Table of Contents: August 2014

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Volume 110, Number 8 — August 2014

COVER STORY (pages 20-25)

Tax Fraud
The Texas Medical Association has heard from more than 100 physicians around the state who learned their Social Security numbers had been stolen after attempting to file their 2013 tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service are leading an investigation to find the tax fraud perpetrators. By Kara Nuzback


Hiring Scribes
Physicians' latest administrative tool. By Kara Nuzback


Seeking Simplicity
Law prompts Medicaid red-tape relief. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 39-42)

Protecting the Family
Postexposure prophylaxis rules examined. By Kara Nuzback

QUALITY (pages 45-50)

Leading the Charge
Physicians focus on Choosing Wisely. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 51-56) 

Casting a Vision
New DO school names dean. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

ROUNDS (pages 9-17)

State Settles Medicaid Fraud Case With Carousel Pediatrics
House Pushes VA Fix, Elects Texas Leaders
CMS, Texas Partner to Coordinate Care for Dual Eligibles
Neurologist Suggests You "Choose Wisely" With Your Patients
Keep Records When Attesting to Meaningful Use
Study: Patients Continue to Ask Doctors for Unnecessary Tests
Remembering Robert G. Mickey, 1930-2014


Commentary (page 7)
Newsmakers (page 13)

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