Table of Contents: September 2011

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Volume 107, Number 9 – September 2011


COVER STORY (pages 12-18)

Good for Patients, Good for Doctors
The medical liability reforms TMA pushed through eight years ago are still paying off. Texas has more physicians, thereby increasing patients' access to care; liability insurance premiums have been drastically cut; and there are fewer lawsuits. But TMA leaders say physicians protect the reforms. By Crystal Conde


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 21-28)

ZPICs
Medicare's new audit program. By Crystal Conde


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (pages 31-35)

The Texas Twist
TMA, others criticize ACO rules. By Ken Ortolon


PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 37-42)

Playing It Safe
New law changes concussion management. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 45-48)

Encouraging Exports?
Funding cuts could reduce Texas graduates. By Ken Ortolon


ROUNDS (pages 7-10)

CMS: Stop Us Before We Do Something Stupid
Getting Preexisting Coverage Easier
Medicaid HMO Expansion Under Way
HIEs Necessary for Meaningful Use
TMA 2011 Fall Conference Next Month


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Deaths (pages 8-9)
Information for Authors(page 51)


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