2015 Texas Medicine Index of Subjects

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 Volume 111 — 2015

Subjects

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A

    ACA Marketplace
    Academic Physicians
    Access to Health Care
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 28–31
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      TMA PracticeEdge gives Texas physicians real options to design their own future (Rounds), Apr pp 17
    Accountable Health Plans
    ACOs
    Acosta, Manuel L.
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
      TMA Foundation welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Adams, Meredith
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr p 47
    Adolescents
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55
      six Texas organizations receive teen pregnancy prevention grants (Rounds), Sep p 17
    Advanced Practice Nursing
      See also Nurse Practitioners
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 40–41
    Advertising
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
      TMB's advertising rules, Dec p 35
    Aetna
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      market dominance [by Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 28
      at the negotiating table [Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 30
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    Affordable Care Act
    Aggression
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55
    Akharti, Mani
      TMA Foundation welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Alaska
      adventures in Alaskan medicine, Apr p 59
    Albright, Aaron
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct p 53
    Aldridge, Milissa
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov p 30
    Alexander, Troy
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 31
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 41
    Allied Health Personnel
      See also Health Personnel
      nurse practitioners
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
    Allison, James
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 27
    Allopathic Medicine
    Almonte-Gonzalez, Jennifer (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Alsup, Ace
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38 (photo)
    Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
    Ambrose, Sue
      receives Anson Jones award from Deborah A. Fuller, Oct p 16 (photo)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 51–57
    American Heart Association
      AHA's 14 steps for athletic physicals, Jul p 50
    American Medical Association
      AMA, TMA want changes to CMS audit program (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets, Dec pp 25, 27
      House of Delegates
        AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–15
        AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug pp 13–17
        other issues merit action (Rounds), Jan pp 16–17; Aug pp 16–17
        Texans, Texas ideas triumph (Rounds), Aug p 16
        Texans in action at meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
        Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
       
    American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar p 48
    Analgesics, Opioid
      fact: ranking of Texas for use of opioids, Mar p 9
      opioid addiction screening tools for patients with chronic noncancer pain, Feb pp 61–65
      opioid overdoses take a toll, Oct p 43
      pain management CME, Oct p 44
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
    Anger
      FAQ: what's the best way to handle irate patients?, Oct p 64
    Anson Jones Awards
      Ambrose, Sue, receives Anson Jones award from Deborah A. Fuller, Oct p 16 (photo)
      nominate a journalist for TMA award (Rounds), Oct p 16; Dec p 19
      recognize excellence in health reporting (Rounds), Jun p 25
      TMA honors outstanding health reporting (Rounds), Oct p 16
    Anthem Inc.
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec p 25
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    Antitrust Laws
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    APMs (Alternative Payment Models)
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
    Applebaum, Bruce (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Archer, Kathleen F. (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Ater, Joann
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 62–63
    Athletes
      AHA's 14 steps for athletic physicals, Jul p 50
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
    Audits
    Auer, David E.
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar p 59
    Austin, Sara G.
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 37–38, 39
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May p 42
    Austin Internal Medicine Associates
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 28, 30
    Austin Regional Clinic
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 23–30
    Automobile Driving
      get up to speed on new driving rules, medical restrictions (Rounds), Jan pp 21–22
    Autonomy
    Aventa, Tony R.
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan p 62
    Avila Edwards, Kimberly
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 25, 30
    Awards and Prizes
      Anson Jones Awards
      Berger, Michelle, receives Texas Ophthalmological Association Distinguished Service Award (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
      Burgess, Michael C., receives Dr. Nathan Davis Award from AMA (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
      Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
        nominate an excellent Texas science teacher for TMA award (Rounds), Oct p 19
        presentation of, Jul p 18 (photo)
      Jimenez, David F., receives J.T. "Lamar" McNew Award, Jul p 16 (photo)
      John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award presented by TMAF, Apr p 23 (photo)
      Kneble, Janice A., receives Santucci Award from National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
      Liao, George, receives ACS Excellence in Research Award (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
      Lichtarge, Olivier, receives Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
      Philip R. Overton Award presented to David Fleeger and Susan Strate (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      Riggs, Kayla, receives Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
      Seldin, Donald W., receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 19–20 (photo)
      Speer, Michael, receives Texas Pediatric Society's Charles W. Daeschner, Jr. M.D. award (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine
        application deadline for TMA academic awards is Dec. 7 (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
        recipients (Rounds), Jul pp 22–23
      Travis County Medical Society honors Peggy Russell, John Morrow, and Debra Patt (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
      UTHSCSA School of medicine honors Marvin Forland, Ruth Berggren, and George Crawford (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
      Vanderpool, B. David, receives Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
      Weltge, Arlo, receives John A. Rupke Legacy Award from American College of Emergency Physicians (Newsmakers), Feb p 36

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    Bailey, Susan Rudd
      elected speaker of AMA House of Delegates, Aug p 13 (photo), 15, 16
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
      runs for AMA Speaker of the House, Jan p 13 (photo)
    Bailey, Tennessee
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 31
    Balance Billing
    Balto, David A.
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 25, 31
    Barbe, David O.
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan p 14
    Baron, Richard J.
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May p 52
    Battista, Michael
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 39
    Be Wise — Immunize Campaign
      fight the flu with tools from TMA, Nov p 22
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
    Behavior
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
    Benavides, Luis
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21
    Berger, Michelle
      receives Texas Ophthalmological Association Distinguished Service Award (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
      straw hats and seersucker beckon at TMA Foundation gala (Rounds), Jan p. 24 (photo)
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMAF gala sets record (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Berggren, Ruth (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Besser, Richard
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 49 (photo)
    Best, Jessica A.
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul p 43
    Bethea, Louise
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 46
    Bhatt, Kunjan
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 34, 38
    Blackburn, Kate
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Blancarte, Gilbert and Sharon
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–30 (photo)
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
      BCBSTX to drop individual PPO plans (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct p 60
    Boehner, John
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun p 17 (photo)
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 26–27 (photo), 32
    Bolin, Jane
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 23
    Bonilla, Becky
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov p 45
    Bonnen, Dennis
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 31
    Bonnen, Greg
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 38
    Bornstein, Sue
      TMA participates in TMB call coverage stakeholder meeting (Rounds), Oct p 15
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 54–55
    Botsford, Lindsay K.
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 32–33
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan p 60
    Bowen, Stuart, Jr.
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 28, 31–32, 33
    Boyd-Rogers, Alexandra
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 50
    Braddock, Scott
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16 (photo)
    Brady, Kevin
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun p 18
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 32
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 34
    Brandt, Mary L.
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 39
    Brazil, Clark W.
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 41, 43–44
    Brewer, Patricia
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 32–33
    Brotherton, Stephen L.
      congratulates Donald W. Seldin for receiving Distinguished Service Award, Jul p 19 (photo)
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Brzezinski, Zig
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 58–59, 60
    Buckingham, Dawn C.
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 28, 31, 33–34
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 37
    Buckingham, Edward D.
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May p 56
    Budgets
      a piece of the [budget] pie, Jan p 29
      total [Texas] budget: $200.4 billion, Jan p 29
    Bullock, Jeff S.
      receives Anson Jones award, Oct p 16 (photo)
    Burgess, Michael C.
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun pp 17 (photo), 18
      my Rx for better health care policy (Commentary), Apr pp 11–12
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul pp 15–17 (photo)
      receives Dr. Nathan Davis Award from AMA (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 27–28 (photo), 29–30, 32, 36
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep p 57
      TMA, AMA support Sunshine Act Open Payments reporting exclusion (Rounds), Aug p 19
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 34
    Burkett, Cindy
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 58
    Burwell, Sylvia M.
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May p 28
    Business Basics for Physicians, Jun p 23; Dec p 34
    Butler, Ernest and Sarah
      bestow Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching to three teachers, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Butler, Patricia M.
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Buzard, Gregory
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 50
    Byock, Ira
      end-of-life care: the long conversation, Apr pp 57–62 (photo)
      general session speaker at TexMed15, Jul p 16 (photo)
       
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    Cable, Christian T.
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 40, 41–42, 44
    Cable, James
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 54–55
    Callas, Ray
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 29
      Newsmakers, Apr p 24
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul p 16
    Campbell, Donna
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 37
    Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
      CPRIT by the numbers, Mar p 23
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 21–27
      state spending on CPRIT (by fiscal year), Mar p 25
    Cardiac Arrest
    Cardiovascular Diseases
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39–44
    Carlo, John
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 49 (photo)
      battling "infectious fear" (Rounds), Apr pp 19–20 (photo)
    Carter, Kimberly
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41 (photo), 45–46
    Casey, Leslie
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    CDC
    Cell phones
      fact: amount of time spent on digital media, Dec p 9
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Ceriani, Ernest
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct p 11
    Certification
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug pp 15–16
      maintenance of certification exams: AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 51–57
    Charities
      Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls (Back Talk), Jan p 64
    Chenven, Norman
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 24 (photo), 26–27
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan pp 60–61, 63
    Chesnut, Michelle N.
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 25 (photo), 26–28
    Child Psychiatry
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
    Children
      See also Adolescents
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun p 52
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 62–63
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 23–30
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
      untreated mental illness in children devastating, costly (Commentary), Feb pp 21–22
    Chiropractic
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 41–43
    Chisolm, Olethia
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 42, 44
    Choosing Wisely Campaign
      AAFP: Choose Wisely, Jan p 22
      Choosing Wisely: Texas oncologist recommends measurement of impact (Rounds), Feb pp 33–35
      Choosing Wisely awareness grows, Mar p 52
      Choosing Wisely recommendations (Rounds), Mar p 16
      Choosing Wisely resources, Jan p 24
      family physicians: "Choose Wisely" and stop injudicious EKGs (Rounds), Jan pp 22–24
      free Choosing Wisely CME from TMA (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      internist (Lisa Ehrlich) applies Choosing Wisely as reinforcement for patients' concerns (Rounds), Mar p 16 (photo)
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 51–57
      [response to commentary by Bob Lanier] (Letter), May p 5
      start Choosing Wisely, Mar p 54
      think twice before Choosing Wisely (Commentary), Mar pp 13–14
      TMA's Choosing Wisely campaign has made a difference (Rounds), Jun p 23
    Chronic Disease
      don't miss out: Medicare pays for chronic care management (Rounds), Nov p 19
      get CCM (chronic care management) from TMA, Sep p 49
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 45–50
    Chronic Pain
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–41
      opioid addiction screening tools for patients with chronic noncancer pain, Feb pp 61–65
      pain management "musts," Sep p 53
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
       
    Cigna
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec p 25
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 58–59, 60
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    Clarke, Sherry
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 36 (photo)
    Cleaver, Alicia (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Cline, Terry
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 43–45, 46
    Clinical Competence
      maintenance of certification exams: AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 51–57
    CME
    CMS
    Cobbs, Jerry
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 24
    Coding
    Cole, Steven
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep p 14
    Coleman, Garnet
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 30
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 47
    Collaboration
    Collection
    College Admission Test
      evolution of the MCAT, Oct pp 26–27
      the new MCAT (Commentary), Sep p 11
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 25–31
    Communication
      FAQ: what's the best way to handle irate patients?, Oct p 64
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 63
      TMA to CMS: suspend meaningful use measures that force doctors to coerce patients (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Community Health Centers
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
    Competence
    Competition
    Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets (American Medical Association), Dec pp 25, 27
    Computer Security
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–38
      protect your practice's social media accounts (Tip), Mar p 64
      tip: secure your digital copier, Aug p 72
    Condoms
      influence of sex education on condom knowledge and condom use skills among Texas college students (Abstract), Oct p 63
    Confidentiality
      See also HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–38
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69
      tip: secure your digital copier, Aug p 72
    Conflict of Interest
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
    Consultation
    Continuing Medical Education
    Contracts
      attorney shares latest trends in physician employment contracts (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15 (photo)
      EHR contracts seal the deal: consider having them reviewed (Rounds), Feb p 32
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 57–61
    Controlled Substances
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 34
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 37
      [change in hydrocodone combination products] (Letter), Mar p 7
      does your pharmacy accept EPCS? (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
      DPS automatically renewed current, active CSR permits (Rounds), Nov pp 18–19
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–41
      how to register for EPCS, Jan p 40
      hydrocodone facts, Jan p 38
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
      victory! CSR permit program to be eliminated next year (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
      you can pay online for DPS Schedule II prescription pads (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Cook, Ronald L.
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 38
    Cooley, James
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 55–56
    Cooper, Robert
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr p 41
    Cooperative Behavior
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
      ten basic guidelines for collaborative comanagement of glaucoma (Rounds), Apr pp 24–25
    Coordination of Care
    Copayments
    Corker, John
      residents and medical students win AMA leadership positions, Jan p 16
    Cornyn, John
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul p 16
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 32
    Cowles, Charles E., Jr.
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    CPRIT
    Crawford, George (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Credentialing
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53–59
    Credit Cards
    Cress, Kimberly
      makes her TMA Quality Poster Session presentation, Sep p 18 (photo)
    Crisis Intervention
      poor prognosis for mental health care in Texas' EDs (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
    Crownover, Myra
      victory! CSR permit program to be eliminated next year (Rounds), Aug p 18
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 51
    Cuellar, Henry
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun p 18
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul p 17
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 32
    Cultural Competency
      the new MCAT (Commentary), Sep p 11
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 25–31
    Culture
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
    Curran, Douglas W.
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 49, 50
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 45, 46, 48
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 48–49
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 43–44 (photo)
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    Cushing, Blair
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 45–46 (photo)

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    D'Agostino, Darrin C.
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 36–38
    Dallas County Medical Society
      battling "infectious fear" (Rounds), Apr pp 19–20
    Darby, Drew
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 31, 40
    Data Breach
    Databases, Pharmaceutical
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–41
    Davis, Genevieve
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan pp 61–62
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 28, 30
    De la Rosa, Jose Manuel
      honored with TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 22–23
    de Lemos, James (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    de Moor, Carrie
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33 (photo), 34–36
    Death
      end-of-life care: the long conversation, Apr pp 57–62
    Death, Sudden, Cardiac
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
    Deductibles and Coinsurance
      can I waive copays, deductibles, or coninsurance for patients? (FAQ), Apr p 64
    Deegan, Michael J.
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 51, 52
    Delivery of Health Care
      don't miss the 2015 TMA Advocacy Retreat (Rounds), Nov p 19
      focus on prevention, population health
        commentary, Jan pp 11–12
        letter, Mar pp 7–8
      [response to commentary: "A Life in Medicine"] (Letter), Dec p 6
    Depression
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
    Dermatology
      commercial tanning bed use as a medical therapy (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Deshpande, Salil V.
      TMA Foundation welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Developmental Disabilities
      untreated mental illness in children devastating, costly (Commentary), Feb pp 21–22
    Diabetes, Gestational
      fact: increase in prevalence among Texas women, Jun p 11
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
    Diagne, Thiendella (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
    Distinguished Service Award
      Seldin, Donald W., receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 19–20 (photo)
    Documentation
      See also International Classification of Disease
      billing and coding help from TMA, Nov p 33
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
       
    Dodson, Gay
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 39, 40
    Donahue, Angela
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
      gives oath of office to new TMA Alliance president, Patty Loose, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Donohoe, Robert
      TMLT launches Lone Star Alliance, RRG, to cover out-of-state physicians (Rounds), Oct p 21
    Doyle, Michael Patrick
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 66, 69
    DPS
    Driver, Larry C.
      congratulated by Rep. J.D. Sheffield for launching TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program, Jul p 21 (photo)
      Dr. Driver omitted from thank-you ad (Rounds), Oct p 22
    Driver Licensing
    Drug Abuse
    Drug and Narcotic Control
      you can pay online for DPS Schedule II prescription pads (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Drug Industry
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
    Drug Overdose
      pain management CME, Oct p 44
    Drug Prescriptions
      controlled substances
      E-prescribing
      fact:
        number who died of prescription drug overdoses, Oct p 6
        percentage of drugs consumed by United States, Jan p 7
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–34
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–41
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
      Texas tackles prescription drug abuse, Mar p 38
      you can pay online for DPS Schedule II prescription pads (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Drugs
      get the latest drug info with PDR alerts (Rounds), Nov p 22
    DSHS
    Dunbar, Amy
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec p 37
    Dunn, Tony (Newsmakers), Aug p 17         

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    E-Cigarettes
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 46
    E-Prescribing
    Earle, Lowleta, Jan p 37 (photo)
    Ebolavirus
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 49–53
      battling "infectious fear" (Rounds), Apr pp 19–20
      Ebola help on the web, Jan p 50
      share with your staff, Jan p 52
    Economic Competition
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    Economics, Medical
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 27–31
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–34
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53–59
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 45–50
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 55–60
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37–43
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan pp 59–63
      the truth about balance-billing, May pp 35
    Education, Medical
    Education, Medical, Continuing
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
      earn CME credit at TMA's PHW conference (Rounds), Sep p 19
      free Choosing Wisely CME from TMA (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      pain management CME, Oct p 44
      TMA, AMA support Sunshine Act Open Payments reporting exclusion (Rounds), Aug p 19
    Education, Medical, Graduate
      See also Internship and Residency
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 29–31
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 27–33
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 39–45
      fact: amount funded by Texas Legislature, Aug p 7
      focus on: graduate medical education, Jun pp 12–13
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb pp 27–28
      medical education wins big, Aug p 42
      moonlighting rules, Apr p 40
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 45–50
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37–43
    Eggleston, Heath, Mar p 21 (photo)
    Ehrlich, Lisa
      internist (Lisa Ehrlich) applies Choosing Wisely as reinforcement for patients' concerns (Rounds), Mar p 16 (photo)
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 55–56
    EHRs
    El Paso County Medical Society
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov p 57
    Elections
    Electrocardiography
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      family physicians: "Choose Wisely" and stop injudicious EKGs (Rounds), Jan pp 22–24
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 51
    Electronic Funds Transfer
      comparison of electronic payment options, Dec p 59
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
    Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–38
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 39–43
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 53–58
      EHR contracts seal the deal: consider having them reviewed (Rounds), Feb p 32
      fact: percentage of Texas physicians using health records, Apr p 7
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 34–35
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–55
      how long do I have to keep patient medical records? (FAQ), Feb p 72
      meaningful use
      medical records Q&A, Jul p 57
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 58, 60
      TMB adopts new medical records rules (Rounds), Jun pp 21–22
      UT Health Science Center kicks off two-year program to develop HIT training (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    Electronic Prescribing
      does your pharmacy accept EPCS? [for controlled substances] (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
      how to register for EPCS, Jan p 40
    Emergencies
      public health emergency funds in decline, Jan p 53
    Emergency Medical Services
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul pp 11–12
      poor prognosis for mental health care in Texas' EDs (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
    Employment
      See also Health Personnel
      attorney shares latest trends in physician employment contracts (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37–43
    End-of-Life Care
    Ene, Lillian
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Epinephrine
      legislators eye epinephrine bill (Rounds), Jan pp 18–19
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 46
    Equipment and Supplies
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
    ER at Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 35, 36
    Escobar, Juan
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov p 57
    Espinales, Jennifer
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Espinoza, Johnny (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Esquivel, Sandra
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 48–49, 50
    Ethics
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
    Evans, Colby (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Evans, Hillary
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo) 


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    Facebook
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
    Faculty, Medical
      application deadline for TMA academic awards is Dec. 7 (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
      De la Rosa, Jose Manuel, honored with TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 22–23
      recipients of TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 22–23
    Falcon, Antonio (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Fall Conference
      See Texas Medical Association—Fall Conference
    Farias, Kimberly
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Fellowships and Scholarships
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 39–45
      Espinoza, Johnny, receives Clarence Sasser Scholarship, Feb p 36
      family physician's endowment supports TMA Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14
      minority medical students receive scholarships from TMA Foundation, Jul p 19 (photo)
      spread the word about TMA's Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Oct p 21
    Fenrich, Arnold
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 50–51
    Fenton, Susan
      UT Health Science Center kicks off two-year program to develop HIT training (Rounds), Dec p 18
    Fiesinger, Troy
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Financial Management
      review your practice's financial health (Tip), Jun p 64
    Financing, Government
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 21–27
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 45–50
      six Texas organizations receive teen pregnancy prevention grants (Rounds), Sep p 17
    Financing, Organized
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
      TMAF health improvement grants now available (Rounds), Jun p 24
    Finch, Dan
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 33–34
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 37, 39
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul p 12
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 32
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 40–41
    Fisher, Angela Siler
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 42–43, 45
    Fleeger, David C.
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 36–37
      expert to physicians: rise to the value-based care challenge (Rounds), Apr p 20
      receives Philip R. Overton Award from TMF Health Quality Institute (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    Fleming, Declan
      speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 18 (photo)
    Floyd, Gary W.
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug p 15
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–40 (photo), 41–43
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Flynn, Dan
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 50–51
    Fordtran, Robert
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct p 11
    Forland, Marvin (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Forms and Records Control
      TMB adopts new medical records rules (Rounds), Jun pp 21–22
    Fowler, Josephine
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr p 42
    Foxhall, Lewis
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 63
    Franklin, Amy
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep p 41
    Fraud
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb pp 28–29
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 27–33
      focus on: occupational fraud, Nov pp 11–12
      protect yourself from tax fraud (Rounds), Jun pp 18–19
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55–58
    Frezza, Eldo
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
    Fry, Liam
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37 (photo), 39–40
    Fuller, Deborah A.
      elected president of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Jul p 21 (photo)
      presents Anson Jones award to Sue Ambrose, Oct p 16 (photo)
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Fuller, Gregory M.
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov p 53
      navigating value-based care, Dec p 43
    Fullerton, Clifford T.
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 53, 56–57
    Funding, Government Financed

G

    Garcia, A. Tomas, III
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 50, 52, 53
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug p 14
      assumes post as TMA president (Rounds), Jul pp 17–19 (photo)
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 29
      Dr. Garcia's presidential priorities, Jul p 16
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep p 37
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 28 (photo), 37
      speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 17 (photo)
      TMA president Tom Garcia, MD: getting to "yes," May pp 17–21 (photo)
    Garcia, Samuel
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Garretson, Melissa
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Garrett, Robert T.
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16 (photo)
    Garrison, Christopher J.
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May p 52
    Garza, Jaime R. (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Gatekeeping
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      fact: percent of Texas physicians contracting with at least one health plan, May 7
      House Bill 1624, Oct p 58
      let me in? [79 percent of physicians report being contracted with at least one health plan], May p 36
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 55–60
      network error, Oct p 56
      TMA calls for tougher HMO network adequacy rules (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
      the truth about balance-billing, May pp 35
    Gephart, Laura
      residents and medical students win AMA leadership positions, Jan p 16
    Gestational Diabetes
    Get Social: Put Your Practice on the Social Media Map, Dec pp 34, 37, 38
    Gift Giving
      Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls (Back Talk), Jan p 64
    Gilmer, P. Ridgway, Jr.
      [response to commentary: "A Life in Medicine"] (Letter), Dec p 6
    Gilmer, William S.
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 27, 29, 31
      technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul pp 61–62
    Glaucoma
      ten basic guidelines for collaborative comanagement of glaucoma (Rounds), Apr pp 24–25
    Goldstein, Randy (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Gomez, Miguel
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69 (photo)
    Gonzales, Victor
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 53, 54–55
    Goodman, Louis J.
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May p 29
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 22
      TMA PracticeEdge gives Texas physicians real options to design their own future (Rounds), Apr pp 17
    Goonewardene, Julie
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Graduate Medical Education
    Grady, Leigh Ann
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 33–34
    Grants
    Green, Gene
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 32
    Greenberg, Robert “Bobby”
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 51, 53–54
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 49–50
    Greer, T. David
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Grisel, Jedidiah J.
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
    Guillen, Ryan
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 50
    Guillory, Charleta
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Gur-Arie, Margalit
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 60–61
    Gurman, Andrew
      chosen AMA president-elect, Aug pp 13 (photo), 16
      runs for AMA president elect, Jan p 13 (photo)
    Gutierrez, Carlos (Newsmakers), Feb p 36 

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    Haley, Robert
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 49–50 (photo), 51–52
      presents Distinguished Service Award to Donald W. Seldin, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Hamilton, Carlos R., Jr.
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Hampton, Raymond Moss (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Hancock, Kelly
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 39
    Handal, Gilbert
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 27, 29
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Hansing, Ronald
      the new MCAT (Commentary), Sep p 11
    Hardy, Dana
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57, 58
    Harkey, Joanna
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov p 60
    Harper, R. Andrew
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 30
    Harris County Medical Society
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul pp 11–12
    Harsh, Claudia (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Health Care Accessibility
    Health Care Delivery
    Health Care Fraud
    Health Care Team
    Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 37–38
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–55
      HIEs in Texas, Apr p 54
      where the data would travel [under the health service enterprise gateway], Apr p 52
    Health Information Technology (HIT)
    Health Insurance
    Health Insurance Exchanges
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 33–34
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 37–38
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 59–63
      marketplace insurers in Texas, Jan p 60
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 43–48
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan pp 59–63
      states closing the gap without expanding Medicaid, Jan p 44
      Texans' choices of marketplace health insurers, Jan p 59
      what to look for when shopping for coverage [for small businesses], Mar p 61
      what's the 90-day grace period?, Jan p 61
    Health Insurance Marketplace
      focus on: the ACA marketplace, Oct pp 8–9
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    Health Maintenance Organizations
      TMA calls for tougher HMO network adequacy rules (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
    Health Manpower
      focus on: workforce, Jan pp 9–10
      no quick fix for Texas' shortage of psychiatrists (Commentary), Feb pp 13–15
    Health Personnel
      See also Allied Health Personnel
      See also Employment
      See also Physicians
      focus on: occupational fraud, Nov pp 11–12
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 59–63
      three keys to stronger practice operations (Rounds), Jun pp 22–23
    Health Policy
      my Rx for better health care policy (Commentary), Apr pp 11–12
      think twice before Choosing Wisely (Commentary), Mar pp 13–14
    Health Services Accessibility
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
    Health Services Misuse
    Hearn, Patrick
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
    Heart Arrest
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      fact: number of patients younger than 25 who die, Jul p 7
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
    Heart Diseases
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39–44
    Hellerstedt, John
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 48
    Henderson, Mary Love "Bitsy"
      elected secretary of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Jul p 21 (photo)
    Henkes, David
      chair of Texas Delegation to AMA, Jan p 13
      Texans, Texas ideas triumph in AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 16
    HHSC
    HIEs (Health Information Exchanges)
    Hilger, Angela
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul p 48
    Hinchey, William W.
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
    Hinkle, Josh
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16 (photo)
    Hinojosa, Juan “Chuy”
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 33–34, 41
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb p 28
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov p 32
      Medicaid in the legislature, Aug p 56
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 48
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 48
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 57
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 46
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–38
      focus on: HIPAA, Apr pp 8–9
      new TMA membership perk offers HIPAA security compliance help (Rounds), Aug p 19
      Online HIPAA Security Manager
        battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 35–36
        new tool helps with HIPAA compliance, Oct p 35
      protect your practice's social media accounts (Tip), Mar p 64
      tip: secure your digital copier, Aug p 72
      TMA HIPAA privacy webinars, Oct p 34
    History of Medicine
      advancing care, treatment for patients with mental illness, Feb p 43
    HIT (Health Information Technology)
    Ho, Amy
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Hoag, Matthew
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul p 11
    Holcomb, John
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 51, 52, 53
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb p 28
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 28, 30, 32
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 46, 47
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 56
      TMA supports sunset commission's recommendations to improve OIG (Rounds), Jan p 17
    Holland, Priscilla
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–58, 61–62
    Holliday, James Scott
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 36, 37
    Horton, Jay (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Hospital Preparedness Program
      public health emergency funds in decline, Jan p 53
    Hospitals
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 47–50
    House of Delegates
      See American Medical Association—House of Delegates
      See Texas Medical Association—House of Delegates
    Houston, Texas
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul pp 11–12
    Hoverman, Isabel
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38 (photo)
    Hoverman, J. Russell
      Choosing Wisely: Texas oncologist recommends measurement of impact (Rounds), Feb pp 33–35 (photo)
    Howard, Donna
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb p 27
    Hoxhaj, Shkelzen
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Huffines, Don
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 34 (photo)
    Hull, Felix
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Hull, Mike
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 58, 60
    Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
      focus on: HPV vaccination, Jul pp 8–9
    Human Trafficking
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
    Humana
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      Humana again terminating Texas physicians from Medicare Advantage network (Rounds), Oct p 15
      market dominance [by Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 28
      at the negotiating table [Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 30
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
    Hunt, Dan
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 37
    Hwang, Kevin
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep p 40
    Hydrocodone
      [change in hydrocodone combination products] (Letter), Mar p 7
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–41
      hydrocodone facts, Jan p 38
    Hymel, Ernest
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 57–58, 59, 60 

       

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    ICD-10
    Identity Theft
      avoiding identity theft (Rounds), Jun p 19
      protect yourself from tax fraud (Rounds), Jun pp 18–19
    ImmTrac
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 48–49
    Immunization
      See also Vaccines and Vaccination
      fact: number of measles cases, Sep p 7
      focus on: immunization, Mar pp 10–11
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 48–49
    Incentive Reimbursement
    Infant, Newborn
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 52, 54, 55
    Infant Mortality
      focus on: infant mortality rates, Dec pp 10–11
    Influenza Vaccine
      fight the flu with tools from TMA, Nov p 22
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
    Information Systems
    Insurance, Health
      See also Health Insurance Exchanges
      See also Insurance Carriers
      Affordable Care Act
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      can I waive copays, deductibles, or coinsurance for patients? (FAQ), Apr p 64
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 33–34
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 59–63
      let me in? [79 percent of physicians report being contracted with at least one health plan], May p 36
      market concentration: a closer look, Dec p 26
      market dominance [by Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 28
      Medicaid and Medicare
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 55–60
      networks
      what practices offer employees, by region, Mar p 62
      what to look for when shopping for coverage [for small businesses], Mar p 61
    Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 38–39
      let me in? [79 percent of physicians report being contracted with at least one health plan], May p 36
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
      payment problems? TMA's Hassle Factor Log, Jul p 28
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 24–30
      the truth about balance-billing, May pp 35
    Insurance Carriers
      Aetna
        bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
        market dominance [by Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 28
        at the negotiating table [Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 30
        potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
      Anthem Inc.
        bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec p 25
        potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      BCBSTX to drop individual PPO plans (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
      fact: percent of Texas physicians contracting with at least one health plan, May 7
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 59–63
      Humana
        bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 23–31
        Humana again terminating Texas physicians from Medicare Advantage network (Rounds), Oct p 15
        market dominance [by Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 28
        at the negotiating table [Aetna-Humana merger], Dec p 30
        potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18
      let me in? [79 percent of physicians report being contracted with at least one health plan], May p 36
      market concentration: a closer look, Dec p 26
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 55–60
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
      the truth about balance-billing, May pp 35
    Insurance Coverage
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–34
    Insurance Marketplace
    International Classification of Disease
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug pp 13–15
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 36–37
      ICD-10 grace period doesn't let doctors off the hook, Sep p 36
      ICD-10 help from TMA, Sep p 35
    Internet
      medicine's digital revolution (Commentary), Aug p 11
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
    Internship and Residency
      moonlighting rules, Apr p 40
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 22–23
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 45–50
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37–43
    Interviews
      Byock, Ira (end-of-life care: the long conversation), Apr pp 57–62 (photo)
      TMA president Tom Garcia, MD: getting to "yes," May pp 17–21 (photo) 

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    Janek, Kyle
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 58
    Jeevarajan, Jerome
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Jessee, Gary
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 54, 59
    Jimenez, David F.
      receives J.T. "Lamar" McNew Award, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Johnson, David H.
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 53–54, 56–57
    Johnson, Gregory R.
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov p 50
    Johnson, Xavier, Sep p 22 (photo)
    Joshi, Girish Premji
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Journalism
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16
    Jurisprudence
      appeals court rules marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Feb pp 31–32
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 45–48
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb pp 28–29
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 53–58
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul pp 11–12
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 45–48
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55–58
      telemedicine actions around the nation, Apr p 47
      TMA white paper addresses copy fees for mental health records (Rounds), Nov pp 19–20
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 47–50 

       

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    Kadir, Lamia
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
    Kahn, Jeffrey B.
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 28, 29, 33
    Kantarjian, Hagop (Back Talk), Nov p 64
    Karfunkle, Ben
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Kassir, Patricia
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Kauffman, Sylvia
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 53, 55
    Keffer, Jim
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 24
    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 42–44
    Kennedy, Charles
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec p 29
    King, Austin I.
      Back Talk, Sep p 64
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 29
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 27 (photo), 37
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 54, 56
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 40–41
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul p 15 (photo)
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 28 (photo), 29
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan p 63
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May p 40
      TMA and TOA: PROKERA not for optometrists (Rounds), Jun p 21
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21 (photo)
      TMA PracticeEdge gives Texas physicians real options to design their own future (Rounds), Apr pp 17
      TMA's 2015 Legislative Agenda, Jan [insert]
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 32
    King, Susan
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 30
    Kinney, Donna
      hard math: Medicare's complex formulas, Jul p 29
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 58–59
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul p 30
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 30, 32–34
    Kirk, Lynne
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Kirkland, Jerry
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr p 42
    Kirkle, Sarah
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 57
    Kirsch, Lisa
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 50, 52–53
    Knapp Medical Center
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 47–50
    Kneble, Janice A.
      receives Santucci Award from National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Knowledge
      knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward (Commentary), Nov p 15
    Koerner, Christine E.
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Kohli, Gurneet
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep p 48
    Kolodzey, Patricia
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 37
    Kreager, Michael
      attorney shares latest trends in physician employment contracts (Rounds), Dec pp 14–15 (photo)
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 58, 60
    Kridel, Russell W. H.
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Kumar, Pradeep
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 25–26, 28

       

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    Labor Unions
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul pp 11–12
    Lakey, David L.
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 52
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 42, 43, 47
    Landry, David
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
    Larkin, John
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–38, 40–41
    Laughter
      When is it okay to laugh? (Commentary), May p 15
    Lay, Katie
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–35, 38
    Leach, Jeff
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb p 27
    Leadership
      apply for TMA Leadership College by July 1 (Rounds), Jun pp 23–24
      a course sampling: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program, Nov p 51
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
    Leffert, Jonathan D. (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Legal Issues
    Legislation, Medical
    Legislature, Texas
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 49–53
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 26–34
      Capitol Mental Health Day: advocacy in residency education, Apr pp 15–16
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 24–42
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 45–48
      don't miss the 2015 TMA Advocacy Retreat (Rounds), Nov p 19
      focus on: Texas Legislature, May pp 8–9
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
      legislators eye epinephrine bill (Rounds), Jan pp 18–19
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–41
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 54, 56, 57–58
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
      a piece of the [budget] pie, Jan p 29
      public health in action, Aug p 47
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 45–50
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
      stay informed, play your role in the Texas Legislature (Rounds), Mar pp 15–16
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21
      TMA's 2015 Legislative Agenda, Jan [insert]
      TMA's top 10 legislative recommendations, May p 41
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
      white coats invade Texas Capitol for First Tuesdays (Rounds), Apr pp 22–23
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 45–51
    Leung, Patrick Y., and Nancy
      family physician's endowment supports TMA Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14 (photo)
    Levine, Ken
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 58
    Levine, Steve
      reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16 (photo)
    Levy, Bruce
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 30, 32, 33
    Lewis, Charles Turner
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 26 (photo), 27–33
    Liability, Legal
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
       
    Liao, George
      receives ACS Excellence in Research Award (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Licensure
      appeals court rules marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Feb pp 31–32
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 32–33
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 39
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
      TMA and TOA: PROKERA not for optometrists (Rounds), Jun p 21
    Licensure, Medical
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 39–40
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 45–48
    Lichtarge, Olivier
      receives Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Life Style
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 35–40
    LifeLock
      protect yourself from tax fraud (Rounds), Jun pp 18–19
    Lincoln, Patricia
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May p 26 (photo)
    Lockhart, Asa
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan p 15
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–58, 59, 60
    Loonam, Anna
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Loose, Patty
      new TMA Alliance president takes oath of office from outgoing president Angela Donahue, RN, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Lukefahr, James
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 48 

       

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    MacClements, Jonathan
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37 (photo), 38, 40
    MACRA (Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act)
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
    Madara, James L.
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 32
    Maintenance of Certification
    Malone, C. Bruce
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr p 46
    Malpractice
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
    Malpractice Reform
    Managed Competition
      a course sampling: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program, Nov p 51
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
    Mansur, Robin
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr p 52
    Manufacturing Industry
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
    Marcus, Howard
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 34–35
    Margo, Javier "Jake" D., Jr.
      Newsmakers, Aug p 17
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 51 (photo), 52, 56
    Marketing
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
    Marketplace, Insurance
    Marple, Bradley
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 50
    Martinez, Azalia (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Mask, Van
      Back Talk, Jul p 64
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug p 67
    Massingill, G. Sealy
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Matlock, John
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul p 37
    McAndrew, Michael
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 50
    MCAT
    McBeath, Don
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec p 53
    McCaffree, Mary Anne
      speaks at TMA Winter Conference, Apr p 23 (photo)
    McClellan, David
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 20 (photo), 22–23
    McClure, Shara
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    McCormick, David
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 46, 47, 50
    McCoy, Dan K.
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May p 29
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    McKenzie, Don
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec p 36
    McLeod, Mike
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 43 (photo), 44, 45
    McPhillips, Bridget
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May p 29
    Meaningful Use
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      be prepared for meaningful use audits (Rounds), Feb pp 32–33
      begin the Medicaid EHR incentive program by 2016 (Rounds), Sep pp 16–17
      CMS drafts rules ease meaningful use requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 19–20
      draft rules raise meaningful use reporting bar (Rounds), May pp 23–24
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–55
      meaningful use requires reporting clinical quality measures (Rounds), Jan pp 20–21
      Medicaid EHR incentive payments, Sep p 16
      TMA to CMS: suspend meaningful use measures that force doctors to coerce patients (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Measles
      fact: number of measles cases, Sep p 7
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 23–30
    Medicaid
      1115 waiver
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan p 14
      billing and coding help from TMA, Nov p 33
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 32
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 33, 35
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb pp 28–29
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 27–33
      enrollment
        Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53–59
        reenroll now!, Aug p 55
      fact: percent of physicians taking new patients, Nov p 9
      focus on: the coverage gap, Aug pp 8–9
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
      meaningful use of EHR technology
      Medicaid in the legislature, Aug p 56
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53–59
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 43–48
      physicians: reenroll in Medicaid by March 24, 2016 (Rounds), Dec pp 18–19
      physicians pass on Medicaid, Nov p 31
      Rx to fix Medicaid (Rounds), Apr p 21
      states closing the gap without expanding Medicaid, Jan p 44
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55–58
      TMA calls for Medicaid reform (Rounds), Apr p 21
    Medicaid 1115 Waiver
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 49–53
      current 1115 waiver funds, Oct p 50
      Texas has until Sept. 30 to request Medicaid waiver extension (Rounds), Sep pp 17–18
      TMA wants waiver revisions, Oct p 51
    Medical Audit
      AMA, TMA want changes to CMS audit program (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      audit advice (Rounds), Feb p 32
      be prepared for meaningful use audits (Rounds), Feb pp 32–33
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 27–33
      feds say they cut burden on RAC audits (Rounds), Mar p 18
      RAC program changes TMA wants (Rounds), Feb p 28
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 24–30
    Medical Education
    Medical Home
    Medical Informatics
      See also Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
      See also Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 39–43
      medicine's digital revolution (Commentary), Aug p 11
      UT Health Science Center kicks off two-year program to develop HIT training (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    Medical Records
      See also Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
      how long do I have to keep patient medical records? (FAQ), Feb p 72
      medical records Q&A, Jul p 57
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
      TMA white paper addresses copy fees for mental health records (Rounds), Nov pp 19–20
      TMB adopts new medical records rules (Rounds), Jun pp 21–22
    Medically Uninsured
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 43–48
    Medicare
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 33
      chronic care management
        don't miss out: Medicare pays for chronic care management (Rounds), Nov p 19
        get CCM (chronic care management) from TMA, Sep p 49
        Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 45–50
      e-prescribing
      hard math: Medicare's complex formulas, Jul p 29
      meaningful use of EHR technology
      Medicare payment adjustment calculator, Dec p 42, 45
      Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
        navigating value-based care, Dec pp 42, 43
        SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      non-participation
        hard math: Medicare's complex formulas, Jul p 29
        know your Medicare status, Jul p 31
        opting out, Jul p 31
      participation
        know your Medicare status, Jul p 31
      Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
      Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs)
        navigating value-based care, Dec pp 42, 43
        QRUR resources, Jul p 60
        review your PQRS feedback report and QRUR by Nov. 9 deadline (Rounds), Nov pp 20–21
        technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul pp 59–62
      RAC
        AMA, TMA want changes to CMS audit program (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
        feds say they cut burden on RAC audits (Rounds), Mar p 18
        RAC program changes TMA wants (Rounds), Feb p 28
      [response to commentary: "A Life in Medicine"] (Letter), Dec p 6
      SGR (sustainable growth rate)
        huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
        liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
        physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul pp 15–17 (photo)
        post-SGR timeline, Sep p 58
        publisher's note, Jun pp 7–8
        R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 26–37
        SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
        we don't need no stinking patches, Jun p 33
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 24–30
      value-based payment modifier
        See also Value-based Care
        expert to physicians: rise to the value-based care challenge (Rounds), Apr p 20
        navigating value-based care, Dec pp 41–44
        penalties, Apr pp 30–32
        value-based payment modifier takes effect, Jul p 62
        your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 26–34
        your value-based care toolbox, Apr pp 28, 29, 30
       
    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 29–37
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      summary of provisions, Jun p 31
    Medicare Part C
      Humana again terminating Texas physicians from Medicare Advantage network (Rounds), Oct p 15
    Medicine
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
      [response to commentary: "A Life in Medicine"] (Letter), Dec p 6
    Mehta, Jaideep
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51, 52, 55
    Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69
    Mena, Ascension (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Menchaca, John
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51 (photo), 52
    Mental Disorders
      advancing care, treatment for patients with mental illness, Feb p 43
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      identification and management of suicide risk in U.S. military veterans, Feb pp 56–60
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55
      inadvertent stigmatization of mental disorders in a primary care setting, Feb pp 66–70
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
      reducing mental illness stigma challenging (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
      TMA white paper addresses copy fees for mental health records (Rounds), Nov pp 19–20
      untreated mental illness in children devastating, costly (Commentary), Feb pp 21–22
    Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
      untreated mental illness in children devastating, costly (Commentary), Feb pp 21–22
    Mental Health Services
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
      advancing care, treatment for patients with mental illness, Feb p 43
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 29–31
      Capitol Mental Health Day: advocacy in residency education, Apr pp 15–16
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 41–42
      focus on: mental health, Feb pp 9–10
      near the bottom [ranking of state spending], Dec p 51
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
      no quick fix for Texas' shortage of psychiatrists (Commentary), Feb pp 13–15
      poor prognosis for mental health care in Texas' EDs (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 46–47, 49–50
    Mercier, David
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 42, 43
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
    Michelin, Robert
      TMA Foundation welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Military Personnel
      identification and management of suicide risk in U.S. military veterans, Feb pp 56–60
    Milk
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 50–51
    Miller, Harold D.
      expert to physicians: rise to the value-based care challenge (Rounds), Apr p 20 (photo)
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 28–29, 30, 34
    Milwee, Billy
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug p 58
    Mims, James
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 29–30
    Minority Groups
      family physician's endowment supports TMA Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Dec pp 13–14
      minority medical students receive scholarships from TMA Foundation, Jul p 19 (photo)
      spread the word about TMA's Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Oct p 21
    Minors
      attorney to physicians: keep minors' records longer than 10 years (Rounds), Mar pp 18–19
    MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System)
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
    Mitchell, Karen
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 27–28
    Mitchell, Li-Yu
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 44–45
    Mittal, Piyush
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov p 46
    MOC (Maintenance of Certification)
    Monday, Kimberly
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 55–56 (photo) , 58, 60
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May p 43
    Monsour, Howard
      speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 18 (photo)
    Montaño, Kimberly
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
    Morris, Joseph
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Morrison, Sean
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 27
    Morrow, John
      receives TCMS Humanitarian Award, Feb p 36
    Morrow, Robert B.
      elected TMF Quality Institute board chair (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 40, 41, 43
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    Moskow, Bruce
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33 (photo), 34, 37
    Moussa, Hind N.
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 39 (photo), 40, 42
    Moy, Clifford K.
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 42, 44
    Murray, Matthew
      CMS drafts rules ease meaningful use requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 19–20
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 53 (photo), 54–56 

       

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    NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–58, 62
    Naishtat, Elliott
      Medicaid in the legislature, Aug p 56
    Naloxone
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
    Narcotic Antagonists
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
    Nasca, Thomas J.
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 41, 44
    National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 40–41
    Nelson, Elizabeth A.
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct p 30
    Nelson, Jane
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 29
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 27, 31, 33
      Medicaid in the legislature, Aug p 56
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 47
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 24
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 48, 49
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55 (photo), 58
    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct p 45
    Neoplasms
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 21–27
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–63
      TMA webinar focuses on role of obesity in cancer treatment, outcomes (Rounds), Oct pp 21–22
    New Mexico
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
    Newton, Courtney
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr p 48
    Nganga, Peris June
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Nguyen-Trong, Jessica
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49 (photo), 50, 52–53, 54
    Noncompliance
    Nonphysician Practitioners
    Nordhauser, Jennifer
      residents and medical students win AMA leadership positions, Jan p 16
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Nurse Practitioners
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 33
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 40–41
    Nutritional Sciences
      different ingredients [for U.S. medical schools], Nov p 39
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 35–40 

       

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    Obesity
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
      how much weight should your patient gain during pregnancy?, Jun pp 53
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 61–62
      the role of obesity in cancer treatment and outcomes, May p 61
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 35–40
      TMA webinar focuses on role of obesity in cancer treatment, outcomes (Rounds), Oct pp 21–22
    Odell, Megan
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 34–35, 36
    Office Management
    OIG (Office of Inspector General)
      SeeTexas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Inspector General (OIG)
    Opelka, Frank
      speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 17 (photo)
    Opelt, Jon
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
    Open Payments System
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
      TMA, AMA support Sunshine Act Open Payments reporting exclusion (Rounds), Aug p 19
    Opioid Analgesics
    Opioid Antagonists
    Optometry
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May p 43
      ten basic guidelines for collaborative comanagement of glaucoma (Rounds), Apr pp 24–25
      TMA and TOA: PROKERA not for optometrists (Rounds), Jun p 21
    Organ Transplantation
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
    Ornelas, Jacob (Newsmakers), Aug p 17
    Owens, Juliette
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 33–34 (photo)

       

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    Page, Rebekah and Amy
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53 (photo)
    Pain
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–41
      opioid addiction screening tools for patients with chronic noncancer pain, Feb pp 61–65
    Pain Management
      pain management CME, Oct p 44
      pain management "musts," Sep p 53
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
       
    Pain Medications
    Palafox, David (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Palliative Care
      end-of-life care: the long conversation, Apr pp 57–62
    Papaconstantinou, Harry T.
      straw hats and seersucker beckon at TMA Foundation gala (Rounds), Jan p. 24 (photo)
      TMAF gala sets record (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Papillomavirus Vaccines
      focus on: HPV vaccination, Jul pp 8–9
    PAT
    Patient Abandonment
    Patient Access to Records
      TMA to CMS: suspend meaningful use measures that force doctors to coerce patients (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Patient Care
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan pp 13–15
    Patient Care Management
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
    Patient Care Planning
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–63
    Patient-Centered Care
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 25–31
    Patient Compliance
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
    Patient Credit and Collection
      bill-collecting tips for practices (Tip), Dec p 64
      doctors: get ready to accept chip credit cards (Rounds), Sep pp 14–15
      "I forgot my checkbook" (Tip), May p 64
      three keys to stronger practice operations (Rounds), Jun pp 22–23
    Patient-Physician Relations
    Patient Privacy
    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
      See also Health Insurance Exchanges
      focus on: the coverage gap, Aug pp 8–9
      my Rx for better health care policy (Commentary), Apr pp 11–12
    Patients
      FAQ: what's the best way to handle irate patients?, Oct p 64
      When is it okay to laugh? (Commentary), May p 15
    Patt, Debra Ann
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 27
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–62 (photo)
      receives Ruth M. Bain Young Physician Award (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Patt, Hanoch
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 53 (photo), 54
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec p 60
    Patterson, Jan E. (Newsmakers), Apr p 24
    Patton, Eddie
      speaks before AMA's governing body, Aug p 14 (photo)
    Pearse, Lee Ann
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Peck, Kim
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 29–30, 31
    Pediatrics
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 23–30
    Peer Review
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 63–69
      fairness in peer review, Aug p 65
    Pelosi, Nancy
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 26 (photo), 32
    Persse, David
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul p 11
    Peterson, Mary Dale
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 32–33
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 57, 59
    Pettigrove, John
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
    Phan, Theresa
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Pharmacists
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May p 43
    Philibert, Ingrid
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 38–39, 40
    Phototherapy
      commercial tanning bed use as a medical therapy (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Physical Examination
      AHA's 14 steps for athletic physicals, Jul p 50
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
    Physician Assistants
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 40–41
    Physician Health and Wellness Committee
      earn CME credit at TMA's PHW conference (Rounds), Sep p 19
    Physician Incentive Plans
      begin the Medicaid EHR incentive program by 2016 (Rounds), Sep pp 16–17
      Medicaid EHR incentive payments, Sep p 16
      Medicare payment adjustment calculator, Dec p 42, 45
    Physician Networks
    Physician-Patient Relations
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 26–34
      FAQ: what's the best way to handle irate patients?, Oct p 64
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 25–31
      When is it okay to laugh? (Commentary), May p 15
    Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
    Physicians
      See also Practice Management, Medical
      academic physicians
      Back Talk
        Kantarjian, Hagop, Nov p 64
        King, Austin I., Sep p 64
        Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls, Jan p 64
        Van Mask, Jul p 64
      employment
      knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward (Commentary), Nov p 15
      licensure
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
      my Rx for better health care policy (Commentary), Apr pp 11–12
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
      [response to commentary: "A Life in Medicine"] (Letter), Dec p 6
      supply and distribution
        focus on: workforce, Jan pp 9–10
        no quick fix for Texas' shortage of psychiatrists (Commentary), Feb pp 13–15
       
    Physicians, Primary Care
      family physicians: "Choose Wisely" and stop injudicious EKGs (Rounds), Jan pp 22–24
    Physician's Role
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
      standing up for patients: TMA battles host of dangerous scope-of-practice bills, May pp 39–43
    Pickelman, Barbara, RX for Success: Communication Skills for Staff, Oct p 64
    Pike, Susan M.
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 64, 67, 68–69
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 43–44, 47
      straw hats and seersucker beckon at TMA Foundation gala (Rounds), Jan p. 24 (photo)
      TMAF gala sets record (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Police
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
    Politics
      See also Legislature, Texas
      See also TEXPAC
      Capitol Mental Health Day: advocacy in residency education, Apr pp 15–16
      a life in medicine: the greatest generation (Commentary), Oct pp 11–12
      my Rx for better health care policy (Commentary), Apr pp 11–12
      think twice before Choosing Wisely (Commentary), Mar pp 13–14
      white coats invade Texas Capitol for First Tuesdays (Rounds), Apr pp 22–23
    PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System)
    Practice Management, Medical
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 33–38
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33–38
      bill-collecting tips for practices (Tip), Dec p 64
      can I waive copays, deductibles, or coninsurance for patients? (FAQ), Apr p 64
      coding
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 27–31
      doctors: get ready to accept chip credit cards (Rounds), Sep pp 14–15
      electronic health records
      feeling the pain: physicians grapple with schedule change for hydrocodone combination products, Jan pp 37–41
      focus on: occupational fraud, Nov pp 11–12
      get to know TMA PracticeEdge, Nov p 52
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–34
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 59–63
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–55
      HIPAA compliance
      "I forgot my checkbook" (Tip), May p 64
      ICD-10
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 33–37
      meaningful use of EHRs
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
      protect your practice's social media accounts (Tip), Mar p 64
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 57–61
      review your practice's financial health (Tip), Jun p 64
      starting practice type by physician age, Jul p 36
      three keys to stronger practice operations (Rounds), Jun pp 22–23
      TMA can help get your business in shape (Rounds), Jun p 23
      TMA PracticeEdge gives Texas physicians real options to design their own future (Rounds), Apr pp 17
      what insurance practices offer to employees, by region, Mar p 62
    Pregnancy
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
      how much weight should your patient gain during pregnancy?, Jun pp 53
    Pregnancy in Adolescence
      six Texas organizations receive teen pregnancy prevention grants (Rounds), Sep p 17
    Prentice, James A.
      elected treasurer of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Jul p 21 (photo)
    Prescription Access in Texas (PAT)
      fixing PAT, Mar p 40
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–41
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 53, 54
    Prescriptions
    Preventive Health Services
      focus on prevention, population health
        commentary, Jan pp 11–12
        letter, Mar pp 7–8
      health matters in Texas, Jan p 33
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 21–27
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–63
      TMAF health improvement grants now available (Rounds), Jun p 24
    Price, Four
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 33
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 40
    Primary Care Physicians
    Primary Health Care
      inadvertent stigmatization of mental disorders in a primary care setting, Feb pp 66–70
      register for this summer's 3rd annual Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit (Rounds), May p 24
    Prime Healthcare Foundation
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 47–50
    Pringle, Peggy
      ask a TMA consultant: practice setup, Jul p 35
    Prior Authorization
    Privacy of Patient Data
    Private Practice
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 33–37
      starting practice type by physician age, Jul p 36
    Professional Autonomy
      old school, new school, or no school at all (Commentary), May pp 11–12
    PROKERA
      TMA and TOA: PROKERA not for optometrists (Rounds), Jun p 21
    Psychiatry
      no quick fix for Texas' shortage of psychiatrists (Commentary), Feb pp 13–15
      Texas' child mental health system a "mess" (Commentary), Feb p 17
    Psychotropic Drugs
      untreated mental illness in children devastating, costly (Commentary), Feb pp 21–22
    Public Health
      See also Mental Health Services
      See also Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 49–53
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 31–32
      focus on prevention, population health
        commentary, Jan pp 11–12
        letter, Mar pp 7–8
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 43–47
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      immunization
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–63
      public health emergency funds in decline, Jan p 53
      public health in action, Aug p 47
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39–44
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 45–51
    Publications
      See Texas Medical Association, publications
    Puttagunta, Raghuveer
      presents Student of the Year Award to Kayla Riggs, Jul p 18 (photo) 

       

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    QRURs (Quality and Resource Use Reports)
      See Medicare--Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs)
    Quality Improvement
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
      free help with quality reports from TMF (Rounds), Nov p 20
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 45–50
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 41–44
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 51–57
      resources, 44
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 36
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39–44
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      "we got it wrong:" ABIM reverses course on MOC quality improvement requirements, May pp 51–57
      when the measures align [Million Hearts Initiative], Jun p 43
    Quality Incentives
    Quality Indicators, Health Care
      alphabet soup, Apr p 33
      meaningful use requires reporting clinical quality measures (Rounds), Jan pp 20–21
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 42, 43
      PQRS participation on the rise in Texas, Jul p 61
      review your PQRS feedback report and QRUR by Nov. 9 deadline (Rounds), Nov pp 20–21
      technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul pp 59–62
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 24–30
      when the measures align [Million Hearts Initiative], Jun p 43
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 26–34
    Quirk, Thomas J.
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 53–54

       

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    Rach, Kevin
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 35–36, 37, 38
    RACs
    Ragain, Michael
      technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul pp 59, 61
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 28–30, 32–33
    Raimer, Ben
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 47
    Ramirez, Mark
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 35–36
    Ramon, Judge Israel, Jr.
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun p 50
    Rathkamp, David and Quynh
      Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls (Back Talk), Jan p 64
    Raymond, Richard Pena
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 58
    Read, Don R.
      selected TMA president-elect (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21 (photo)
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 23
    Realini, Janet P.
      Newsmakers, Nov p 21
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 47–48
    Ream, Janet
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 35–36
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul pp 28, 30
    Ream, R. Scott
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38 (photo)
    Records Control
    Recovery Audit Program (RAC)
    Reddy, Prem
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun p 50
    Referral and Consultation
      knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward (Commentary), Nov p 15
    Refusal to Treat
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep p 25
    Reimbursement, Incentive
      begin the Medicaid EHR incentive program by 2016 (Rounds), Sep pp 16–17
      Medicaid EHR incentive payments, Sep p 16
    Reimbursement Mechanisms
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
    Research
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 21–27
    Residency
    Retirement
      knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward (Commentary), Nov p 15
    Riggins, William S. “Chip”
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 52
    Riggs, Kayla
      receives Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Risk Factors
      identification and management of suicide risk in U.S. military veterans, Feb pp 56–60
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55
    Rivas, Humberto
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct p 28
    Roberts, Wayne
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 22–24, 26–27
    Robinson, Eldon Stevens
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
    Robinson, Frank
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38 (photo)
    Robinson, Mari
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 46–47
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 55, 58
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar p 41
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 46, 48
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–52, 53, 54
    Rodriguez, Efrain
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Rodriguez, Kerrie
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 60–62
    Rogers, Brian
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 50–51
    Rogers, Kate
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 19
    Romero, Michelle
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 30
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 31, 33
    Rowlett, Carl David
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Russell, Peggy
      receives 2014 TCMS Physician of the Year award (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Rutledge, J. Neal
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39 (photo), 40, 42
    RX for Success: Communication Skills for Staff (Barbara Pickelman), Oct p 64

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    Sabgir, David
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 44, 46–47
    Safety Management
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
    Safi, Hazim (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Salman, Ghassan F.
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep pp 45 (photo), 46–48, 50
    Sanchez, Eduardo
      family physicians: "Choose Wisely" and stop injudicious EKGs (Rounds), Jan pp 22–24 (photo)
    Santiago, Romero
      residents and medical students win AMA leadership positions, Jan p 16
    Schade, C. M.
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–38 (photo), 41
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 53, 55
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41, 46, 47
    Scheib, K. J.
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug pp 54–55, 56
    Schneider, Jarrett
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep p 25
    Schneider, Joseph
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 54, 56
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–53 (photo), 55
    Scholarships
    Scholl, Cathy
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Schools, Medical
      See also Education, Medical
      See also Students, Medical
      different ingredients [for U.S. medical schools], Nov p 39
      by the numbers: Texas medical school applicants and first-year enrollees, Oct p 29
      six new Texas medical schools on tap, 2016-20 (Rounds), Dec p 14
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 35–40
    Schultz, D. Allen
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 33 (photo), 34–35, 37, 38
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 59, 60–61
    Schwertner, Charles
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 29
      Capitol Mental Health Day: advocacy in residency education, Apr p 15
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 35
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar p 45
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb p 28
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 38–39, 41
      Medicaid in the legislature, Aug p 56
      Medicaid upgrade: improvements to electronic portal streamline enrollment and credentialing, Aug p 56
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 26
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 48
      speaks at TMA Winter Conference, Apr p 23 (photo)
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 57
      victory! CSR permit program to be eliminated next year (Rounds), Aug p 18
    Scope of Practice
    Secrest, Leslie
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 42
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 53–54
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 45, 46–47
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 49
    SECURETexas Compliance Certification Program
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 36–37
    Security Measures
      See also Confidentiality
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      protect your practice's social media accounts (Tip), Mar p 64
    Seldin, Donald W.
      receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 19–20 (photo)
    Seliger, Kel
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 39
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 48
    Sex Education
      influence of sex education on condom knowledge and condom use skills among Texas college students (Abstract), Oct p 63
    Sex Offenses
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
    SGR (sustainable growth rate)
      huge victory for medicine: no more SGR! (Rounds), Jun pp 17–18
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      physicians applaud Dr. Burgess for SGR repeal (Rounds), Jul pp 15–17 (photo)
      post-SGR timeline, Sep p 58
      publisher's note, Jun pp 7–8
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun pp 26–37
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57–62
      we don't need no stinking patches, Jun p 33
    Shah, Jayesh
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Shands, Trisha
      adventures in Alaskan medicine, Apr p 59
    Sharky, Rie
      Texans win AMA leadership posts, Aug p 15
    Sharp, Michael
      regs and pains: the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 52, 55
    SHARPC Project
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 39–40, 42–43
    Sheffield, J. D.
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 37, 38 (photo), 42
      congratulates Larry C. Driver for launching TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program, Jul p 21 (photo)
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 48
    Sheppard, Gary J.
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 32, 33–34
    Shroff, Nick
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 51 (photo), 52
    Silverman, Stacey
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May p 49
    Singal, Amit
      speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 18 (photo)
    Singh, Hardeep
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 42, 43
    Slavitt, Andy
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep p 15
    Smith, Charles
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 52, 53
    Smith, Wayne
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 51
    Smithee, John
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 34–35
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 38, 40
      House Bill 1624, Oct p 58
    Smoking
    Sneau, Samuel
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 24 (photo), 25–26
    Snoots, Wynne
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul p 56
    Snyder, Rick
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 48–49, 51
    Social Media
      fact: amount of time spent on digital media, Dec p 9
      protect your practice's social media accounts (Tip), Mar p 64
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
    Social Stigma
      inadvertent stigmatization of mental disorders in a primary care setting, Feb pp 66–70
      reducing mental illness stigma challenging (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
    Societies, Medical
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb pp 27–28
      TMA calls for tougher HMO network adequacy rules (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
    Solnick, Rachel
      TMA Foundation welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Solo Practice
    Spalding, David
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 28, 30
      TMA PracticeEdge, LLC selects leaders (Rounds), May p 22
    Spangler, Lee
      balance-billing ban back in 2015 legislature, May pp 36, 37
      smoother sailing? uncertainties linger as physicians prepare for round two of the ACA marketplace, Jan p 62
    Specialties, Medical
      the age of subspecialization, Jul p 42
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul pp 39–45
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb pp 27–28
      TMA calls for tougher HMO network adequacy rules (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
    Speer, Michael E.
      appointed to TMA Foundation board (Rounds), Oct p 18
      receives Texas Pediatric Society's Charles W. Daeschner, Jr. M.D. award (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
    Spillman, Monique
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Springer, Drew
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 40–41
    Stack, Steven J.
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan p 14
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec p 25
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar p 46
      elected AMA's 170th president (Rounds), Aug p 16
      potential Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna mergers spur antitrust concerns (Rounds), Nov p 17
    Steele, Robert
      UT Health Science Center kicks off two-year program to develop HIT training (Rounds), Dec pp 17, 18
    Stephens, Cody
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul p 47
    Stephens, Scott
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul p 47
    Stiernberg, Charles
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 26 (photo), 27, 29–30
    Stigma
    Stone, Ken
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov p 29
    Strate, Susan M.
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan p 46
      receives Philip R. Overton Award from TMF Health Quality Institute (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
    Strax, Richard
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Stroke
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 39–44
    Students
      AHA's 14 steps for athletic physicals, Jul p 50
      correction: following the science (Rounds), Oct p 22
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 47–51
      influence of sex education on condom knowledge and condom use skills among Texas college students (Abstract), Oct p 63
    Students, Medical
      See also Education, Medical
      See also Fellowships and Scholarships
      See also Schools, Medical
      by the numbers: Texas medical school applicants and first-year enrollees, Oct p 29
      Riggs, Kayla, receives Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 25–31
    Substance Related Disorder
      accessing the public mental health system in Texas, Feb pp 44–46
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar pp 37–41
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
      opioid addiction screening tools for patients with chronic noncancer pain, Feb pp 61–65
      opioid overdoses take a toll, Oct p 43
      pain management CME, Oct p 44
      Texas tackles prescription drug abuse, Mar p 38
      a true antidote: naloxone prescription law gives more people a chance to save a life, Oct pp 41–47
    Suicide
      fact: percent of veterans committing suicide, Feb p 7
      focus on: mental health, Feb p 9
      identification and management of suicide risk in U.S. military veterans, Feb pp 56–60
    Sunset Advisory Commission
    Suntan
      commercial tanning bed use as a medical therapy (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Survivors
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 59–63
    Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)
    Suture Techniques
      TMA and TOA: PROKERA not for optometrists (Rounds), Jun p 21
    Swanson, Lisa
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 48, 49, 51
    Swoboda, Tracy
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 43, 44
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun p 43
      technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul p 60 

       

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    Tanning Beds
    Tavenner, Marilyn
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 32
    Taxes
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 29–33
      protect yourself from tax fraud (Rounds), Jun pp 18–19
    Team-based Care
    Technology
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 39–43
      fact: amount of time spent on digital media, Dec p 9
      farewell to 40 years of service: technological burdens, regulations spur the end for venerable Austin Internal Medicine Associates, Sep pp 33–38
      measuring usability, Sep p 41
      medicine's digital revolution (Commentary), Aug p 11
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 33–38
      usability severity rankings, Sep p 42
    Teenagers
    Teladoc
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 45–48
    Telemedicine
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 34
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 40
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 47–48
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 45–48
      telemedicine actions around the nation, Apr p 47
      TMA participates in TMB call coverage stakeholder meeting (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16
      TMB rules: telemedicine requires in-person exam first (Rounds), Jun pp 20–21
    Terk, Jason
      following the science: TMA advocates full physical, history to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes, Jul pp 48, 49, 51
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 26, 29, 30
    Terminal Care
      end-of-life care: the long conversation, Apr pp 57–62
    Teuscher, David
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA)
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–58
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
    Texas A&M University Health Science Center
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar pp 22–23
    Texas A&M University School of Public Health
      the next generation of cancer research & prevention: CPRIT funds train future physicians and attract talent to Texas, Mar p 22
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (TCCVDS)
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 40, 42
    Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
      good form: TDI releases standardized prior authorization forms for medical care, drugs, Mar pp 29–34
    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 34
      DPS automatically renewed current, active CSR permits (Rounds), Nov pp 18–19
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar p 38
      victory! CSR permit program to be eliminated next year (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
      you can pay online for DPS Schedule II prescription pads (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 51, 53
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun pp 40, 42
      vaccination exemptions on the rise, Sep p 27
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct pp 50–53
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr pp 51–55
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Office of Inspector General (OIG)
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb pp 28–29
      Dr. Lewis' 10-year audit: OIG tries to repair ties with medicine, Nov pp 27–33
      OIG by the numbers, Jan p 56
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55–58
      TMA supports sunset commission's recommendations to improve OIG (Rounds), Jan pp 17–18
    Texas Health Services Authority (THSA)
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr p 55
    Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB)
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 46, 49, 50
    Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency (TIHCQE)
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 45–46, 48
    Texas Legislature
    Texas Medical Association
      Annual Report, May [insert]
      Fall Conference
        A. Tomas Garcia III, speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 17 (photo)
        Amit Singal, Declan Fleming and Howard Monsour form panel of experts, Dec p 17 (photo)
        attend TMA Fall Conference, Sep p 14
        Frank Opelka speaks at TMA Fall Conference, Dec p 17 (photo)
        reporters offer insight into what makes news at the Capitol (Rounds), Dec p 16
      Financial Trend Tracker
        TMA can help get your business in shape (Rounds), Jun p 23
      House of Delegates
        delegates adopt new policies (Rounds), Jul p 17
        House of Delegates to vote on constitutional amendment (Rounds), Apr p 23
      member benefits
        discounts, special offers just for TMA members, Jun p 58
        new membership perk offers HIPAA security compliance help (Rounds), Aug p 19
        TMA membership perks, Aug p 19; Oct p 19
      officers
        Garcia, A. Tomas, III
        House of Delegates to vote on constitutional amendment (Rounds), Apr p 23
        King, Austin I.
        Read, Don R., selected president-elect (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21 (photo)
      Patient-Physician Advocacy Committee
        committee advocates for patients, physicians, Aug p 67
        fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug pp 64–69
      payment problems? TMA's Hassle Factor Log, Jul p 28
      Physician Health and Wellness Committee: earn CME credit at TMA's PHW conference (Rounds), Sep p 19
      publications
        Business Basics for Physicians, Jun p 23; Dec p 34
        Get Social: Put Your Practice on the Social Media Map, Dec pp 34, 37, 38
      TexMed 2015
      TEXPAC
      TMA Practice Consulting
      TMA PracticeEdge
      Winter Conference
        Charles Schwertner speaks, Apr p 23 (photo)
        expert to physicians: rise to the value-based care challenge (Rounds), Apr p 20
        Mary Anne McCaffree speaks, Apr p 23 (photo)
       
    Texas Medical Association Alliance
      Loose, Patty, takes oath of office from outgoing president Angela Donahue, RN, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Texas Medical Association Foundation
      appoints new board members (Rounds), Oct pp 18–19
      awards scholarships to promising medical students, Jul p 19 (photo)
      gala sets record (Rounds), Aug pp 19–20
      health improvement grants now available (Rounds), Jun p 24
      officers elected, Jul p 21 (photo)
      presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
      straw hats and seersucker beckon at TMA Foundation gala (Rounds), Jan p. 24
      welcomes five new board members (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust
      grappling with small-business insurance: how ACA is impacting office health plans and how to get help, Mar pp 60–62
    Texas Medical Board (TMB)
      adopts new medical records rules (Rounds), Jun pp 21–22
      advertising rules, Dec p 35
      documenting patient care in EHRs: physicians work with TMB to usher medical records rules into the electronic age, Jul pp 53–58
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr pp 45–48
      regs and pains:
        letter, Nov p 6
        the Texas Medical Board's stricter chronic pain management rules prompt physician concerns about liability, Sep pp 51–55
      ten basic guidelines for collaborative comanagement of glaucoma (Rounds), Apr pp 24–25
      TMA participates in TMB call coverage stakeholder meeting (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16
      TMB rules: telemedicine requires in-person exam first (Rounds), Jun pp 20–21
    Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute
      elects Robert B. Morrow as board chair (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      free help with quality reports from TMF (Rounds), Nov p 20
      Medicare payment adjustment calculator, Dec p 42, 45
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 41–44
      presents Philip R. Overton Award to David Fleeger and Susan Strate (Newsmakers), Oct p 18
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun p 40
    Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct p 37
      launches Lone Star Alliance, RRG, to cover out-of-state physicians (Rounds), Oct pp 19, 21
      liability win: R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 35
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 34
      TMLT adds $15 million to Trust Rewards program (Rounds), Mar p 17
    Texas Public Health Association (TPHA)
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 49–50, 52
    Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC)
      health matters in Texas, Jan p 33
    Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
      appeals court rules marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Feb pp 31–32
    Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP)
      making over PAT: lawmakers look to improve Texas prescription drug monitoring database, Mar p 38
      victory! CSR permit program to be eliminated next year (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
    Texas Sunset Advisory Commission
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 31–32
      court invalidates payment hold for minor Medicaid violations (Rounds), Feb pp 28–29
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan pp 55–58
      TMA supports sunset commission's recommendations to improve OIG (Rounds), Jan pp 17–18
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 38
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 40
    TexMed 2015
      come for an Austin good time, stay for the CME (Rounds), Apr pp 17–18
      posters depict patient care successes (Rounds), Sep pp 18–19
      TexMed 2015 registration is now open—and it's FREE! (Rounds), Mar p 15
    TEXPAC
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 28–34
      counties, practices come up big for TEXPAC (Rounds), Dec pp 16–17
      TEXPAC gets results, Jan p 30
    Text Messaging
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 50
    The Public Physician: Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World (Vartabedian), Dec pp 34, 36
    Thomas, R. Russell
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar pp 45, 47–48
    Thoppil, John, Nov p 21
    Thorstenson, Lyle S.
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Thran, Alexandra
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec p 36
    TMA Practice Consulting
      ask a TMA consultant: practice setup, Jul p 35
      living the dream of private practice: TMA Practice Consulting helps physicians strike out on their own, Jul pp 33–37
      services, Jul p 34
      TMA can help get your business in shape (Rounds), Jun p 23
    TMA PracticeEdge, LLC
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 27–31
      get to know TMA PracticeEdge, Nov p 52
      gives Texas physicians real options to design their own future (Rounds), Apr pp 17
      selects leaders (Rounds), May pp 22–23
    TMB
    TMF Health Quality Institute
    TMLT
    Tobacco Use
      no greater challenge (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
    Tobey, David N., Jr.
      straw hats and seersucker beckon at TMA Foundation gala (Rounds), Jan p. 24 (photo)
      TMAF gala sets record (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Todd, Susan
      white coats invade Texas Capitol for First Tuesdays (Rounds), Apr p 22
    Torres, Elizabeth
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 53, 54, 56
    Torres, Nancy (Newsmakers), Feb p 36
    Tort Reform
      border battle: TMA and others ask for reversal of ruling that allows Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico, Nov pp 57–60
      focus on: tort reform's impact, Sep pp 8–9
      [malpractice reform] (Letter), Jan p 5
      tort reform gets results, Nov p 59
    Toups, Dwight Mark
      HIEs and the gateway to better care, Apr p 52
    Transplantation
      behavioral aspects of the pre-transplant assessment, Feb pp 47–50
    Travis County Medical Society
      white coats invade Texas Capitol for First Tuesdays (Rounds), Apr p 22 (photo)
    Troutman, Gerad
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 54–55
    Trusler, Carl O.
      elected vice president of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Jul p 21 (photo)
    Twitter
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec p 36
    Tyra, Lester
      learning from past successes (Commentary), Jul p 11 

       

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    Underserved Areas
      See Medically Underserved Area
    Uninsured
    United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan pp 49–53
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun p 39
    United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      2014 Open Payments data total $6,49B (Rounds), Sep pp 15–16
      AMA, TMA want changes to CMS audit program (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      CMS drafts rules ease meaningful use requirements (Rounds), Jun pp 19–20
      draft rules raise meaningful use reporting bar (Rounds), May pp 23–24
      feds say they cut burden on RAC audits (Rounds), Mar p 18
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun p 39
      technical assistance required: new Medicare quality reports...are difficult to interpret, Jul pp 59–62
      TMA to CMS: suspend meaningful use measures that force doctors to coerce patients (Rounds), Jan p 21
    UnitedHealthcare
      more than a misprint: health plans forced to clean up network directories, Oct pp 59–60
    University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 36–38
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
      UT Health Science Center kicks off two-year program to develop HIT training (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    Usability Testing
    Uy, Natalie
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov pp 39, 40 

       

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    Vaccines and Vaccination
      See also Immunization
      fight the flu with tools from TMA, Nov p 22
      focus on: HPV vaccination, Jul pp 8–9
      focus on: immunization, Mar pp 10–11
      local impact grants allow doctors to vaccinate the uninsured (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 23–30
      vaccination exemptions on the rise, Sep p 27
    Valenti, Joseph
      bigger isn't always better: TMA fights Aetna-Humana merger, Dec pp 22 (photo), 23–35
      SGR is gone. Now what? preparing for Medicare's new payment paradigm, Sep pp 57, 61–62
    Value-based Care
      See also Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
      creating leaders: TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class, Nov pp 49–54
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 27–31
      expert to physicians: rise to the value-based care challenge (Rounds), Apr p 20
      navigating value-based care, Dec pp 41–44
      penalties, Apr pp 30–32
      resources, 44
      value-based payment modifier takes effect, Jul p 62
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 26–34
      your value-based care toolbox, Apr pp 28, 29, 30
    Van Ramshorst, Ryan
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 35, 41, 42
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 45–46 (photo), 48
    Vanderpool, B. David
      receives Dale and Rita Brown Outlive Your Life Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 21
    Varma, Surendra K.
      choosing a fellowship: as medicine becomes more specialized and competitive, career decisions become more complex, Jul p 44
      Newsmakers, Oct p 18
    Vartabedian, Bryan
      The Public Physician: Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World, Dec pp 34, 36
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec pp 34, 36, 38
    Vaz, Garth
      cutting edge: TMA PracticeEdge helps physicians stay independent, May pp 30–31
    Veterans
      AMA fights back against patient care intrusions (Rounds), Jan p 15
      fact: percent of all suicides, Feb p 7
      identification and management of suicide risk in U.S. military veterans, Feb pp 56–60
    Villarreal, E. Linda
      AMA house seeks ICD-10, MOC fixes (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Violence
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55
    Virtual Credit Cards
      paying to get paid: health plan virtual credit card payments cut into physician pay, Dec pp 57–62
      resources for your staff, Dec p 58
    Vogel, Shannon
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun pp 58, 60
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 34 

       

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    Wagner, Russell
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr p 42
    Wakefield, Andrew
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep p 28
    Walji, Muhammad
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep pp 39, 41–43
    Walk With a Doc Program
      foot soldiers: after three years of initial success, TMA looks to expand Walk with a Doc Texas, Nov pp 43–47
      polling participants, Nov p 45
      Walk With a Doc program leads patients to a healthier lifestyle (Rounds), Jun pp 24–25
    Walker, James Stefan
      battle hacks: discounted online HIPAA tool from TMA one option to help secure patient information, stay in compliance, Oct pp 36, 37–38
      read the fine print: review contracts up front to avoid getting stuck...., Jun p 60
    Walters, Ronald S.
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr pp 28, 30, 34
    Walton, Jim
      1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal: lack of Medicaid expansion and physician involvement poses stumbling blocks, Oct p 51
    Websites
    Weight Gain
      how much weight should your patient gain during pregnancy?, Jun pp 53
      the next phase of cancer care: survivorship plans enhance patient health after treatment, May pp 61–62
    Weitzman, David
      battling a destructive virus: Ebola tests Texas public health funding..., Jan p 50
    Weltge, Arlo F.
      fair evaluations, no "witch hunts"; Texas Supreme Court decision gives physicians more protection against "sham" peer review, Aug p 68
      Newsmakers, Feb p 36
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Weslaco, Texas
      who really owns Knapp Medical Center?: the city of Weslaco files suit questioning the validity of the hospital's sale, Jun pp 47–50
    Wesson, Donald E.
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar p 52
    West, Royce
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 41
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 51, 52
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 49, 50
    Whitehurst, Darren
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 28, 29, 32
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 33
      caring across state lines: licensure compact would ease interstate care for Texas physicians, Mar p 46
      R.I.P. SGR, Jun p 30
    Wick, D'Anna
      elected Executive Committee member at large of Texas Medical Association Foundation, Jul p 21 (photo)
      TMAF presents 2015 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award, Apr p 23 (photo)
    Wick, Paul
      Texans in action at AMA meeting (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Wilcox, Rocky
      medical board wages war over telephone treatment, Apr p 48
    Williams, Simon
      Texas medical schools beef up nutrition education, Nov p 40
    Williams, Tommy
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug p 27
    Wilson, Douglas (Inspector General)
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 58
    Winter Conference
      See Texas Medical Association—Winter Conference
    Wisdom
      knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward (Commentary), Nov p 15
    Wohlgemuth, Arlene
      sun to set on overzealous fraud investigations, Jan p 57
    Woldemichael, Ruth
      receives minority medical student scholarship from TMF, Jul p 19 (photo)
    Wolf, Milton
      reaching patients across the web: marketing a medical practice online, Dec p 37
    Wolfson, Daniel B.
      professionalism in action: the Choosing Wisely grant ends...., Mar pp 52, 56, 57
    Women
      a heavy burden: gestational diabetes, obese mothers take a toll on Texans and the Texas Medicaid program, Jun pp 51–55
      justice detained [breaking the cycle of trafficking] (Commentary), Jun pp 15–16
    Women's Health Services
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 31–32
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug pp 47–48
    Wong, Lucas
      receives TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Work Schedule Tolerance
      moonlighting rules, Apr p 40
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 37–43
    Workforce, Health
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    Ybarra, Angelica
      Medicare pays for chronic care management, Sep p 49
      saving 1 million lives: Million Hearts Initiative targets quality improvement, public health, Jun p 40
      TMA uncovers Medicare mistakes, Jul p 26
      your guide to Medicare value-based care, Apr p 29
    Young, Rodney B.
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 30
      room to grow: GME a top priority for 2015 Legislature, May pp 46–47
      seeing the light: TMA policy considers educational workforce benefits of moonlighting, Apr pp 38, 40, 43
      wanted: well-rounded physicians; schools and students adapt to the new MCAT, Oct pp 26–27, 29, 30–31
    Young Adults
      identification of mental disorders with potential for violence in adolescents and young adults, Feb pp 51–55 

       

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    Zaffirini, Judith
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 36 (photo), 42
      white coats invade Texas Capitol for First Tuesdays (Rounds), Apr p 22 (photo)
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 50
    Zamora, Guadalupe
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 29–30
    Zerwas, John
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan pp 30–31
      capitol success: TMA's 2015 legislative victories build on past achievements, Aug pp 27, 31, 33, 39, 41
      GME expansion a top priority for Texas specialty societies (Rounds), Feb p 27
      minding the gap: gaps in implementation of federal health reform leave more than 1 million Texans uninsured, Jan pp 46–47
      youth safeguards, budget boons: legislature, governor enact laws to address TMA public health concerns, Aug p 51
    Zhang, Jiajie
      "better bridges, better systems:" physicians need to get involved in usability tests to help vendors improve EHRS, Sep p 40
    Ziari, Alison
      shooting for safety: measles outbreak prompts Austin Regional Clinic to adopt vaccination policy, Sep pp 22, 24 (photo), 25–26, 29–30
    Ziebell, Christopher M.
      capitol decisions ahead: medicine puts patients first, Jan p 31
      holding firm: emergency physicians still hoping for legal authority to detain dangerous patients, Dec pp 49–54 (photo)
       
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