Table of Contents: January 2013

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Volume 109, Issue 1 – January 2013 

COVER STORY (pages 18-27) 

 Ambitious Agenda 
Restoring cuts made to various health programs and improving the state's Medicaid program top TMA's legislative agenda in this year's session of the Texas Legislature. But another tight state budget will make it difficult. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 29-34) 

Righting the Ship 
An interview with HHSC's new boss. By Amy Lynn Sorrel  


The Clock's Ticking 
ICD-10 coming in 2014. By Crystal Conde 

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 43-48) 

Uniqueness in Unity  
MDs, DOs pursue accreditation merger. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

LAW (pages 51-54) 

Good Form 
TMA form helps keep you out of trouble. By Crystal Conde 

SPECIAL REPORT (pages 57-63) 

Healthy Vision 2020 
Provide Appropriate State and Federal Funding for Physician Services 

ROUNDS (pages 11-16) 

AMA Adopts Principles for Physician Employment
Distinguished Indeed! AMA Honors Dr. Kubala
Physicians Foundation Report Maps Health Care Highway
New TMA Grant to Help Doctors' Practices  
PHR Conference Offers Ethics CME
Ladon Homer, MD, 1935-2012


Letters (pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 14)
Deaths (page 15)
Information for Authors (page 56) 

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