Winter Conference Explores Medicaid, ACOs

The future of the state's Medicaid program and how the changing face of Texas will impact health care highlight the agenda for the 2013 TMA Winter Conference, Feb 1-2, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.

The conference's Saturday schedule begins at 7:30 am with a session on accountable care. The General Session begins at 8:45 am with opening remarks by TMA President-Elect Stephen L. Brotherton, MD, followed by an update on the American Medical Association from AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD.

Then at 9:15 am, former state demographer Steve Murdock, PhD, will talk about changes in the state's demographics and what they mean for medicine. In addition, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is tentatively scheduled to discuss the future of health care in Texas in a presentation at 9:50 am.

Finally, at 10:45 am, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek, MD, and a panel of physicians and legislators will discuss the Medicaid program in Texas and the progress TMA's Physician Medicaid Congress is making in suggesting ways to improve the program.

Action, Jan. 15, 2013