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Volume 110, Number 5 — May 2014

COVER STORY (pages 22-29)

ICD-10 Countdown Continued
Despite the one-year delay of ICD-10 implementation, physicians and their staff members need to stay on track in preparing for the massive overhaul of the coding system. The Texas Medical Association has resources to help practices successfully transition and avoid a financial nightmare in 2015. By Kara Nuzback

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 33-39)

Dual Dilemma
Pilot examines patient care. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 41-47)

Inauguration
Meet the new medical school deans. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

LAW (pages 51-54)

Road to Resolution
Physicians, hospital reach agreement on privileges. By Kara Nuzback

ANNUAL REPORT (pages 56-64)

A Capitol Year
TMA victorious in 2013. By Crystal Zuzek

ROUNDS (pages 13-19)

Leading by Example
TMA Wants Stronger Grace Period Notification
Texas Emergency Physician Is "Choosing Wisely"
CMS Puts Recovery Audit Program on Pause
TMA Releases 2nd Edition of NPP Guide
Need a Cancer Expert? TMA Can Help 

DEPARTMENTS

Letters (pages 7-8)
Commentary (pages 11-12): Not What We Expected By Stephen L. Brotherton, MD
Newsmakers (page 18)
Information for Authors (page 55)

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