2011 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects

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A

    AARP
      physicians derail NCSL-AARP deal (Rounds), Apr pp 8–9
    Abbott, Greg
      attorney general warns health reform law expands congressional power (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8 (photo)
    Academic Medical Centers
      academic physicians saw higher salaries in 2010, Jun p 49
    Accountable Care Organizations
      ACOs explained, Aug p 60
      failed accountability? TMA, others criticize ACO rules, Aug pp 57–60
      the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31–33
      TMA House of Delegates
        adopts ACO policy, Aug p 61
        backs ACO patient, physician safeguards (Rounds), Jul p 9 
    Accreditation
      Joint Commission starts free electronic bulletin (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
    ACOs
    Ad Hoc Committee on Student Athlete Concussions
      members, Sep p 38
      playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–38
    Adair, Maureen, May pp 40 (photo), 42–43
    Adolescent Medicine
      AMA guides physicians in adolescent care, Jun p 31
      kit directs physicians in talking to adolescents, parents, Jun p 32
      sensitive subjects: physicians offer advice in counseling adolescents, Jun pp 29–33
    Adolescents
      moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–61
      U.S. teen birth rate hit record low in 2009, Jun pp 33–34
    Adverse Drug Events
    Advertising
      FDA examines consumer understanding of drug ads, Oct p 50
    Affordable Care Act
    African Americans
      reception honors TMA exhibit, "Courage and Determination..." (Rounds), May p 10 (photo)
      TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians
        clarification, Feb p 9
    Aggarwal, Manik, Aug p 31 (photo)
    Aldridge, Milissa
      doctor 911: TMA helps physicians in trouble, May pp 40 (photo), 41–42
      legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct p 49
    Allen, Bohn D.
      receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11 (photo)
    Allied Health Personnel
      See also Health Personnel
      medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
      NPPs may perform service in new vaccine administration codes, Apr pp 47–48
      patients confused about practitioners' qualifications (Rounds), Apr p 9
      scope bills stopped cold [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 29, 32
      scope of practice familiar territory for TMA, Apr p 23
      TMA still toe-to-toe with podiatrists, Apr p 25
    Allison, Joel, Sep p 31 (photo)
    American Academy of Family Physicians
      Texas A&M College of Medicine gets AAFP award, Jul p 51
    American College of Emergency Physicians
      ACEP: Texas "model of reform" (Rounds), Apr pp 10–11
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
      ACOG recommends mammograms start at 40, Oct pp 29–30
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologiests (ACOG)
      kit directs physicians in talking to adolescents, parents, Jun p 32
    American Medical Association
      AMA study finds lack of competition among health insurers (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
      AMA to FDA: qualified professionals should do genetic testing, Jul p 45
      Bailey, Susan Rudd, climbs AMA leadership ladder amid discord in house (Rounds), Aug pp 7–9 (photo)
      guides physicians in adolescent care, Jun p 31
      is AMA changing direction? (Rounds), Jan pp 11–12
      Litigation Center
        AMA, TMA collaboration, Oct pp 48–50
        legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct pp 46–47
        Litigation Center stands up for physicians, medicine, Oct p 47
      new structure (Rounds), Jan p 12
      surveys
        preauthorization policies impact patient care (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
        survey points out burdensome regulations, Jun pp 40–41
      Texans elected to leadership positions, Aug pp 7–8
      Texans in action, Aug p 8–9
      Texas students win AMA Foundation Leadership awards (Rounds), Jun pp 9–11
      urges flexibility in meeting EHR meaningful use requirements, Jul p 61
      young Texans win leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 12
    American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Drug Shortages Summit recommendations, Oct p 27
    Anderson, Lee, Jul pp 20 (photo), 22–23
    Anderson, Rachel, Aug p 31 (photo)
    Antitrust Laws
      antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
      monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–48
    Anzaldua, Mario R. (Newsmakers), Apr p 11; Dec p 12
    Arafiles, Rolando G., Jr.
      Texas physician charged in whistle-blower case, May pp 43–44
      Winkler County sheriff guilty of official oppression, retaliation, Aug p 53
    Argenbright, Keith, Jul pp 31–33 (photo)
    Association of American Medical Colleges
      AAMC blasts proposed Medicare cuts for teaching hospitals, Nov p 43
    Athletes
    Audiology
      protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
    Audits
    Auer, David, Apr pp 55, 56, 57
    Austin, Sara
      don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 35 (photo)
      medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr p 22 (photo), 23
    Autistic Disorder
      Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
      bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
    Aventa, Tony, Aug p 34 (photo)
    Awards and Prizes
      Allen, Bohn D., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11 (photo)
      AMA Foundation Leadership awards won by Texas students (Rounds), Jun pp 9–11
      C. Frank Webber Award given to Angela Siler-Fisher (Rounds), Jul p 10
      Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching presented at TexMed 2011 (Rounds), Jul pp 16–17
      Hebert, Emily, receives Anson Jones, MD, Physician Excellence in Reporting Award, Dec p 56 (photo)
      John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award given to Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program by TMA Foundation (Rounds), Apr p 14
      Texas A&M College of Medicine gets AAFP award, Jul p 51
      TMA Foundation announces honorees for annual gala (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMA Medical Student Section presents annual awards at House of Delegates meeting (Rounds), Jul p 10
      Young at Heart Award given to former TMA President William W. Hinchey (Rounds), Jul p 10

B

    Bachman, Justin
      young Texans win leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 12
    Bailes, Joseph, Jul pp 34, 35
    Bailey, Charles W. (Newsmakers), Aug p 10 (photo)
    Bailey, Susan Rudd
      10 years of service to the profession: rejoin today—our work is never done, May pp 33–36
      2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 14 (photo), 16
      "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 26 (photo), 27, 28
      desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May p 20 (photo)
      Dr. Bailey climbs AMA leadership ladder amid discord in house (Rounds), Aug pp 7–9 (photo)
      getting connected: TMA backs bill to set up state health insurance exchange, Apr p 38 (photo)
      good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr p 29 (photo)
      good for Texas, good for U.S.: Texas-style tort reform pushed nationally, Jun pp 24 (photo), 25
      healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug p 41 (photo)
      keynote speaker for Connecticut State Medical Society Doctors' Day, Jun p 8 (photo)
      medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr p 22 (photo)
      participates in news conference on Medicare payments, Jan p 14 (photo)
      presents President's Pin to C. Bruce Malone, Jul p 10 (photo)
      Senate committee backs restoring Medicaid fees, May p 21
      spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar p 40 (photo)
      TMA answers your health system reform questions, Jan p 37 (photo)
      TMA House of Delegates adopts ACO policy, Aug p 61
      TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 20 (photo), 21
    Bain, Ruth
      former TMA president Bain dies (Rounds), Aug pp 11–12 (photo)
    Baldwin, Rikki
      elected AMA Region III membership chair, Aug pp 7–8
    Battles, Linda, Mar p 8 (photo)
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
      Baylor to begin professionalism curriculum (Rounds), Jun p 11
    Be Wise–Immunize
    Beach, Patricia, Jun pp 45–46 (photo)
    Beaudet, Arthur (Newsmakers), Jul p 12
    Beck, Deeia, Mar pp 51, 52, 53–54
    Beh, Han Zhuang, Aug p 17 (photo)
    Behavioral Health Services
    Belcher, Nora, Dec pp 39, 40–41
    Berger, Michelle, Aug p 35 (photo)
    Berglund, L. James
      antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
      monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–46
    Berry, Kay, Jun pp 37–38 (photo)
    Berthelsen, Spencer
      failed accountability? TMA, others criticize ACO rules, Aug p 58 (photo), 60
      finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May p 50 (photo)
      Kelsey-Seybold steps up for TEXPAC (Rounds), Apr p 7
      the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 20 (photo), 23
    Besteiro, Ollie, Jan p 14 (photo)
    Bettinger, Jerry, Aug p 26 (photo)
    Bhargava, Nikhil, Aug pp 25 (photo)
    Bicycle Helmets
    Billing
    Billings, Adrian, Dec p 34
    Bishop, Michael, Jun pp 37 (photo), 38
    Blackwell, Tom, Sep pp 46–47 (photo)
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
      dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov p 22
      finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 49–52
      a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct pp 17–21
      the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar p 22
      taking the right path, Oct p 19
      TMA developing BlueCompare appeals kit (Rounds), Jan p 14
    Boone, Timothy B. (Newsmakers), Apr p 11 (photo)
    Bornstein, Sue, Aug p 32
    Boswell, Hillary, Jun p 29
    Bourgeois, Keith A. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
    Bragg, David, Feb pp 14, 15 (photo), 16, 21
    Brain Concussion
      Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
      playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–40
    Breast Feeding
      moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–56
    Breitkreutz, Lawrence, Jan p 55 (photo)
    Brown, Ari, Mar pp 27 (photo), 30–31, 32
    Brown, Jeremiah, Jr., Dec p 53
    Brown, Oscar W. "Skip," Jun pp 38 (photo), 39
    Brown, Steven, Aug pp 18, 25 (photo)
    BSA Provider Network
      FTC bars physician group from joint price negotiations, Nov pp 48–49
    Buchanan, George R. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
    Buckingham, Dawn (Newsmakers), Oct p 13 (photo)
    Budgets
      experts: state budget challenges medicine (Rounds), Mar pp 8–9
      got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–45
      Medicaid opt-out could cost 2.6 million Texans coverage, Feb pp 28–30
      spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
    Burgess, Michael C.
      2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 14 (photo), 16–17
      Burgess files Texas-style tort reform bill (Rounds), May pp 12–13
      Dr. Burgess still a critic of health reform, Jun p 27
      good for Texas, good for U.S.: Texas-style tort reform pushed nationally, Jun pp 23–24 (photo), 25
      Medicare meltdown, Dec pp 18 (photo), 20
      named vice chair of health subcommittee, Feb pp 30–31
    Busch, Aiden, Dec p 31 (photo)
    Butler, Brad
      2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 15, 17, 18
      drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 24 (photo), 27–28

C

    Calhoun, Kirk Aquilla (Newsmakers), Jul p 12
    Callas, Gerald Ray, Sep pp 13 (photo), 14–15
    Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
      cancer's enemy: CPRIT funds research, prevention projects, Jul pp 31–37
      CPRIT conference set for November (Rounds), Nov p 9
      CPRIT's impact, Jul p 35
      funding for CPRIT, Jul p 33
      grants TMA cancer program $350,000, Dec p 35
      POEP receives CPRIT funds, Jul p 36
      receives full funding, Aug p 43
    Cancer Specialists of South Texas, Corpus Christi
      getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 38–39
    Cannabis
      Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances, Jul pp 37–38
    Carter, Kimberly, May p 59
    Casper, Denise, Aug p 65 (photo), 68–69
    Cavnar, Gracie
      Houston Health Leaders recognized at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
      TMA Foundation announces honorees for annual gala (Rounds), Jan p 16
    CDC
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Certification
      pain management clinic certification facts, Jul p 43
    Chako, Mariam, May pp 56 (photo), 61
    Chandna, Harish
      legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct p 44 (photo), 46–48
    Chassay, C. Mark
      cancer's enemy: CPRIT funds research, prevention projects, Jul p 35
      a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr p 44 (photo), 46
      playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 38 (photo), 39
    Chenven, Norman
      finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 49, 51
      Medicare, Medicaid also adding preventive coverage, Mar p 21
      the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 18–19 (photo), 22, 23
    Chernov, Alan, Mar p 47
    Child Advocacy
      TMA helps child advocates gain access to medical records, Oct pp 56–57
    Children
      See also Adolescents
      See also Head Protective Devices
      early childhood immunization rates up, Nov p 29
      FDA OKs Menactra for children, Jul p 38
      state revises foster care drug rules (Rounds), Feb pp 8–9
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
      got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–42
      HHSC seeks expanded CHIP, Medicaid behavioral health services, Feb pp 51–52
      Medicaid/CHIP payments saved in Texas Legislature session, Aug pp 21, 24
      spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
      Texas Medicaid, CHIP HIE pilot, Feb p 18
    Chiropractic
      medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
      TMA again challenges chiropractors' rules, Mar pp 54–55
    Choi, Maryann (Newsmakers), Jul p 12
    Chouteau, Mark
      ZPICs: newest Medicare audit program increases physician scrutiny, Sep pp 21 (photo), 22–25
    Ciarochi, Fred F. (Newsmakers), Jun p 10
    CIGNA Corp.
      wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51–53
    Citizens Medical Center, Victoria TX
      legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct pp 46–47
    Claims
    Clark, Thomas A.
      ZPICs: newest Medicare audit program increases physician scrutiny, Sep pp 21–23 (photo), 24, 25
    Clinton, Chelsea I.
      hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 12 (photo), 13–14
    CMS
    Coding
    Cohn, William (Portrait), Aug p 72
    Collaboration
    Collection of Accounts
    College Admission Test
      changing MCAT: panel recommends changing admissions test, Jul pp 47–50
    Communication
      a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51–54
    Community Health Centers
      receive $8M in federal funds, Mar p 33
    Concussion
    Confidentiality
      HIPAA privacy, security audits coming, Oct pp 36–37
      private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39–42
    Connolly Healthcare
      RACs target Texas physicians, Sep pp 26–28
    Consumer Health Information
      FDA examines consumer understanding of drug ads, Oct p 50
    Contracts
      hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 14–16
      TMA helps with [physician] employment contracts, Feb p 35
      warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–37
    Cooperative Behavior
      reports call for more interprofessional collaboration in health care, Jul pp 50–51
    Corredor, Daniel, Aug pp 18, 25 (photo)
    Costs, Health
    Couch, Carl, Aug p 60
    Coulter-Smith, Barbara
      consider the source: physicians sued for using unapproved IUDs, Jan pp 49, 51–52
    Covenants Not to Compete
    Cowan, Ana, Mar pp 46, 47
    Cox, James S.
      don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 22 (photo)
      joins Susan Rudd Bailey at news conference, Jan p 14 (photo)
    CPRIT
    CPT Codes
    Cravey, Russell S. (Newsmakers), Feb p 9
    Crow, Christopher
      discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51, 52 (photo)
      dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 20, 22
      finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 49, 50 (photo), 51–52
      a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct p 18 (photo), 21
      TMA House of Delegates adopts ACO policy, Aug p 61 (photo)
      wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51 (photo), 52–53
    Cuellar, Henry, Jun pp 23 (photo), 24–25
    Curran, Douglas
      "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 26 (photo), 27
      hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 16, 18 (photo), 20
      Medicare meltdown, Dec pp 18 (photo), 19, 20

D

    Dallas County Medical Society
      the gift of sharing: health information exchanges can improve patient care, Feb pp 14–18
    Daponte, Timothy
      wins Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul pp 16–17 (photo)
    Davis, Genevieve
      dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 20 (photo), 21
      getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 38, 39
    Davis, Helen Kent, Oct pp 54, 56
    Deas, Thomas M., Jr. (Newsmakers), Aug p 10
    Death Certificates
      December meeting covers death registration (Rounds), Dec p 12
      keep on registering deaths electronically (Rounds), Apr pp 12–13
      TMB drops death certificate fines, Jan pp 52–53
      TMB resumes death registration fines, Aug p 53
      what you need to know about electronic death registration (Rounds), Oct p 12
    Delivery of Health Care
      changing our reference point (Commentary), Apr pp 61–63
      is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
      reports call for more interprofessional collaboration in health care, Jul pp 50–51
      uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
    Delk, Meredith, Sep p 31 (photo)
    Deschner, Wm. Kern, Aug p 26 (photo)
    Devices, Medical
    Diabetes Mellitus
      nearly 26M Americans have diabetes, May p 62
    Diaz, Natalie
      minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15 (photo)
    Diet
      high-sodium, low-potassium diet linked to risk of death, Sep pp 41–42
    Disciplinary Action
    Distinguished Service Award
      Allen, Bohn D., receives TMA Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Dec pp 10–11 (photo)
    Documentation
      audit anxiety? TMA can help, Sep p 23
      beware the cloning trap, Dec pp 54–55
      EHR documentation pointers, Jun pp 54–55
      get ready: ICD-10 is coming (Rounds), Feb pp 7–8
      how TMA can help [with coding and documentation], Dec p 53
      a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51–54
      note modifications to 2011 CPT code changes, Jun p 55
      NPPs may perform service in new vaccine administration codes, Apr pp 47–48
      ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 12–13
      TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec p 9
      TMA explains Medicare and Medicaid coding, Aug p 70
      TMA takes the sting out of audits, May p 41
      unraveling modifier 25, Sep p 28
    Driver, Larry
      a heads-up idea: Dr. Driver's brainchild saves little heads, Dec pp 31–32, 33–34
    Drug Abuse
    Drug Industry
      ASA Drug Shortages Summit recommendations, Oct p 27
      drug assistance programs for patients in need, Jan p 51
      drug shortage resources, Oct p 25
      drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23–29
      FDA examines consumer understanding of drug ads, Oct p 50
    Drug Prescriptions
      chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
      closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
      drug assistance programs for patients in need, Jan p 51
    Drug Toxicity
      RxEvent improves patient safety (Rounds), Aug p 10
    Drugs
    DSHS
    Dunkelberg, Anne, May pp 20, 23–25
    Dunn, Kim, Apr p 44 (photo), 47
    Dunnigan, Erin
      young Texans win leadership roles (Rounds), Jan p 12
    Dunnington, Joel
      good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr 30 (photo), 32
      Houston Health Leaders recognized at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
      smoking ban fails [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 42–44
      TMA Foundation announces honorees for annual gala (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Durable Medical Equipment
      small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb p 11

E

    E-Prescribing
    Economics, Medical
      See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
      accountable care organizations
      changing our reference point (Commentary), Apr pp 61–63
      closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
      confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
      desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 18–25
      dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
      failed accountability? TMA, others criticize ACO rules, Aug pp 57–60
      finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 49–52
      getting coverage: new insurance program covers preexisting conditions, Oct pp 39–42
      getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–40
      Medicaid
      Medicare
      physician income remains flat, Oct p 42
      spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
      study: Texas medical practices good for economy (Rounds), Jun pp 7–8
      wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51–53
    Edmondson, Dianne, Sep p 31 (photo)
    Education, Medical
      See also Schools, Medical
      See also Students, Medical
      AAMC blasts proposed Medicare cuts for teaching hospitals, Nov p 43
      Baylor to begin professionalism curriculum (Rounds), Jun p 11
      changing MCAT: panel recommends changing admissions test, Jul pp 47–50
      encouraging exports? GME cuts could send Texas graduates elsewhere, Sep pp 45–47
      it's about TIME: UT System seeks to reinvent medical training, Nov pp 39–42
      playing House: problem-based learning approach successful at UTMB, Jun pp 45–48
      spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
      TMA opposes proposed cuts in medical education funding, Apr pp 40–41
      UT system increases medical school tuition (Rounds), Jun p 9
      UT System launching pilots to transform medical education, Jun pp 48–49
    Education, Medical, Continuing
      ACCME praises, approves TMA CME program (Rounds), Feb p 9
    Education, Medical, Graduate
      encouraging exports? GME cuts could send Texas graduates elsewhere, Sep pp 45–47
      got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan p 42
    Education, Professional
      High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
      reports call for more interprofessional collaboration in health care, Jul pp 50–51
    Educational Measurement
      changing MCAT: panel recommends changing admissions test, Jul pp 47–50
    Edwards, Kimberly Avila
      good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 30 (photo), 34
      healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 41–42
      medicine opposes raw milk sales expansion, Nov p 27 (photo)
    Edwards, William B. "Ben"
      confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 25, 26 (photo), 27, 29, 30
    Ehrlich, Lisa, Oct p 16 (photo), 18, 21
    Ekal, Donna, Nov p 42
    El Paso Medical School
    Elections
    Electricity
      how to reduce your electric bills (Rounds), Jun p 11
    Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
    Electronic Prescribing
      CMS proposes new e-prescribing exemptions, Aug p 70
      HHSC makes Medicaid e-prescribing easier (Rounds), Dec p 13
      PQRS, eRx bonus, penalty schedules, Apr p 57
      quality as a revenue stream: Medicare quality initiatives benefit patients, physicians, Apr p 57
      time running out on Medicare e-prescribing bonus, Dec p 55
    Emergency Medical Services
      ACEP: Texas "model of reform" (Rounds), Apr pp 10–11
    Emmick, Robert
      serves on AMA reference committee, Aug p 8
    Employees
    Employment
      clinical autonomy defended [direct employment of physicians by hospitals], Aug pp 24, 28–29
      hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun p 13–20
      [physician] employment could affect medical liability coverage, Jun p 17
      TMA helps with [physician] employment contracts, Feb p 35
      warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–37
    EMRs
    Equipment and Supplies
      drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23–29
      physician-buyer beware: AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases, Aug pp 49–53
      something smells in the AG's office (Letter), Oct p 8
      verify sources of drugs and medical devices, Aug p 51
    Eskew, James R. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
    Ethics, Professional
      treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
    Evans, Carolyn
      attends reception for TMA exhibit, May p 10 (photo)
      congratulates winners of Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
      don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 28 (photo)
      presents medical school scholarships to minority students, Jul p 14 (photo)
    Evans, Michael, Aug p 18 (photo)
    Evidence-Based Medicine
      a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct pp 17–21
    Exercise
      Appalachia, South lack leisure-time physical activity, May pp 62–63
    Exhibits
      new TMA exhibit focuses on public health, Sep p 41
      TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians 
        clarification, Feb p 9  
        

F

    Family Planning
      moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 57–59
    Family Practice
    Farmers' Markets
    FDA
    Federal Trade Commission
    Fees and Charges
      FTC bars physician group from joint price negotiations, Nov pp 48–49
    Fein, Kellie Cohen
      TMA Foundation recognizes Houston Health Leaders at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
    Fein, Martin
      TMA Foundation recognizes Houston Health Leaders at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
    Fellowships and Scholarships
      El Paso medical school to launch psychiatric fellowship, Sep p 48
      HCMSA (Harris County Medical Society Alliance) scholarships total nearly $200,000 (Rounds), Aug p 11
      minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14–16
    Field, Leanne, Jul pp 57–58
    Fields, Bob, Jun p 17
    Financing, Government
      grants help DSHS reach physicians [re: early hearing detection and intervention program], improve data sharing, Feb p 51
      HHS awards teen pregnancy prevention grants, Mar pp 33–34
      High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
      seventeen Texas HIEs receive grant funding, Jul p 60
      TDI gets ACA consumer assistance grant, Feb pp 41–42
    Financing, Organized
      CPRIT grants TMA cancer program $350,000, Dec p 35
      TMA Foundation awards health improvement grants (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMA Foundation funds public health initiatives, Dec p 35
      TMAF donations improve health, Feb p 9
    Finch, Dan, Aug pp 28–29
    Fisch, Stanley
      disappearing docs: Texas faces severe primary care shortage, Dec pp 47, 48
      managing Medicaid: new law expands Medicaid HMOs statewide, Oct p 54
    Fleming, Heather
      wins Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul p 16 (photo)
    Fleming, William H., III
      discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar p 52 (photo)
    Flores, John, Sep p 31 (photo)
    Floyd, Gary
      don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 21, 23, 24 (photos)
      encouraging exports? GME cuts could send Texas graduates elsewhere, Sep p 46 (photo)
      got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–42 (photo)
      the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 20 (photo), 22
    Fonseca, Vincent, Jul pp 35–37
    Food
      keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
      medicine opposes raw milk sales expansion, Nov p 27
      new regulations affect farmers' markets, cottage foods, Nov p 28
      technology boosts SNAP purchases at farmers' markets, Nov p 29
    Food and Drug Administration
    Foodborne Diseases
      keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
    Football
      Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
    Formularies
      closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
    Foster Home Care
      state revises foster care drug rules (Rounds), Feb pp 8–9
    Foxhall, Lewis, Jul p 34
    Foxx, Connie, Nov pp 20 (photo)
    Franchise Tax
    Fraud
      Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
      bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
      federal government recovers $4 billion in health care fraud, Mar p 43
      OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
    Frazier, O. Howard (Portrait), Aug p 72
    Frederick, John Kurt
      a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51 (photo), 52
    FTC
    Fuentes, Sharon, Jun p 47
    Fuller, Deborah
      confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan p 22 (photo), 33–34
      don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 28 (photo)
    Fullerton, Cliff, Apr pp 55, 56 (photo)
    Funding, Government Financed
       
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      Gaalla, Ajay
        legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct p 44 (photo), 46–48
      Gage-White, Linda
        TMB names new medical director (Rounds), Mar p 12Mar pp 13
      Galle, Vickilyn
        Texas physician charged in whistle-blower case, May p 44
      Garcia, A. Tomas, III
        serves on AMA reference committee, Jan p 13
        TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 20 (photo), 23–24
      Garcia, Becky, Jul pp 33–35
      Garza, Jaime (Newsmakers), Jun p 10; Dec p 12
      Geeslin, Mike
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51, 53
        what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31, 32–33, 35
      Genetic Testing
        AMA to FDA: qualified professionals should do genetic testing, Jul p 45
      Gifts
        TMAF donations improve health, Feb p 9
      Gilbert, Don, Mar p 40, 41, 42
      Gilcrease, Brian, Mar p 40 (photo); Aug pp 19, 25 (photo)
      Gillett, Richard (Portrait), Jul p 54
      Gilmer, William, Nov p 20
      Gimson, Bill, Jul p 36
      Glentzer, Mark, Aug p 17 (photo)
      Goertz, Roland
        encouraging exports? GME cuts could send Texas graduates elsewhere, Sep pp 45, 46 (photo), 47
        Newsmakers, Nov p 8 (photo)
        Texas A&M College of Medicine gets AAFP award, Jul p 51 (photo)
      Goldman, Joshua J.
        Texas students win AMA Foundation Leadership awards (Rounds), Jun p 10
      Goldsmith, Jeff
        health reform law seriously flawed, policy analyst says (Rounds), Jul pp 13–14 (photo)
      Gong, Alice
        moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 56–57 (photo)
        protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47, 48 (photo)
      Gosfield, Alice, Dec pp 7–8 (photo)
      Gosselink, Peter
        take it outside: hiring a billing company might improve collections, Jun pp 51–52 (photo), 54
      Government Regulation
        AMA survey points out burdensome regulations, Jun pp 40–41
        keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
        new regulations affect farmers' markets, cottage foods, Nov p 28
        TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9
      Grand Parkway Pediatrics, Sugar Land
        getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–38
      Grants
      Greenberg, Robert (Newsmakers), Dec p 12
      Greer, T. David
        confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 30, 31 (photo), 33–34
        elected secretary of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Aug p 11
      Gross, Lara, May pp 55, 56 (photo)
      Group Practice
        hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun p 13–20
      Gulati, Archit
        four Texas medical students celebrate election as delegates to AMA Medical Student Section, Jan p 11 (photo)
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      Haley, John (Portraits), Feb p 56
      Hancher, Thomas B. (Newsmakers), Aug p 10 (photo)
      Hannigan, Edward V. (Newsmakers), Aug p 10
      Hard Hats for Little Heads
      Harris, April, Aug pp 66 (photo), 67, 69
      Harris County Medical Society Alliance
        HCMSA scholarships total nearly $200,000 (Rounds), Aug p 11
      Harsh, Susan
        wins Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul p 16 (photo)
      Hauser, Harris M. (Newsmakers), Dec p 12
      Hawthorne, Kim
        receives Medical Student of the Year award (Rounds), Jul p 10
      Hawxhurst, Tom, Mar p 11 (photo)
      Hays, Steven, Aug p 28 (photo)
      Head Protective Devices
        100,000 helmets and counting, Sep p 41
        a heads-up idea: Dr. Driver's brainchild saves little heads, Dec pp 31–35
        legislature tackles helmet safety, Sep p 39
        Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
        TMA program puts helmets on kids (Rounds), Mar pp 11–12
      Health Care Costs
        drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23–29
        is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
      Health Care Delivery
      Health Care Fraud
      Health Care Reform
        See also Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
        attorney general warns health reform law expands congressional power (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8
        confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
        the death of "private" in private practice (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
        desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 18–25
        Dr. Burgess still a critic of health reform, Jun p 27
        the first year of health system reform, Mar pp 14–15
        getting connected: TMA backs bill to set up state health insurance exchange, Apr pp 37–40
        health reform: insurers must cover preventive services, Feb p 52
        is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        physicians derail NCSL-AARP deal (Rounds), Apr pp 8–9
        physicians vital to hospital efforts to meet health reform quality mandates (Rounds), Dec pp 7–8
        the private practice physician is rapidly disappearing, Jan pp 35–36
        small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb pp 10–11
        tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act, Jan pp 18–19
        TDI gets ACA consumer assistance grant, Feb pp 41–42
        TMA answers your health system reform questions, Jan pp 35–37
        TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9
        uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
        the veterans' view: trying to hang on in a new world, Jan pp 30–34
        young doctors: building a practice for the future, Jan pp 25–30
      Health Home
      Health Information Exchanges
      Health Information Technology
      Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Mar p 47
      Health Insurance
      Health Insurance Exchange
      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
        5010 electronic claims standards
          eight steps to HIPAA 5010, Nov p 15
          questions to ask, Nov p 16
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 10–16
          TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec p 9
          TMA helps you get ready for HIPAA 5010, Nov p 13
        have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 46–47
        HIPAA privacy, security audits coming, Oct pp 36–37
        HIPAA regulations compliance help from TMA, Mar p 47
        private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39–42
      Health Maintenance Organizations
        Medicaid
          See Medicaid, managed care
        physicians earn $2B from HMO suits, Jan pp 53–54
      Health Personnel
        See also Allied Health Personnel
        See also Physicians
        employee payroll taxes change for 2011, Apr p 48
        have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 45–50
        NPPs may perform service in new vaccine administration codes, Apr pp 47–48
      Health Policy
        is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        Obama administration releases national prevention strategy, Aug p 47
      Health Promotion
      Hearing Loss
        bill would eliminate [hearing loss] screening exemption, Feb p 50
        protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
        Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) program details, Feb p 49
      Hebert, Emily
        receives Anson Jones, MD, Physician Excellence in Reporting Award, Dec p 56 (photo)
      Helfand, Sarah, Aug p 28 (photo)
      Helmets
      Helmick, Natasha
        playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep p 37
      Henderson, Jay, Aug pp 49–50
      Henzi, David, Nov pp 41, 42
      HHS
      HHSC
      Hilborn, Robert, Jul pp 49–50
      Hillert, Bob, Jr.
        doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec p 24
        Newsmakers, Apr p 11; Dec p 12
      Hinchey, William W.
        Newsmakers, Apr p 11 (photo)
        receives Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 10
        what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31 (photo), 32–33
        wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 52 (photo), 53
      HIPAA
      Hiser, Deborah, Mar p 46–47, 49
      History of Medicine
        new TMA exhibit focuses on public health, Sep p 41
        TMA exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians
          clarification, Feb p 9
      HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act, Mar p 47
      Holcomb, John R.
        desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 19 (photo), 20, 22–24
        managing Medicaid: new law expands Medicaid HMOs statewide, Oct pp 53, 54 (photo)
        spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar p 40 (photo), 41
      Home Care Services
        small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb p 10
      Honles, Grace, Dec pp 31, 34 (photo)
      Hopkins, Shelton, Aug p 28 (photo)
      Hopper, Leigh, Jul p 42
      Hospice Care
        small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb pp 10–11
      Hospitals
        antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
        is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–48
        physicians vital to hospital efforts to meet health reform quality mandates (Rounds), Dec pp 7–8
      Hospitals, Proprietary
        doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 23–27
        lawmakers seek to repeal physician hospital ownership ban, May p 53
        Medicare patient satisfaction at POHs, Dec p 25
        TMA, Physicians Foundation support physician-owned hospitals (Rounds), Nov p 7
      Hospitals, Teaching
        AAMC blasts proposed Medicare cuts for teaching hospitals, Nov p 43
      Hotze, Steven, Jul pp 20–21
      Huang, Donna, Aug p 25 (photo)
      Huang, Philip
        good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 31, 32, 34
        Newsmakers, Oct p 13 (photo)
      Huffman, Joan, Jul pp 21, 22 (photo)
      Hull, Mike, Sep pp 17, 18
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      ICD-10
      Identity Theft
      Immunization
        See also Vaccines and Vaccination
        Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
        bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
        Be Wise—Immunize toolkits available (Rounds), Nov p 9
        early childhood immunization rates up, Nov p 29
        ImmTrac takes adult immunization data, May p 13
        sensitive subjects: physicians offer advice in counseling adolescents, Jun pp 31–33
        Texas immunization registry now covers adults, Aug p 47
      Income
        academic physicians saw higher salaries in 2010, Jun p 49
        confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
        physician income remains flat, Oct p 42
        UC Davis: specialists earn up to 52 percent more than primary care doctors, Jan pp 60–61
      Independent Payment Advisory Board
        IPAB "bad medicine," Dec pp 27–28
        TMA supports calls for IPAB repeal, Sep p 35
      Indigency
      Infant, Newborn
        bill would eliminate [hearing loss] screening exemption, Feb p 50
        protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
        Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) program details, Feb p 49
      Influenza
        TMA Flu Fighters back in action (Rounds), Jan p 15
      Influenza Vaccine
        FDA approves 2011-12 flu season vaccines, Oct p 29
        FDA, CDC report Fluzone-related seizures, Apr p 35
      Information Systems
        See also Medical Informatics
        changing our reference point (Commentary), Apr pp 61–63
        the gift of sharing: health information exchanges can improve patient care, Feb pp 14–22
        HIEs necessary for meaningful use, Sep pp 9–10; Oct p 37
        High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
        questions to ask HIEs, Feb p 22
        seventeen Texas HIEs receive grant funding, Jul p 60
        Texas health information exchanges, Feb p 20
        Texas HIEs seek physician commitments, Mar pp 49–50
        Texas Medicaid, CHIP HIE pilot, Feb p 18
        TMA HIT resources, Aug p 67
      Insurance Carriers
        AMA study finds lack of competition among health insurers (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
        AMA survey: preauthorization policies impact patient care (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
        Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51–54
        getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–40
        how to appeal your health plan ranking, Oct p 21
        insurers' discretion removed [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 32–33
        physicians earn $2B from HMO suits, Jan pp 53–54
        wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51–53
      Insurance Claim Reporting
        See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
        coding
        get ready: ICD-10 is coming (Rounds), Feb pp 7–8
        HIPAA 5010 electronic claims standards
          eight steps to HIPAA 5010, Nov p 15
          questions to ask, Nov p 16
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 10–16
          TMA helps you get ready for HIPAA 5010, Nov p 13
        unraveling modifier 25, Sep p 28
      Insurance Coverage
        getting coverage: new insurance program covers preexisting conditions, Oct pp 39–42
        getting preexisting coverage easier (Rounds), Sep pp 7–8
        TDI gets $1 million grant for health insurance exchange, Sep pp 33–34
      Insurance, Disability
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51–54
      Insurance, Health
        See also Health Care Reform
        See also Medicaid
        See also Medicare
        Affordable Care Act (ACA) and high risk insurance, Apr pp 16–17
        AMA survey: preauthorization policies impact patient care (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51–54
        getting connected: TMA backs bill to set up state health insurance exchange, Apr pp 37–40
        getting preexisting coverage easier (Rounds), Sep pp 7–8
        how to appeal your health plan ranking, Oct p 21
        insurers' discretion removed [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 32–33
        TDI bans abusive insurance policy clauses, Feb pp 35–36
        TDI gets $1 million grant for health insurance exchange, Sep pp 33–34
        what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31–35
        wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51–53
      Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
        See also Insurance Claim Reporting
        CMS launches bundled payment projects, Oct p 42
        dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
        getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–40
        insurance payment woes? TMA can help, Jan p 60
        Medicare
        Tennessee physicians win claims recoupment suit, Feb pp 36–37
      Insurance, Liability
        physicians benefit from lower premiums [after 2003 tort reform], Sep p 15
        Texas gets new liability carrier, Jan p 54
        TMLT cuts rates again, Nov p 49
      Insurance, Life
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51–54
        TDI bans abusive insurance policy clauses, Feb pp 35–36
      International Classification of Disease
        get ready: ICD-10 is coming (Rounds), Feb pp 7–8
        note modifications to 2011 CPT code changes, Jun p 55
        ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 12–13
        TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec p 9
      Internship and Residency
        2011 family medicine match positions up 11 percent (Rounds), Jun pp 8–9
        2011 resident match sets record, Dec pp 48–49
        encouraging exports? GME cuts could send Texas graduates elsewhere, Sep pp 45–47
      Interprofessional Relations
        reports call for more interprofessional collaboration in health care, Jul pp 50–51
      Intrauterine Devices
        AG sues over unapproved IUDs, Aug pp 52–53
        consider the source: physicians sued for using unapproved IUDs, Jan pp 49–52
        unapproved IUDs used in other states, Jan p 50
      IPAB
      Ippolito, Giulia, Aug p 30 (photo)
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      Jackson, Victor
        minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14 (photo), 15
      Jennings, John C.
        disappearing docs: Texas faces severe primary care shortage, Dec pp 46 (photo), 48
        Newsmakers, Jul p 12
      Jero, Liz, Nov pp 20 (photo)
      Joe, John C., Feb pp 16 (photo), 21
      Johnson, Doris
        gives oath of office of incoming TMA Alliance president Bridget McKeever, Jul p 11 (photo)
      Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
        Joint Commission starts free electronic bulletin (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
      Jones, Edith Irby, May p 10 (photo)
      Juarez, Ernest
        minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14 (photo), 15
      Jurisprudence
        AMA Litigation Center stands up for physicians, medicine, Oct p 47
        antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
        attorney general warns health reform law expands congressional power (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8
        chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
        consider the source: physicians sued for using unapproved IUDs, Jan pp 49–52
        discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar pp 51–54
        doctor 911: TMA helps physicians in trouble, May pp 39–43
        doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 23–27
        FTC bars physician group from joint price negotiations, Nov pp 48–49
        legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct pp 45–50
        medical liability suits continue to decline under 2003 reforms, Nov pp 35–36
        medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
        monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–48
        new law clarifies red flags rule, May p 45
        OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
        pain management clinic certification facts, Jul p 43
        peer review in Texas (Commentary), Oct pp 59–61
        physician-buyer beware: AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases, Aug pp 49–53
        physicians earn $2B from HMO suits, Jan pp 53–54
        something smells in the AG's office (Letter), Oct p 8
        Tennessee physicians win claims recoupment suit, Feb pp 36–37
        Texas physician charged in whistle-blower case, May pp 43–44
        TMA helps child advocates gain access to medical records, Oct pp 56–57
        TMA, Physicians Foundation support physician-owned hospitals (Rounds), Nov p 7
        treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
        warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–37
        Winkler County sheriff guilty of official oppression, retaliation, Aug p 53
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      Kantarjian, Hagop, Oct pp 28–29
      Kaul, Bhavika
        Texas students win AMA Foundation Leadership awards (Rounds), Jun p 10
      Kaur, Jasmeet
        four Texas medical students celebrate election as delegates to AMA Medical Student Section, Jan p 11 (photo)
      Kedir, Aziza
        minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul p 15
      Kell West, Wichita Falls, TX
        monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov p 45, 47–48
      Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston, TX
        Kelsey-Seybold steps up for TEXPAC (Rounds), Apr p 7
      Kemper, James V.
        medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 20 (photo), 22, 23
      Khanna, Abhinav
        don't mess with TMA, Aug pp 18, 25 (photo)
        elected AMA MSS Region III chair, Aug p 7
        spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, Mar p 40 (photo)
      King, Austin, Feb pp 25 (photo), 27
      King, Susan, Jul pp 20–22 (photo)
      Kinney, Donna, Mar pp 20, 22, 23
      Kirk, Lynne
        wins election to AMA Council on Medical Education, Aug p 7
      Klawitter, Art
        "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 26 (photo), 27
        serves on AMA reference committee, Jan p 13
      Kolkhorst, Lois
        desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 23–24
        private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39, 40, 41, 42
      Kreager, Mike
        hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 14–16
        warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–35
      Kridel, Cheryl
        TMA Foundation recognizes Houston Health Leaders at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
      Kridel, Russell W. H.
        attends AMA House of Delegates meeting, Jan p 12 (photo)
        congratulates winners of Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
        drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 24 (photo), 25
        elected president of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Aug p 11
        a heads-up idea: Dr. Driver's brainchild saves little heads, Dec pp 32 (photo), 33
        Newsmakers, Mar p 12
        presents medical school scholarships to minority students, Jul p 14 (photo)
        TMA Foundation recognizes Houston Health Leaders at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
        wins reelection to AMA Council on Science and Public Health, Aug p 7
      Kuhlmann, Terrence, Aug p 68
      Kukla, Rob, May pp 50, 52
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      Lakey, David L.
        good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 30 (photo), 31
        keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25, 26 (photo), 27, 29
        Newsmakers, Oct p 13
      Leadership
        Texas students win AMA Foundation awards (Rounds), Jun pp 9–11
      Leasure, Mike, Aug p 35 (photo)
      Lee, Benjamin C.
        sensitive subjects: physicians offer advice in counseling adolescents, Jun pp 30–31 (photo)
      Lee, Chevy, Aug p 20 (photo)
      Legal Issues
      Legislation, Medical
        See also Lobbying
        AMA, TMA support medical debt legislation, Jan p 58
        be the voice of medicine, Oct p 57
        bill would eliminate [hearing loss] screening exemption, Feb p 50
        don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 16–37
        food safety
          keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
          new regulations affect farmers' markets, cottage foods, Nov p 28
        getting connected: TMA backs bill to set up state health insurance exchange, Apr pp 37–40
        good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 29–35
        got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–45
        health care reform
        healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 41–47
        helmet safety
          Legislature tackles helmet safety, Sep p 39
          Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
        HIPAA
        Independent Payment Advisory Board
          IPAB "bad medicine," Dec pp 27–28
          TMA supports calls for IPAB repeal, Sep p 35
        lawmakers seek to repeal physician hospital ownership ban, May p 53
        a little humility, please [TMA's legislative accomplishments] (Letter), Oct p 7
        Medicaid
          desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 18–25
          dozens of new cost-cutting measures in Senate Bill 7, Oct p 55
          managing Medicaid: new law expands Medicaid HMOs statewide, Oct pp 53–56
          Medicaid/CHIP payments saved, Aug pp 21, 24
          Senate committee backs restoring Medicaid fees, May p 21
        Medicare
          "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 25–28
          Congress seeks physician input on SGR fix, Jun pp 26–27
          TMA urges bipartisan Medicare fix (Rounds), May pp 11–12
        medicine's voice heard in Austin, Aug p 33
        Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
        playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–40
        private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39–42
        smoking ban fails, Aug pp 42–44
        specialists lay out 2011 legislative priorities, Jan pp 45–46
        the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31–33
        TMA helps child advocates gain access to medical records, Oct pp 56–57
        TMA opposes proposed cuts in medical education funding, Apr pp 40–41
        TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 18–24
        tort reform
        what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31–35
      Legislature, Texas
        dozens of new cost-cutting measures in Senate Bill 7, Oct p 55
        experts: state budget challenges medicine (Rounds), Mar pp 8–9
        got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–45
        helmet safety
          Legislature tackles helmet safety, Sep p 39
          Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
        House committee to examine franchise tax, scope, Dec pp 42–43
        a little humility, please [TMA's legislative accomplishments] (Letter), Oct p 7
        specialists lay out 2011 legislative priorities, Jan pp 45–46
        spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
      Lerner, Charles, Nov pp 25 (photo), 28
      Lesser, Janna, May p 60
      Levin, Jeffrey L.
        bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 28 (photo), 32
        education resources to spread the truth about vaccines, Mar p 29
        good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 30 (photo), 31, 32
        spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar p 42
      Levine, Benjamin (Portrait), Apr p 64
      Levy, Bruce
        Newsmakers, Jan p 13
        warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33 (photo), 34
      Lewandowski, Raymond, Apr pp 25, 26
      Lewis, Charles Turner
        doctor 911: TMA helps physicians in trouble, May pp 39–41 (photo)
      Liability, Legal
        See also Tort Reform
        ACEP: Texas "model of reform" (Rounds), Apr pp 10–11
        medical liability suits continue to decline under 2003 reforms, Nov pp 35–36
        [physician] employment could affect medical liability coverage, Jun p 17
        TMA supports national tort reform bill (Rounds), Apr pp 9–10
      Licensure
        House committee to examine franchise tax, scope, Dec pp 42–43
        keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
        medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
        new regulations affect farmers' markets, cottage foods, Nov p 28
        scope bills stopped cold [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 29, 32
        scope of practice familiar territory for TMA, Apr p 23
        TMA again challenges chiropractors' rules, Mar pp 54–55
        TMA still toe-to-toe with podiatrists, Apr p 25
      Lieberman, Steven
        changing MCAT: panel recommends changing admissions test, Jul p 48
        it's about TIME: UT System seeks to reinvent medical training, Nov pp 40, 42
        playing House: problem-based learning approach successful at UTMB, Jun pp 45, 46, 47
      Livingston, Edward (Newsmakers), Feb p 9
      Loans, Student
      Lobbying
        See also TEXPAC
        be the voice of medicine, Oct p 57
        become a lobbyist for a day, Mar pp 42–43
        don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 16–37
        healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 41–47
        a little humility, please [TMA's legislative accomplishments] (Letter), Oct p 7
        medicine's voice heard in Austin, Aug p 33
      Lockhart, Asa
        failed accountability? TMA, others criticize ACO rules, Aug pp 57–60 (photo)
        the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 32–33 (photo)
        TMA House of Delegates adopts ACO policy, Aug p 61
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        Ma, Ben, Aug pp 19, 25 (photo)
        MacClements, Jonathan, Sep pp 46–47 (photo)
        Magee, Kevin P. (Newsmakers), Feb p 9
        Malone, C. Bruce
          2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 14 (photo), 15, 16, 18
          desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May p 20 (photo)
          doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 23, 24 (photo), 25–26
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 21, 24 (photo)
          Dr. Malone becomes TMA president (Rounds), Jul pp 10–11
          a heads-up idea: Dr. Driver's brainchild saves little heads, Dec pp 32 (photo), 33
          hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 14 (photo), 18
          IPAB "bad medicine," Dec p 28
          medical liability suits continue to decline under 2003 reforms, Nov p 36
          Medicare meltdown, Dec pp 16–17 (photo), 18
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr p 22 (photo)
          new TMA leader prepares for challenging year (Rounds), May pp 7–10 (photo)
          Newsmakers, Feb p 9; Oct p 13 (photo)
          private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39, 40 (photo), 42
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov p 12 (photo)
          receives President's Pin from Susan Rudd Bailey, Jul p 10 (photo)
          TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec pp 8–9
          TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 20 (photo), 21–22
          TMB reforms at a glance, Jul p 21
          uncertainty threatens to force Texas physicians from Medicare program, Nov p 35 (photo)
        Mammography
          ACOG recommends mammograms start at 40, Oct pp 29–30
        Management Service Organizations
          a healthy bottom line: technology offers many resources to achieve it, Jan pp 55–60
        Manrique, Carlos, Aug p 20 (photo)
        Manuel, Jake, Jul pp 55 (photo), 56
        Marijuana
        Marple, Bradley F. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
        Mass Screening
        Massingill, G. Sealy
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 22 (photo)
          elected vice president of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Aug p 11
        Mathis, Samuel, Jun pp 45, 46, 48
        MCAT
        McClelland, Scott
          Houston Health Leaders recognized at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
          TMA Foundation announces honorees for annual gala (Rounds), Jan p 16
        McConnell, Thomas, Nov pp 39, 42
        McCoy, Dan
          Annual Report 2010: victory in 2010, May p 29 (photo)
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 24, 28, 29 (photo)
          elected to TMA Board of Trustees (Rounds), Jul p 10
          got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 40 (photo), 41, 45
          informs physicians about Recovery Audit Contractor program (Rounds), Dec pp 8 (photo), 9
          participates in presentation at Winter Conference, Mar p 8 (photo)
        McFarland, Mary
          elected AMA Region III community services chair, Aug p 7
        McKeever, Bridget
          assumes leadership of TMA Alliance (Rounds), May p 10–11 (photo)
          takes oath of office from outgoing president Doris Johnson, Jul p 11 (photo)
        Measles
          report measles, DSHS reminds physicians, Jun p 34
        Medicaid
          audits
            CMS issues final RAC [Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor] rules (Rounds), Nov pp 7–8
            medicine makes feds delay Medicaid RACs (Rounds), Apr p 9
            OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
          can physicians charge patients for no-shows? (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), May p 11
          coverage
            HHSC seeks expanded CHIP, Medicaid behavioral health services, Feb pp 51–52
            Medicare, Medicaid also adding preventive coverage, Mar p 21
          dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
          funding
            desperate times: budget crisis drives Medicaid reform effort, May pp 18–25
            dozens of new cost-cutting measures in Senate Bill 7, Oct p 55
            got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 39–42
            spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
          HHSC makes Medicaid e-prescribing easier (Rounds), Dec p 13
          managed care
            feds approve Texas Medicaid managed care expansion, Nov p 22
            HHSC chooses Medicaid HMOs (Rounds), Oct p 14
            managing Medicaid: new law expands Medicaid HMOs statewide, Oct pp 53–56
            Medicaid HMO expansion under way (Rounds), Sep pp 8–9
            new HMO service areas (Rounds), Oct p 14
          "meaningful use" of EMR technology
            Medicaid EHR incentive payments in May, Apr p 45
            Medicare, Medicaid incentives top $30 million (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13
            risk analysis tool for meaningful use (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14
          Medicaid/CHIP payments saved in Texas Legislature session, Aug pp 21, 24
          Medicaid opt-out could cost 2.6 million Texans coverage, Feb pp 28–30
          new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
          Senate committee backs restoring Medicaid fees, May p 21
          Texas Medicaid, CHIP HIE pilot, Feb p 18
          Texas Medicaid: perception vs. reality, May pp 25–26
          TMA explains Medicare and Medicaid coding, Aug p 70
        Medical Audit
          audit anxiety? TMA can help, Sep p 23
          CMS issues final RAC [Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor] rules (Rounds), Nov pp 7–8
          HIPAA privacy, security audits coming, Oct pp 36–37
          McCoy, Dan, informs physicians about Recovery Audit Contractor program (Rounds), Dec pp 8 (photo), 9
          medicine makes feds delay Medicaid RACs (Rounds), Apr p 9
          OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
          RACs target Texas physicians, Sep pp 26–28
          TMA takes the sting out of audits, May p 41
          ZPICs: newest Medicare audit program increases physician scrutiny, Sep pp 21–25
        Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
        Medical Debt
        Medical Devices
        Medical Home
        Medical Indigency
          changing our reference point (Commentary), Apr pp 61–63
        Medical Informatics
          See also Information Systems
          changing our reference point (Commentary), Apr pp 61–63
          High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
          a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51–54
        Medical Records
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
        Medical Records Systems, Computerized
          beware the cloning trap, Dec pp 54–55
          EHR documentation pointers, Jun pp 54–55
          EHRs, quality improvement essential for practice viability, officials say, Apr p 59
          EMR confusion? TMA, RECs can help (Rounds), Jan p 15
          the gift of sharing: health information exchanges can improve patient care, Feb pp 14–22
          High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
          is your EMR certified?, Jan p 61
          "meaningful use: of EMR technology
            AMA urges flexibility in meeting EHR meaningful use requirements, Jul p 61
            EHR guidance from TMA, Apr p 46
            EHR incentive registration begins, Mar p 49
            a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr pp 43–47
            a great deal: meaningful use help from RECs, Feb p 17
            HIEs necessary for meaningful use, Sep pp 9–10; Oct p 37
            incentive program details, Aug p 68
            a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51–54
            meaningful dollars: incentive payments help physician practices, Aug pp 65–69
            Medicaid EHR incentive payments in May, Apr p 45
            Medicare Advantage plans and EHR incentives (Rounds), Mar p 12
            Medicare, Medicaid incentives top $30 million (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13
            quality as a revenue stream: Medicare quality initiatives benefit patients, physicians, Apr pp 57–58
            risk analysis tool for meaningful use (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14
            TMA "Calendar of Doom" helps physicians meet compliance deadlines (Rounds), Dec p 9
          more than half of physicians use electronic health records, Apr pp 58–59
          physicians can report EHR, vendor issues, Sep p 28
          private matters: new law protects health information, Dec pp 39–42
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 10–16
          TMA HIT resources, Aug p 67
        Medical Student Section, TMA
          See also Students, Medical
          presents annual awards at House of Delegates meeting (Rounds), Jul p 10
        Medically Underserved Area
          loan program cuts could hurt health professional shortage areas, Sep pp 47–48
        Medically Uninsured
          fewer uninsured Texans in 2010, Nov p 22
        Medicare
          audits
            McCoy, Dan, informs physicians about Recovery Audit Contractor program (Rounds), Dec pp 8 (photo), 9
            OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
            RACs target Texas physicians, Sep pp 26–28
            ZPICs: newest Medicare audit program increases physician scrutiny, Sep pp 21–25
          claims
            CMS to reprocess 2010 Medicare claims (Rounds), Apr p 8
            TMA explains Medicare and Medicaid coding, Aug p 70
          CMS to sell Medicare data (Rounds), Aug p 9
          electronic prescribing
            CMS proposes new e-prescribing exemptions, Aug p 70
            time running out on Medicare e-prescribing bonus, Dec p 55
          Independent Payment Advisory Board
            IPAB "bad medicine," Dec pp 27–28
            TMA supports calls for IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) repeal, Sep p 35
          "meaningful use" of EMR technology
            EHR incentive registration begins, Mar p 49
            Medicare Advantage plans and EHR incentives (Rounds), Mar p 12
            Medicare, Medicaid incentives top $30 million (Rounds), Dec pp 12–13
            risk analysis tool for meaningful use (Rounds), Oct pp 13–14
          Medicare, Medicaid also adding preventive coverage, Mar p 21
          new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
          payments
            AAMC blasts proposed Medicare cuts for teaching hospitals, Nov p 43
            "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 25–28
            CBO predicts 29-percent cut in Medicare payments, Aug p 61
            CMS launches bundled payment projects, Oct p 42
            CMS: stop us before we do something stupid (Rounds), Sep p 7
            Congress seeks physician input on SGR fix, Jun pp 26–27
            deficit commission proposes new Medicare payment system, Feb pp 42–43
            dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
            Medicare meltdown: uncertainty over Medicare fees may force Texas physicians to drop out of the program, Dec pp 16–20
            TMA urges bipartisan Medicare fix (Rounds), May pp 11–12
            Trailblazer posts Medicare fees (Rounds), Mar p 13
            uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
            uncertainty threatens to force Texas physicians from Medicare program, Nov p 35
          physician participation
            Medicare meltdown: uncertainty over Medicare fees may force Texas physicians to drop out of the program, Dec pp 16–20
            revalidate your Medicare enrollment (Rounds), Oct p 11
            uncertainty threatens to force Texas physicians from Medicare program, Nov p 35
          quality as a revenue stream: Medicare quality initiatives benefit patients, physicians, Apr pp 55–58
          small but substantial changes under ACA, Feb pp 10–11
          the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31–33
          TMA, AMA: change Medicare data reporting (Rounds), Oct pp 12–13
        Medicine
          experts: state budget challenges medicine (Rounds), Mar pp 8–9
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
          uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
        Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX
          antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
        Meningococcal Vaccines
          FDA OKs Menactra for children, Jul p 38
        Mental Health Services
          HHSC seeks expanded CHIP, Medicaid behavioral health services, Feb pp 51–52
        Milk
          medicine opposes raw milk sales expansion, Nov p 27
        Milwee, Billy, Mar p 8 (photo)
        Minority Groups
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14–16
        Mitchell, Anne, May p 44
        Mitchell, Karen, Jul pp 48, 49
        Monopolies
        Montano, Sergio
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14 (photo), 15
        Moore, Todd
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 12 (photo), 13, 14, 15
        Morrey, Bernard F. (Newsmakers), Aug p 10
        Morris, Scot R.
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 28, 32
        Morrow, Robert B. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
        Moy, Clifford K. (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
        Mullen, Matthew, Mar p 39 (photo)
        Mullins, Charles B.
          to head TMA's 50-Year Club (Rounds), Jul p 17
        Murray, Matthew M.
          the gift of sharing: health information exchanges can improve patient care, Feb pp 16 (photo), 19, 21
          a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr p 44 (photo), 46, 47
          participates in "Calendar of Doom" presentation, Dec p 9 (photo)
        Myers, Jerry, Nov pp 45, 46, 47
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        Narcotics
          chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
          closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
        National Conference of State Legislatures
          physicians derail NCSL-AARP deal (Rounds), Apr pp 8–9
        National Health Programs
          is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        Nazarian, Manucher (Newsmakers), Jan p 13
        Nelson, Jane
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 22, 24 (photo)
          got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan pp 40 (photo), 42, 45
          healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 44, 45
          Senate committee backs restoring Medicaid fees, May p 21
          the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31 (photo), 32, 33
          TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 19 (photo), 20–23
        Neonatal Screening
          bill would eliminate [hearing loss] screening exemption, Feb p 50
          DSHS cites newborn screening problem, Apr p 35
          protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
          Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) program details, Feb p 49
        Neoplasms
        Newborn screening
        Newman, Emily, Aug p 31 (photo)
        Non-compete Clauses
        Nonphysician Practitioners
        Nonprescription Drugs
          small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb p 11
        Norman, Craig
          elected treasurer of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Aug p 11
        Norwood, Stephen, Feb pp 39, 40 (photo), 41
        Nursing
          physicians derail NCSL-AARP deal (Rounds), Apr pp 8–9
        Nutrition
        Nystagmus, Pathologic
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–24 
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        Obesity
          good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 29–35
          TMA supports obesity prevention strategies, Apr p 34
        Obstetrics
          disappearing docs: Texas faces severe primary care shortage, Dec pp 46–47
        Office Management
          See also Practice Management, Medical
          have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 45–50
          HIPAA regulations compliance help from TMA, Mar p 47
        Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Texas Health and Human Services
          doctor 911: TMA helps physicians in trouble, May pp 39–43
        Office of the Inspector General (OIG), United States Department of Health and Human Services
          OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
        Ontai, Sidney Charles, Apr p 44 (photo), 46
        Organizational Policy
          have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 45–50
        Ortique, Carla, Jun pp 29, 30 (photo)
        Oscós-Sánchez, Manuel Ángel, May p 60
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        Pain Clinics
          chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
          pain management clinic certification facts, Jul p 43
          TMB suspends Houston pain clinic's certificate, Mar p 55
        Parada, Vanessa
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul p 15
        Parikh, Dakshesh "Kumar"
          legal backup: TMA, AMA support physicians who sue, Oct pp 44 (photo), 46–48
        Partnership for Patients
          new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
        Patient Advocacy
          new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
          TMA helps child advocates gain access to medical records, Oct pp 56–57
        Patient Care Team
          reports call for more interprofessional collaboration in health care, Jul pp 50–51
        Patient-Centered Care
          basic elements of a medical home, May p 51
          finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 49–52
          initiative helping physicians achieve medical home status, May pp 52–53
        Patient Credit and Collection
          AMA, TMA support medical debt legislation, Jan p 58
          can physicians charge patients for no-shows? (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), May p 11
          a healthy bottom line: technology offers many resources to achieve it, Jan pp 55–60
          questions to ask billing companies, Jun p 53
          take it outside: hiring a billing company might improve collections, Jun pp 51–54
          tips for choosing billing companies, Jun p 54
          TMA Practice Consulting offers billing and collections service, Jan p 57
        Patient Education
          education resources to spread the truth about vaccines, Mar p 29
        Patient Identification Systems
          new law clarifies red flags rule, May p 45
        Patient Participation
          a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51–54
        Patient Privacy
        Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
          ACA and high risk insurance, Apr pp 16–17
          attorney general warns health reform law expands congressional power (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8
          the death of "private" in private practice (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
          doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 23–27
          the first year of health system reform, Mar pp 14–15
          getting coverage: new insurance program covers preexisting conditions, Oct pp 39–42
          health reform: insurers must cover preventive services, Feb p 52
          health reform law seriously flawed, policy analyst says (Rounds), Jul pp 13–14
          IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) "bad medicine," Dec pp 27–28
          Medicare, Medicaid also adding preventive coverage, Mar p 21
          preventive services covered by the Affordable Care Act, Mar pp 24–25
          the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 19–23
          small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb pp 10–11
          tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act, Jan pp 18–19
          TDI gets ACA consumer assistance grant, Feb pp 41–42
          TMA, Physicians Foundation support physician-owned hospitals (Rounds), Nov p 7
        Patient Safety. See Safety
        Patients
          patients confused about practitioners' qualifications (Rounds), Apr p 9
        Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
        Pearse, Lee Ann, Aug pp 28, 32 (photo)
        Peer Review
          peer review in Texas (Commentary), Oct pp 59–61
        Performance Ratings
        Permits
        Perry, Rick
          governor calls for more tort reform, Apr p 41
          Governor Perry names new HHSC inspector general, Doug Wilson, Jul p 45
          the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep p 31 (photo), 32
          TEXPAC endorses Perry for president, Dec p 43
        Petru, Christy, Jun pp 53–54
        Pharmaceutical Preparations
          See also Drug Prescriptions
          ASA Drug Shortages Summit recommendations, Oct p 27
          closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
          drug assistance programs for patients in need, Jan p 51
          drug shortage resources, Oct p 25
          drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23–29
          FDA examines consumer understanding of drug ads, Oct p 50
          physician-buyer beware: AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases, Aug pp 49–53
          small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement for OTC drugs] under ACA, Feb p 11
          something smells in the AG's office (Letter), Oct p 8
          state revises foster care drug rules (Rounds), Feb pp 8–9
          verify sources of drugs and medical devices, Aug p 51
        Pho, Kevin
          social media improves patient care (Rounds), Mar pp 9–10 (photo)
        Physical Exertion
          Appalachia, South lack leisure-time physical activity, May pp 62–63
        Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee
          TMA PHR fund-raising campaign begins in May (Rounds), May p 14
        Physician Oncology Education Program (POEP)
          CPRIT grants TMA cancer program $350,000, Dec p 35
          POEP receives CPRIT funds, Jul p 36
          a smoking podcast [from POEP], Jul p 34
        Physician-Owned Hospitals
        Physician-Patient Relations
          social media improves patient care (Rounds), Mar pp 9–10
        Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
        Physician Shortage Area
        Physicians
          See also Practice Management, Medical
          See also Professional Practice
          academic physicians saw higher salaries in 2010, Jun p 49
          ACEP: Texas "model of reform" (Rounds), Apr pp 10–11
          clinical autonomy defended [direct employment of physicians by hospitals], Aug pp 24, 28–29
          disappearing docs: Texas faces severe primary care shortage, Dec pp 45–58
          hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun p 13–20
          is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
          loan program cuts could hurt health professional shortage areas, Sep pp 47–48
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
          opinions
            AMA survey points out burdensome regulations, Jun pp 40–41
            AMA survey: preauthorization policies impact patient care (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
            confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
            uncertainty threatens to force Texas physicians from Medicare program, Nov p 35
          patients confused about practitioners' qualifications (Rounds), Apr p 9
          physician-buyer beware: AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases, Aug pp 49–53
          physician income remains flat, Oct p 42
          physicians vital to hospital efforts to meet health reform quality mandates (Rounds), Dec pp 7–8
          portraits
            Cohn, William, Aug p 72
            Frazier, O. Howard, Aug p 72
            Gillett, Richard, Jul p 54
            Haley, John, Feb p 56
            Hebert, Emily, Dec p 56
            Levine, Benjamin, Apr p 64
            Plastino, Kristen, Oct p 64
            Rojas, Kristin, Mar p 56
            Schmidt, David R., Nov p 52
            Taylor, William, Jun p 56
            Vexler, Sandra, May p 64
          the private practice physician is rapidly disappearing, Jan pp 35–36
          rating systems
          study: Texas medical practices good for economy (Rounds), Jun pp 7–8
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
          UC Davis: specialists earn up to 52 percent more than primary care doctors, Jan pp 60–61
          uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
          the veterans' view: trying to hang on in a new world, Jan pp 30–34
          warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–37
          what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31–35
          young doctors: building a practice for the future, Jan pp 25–30
        Physicians Benevolent Fund
          a half-century of caring: Physicians Benevolent Fund marks 50th anniversary (Rounds), Jun p 7
          PBF helps us take care of our own (Rounds), Nov p 8
        Physicians, Primary Care
          disappearing docs: Texas faces severe primary care shortage, Dec pp 45–58
          UC Davis: specialists earn up to 52 percent more than primary care doctors, Jan pp 60–61
        Piazza, Rocco C., II, Mar pp 45 (photo), 48
        Pierce, Jack, Aug p 35 (photo)
        Pitts, Jim, Mar pp 39–40
        Plastino, Kristen (Portrait), Oct p 64
        Podiatry
          TMA still toe-to-toe with podiatrists, Apr p 25
        POEP
        Pojman, Joe, Sep p 31 (photo)
        Policy and Procedures
        Policy, Health
        Politics
          See also Lobbying
          TEXPAC backs winning candidates, Jan p 46
          TEXPAC endorses Perry for president, Dec p 43
        Potassium
          high-sodium, low-potassium diet linked to risk of death, Sep pp 41–42
        PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System)
        Practice Management, Medical
          See also Professional Practice
          "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 25–28
          building a better practice with TMA services, Jun p 19
          can physicians charge patients for no-shows? (Ask the TMA Knowledge Center), May p 11
          clinical autonomy defended [direct employment of physicians by hospitals], Aug pp 24, 28–29
          confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
          the death of "private" in private practice (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
          dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
          electronic medical records
          getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–40
          a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr pp 43–47
          have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 45–50
          a healthy bottom line: technology offers many resources to achieve it, Jan pp 55–60
          High Tech U: colleges train HIT staff for physician practices, Jul pp 55–61
          HIPAA privacy, security audits coming, Oct pp 36–37
          HIPAA regulations compliance help from TMA, Mar p 47
          hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun p 13–20
          insurance payment woes? TMA can help, Jan p 60
          meaningful dollars: incentive payments help physician practices, Aug pp 65–69
          physician-buyer beware: AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases, Aug pp 49–53
          [physician] employment could affect medical liability coverage, Jun p 17
          the private practice physician is rapidly disappearing, Jan pp 35–36
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 10–16
          "Starting a Medical Practice" resident seminar, Jun p 15
          study: Texas medical practices good for economy (Rounds), Jun pp 7–8
          take it outside: hiring a billing company might improve collections, Jun pp 51–54
          tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act, Jan pp 18–19
          TMA practice management webinars are a good deal, Aug p 11
          uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
          wrong kind of networking: new CIGNA policy adds administrative burdens for physicians, Apr pp 51–53
          young doctors: building a practice for the future, Jan pp 25–30
          ZPICs: newest Medicare audit program increases physician scrutiny, Sep pp 21–25
        Preexisting Conditions
        Preferred Provider Organizations
          what's "adequate"? new rules seek better physician access under PPO networks, Nov pp 31–35
        Pregnancy in Adolescence
          HHS awards teen pregnancy prevention grants, Mar pp 33–34
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–61
          U.S. teen birth rate hit record low in 2009, Jun pp 33–34
        Prescriptions
        Preventive Health Services
          health reform: insurers must cover preventive services, Feb p 52
          HHS awards teen pregnancy prevention grants, Mar pp 33–34
          Medicare, Medicaid also adding preventive coverage, Mar p 21
          Obama administration releases national prevention strategy, Aug p 47
          preventive services covered by the Affordable Care Act, Mar pp 24–25
          the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 19–23
          TMA Foundation awards health improvement grants (Rounds), Jan p 16
        Prices
        Prikh, Neil
          four Texas medical students celebrate election as delegates to AMA Medical Student Section, Jan p 11 (photo)
        Primary Care Physicians
        Privacy of Patient Data
        Private Practice
          clinical autonomy defended [direct employment of physicians by hospitals], Aug pp 24, 28–29
          the death of "private" in private practice (Rounds), Aug pp 9–10
          is bigger better? (Commentary), Jul pp 5–6
        Problem-Based Learning
          playing House: problem-based learning approach successful at UTMB, Jun pp 45–48
        Professional-Family Relations
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
        Professional Practice
          See also Practice Management, Medical
          AMA survey: preauthorization policies impact patient care (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
          "another temporary patch:" Medicare payment system still broken, Feb pp 25–28
          confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
          the private practice physician is rapidly disappearing, Jan pp 35–36
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
          uncertainty defines medicine: physicians, patients suffer (Commentary), Jan pp 7–8
          warning: know what you sign; restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you, Feb pp 33–37
        Professional Role
          Baylor to begin professionalism curriculum (Rounds), Jun p 11
        Psychiatry
          El Paso medical school to launch psychiatric fellowship, Sep p 48
        Psychotropic Drugs
          state revises foster care drug rules (Rounds), Feb pp 8–9
        Public Health
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
          cancer's enemy: CPRIT funds research, prevention projects, Jul pp 31–37
          drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23–29
          good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 29–35
          a heads-up idea: Dr. Driver's brainchild saves little heads, Dec pp 31–35
          healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 41–47
          immunization
          keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–61
          new TMA exhibit focuses on public health, Sep p 41
          Obama administration releases national prevention strategy, Aug p 47
          obesity
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–40
          protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
          sensitive subjects: physicians offer advice in counseling adolescents, Jun pp 29–33
          spreading the pain: budget proposals slash Medicaid, public health, medical education, Mar pp 39–42
          TMA Foundation funds public health initiatives, Dec p 35
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        Quality Assurance, Health Care
          a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct pp 17–21
          physicians vital to hospital efforts to meet health reform quality mandates (Rounds), Dec pp 7–8
          taking the right path, Oct p 19
          the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31–33
        Quality Indicators, Health Care
          EHRs, quality improvement essential for practice viability, officials say, Apr p 59
          PQRS, eRx bonus, penalty schedules, Apr p 57
          quality as a revenue stream: Medicare quality initiatives benefit patients, physicians, Apr pp 55–58
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        RACS
        Radiology
          small but substantial changes [to Medicare reimbursement] under ACA, Feb p 10
        Ragain, Michael, Mar p 40, 42
        Raines, Stephen, Aug p 28 (photo)
        Rajagopalan, Lakshmy, Feb pp 48 (photo), 49, 50
        Rating Systems
        Rayburn, William F., Dec pp 46, 47
        Ready, Duren Michael
          confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 27, 28 (photo), 29–30
        Realini, Janet
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 56 (photo), 57–58, 59–60
        RECs
        Red Flag Rules
        Reddy, Guru N. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
        Regional Extension Centers
        Regional Medical Programs
          a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr pp 43–47
          a great deal: meaningful use help from RECs, Feb p 17
          meaningful dollars: incentive payments help physician practices, Aug pp 66–68
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov p 16
        Residency
        Reynolds, Lizzette, Mar p 8 (photo)
        Risk
          Affordable Care Act (ACA) and high risk insurance, Apr pp 16–17
        Robbins, Michelle, Jun p 39
        Roberts, Robert
          Winkler County sheriff guilty of official oppression, retaliation, Aug p 53
        Robins, Larry, Aug pp 67, 69
        Robinson, Mari
          beware the cloning trap, Dec pp 54, 55
          chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41, 42, 44
          private matters: new law protects health information, Dec p 41
          TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul p 24
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–35
        Robinson, Valerie (Newsmakers), Dec p 12
        Rodriguez, Francisco
          confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 32 (photo), Jan p 33, 34
        Rohack, Jim, Feb pp 42 (photo), 43
        Rohrich, Rod (Newsmakers), Apr p 11
        Rojas, Kristen (Portrait), Mar p 56
        Rosenfeld, Gary C., Jul pp 48–49
        Rugwani, Rajiv, Aug p 28 (photo)
        Ruiz, Tammy, Nov p 10 (photo)
        Russell, Michael E., II, Dec pp 23, 24
        RxEvent.org
          RxEvent improves patient safety (Rounds), Aug p 10
        Rydbeck, Ann, Jul pp 31–33 (photo)
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        Saenz, Jennifer, May pp 55, 56 (photo)
        Safety
          See also Head Protective Devices
          consider the source: physicians sued for using unapproved IUDs, Jan pp 49–52
          keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
          new partnership seeks to cut costs, save lives, Jun p 40
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–40
          RxEvent improves patient safety (Rounds), Aug p 10
        Salaries and Fringe Benefits
          academic physicians saw higher salaries in 2010, Jun p 49
        Salazar, Ana
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14 (photo), 15
        Salinas, Minerva, Oct p 16 (photo)
        Salman, Ghassan, Apr p 56 (photo)
        Salt
        Sanaie, Kandice, Sep p 31 (photo)
        Sanchez, Armando and Rachel
          a good deal: RECs offer $5000 in services for $300, Apr pp 43–44 (photo)
        Sanchez, Eduardo
          finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 50, 51 (photo), 52
          a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct p 18 (photo), 21
          the price of prevention: no prevention copays could benefit patients, physicians, Mar pp 20 (photo), 22, 23
        Savage, David
          four Texas medical students celebrate election as delegates to AMA Medical Student Section, Jan p 11 (photo)
        Schade, Chris, Jul pp 41–42 (photo)
        Schlichtemeier, Alvin "Lee" (Newsmakers), Jul p 12
        Schmidt, Daniel
          dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–20 (photo)
        Schmidt, David R.
          Newsmakers, Jul p 12
          Portrait, Nov p 52
        Schneider, Joseph H.
          beware the cloning trap, Dec p 54
          the gift of sharing: health information exchanges can improve patient care, Feb pp 16 (photo), 17, 21–22
          a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 52–53
          Texas Medicaid, CHIP HIE pilot, Feb p 18
        Scholarships
        Scholl, Catherine
          serves on AMA reference committee, Aug pp 8–9
        Schools, Medical
          See also Education, Medical
          See also Students, Medical
          Austin senator pushes new medical school, Nov pp 42–43
          Baylor to begin professionalism curriculum (Rounds), Jun p 11
          changing MCAT: panel recommends changing admissions test, Jul pp 47–50
          El Paso medical school to launch psychiatric fellowship, Sep p 48
          it's about TIME: UT System seeks to reinvent medical training, Nov pp 39–42
          medical schools see record applicants, Dec p 48
          playing House: problem-based learning approach successful at UTMB, Jun pp 45–48
          Texas A&M College of Medicine gets AAFP award, Jul p 51
          Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine receives Medical Student Chapter of the Year award (Rounds), Jul p 10
          UT system increases medical school tuition (Rounds), Jun p 9
          Watson, Senator Kirk, says it's time to stop building a medical school in secret, Dec p 11 (photo)
        Schwertner, Charles, Jul pp 20–22 (photo)
        Schydlower, Manuel, Jul pp 48 (photo), 49
        Scientific Misconduct
          Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
        Scope of Practice
        Screening
        Secrest, Leslie
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug p 28 (photo)
          Newsmakers, Jan p 13
        Seidel, Jack, Feb pp 48 (photo), 50
        Seton Home, San Antonio
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–57
        Sex Education
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 58–61
        Shapiro, Florence, Aug p 32 (photo)
        Shashoua, George, Jun pp 14 (photo), 16, 17
        Shaw, Koushik, Jun pp 14 (photo), 16, 17
        Shaw-Rice, Judi A. (Newsmakers), Mar p 12
        Sheets, Kenneth, Mar p 39 (photo)
        Sheff, Gregory
          finding a home: Blue Cross medical home pilot targets quality, costs, May pp 50–51 (photo), 52
          Medicare meltdown, Dec p 18
        Shelton, Mark
          discretionary clauses banned: TMA helps eliminate unfair insurance practice, Mar p 52 (photo)
          Medicaid opt-out could cost 2.6 million Texans coverage, Feb p 28 (photo)
        Sherwood, Edward J., Sep p 46 (photo)
        Shiau, Henry, Aug p 17 (photo)
        Silberman, Mark (Newsmakers), Nov p 8
        Siler-Fisher, Angela
          don't mess with TMA, Aug pp 19, 25 (photo)
          receives C. Frank Webber Award (Rounds), Jul p 10
        Silverman, Stacey, Sep pp 45–46
        Smith, Erin Gregorcyk, Nov p 19 (photo)
        Smith, Peggy, May pp 60–61
        Smith, Shelly, Jan p 55 (photo)
        Smith, Wayne, Mar p 40 (photo); Aug p 25 (photo)
        Smith, William, Jr., Aug p 69
        Smoking
          good and cheap: public health efforts save lives, save money, Apr pp 29–35
          got $25 billion? budget shortfall, redistricting to challenge 2011 legislature, Jan p 45
          smoking ban fails [in Texas Legislature session], Aug pp 42–44
          a smoking podcast [from POEP], Jul p 34
          tobacco prevention funding, Apr p 32
          tobacco's toll on Texas, Apr p 31
        Snyder, Rick, Aug p 26 (photo)
        Social Networking
          social media improves patient care (Rounds), Mar pp 9–10
        Sodium Chloride
          high-sodium, low-potassium diet linked to risk of death, Sep pp 41–42
        Sondheimer, Henry, Nov p 42
        Southwest Health Alliances, Inc.
          FTC bars physician group from joint price negotiations, Nov pp 48–49
        Spain, Stephen C. (Newsmakers), Jun p 10 (photo)
        Specialization
          UC Davis: specialists earn up to 52 percent more than primary care doctors, Jan pp 60–61
        Speer, Michael E.
          drug shortage: supply problems endanger patients, Oct pp 23 (photo), 24, 25–26
          named TMA president-elect (Rounds), Jul pp 11–13 (photo)
        Spencer, Kevin
          a meaningful connection: patient portal helps meet meaningful use rules, Dec pp 51 (photo), 52, 53–54
        Spinks, Theodore
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37 (photo), 38, 40
        Sports
          Legislature takes on helmet safety, concussion, Dec p 33
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–40
        Spring Wellness Center, Houston, TX
          TMB suspends Houston pain clinic's certificate, Mar p 55
        Standard of Care
          a healthy bonus: Blue Cross program rewards doctors for quality patient care, Oct pp 17–21
        Stanley, Sharilyn, Aug p 35 (photo)
        Stiernberg, Charles
          have a plan: TMA offers a policy and procedure manual, Mar pp 46 (photo), 49
          leads "Calendar of Doom" panel discussion, Dec p 8 (photo) , 9
        Story, Elizabeth, Aug p 31 (photo)
        Strate, Susan
          doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 24 (photo), 26
          Newsmakers, Dec p 12
        Student Athlete Concussions, Ad Hoc Committee on
          members, Sep p 38
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–38
        Students, Medical
          See also Education, Medical
          See also Schools, Medical
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 16–37
          four Texas medical students celebrate election as delegates to AMA Medical Student Section, Jan p 11 (photo)
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14–16
          TMA Medical Student Section presents annual awards at House of Delegates meeting (Rounds), Jul p 10
        Stultz, Dan, Sep p 31 (photo)
        Substance-Related Disorders
          chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
          Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances, Jul pp 37–38
        Suehs, Tom, Sep p 31 (photo)
        Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
          technology boosts SNAP purchases at farmers' markets, Nov p 29
        Surveys
          See Physicians, opinions
        Suter, Robert E., Aug p 32 (photo)
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        Tapia, Carl (Newsmakers), Dec p 12
        Taxes
          employee payroll taxes change for 2011, Apr p 48
          House committee to examine franchise tax, scope, Dec pp 42–43
          tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act, Jan pp 18–19
        Taylor, William (Portrait), Jun p 56
        Teenagers
        Teherani, Mehgan, Aug p 31 (photo)
        Tennessee Medical Association
          physicians win claims recoupment suit, Feb pp 36–37
        Terk, Jason
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 28 (photo), 30, 31
          education resources to spread the truth about vaccines, Mar p 29
          healthy debate: physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health, Aug pp 44–45
          legislature tackles helmet safety, Sep p 39
          playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 38 (photo), 40
        Teuscher, David
          2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 14 (photo), 18
          doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 24 (photo), 25
          IPAB "bad medicine," Dec p 28
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 22 (photo), 23–24, 26
          Newsmakers, Apr p 11; Nov p 8 (photo)
          TMA Board of Trustees member recommends strong Texas Medical Board, May p 14 (photo)
          TMA still toe-to-toe with podiatrists, Apr p 25
          TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 20 (photo), 22, 24
        Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA)
          2003 tort reforms still paying off, Sep pp 14, 15, 17–18
        Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine
          Texas A&M College of Medicine gets AAFP award, Jul p 51
        Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–26
        Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
          receives Medical Student Chapter of the Year award (Rounds), Jul p 10
        Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
          bans abusive insurance policy clauses, Feb pp 35–36
          gets $1 million grant for health insurance exchange, Sep pp 33–34
          gets ACA consumer assistance grant, Feb pp 41–42
          Texas gets new liability carrier, Jan p 54
          updates [financial] disclosure rules, Dec p 28
        Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
          DSHS cites newborn screening problem, Apr p 35
          DSHS data: vaccines work, Mar p 30
          keeping food safe: new law helps DSHS track bad food sources, Nov pp 25–29
          a lean DSHS budget, Aug pp 46–47
          report measles, DSHS reminds physicians, Jun p 34
          Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
          Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances, Jul pp 37–38
        Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
          grants help DSHS reach physicians, improve data sharing, Feb p 51
          program details, Feb p 49
          protecting little ears: newborn screening detects problems, Feb pp 47–51
        Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
          Governor Perry names new HHSC inspector general, Doug Wilson, Jul p 45
          makes Medicaid e-prescribing easier (Rounds), Dec p 13
          seeks expanded CHIP, Medicaid behavioral health services, Feb pp 51–52
        Texas Legislature
        Texas Medical Association
          10 years of service to the profession: rejoin today—our work is never done, May pp 33–36
          50-Year Club to be headed by Charles B. Mullins (Rounds), Jul p 17
          ACCME praises, approves TMA CME program (Rounds), Feb p 9
          Ad Hoc Committee on Student Athlete Concussions
            members, Sep p 38
            playing it safe: new law changes concussion management, Sep pp 37–38
          Annual Report 2010: victory in 2010, May pp 29–32
          exhibits
            exhibit traces history of Texas African-American physicians
              clarification, Feb p 9
            new TMA exhibit focuses on public health, Sep p 41
          Fall Conference
            Fall Conference next month (Rounds), Sep p 10
            physicians vital to hospital efforts to meet health reform quality mandates (Rounds), Dec pp 7–8
            plan to attend TMA's Fall Conference (Rounds), Oct pp 11–12
          Hassle Factor Log
            getting the hassles out: TMA program helps physicians recover unpaid claims, Jun pp 37–40
            insurance payment woes? TMA can help, Jan p 60
          House of Delegates
            adopts ACO policy, Aug p 61
            backs ACO patient, physician safeguards (Rounds), Jul p 9
            elects new officers (Rounds), Jul pp 9–10
            Speer, Michael E., named TMA president elect, Jul pp 11–13 (photo)
          membership
            dues check justified: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
            how valuable is your TMA membership? (Rounds), Nov p 8
            membership exceeds 45,000 (Rounds), Mar p 12
          officers
            Bailey, Susan Rudd
            Malone, C. Bruce
            Speer, Michael E., named president-elect (Rounds), Jul pp 11–13 (photo)
            TMA House of Delegates elects new officers (Rounds), Jul pp 9–10
          Payment Advocacy Department: TMA payment advocacy earns big return on dues dollars, Nov pp 19–22
          Physicians Benevolent Fund
            marks 50th anniversary (Rounds), Jun p 7
            PBF helps us take care of our own (Rounds), Nov p 8
          surveys
            confused, frustrated and broke: TMA survey reveals physicians' concerns, Jan pp 20–37
            uncertainty threatens to force Texas physicians from Medicare program, Nov p 35
          TexMed 2011 set for May 13-14 in Houston (Rounds), Apr pp 7–8
          TEXPAC
          TMA Practice Consulting
            building a better practice with TMA services, Jun p 19
            a healthy bottom line: technology offers many resources to achieve it, Jan pp 55–60
            hired hand or boss: physicians' practice arrangement decisions are critical, Jun pp 16, 18
            offers billing and collections service, Jan p 57
            "Starting a Medical Practice" resident seminar, Jun p 15
            take it outside: hiring a billing company might improve collections, Jun pp 52–53
          Winter Conference
            attorney general warns health reform law expands congressional power (Rounds), Mar pp 7–8 (photo)
            experts: state budget challenges medicine (Rounds), Mar pp 8–9
            social media improves patient care (Rounds), Mar pp 9–10
        Texas Medical Association Alliance
          Bridget McKeever takes oath of office from outgoing president Doris Johnson, Jul p 11 (photo)
          Bridget McKeever to assume leadership of TMA Alliance (Rounds), May p 10–11 (photo)
        Texas Medical Association Foundation
          elects new officers (Rounds), Aug p 11
          funds public health initiatives, Dec p 35
          health improvement grants awarded (Rounds), Jan p 16
          honorees announced for annual gala (Rounds), Jan p 16
          honors health care programs (Rounds), Apr p 14
          Houston Health Leaders recognized at Picture of Good Health, Jul p 15 (photo)
          show your support for the TMA Foundation at annual gala (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
          TMAF donations improve health, Feb p 9
        Texas Medical Board
          Avenue Q meets the Texas Medical Board, Jul pp 25–27
          chasing Dr. Feelgood: Texas Medical Board shuts down pill mills, Jul pp 41–45
          drops death certificate fines, Jan pp 52–53
          most TMB complaints dismissed with no action, Jul p 23
          names new medical director, Linda Gage-White (Rounds), Mar p 12Mar pp 13
          needs physicians to review cases, Aug p 10
          reforms
            TMB reform: bills by Sens. Jane Nelson [et al.] end anonymous complaints, give physicians due process without endangering liability reform, Jul pp 18–24
            TMB reforms at a glance, Jul p 21
          resumes death registration fines, Aug p 53
          suspends Houston pain clinic's certificate, Mar p 55
          Teuscher, David, TMA Board of Trustees member recommends strong Texas Medical Board, May p 14 (photo)
          TMB improved [in Texas Legislature session], Aug p 28
          treating your own: it's legal, but it can be risky, Oct pp 33–36
        Texas Medical Liability Trust
          TMLT cuts rates again, Nov p 49
        Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso
          El Paso medical school to launch psychiatric fellowship, Sep p 48
        TexMed 2011
          See Texas Medical Association, TexMed 2011
        TEXPAC
          backs winning candidates, Jan p 46
          be the voice of medicine, Oct p 57
          endorses Perry for president, Dec p 43
          Kelsey-Seybold steps up for TEXPAC (Rounds), Apr p 7
        Thompson, Marcel, Jun pp 29–30 (photo)
        Thorstenson, Lyle
          serves on AMA reference committee, Jan p 13; Aug p 8
        TMA Practice Consulting
          See Texas Medical Association, TMA Practice Consulting
        TMB
        TMLT
        Tobacco
        Todd-Thompson, Kate
          moms too young: Texas physicians battle teenage pregnancy, May pp 55–57 (photo)
        Tonn, Melissa (Newsmakers), Jun p 10
        Toribio, Antonio
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul pp 14 (photo), 15
        Tort Reform
          2003 tort reforms still paying off: good for patients, good for doctors, Sep pp 12–18
          ACEP: Texas "model of reform" (Rounds), Apr pp 10–11
          Burgess files Texas-style tort reform bill (Rounds), May pp 12–13
          good for Texas, good for U.S.: Texas-style tort reform pushed nationally, Jun pp 23–26
          governor calls for more tort reform, Apr p 41
          medical liability suits continue to decline under 2003 reforms, Nov pp 35–36
          TMA supports national tort reform bill (Rounds), Apr pp 9–10
        Town & Country Hospital, Houston, TX
          antitrust in Texas, Nov p 47
        Trailblazer Health Enterprises
          posts Medicare fees (Rounds), Mar p 13
        Training Support
          loan program cuts could hurt health professional shortage areas, Sep pp 47–48
        Triggs, Stephanie, Aug p 34 (photo)
        Troutman, Monte (Newsmakers), Feb p 9
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        Uninsured
        United Regional Health Care System, Wichita Falls, TX
          monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–48
        United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
          FDA, CDC report Fluzone-related seizures, Apr p 35
          nearly 26M Americans have diabetes, May p 62
        United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
          AMA survey points out burdensome regulations, Jun pp 40–41
          feds approve Texas Medicaid managed care expansion, Nov p 22
          issues final RAC [Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor] rules (Rounds), Nov pp 7–8
          launches bundled payment projects, Oct p 42
          proposes new e-prescribing exemptions, Aug p 70
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 12, 14
          reprocesses 2010 Medicare claims (Rounds), Apr p 8
          to sell Medicare data (Rounds), Aug p 9
          stop us before we do something stupid (Rounds), Sep p 7
        United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
          CBO predicts 29-percent cut in Medicare payments, Aug p 61
        United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
          awards teen pregnancy prevention grants, Mar pp 33–34
          OIG: audits, legal actions may net $3.4B, Oct p 50
        United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
          FTC bars physician group from joint price negotiations, Nov pp 48–49
          new law clarifies red flags rule, May p 45
        United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
          AMA to FDA: qualified professionals should do genetic testing, Jul p 45
          approves 2011-12 flu season vaccines, Oct p 29
          drug shortage resources, Oct p 25
          FDA, CDC report Fluzone-related seizures, Apr p 35
          OKs Menactra for children, Jul p 38
        University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
          playing House: problem-based learning approach successful at UTMB, Jun pp 45–48
        University of Texas System
          it's about TIME: UT System seeks to reinvent medical training, Nov pp 39–42
          launching pilots to transform medical education, Jun pp 48–49
          UT system increases medical school tuition (Rounds), Jun p 9
        Utts, Stephen, Aug p 26 (photo)
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        Vaccines and Vaccination
          See also Immunization
          Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
          DSHS data: vaccines work, Mar p 30
          education resources to spread the truth about vaccines, Mar p 29
          FDA OKs Menactra for children, Jul p 38
          NPPs may perform service in new vaccine administration codes, Apr pp 47–48
          sensitive subjects: physicians offer advice in counseling adolescents, Jun pp 31–33
        Vagnes, Einar, Aug pp 28, 32 (photo)
        Valadez, Adolfo
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 28 (photo), 32
          education resources to spread the truth about vaccines, Mar p 29
        Valenti, Joe
          doctor and owner: lawsuit challenges physician ownership ban, Dec pp 24 (photo), 26–27
        Valentine, Gregory Charles
          Texas students win AMA Foundation Leadership awards (Rounds), Jun pp 10–11
        Vestibular Function Tests
          medicine under attack: TMA defends patients' safety, physicians' authority, Apr pp 21–24
        Vexler, Sandra (Portrait), May p 64
        Villarreal, E. Linda, Aug p 20 (photo)
        Villarreal, Sarah
          minority students earn medical school scholarships (Rounds), Jul p 16
        Vital, Carlos, Aug p 19 (photo)
        Voegele, Christopher, Feb pp 39–40
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        Wakefield, Andrew
          Andy Wakefield's sad legacy (Commentary), Mar pp 35–36
          bad science: critics say vaccine "study" harms public health, Mar pp 27–33
        Walker, Annie Christine Z., Jul p 42
        Walker, James Stefan, Feb p 16 (photo)
        Walker, Nancy, Aug p 34 (photo)
        Walton, Ramona, Mar p 11 (photo)
        Warthan, Travis Lynn, Nov pp 20–21
        Watson, Kirk
          Austin senator pushes new medical school, Nov pp 42–43
          Senator Watson says it's time to stop building a medical school in secret, Dec p 11 (photo)
        Weaver, Eric, Jul pp 55 (photo), 56
        Weidman, Eric, Aug pp 65, 66 (photo)
        Weitge, Arlo, Aug p 25 (photo)
        Whistleblowing
          Texas physician charged in whistle-blower case, May pp 43–44
          Winkler County sheriff guilty of official oppression, retaliation, Aug p 53
        White, Donald, Aug p 20 (photo)
        Whittlesey, Dee, Aug p 28 (photo)
        Wichita Falls, TX
          monopoly buster: DOJ probes Wichita Falls hospital, Nov pp 45–48
        Wiesenthal, Alexis
          ready for 5010? if not you might go broke next year, Nov pp 11 (photo), 12–15
        Williams, Michael (Newsmakers), Nov p 8
        Williams, Regina, Mar pp 48, 49
        Wilson, Cecil, Mar p 10 (photo)
        Wilson, Christopher, Aug pp 66 (photo), 67, 69
        Wilson, Doug
          Governor Perry names new HHSC inspector general, Jul p 45
        Winter Conference
          See Texas Medical Association, Winter Conference
        Wohlgemuth, Arlene, May pp 20, 22, 24
        Wolfe, Jared, Nov pp 33–34
        Women's Integrated Healthcare, Grapevine, TX
          consider the source: physicians sued for using unapproved IUDs, Jan pp 49–52
        Workers' Compensation
          closing the formulary: workers' comp to require preauthorization of some prescriptions, Feb pp 39–41
          worker's comp's new quality review process (Rounds), Mar p 12
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        Zamora, Guadalupe (Newsmakers), Apr p 11
        Zerwas, John
          don't mess with TMA: association prevails in legislative battles for physicians, patients, Aug pp 21, 24, 26 (photo)
          getting connected: TMA backs bill to set up state health insurance exchange, Apr pp 37–39 (photo)
          Medicaid opt-out could cost 2.6 million Texans coverage, Feb p 28 (photo)
          the Texas twist: state lawmakers put their own spin on ACOs, Sep pp 31 (photo), 32
        ZPICs
        Zuniga, Caren, Mar pp 45 (photo), 48, 49
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