Table of Contents: April 2011

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Volume 107, Number 4 – April 2011


COVER STORY

Medicine Under Attack
TMA is defending medicine from attacks by those who want to expand their scope of practice and diagnose and treat patients without going to medical school. Most recently, TMA sued the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Other allied health professionals have filed bills in the legislature to expand their scope. By Crystal Conde


PUBLIC HEALTH

Good and Cheap
Public health efforts save lives, money. By Crystal Conde


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

Getting Connected
TMA backs health insurance exchange bill. By Ken Ortolon


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

A Good Deal
RECs offer $5K in services for $300. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL ECONOMICS

Wrong Kind of Networking
New CIGNA policy burdens physicians. By Ken Ortolon


QUALITY

Quality as a Revenue Stream
Medicare initiatives benefit patients, physicians. By Ken Ortolon


ROUNDS

Kelsey-Seybold Steps Up for TEXPAC
TexMed 2011 Set May 13-14 in Houston
CMS to Reprocess 2010 Medicare Claims
Physicians Derail NCSL-AARP Deal
Patients Confused About Practitioners' Qualifications
Medicine Makes Feds Delay Medicaid RACs
TMA Supports National Tort Reform Bill
ACEP: Texas "Model of Reform"
AMA Study Finds Lack of Competition Among Health Insurers
K
eep on Registering Deaths Electronically
Joint Commission Starts Free Electronic Bulletin
TMA Foundation Honors Health Care Programs
ACA and High-Risk Insurance


DEPARTMENTS

Newsmakers
Deaths
Commentary
Portrait


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