 25 (photo)
the work ahead: TMA, state leaders look to shape health system reform in Texas, Jul pp 33, 34, 36 (photo)

 Zhou, Huping
HIPAA: feds are serious about protecting patients' privacy, Aug pp 49–50

Ziebell, Christopher
bleeding money: Texas trauma center funding is in jeopardy, Jul pp 22–24, 26 (photo)


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