Table of Contents: October 2011

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Volume 107, Number 10 – October 2011


COVER STORY (pages 16-21)

A Healthy Bonus
Texas physicians who participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Bridges to Excellence quality improvement program can improve patient care and increase revenues. The program rewards good physicians, improves care for Blue Cross beneficiaries, and lowers costs for the company and for employers who pay for coverage. By Ken Ortolon


PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 23-30)

Drug Shortage
Supply problems endanger patients. By Crystal Conde


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 33-37)

Treating Your Own
It's legal, but it can be risky. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 39-42)

Getting Coverage
Preexisting conditions covered. By Ken Ortolon


LAW (pages 45-50)

Legal Backup
TMA, AMA support physicians who sue. By Crystal Conde


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (pages 53-57)

Managing Medicaid
New law expands Medicaid HMOs. By Ken Ortolon


ROUNDS (pages 11-14)

Revalidate Your Medicare Enrollment 
Plan to Attend TMA's Fall Conference
What You Need to Know About Electronic Death Registration 
TMA, AMA: Change Medicare Data Reporting 
Risk Analysis Tool for Meaningful Use 
HHSC Chooses Medicaid HMOs   


JOURNAL (page 63)

Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Texas and the United States: An Overview (abstract)  (full text)

By Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH; William R. Maynard, MBA; Eric A. Miller; Rebecca Garcia, PhD; and Lewis E. Foxhall, MD


DEPARTMENTS

Letters(pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 13)
Commentary(pages 59-61)
Information for Authors(page 62)
Portrait (page 64)


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