Table of Contents: August 2015

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Issue 111, Number 8 — August 2015

COVER STORY

Capitol Success
This legislative session, medicine resolved to ensure physicians can give their patients the best care possible. The hard work paid off in significant victories that largely build on the Texas Medical Association's 2013 legislative successes. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PUBLIC HEALTH

Youth Safeguards, Budget Boons
TMA, the Texas Public Health Coalition, and diligent physicians earned significant public health victories during the Texas Legislature's 2015 session in their drive to reduce tobacco and electronic cigarette use and to protect school children at risk for anaphylaxis. By Joey Berlin

ECONOMICS

Medicaid Upgrade
Enhancements to Medicaid's electronic enrollment portal aim to speed up the process as physicians face reenrollment in the program. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

LAW

Fair Evaluations, No "Witch Hunts"
Physicians have greater protection against "sham" peer review thanks to a decision by the Texas Supreme Court. The decision will help physicians who believe business competitors or a hospital's administrators are using every means available to destroy their reputation. By Joey Berlin

ALSO

Fact: GME Funding
Focus On: The Coverage Gap
Commentary: Medicine's Digital Revolution By Amit N. Keswani, MD
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