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Volume 109, Number 6 – June 2013  

COVER STORY (pages 16-22) 

Digital Diagnosis 
The emerging practice of telemedicine allows physicians to consult with patients over the telephone and through live Internet chats, a webcam, or other electronic means. However, it has its limits. It may increase patients' access to care, but face-to-face examinations are still vital. By Crystal Zuzek 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 25-29) 

ACOs, Texas Style 
Rules allow "health care collaboratives." By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 31-36) 

Payback Possible 
Auditor checks meaningful use fees. By Crystal Zuzek 

QUALITY (pages 39-42) 

Investing in Prevention 
TMA releases new quality improvement tool. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 45-49) 

Bad Air Day 
Report details power plant dangers. By Crystal Zuzek 

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 51-56) 

Magic Number 
Resident work-hour limits raise doubts. By Amy Lynn Sorrel  

ROUNDS (pages 11-13) 

TMA Calculates Impact of Medicare Fee Cut
Doom No More
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
TMLT Launches New CME Site
Correction

DEPARTMENTS 

Letters (pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 13) 


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