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 Volume 112 — 2016

Subjects

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A

    AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–67, 69
    Abbott, Greg
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 25
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug p 29
    Abel, Christopher
      no more surprises, May pp 32–33
    ACA Marketplace
    ACAAI (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–67
    Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, Oct p 27
    Academic Medical Centers
      my "town to gown" transition (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
    Academic Physicians
    Access to Health Care
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      take leadership to the next level [Accountable Care Leadership Program], Oct p 57
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan pp 24–25
      TMA PracticeEdge-built ACOs open for business (Rounds), Apr p 14
      TMA PracticeEdge offers ACO services, Jul p 52
    Accountable Health Plans
    Accreditation
      the next accreditation system: will residents be better prepared for medical practice?, Feb pp 54–57
    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 52–54
    Acevedo, Jason
      VA quagmire persists, Jun p 60
    ACOs
    Acupuncture
      [a needling controversy] (Letter), May p 6
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 47–52
    Addiction
    Adolescent
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov p 44
    Advance Care Planning
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
    Advance Directives
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
    Advance Practice Nursing
      FAQ: ratio of non-physician practitioners to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority, Jun p 64
      TMA opposes independent nursing practice in VA system (Rounds), Oct p 16
    Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40–41
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47, 49, 50
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
    Advertising
      no more drug ads [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan p 19
    Aedes aegypti
    Aetna
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 48, 49
    African Americans
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec p 50
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 43–44
    After-hours Care
      the future calls: Texas Medical Board addresses evolving face of call coverage, Jul pp 53–59
      timely call coverage, Jul p 55
    Air Pollution
      asthma's impact, Jun p 39
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    Akbani, Sabah
      Dell Medical School welcomes first batch of medical students, Sep p 18 (photo)
    Akers, Darren and Marta
      the right standard? [negligence suit over childbirth], Oct pp 47–51
    Al Hesan, Samar
      refugee care: left behind, Dec pp 23 (photo), 24–25, 28
    Allergens
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–69
      state pharmacy board proposes changes to compounding rules (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
      studies say in-office mixing is safe, May p 65
    Almonte-Gonzalez, Jennifer
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 23 (photo), 24
    Alozie, Ogechika (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Alternative Medicine
    Alvarez, Alexander
      compounding a problem?, May pp 63, 67, 69
    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
      compounding a problem?, May pp 63–67, 69
    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
      MOC costs for internists, Sep p 29
      MOC revolution, Sep pp 30, 32
    American Board of Medical Specialties
      MOC revolution, Sep p 29
    American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
      compounding a problem?, May pp 63–67
    American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit will give physicians tools to thrive in a value-based care environment, Oct p 54
    American Medical Association
      Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, Feb pp 15–16
       House of Delegates
        AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles (Rounds), Jan pp 19–22
        MACRA economics draws AMA House scrutiny (Rounds), Aug p 13
        other issues merit action (Rounds), Jan p 22; Aug pp 15–16
        Texans in action at meeting (Rounds), Jan p 20
        Texans, Texas ideas triumph (Rounds), Aug pp 14–15
        young Texans win AMA posts (Rounds), Jan pp 21–22
      Task Force to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse, Jan p 35
    Analgesia, Epidural
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
    Analgesics, Opioid
      AMA group aims to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing, Jan p 35
      opioid deaths on the rise, Sep p 51
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      patients with a substance use disorder need treatment—not stigma (Commentary), May pp 13–14
      pharmacogenetics in physician practice (Commentary), Sep pp 15–16
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
      [reducing prescription drug abuse] (Letter), Dec p 6
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
      U.S. opioid abuse: teaching is fundamental (Commentary), Sep pp 11–12
    Andrew, Susan
      be a preceptor and help shape the next generation of medicine (Rounds), Jan p 26
    Andrews, Linda B.
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan pp 45 (photo), 46, 49, 50
    Anger
      don't despair: make your voice heard (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
    Annis, Joseph P.
      receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 17–18 (photo)
    Anson Jones Awards
      TMA honors Texas journalists for excellent health reporting (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16
    Antall, Peter
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul pp 56–57, 59
    Anti-retroviral Agents
      guidance for PrEP use, Nov p 43
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
    Antitrust Laws
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit claims TMB rules are not immune from antitrust challenge, Apr pp 51–57
      Teladoc's antitrust suit against TMB moves forward (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
      TMA, AMA: TMB has authority to set telemedicine rules (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
      white teeth and the FTC, Apr p 53
    APM (Advanced Alternative Payment Models)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40–41
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47, 49, 50
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
    Appel, Noah B.
      conversation counts, Mar pp 42–44
    Arambula, Michael
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov p 34
    Arechiga, Bianca
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Arreola, Amanda Rae
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Asad, Saba
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
      welcome to the revolution in medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
    Asthma
      asthma's impact, Jun p 39
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    Audits
    Austin PrEP Access Project (APAP)
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
    Austin Regional Clinic
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
      strengthened vaccination policy a success story (Rounds), Feb pp 34–35
    Awards and Prizes
      Annis, Joseph P., receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 17–18 (photo)
      Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award awarded to four (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
      Bailey, Susan Rudd, receives A&M Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
      Berkenkamp, Marie, receives Baylor College of Medicine Humanitarian Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
      Crowley, Patrick, receives TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
      Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching presented, Jul p 16 (photo)
      Fleming, William H., III, receives Houston Medical Forum Lifetime Achievement Award (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
      Fuller, C. B., receives Texas historical marker (Rounds), Aug p 20
      Green, David P., named Distinguished Alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
      Haley, Robert W., receives Award for Excellence in Community Service (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
      Hebert, Michelle, receives George T. Caldwell Distinguished Service Award (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
      Hobbs, Helen, recipient of Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
      Holcomb, John R., receives Jonathan Letterman Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
      John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award presented to It's Your Life Foundation for its iConquer program, Apr pp 16–17 (photo)
      Secrest, Leslie, receives Charles Max Cole Leadership Award (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
      Siler Fisher, Angela, receives Young at Heart Award from Young Physician Section, Jul p 20 (photo)
      TMA Foundation is looking for your Champion of Health (Rounds), Aug p 22
      TMA honors Texas journalists for excellent health reporting (Rounds), Oct pp 15–16
      TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine recipients (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21
      Townsend, Courtney M., Jr., receives Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
      win $5,000 for your Champion of Health (Rounds), Oct p 22
      Zoghbi, Huda, receives 2015 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science (Newsmakers), Mar p 20

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    Bagwell, Thomas
      Match Day: a rite of passage..., May pp 40, 41 (photo)
    Bailey, Susan Rudd
      AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles (Rounds), Jan pp 19 (photo), 20
      presides over 2016 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, Aug pp 13 (photo)
      receives A&M Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
      reelected as speaker of the AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 14
    Balance Billing
    Baron, Richard J.
      MOC revolution, Sep p 32
    Barta, Adam
      clearing up the myths [on Down syndrome], Sep p 38
    Bass, Robert L.
      appointed to Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Professorship (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
    Bayardo, Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M.
      donors give $3M to create first TMA Foundation minority scholarship trust fund (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      PBF: a legacy of compassion and support (Rounds), Dec p 21
      TMAF recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr pp 15–15
    Beathard, Gerald A.
      receives Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Becker, Shawn
      compounding a problem?, May pp 64–65, 68
    Belcher, Nora
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul pp 54, 56, 59
    Bell, Jared
      young Texans win AMA posts (Rounds), Jan p 22
    Benavides, Luis M.
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns...., Dec pp 31 (photo), 37–38
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Berger, Michelle
      narrowing networks rejected (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Berkenkamp, Marie
      receives Baylor College of Medicine Humanitarian Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Bernal, Gloria
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo), 17
    Bernal, Hector
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo), 17
    Bhardwaj, Manoj
      considering concierge, Jun pp 43, 44, 48
    Bhardwaj, Rishi
      considering concierge, Jun p 43
    Bierig, Jack
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr pp 51 (photo), 52, 54, 57
    Big Brown
    Bilimoria, Karl
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun p 54
    Billings, Adrian
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events...., Oct pp 34–35
    Birth Injuries
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
    Bishop, Justin,
      presents TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award to Patrick Crowley, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Blazer, Cherelle
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–38
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 48, 49
      McCoy, Dan K., becomes president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
      physician at the helm: TMA Board of Trustees member named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Jul pp 39–46
    Bocchino, Carmella
      quality made easier, Apr p 61
    Bonavolonta, Joseph
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 56
    Botanicals
    Botsford, Lindsay K.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Bourgeois, Keith A.
      embittered backlog, Nov pp 48, 51
      no more surprises, May pp 26 (photo), 28–30
    Bowen, Stuart W., Jr.
      Dr. Lewis' bittersweet victory (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15
      testifies about HHSC Inspector General Integrity Initiative, Jun p 16 (photo)
    Bowman, Nancy
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep p 45
    Boyd, John W.
      Back Talk: John W. Boyd writes book: Parkland Hospital (Images of America), Aug p 64
    Bragg, David
      rude awakening, Aug pp 59, 62, 63
    Brain Injuries
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
      TBI by the numbers, Oct p 35
    Brannon, Leah
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr pp 52, 55
    Bready, Lois L.
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun p 55
    Brindley, Paul
      receives Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Brinson, Cynthia
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov pp 39–40 (photo), 41–42, 44
    Brown, Nancy
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Brudnak, Dan (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
    Buchanan, George R. (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Buckwold, Frederick (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Bufkin, Alice
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 28–29
    Burgess, Michael C.
      MACRA: fix or folly, Sep pp 45–46
    Burnout, Professional
      resident burnout: the greatest challenge facing GME (Commentary), Feb pp 23–24
    Burt, Trevor
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 49

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    CA-125 Antigen
      bill requires coverage for possible cancer indicator, Jul p 35
    Cable, Christian T.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Call Coverage
    Callas, Ray
      embittered backlog, Nov pp 49, 50, 52–53
      House of Delegates votes to preserve billing rights....(Rounds), Jul p 13
      MOC revolution, Sep pp 30, 31
      no more surprises, May pp 29, 30–31
      TMA presents balance billing plan to House committee (Rounds), Aug p 16
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun p 40
    Campbell, Donna (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
      combating HCC: free CME, Mar p 54
      hepatitis C screening, treatment: a public health priority (Commentary), Nov p 13
      liver cancer death rates, Mar p 55
      strengthening the fight against HCC: liver cancer rising, but early screening is crucial and potentially lifesaving, Mar pp 53–58
    Cardenas, Carlos J.
      delegates vote Dr. Cardenas president-elect (Rounds), Jul pp 18–19 (photo)
      discusses project to reduce allegations of Medicaid fraud, Jun p 16 (photo)
      medicine fights federal mandates on physicians (Rounds), Feb p 37
      The Renaissance Rockers (Back Talk), Feb p 72 (photo)
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
      hundreds of students learn CPR, May p 23 (photo)
    Carlo, John
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec p 15 (photo)
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep p 42
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov pp 41, 43
    Carlson, Drew
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec p 46
    Carter, Kimberly
      the right standard? [negligence suit over childbirth], Oct pp 47, 49–50, 51
      standing against addiction, Sep p 53
    Casalino, Larry
      study documents immense costs of complying with quality regs (Rounds), May p 23
    Casey, Patrick
      the rise of ransomware, Aug pp 54, 58
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Certification
      getting testy over tests (Rounds), Aug pp 13–14
      House of Delegates votes to preserve billing rights, fight MOC coercion (Rounds), Jul p 13
      [maintenance of certification problems] (Letter), Dec p 6
      MOC costs for internists, Sep p 29
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 27–32
    Chapman, David Samuel
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Chapman, Pamela
      safety first, Aug pp 50–51
    Chervin, Ronald
      rude awakening, Aug pp 59–60, 62
    Child Abuse, Sexual
      a chance to help: TMA looks at raising physicians' awareness of human trafficking, Jan pp 53–57
    Child Health Services
      Medicaid restores payment levels for child vision services (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
    Children
      guns and politics: why I cannot stay silent (Commentary), Oct p 11
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
    Chiropractic
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 47–52
    Chronic Pain
      See also Pain Management
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Chumley, Delbert Lee
      receives Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Cigarroa, Francisco (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Clark, Dustin
      embittered backlog, Nov p 47
    Clinical Competence
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      the future of undergraduate medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
      the next accreditation system: will residents be better prepared for medical practice?, Feb pp 54–57
      the revolution in medical education, Feb pp 58–61
      welcome to the revolution in medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
    Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIAs)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 45–46
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
    Clinton, Chelsea
      a problem that won't register, May pp 52–53, 55
      real-time revolution?, Mar pp 38–39
    Clothing
      focus on: white coat debate, Apr pp 8–9
    Clyburn, Matthew
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov p 49
    CME
    CMS
    Coal
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    Coding
    Cohan, Daniel
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 38, 41
    Collection of Accounts
    Combs, Shanna
      a disturbing trend [maternal mortality rate], Dec pp 49, 52, 55
    Communication
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      the evolving patient-physician relationship (Commentary), Apr p 11
      new TMA resource: electronic patient engagement tools (Rounds), Apr p 17
      TMA infographic promotes whooping cough vaccination (Rounds), Aug p 21
    Competence
    Competition
    Complementary Therapies
      2012 National Health Interview Survey, Oct p 29
      CAM-related organizations, Oct p 27
      complementary treatment: complementary and alternative medicine therapies' role...a subject of intense debate, Oct pp 24–31
      history of botanicals exhibit, Oct p 30
    Compounding
    Computer Security
      compromised data [common causes of], Aug p 55
      do you comply with the new policy on texting? (Rounds), Sep pp 22–23
      focus on: cyber security, Aug pp 8–9
      focus on member services: future-proofing your practice (Rounds), Nov pp 24–25
      get started on your HIPAA security risk assessment (Rounds), Oct p 17
      health care industry data breaches, Jun p 13
      protect your practice from cyber attacks (Rounds), Jun pp 13–15
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug pp 53–58
      take steps to protect your practice from ransomware (Rounds), Sep pp 21–22
      TMA offers cyber security and ransomware tools (Rounds), Nov pp 23–24
    Computers, Handheld
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
    Concierge Medicine
      considering concierge: physicians look at concierge, other alternative practice setups, Jun pp 43–48
      patient care without hassles, Jun p 45
    Confidentiality
    Congenital Abnormalities
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 25–31
    Consultation
    Continuing Medical Education
    Contraceptive Devices, Female
      improve LARC access with new toolkit (Rounds), Sep p 23
      learn about LARC access at TexMed, Apr p 28
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr p 29
      Texas Medicaid improves access to LARCs (Rounds), May p 24
    Contracts
      focus on: contract negotiations [with health plans], Jan p 11
      getting patient data from your EHR: what does your contract say? (Rounds), Nov pp 22–23
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      negotiation skills pay off, Apr p 32
    Controlled Substances
      EPCS permitted in Texas (Rounds), Feb pp 32–33
    Conway, Deborah
      Match Day: a rite of passage...., May p 43
    Conway, Patrick H.
      quality made easier, Apr pp 60, 63
    Cooney, Amy
      embittered backlog, Nov pp 47, 49
    Cooper, Brent
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun pp 26, 28
      the right standard? [negligence suit over childbirth], Oct pp 48, 50–51
    Cooper, M. Brett
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov pp 42, 44
    Cooper, Ronald
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan pp 30, 31
    Core Quality Measures Collaborative
      governing principles for core measures, Apr p 62
      physician and health plan participants, Apr p 61
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59, 61
    Corker, John
      young Texans win AMA posts (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Cornyn, John
      kicks off TexMed 2016 Opening General Session, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Cortese, Jack L.
      appointed to TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
    Costs and Cost Analysis
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      costs associated with residency training, Feb pp 44–49
      MOC costs for internists, Sep p 29
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 27–32
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 52–53
    Costs, Health Care
    County Medical Societies
    Cowan, Robert
      new president of Travis County Medical Society (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
      presents Anson Jones Award to Terri Gruca (Rounds), Oct p 15 (photo)
    CPIAs (Clinical Practice Improvement Activities)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 45–46
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
    Credentialing
      coming soon: credentialing help from TMA, Nov p 50
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 47–53
      you can get paid during credentialing process, Nov p 49
    Crime
    Crow, Christopher
      putting the meaning in meaningful use, Apr pp 37–38, 39–40
    Crowley, Patrick
      receives TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
    Culicidae
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 25–31
    Curran, Douglas
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan pp 40, 42
    Curriculum
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
      life after residency curriculum, Apr p 35
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
      the revolution in medical education, Feb pp 58–61
    Cyber Attacks

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    Data Breach
    Data Interpretation, Statistical
      putting the meaning in meaningful use: data analytics offer tantalizing opportunities for practice improvement, Apr pp 37–41
    Davidson, Gigi
      compounding a problem?, May p 64
    Davies, Kendric
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Davis, Brad
      keep an eye on the books, Sep p 57
    Davis, Carla M.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Davis, Genevieve
      embittered backlog, Nov p 48
      no more surprises, May p 32
    Davis, Helen Kent
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 28, 31
      TMA asks HHSC to request more Medicaid, public health funds (Rounds), Aug p 17
    de Moor, Carrie
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep p 41
    Deal, Nycia
      rude awakening, Aug p 62
    Death
    Deegan, Michael J.
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Delavega, Helen
      walking the walk, Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Delavega, Luigi
      walking the walk, Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Delegation, Professional
      FAQ: ratio of non-physician practitioners to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority, Jun p 64
    Delivery of Health Care
      how did we get here? (Commentary), Oct p 13
    DeMis, John
      a new path to primary care, Mar p 33
    Dent, Bob
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 31, 32
    Dentists
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug pp 59–63
    Depression
      day of solidarity raises awareness of med student, physician suicides (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
      don't despair: make your voice heard (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
      our heart of the darkness (Commentary), Jul p 11
    DeSalvo, Karen
      meaningful use program still in effect, Apr p 39
    Deshpande, Salil V. (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
    Diabetes Mellitus
      current concepts on diabetic nephropathy and 2014 data on diabetic renal failure in Texas, Jul p 61
      focus on: diabetes, Mar pp 10–11
    Diabetic Nephropathies
      current concepts on diabetic nephropathy and 2014 data on diabetic renal failure in Texas, Jul p 61
    Diaz-Lara, Debra
      embittered backlog, Nov p 51
    Digital Security
    Dimino, Rakhi
      a disturbing trend [maternal mortality rate]Combs, Shanna, Dec pp 52–53
    Disasters
      FAQ: does my practice need to have a policy for inclement weather and disaster or emergency conditions?, Sep p 60
      tip: when disaster strikes, ask for a claims filing extension, Apr p 64
    Disciplinary Action
    Distinguished Service Award
      Annis, Joseph P. receives Distinguished Service Award, Jul pp 17–18 (photo)
    DocBookMD
      do you comply with the new policy on texting? (Rounds), Sep pp 22–23
      tip: texting policies and procedures, Oct p 60
    Dodge, Courtney
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 48
    Dodson, Gay
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 34
    Doggett, Lloyd
      no more surprises, May p 29
    Doggett, Wally
      a needling controversy, Mar pp 50, 51
    Donahue, Angela
      to serve on TMAF Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
    Dotzour, Mark G.
      general session stars best-selling author, economist (Rounds), Apr p 20
      speaks on economics at TexMed 2016, Apr p 45 (photo)
    Down Syndrome
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
      DSHS's Grand Rounds [to include "Down Syndrome in the 21st Century"], Sep p 38
      facts about Down syndrome, Sep p 37
      resources, Sep p 36
    Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep p 38
    DPS
    Driver, Larry C.
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events...., Oct pp 35–36 (photo)
    Drug Abuse
    Drug and Narcotic Control
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
    Drug Compounding
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–69
      state pharmacy board proposes changes to compounding rules (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
      studies say in-office mixing is safe, May p 65
    Drug Prescriptions
      EPCS permitted in Texas (Rounds), Feb pp 32–33
      fact: amount Medicaid paid for prescriptions, Jul p 7
      fact: number of reports of employee pilferage, Jan p 9
      FAQ: ratio of non-physician practitioners to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority, Jun p 64
      Medicaid Vendor Drug Program
      no more drug ads [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan p 19
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      patients with a substance use disorder need treatment—not stigma (Commentary), May pp 13–14
      pharmacy board takes over Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (Rounds), Nov p 22
      prescription diversion a problem in Texas, Jan p 33
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
      [reducing prescription drug abuse] (Letter), Dec p 6
      U.S. opioid abuse: teaching is fundamental (Commentary), Sep pp 11–12
    Drugs, Investigational
      expanded access use, Jul p 37
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
    DSHS
    Dudensing, Jamie
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul p 29
    Duick, Gregory
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 56
    Dunman, Tyler
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 31
    Dunnington, Joel
      complementary treatment, Oct pp 29–31
    Dystocia
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51

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    E-Prescribing
    Economics, Medical
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 47–53
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      MACRA
      Mark G. Dotzour speaks on economics, Apr p 45 (photo)
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    Education, Medical
    Education, Medical, Continuing
      combating HCC: free CME, Mar p 54
      DSHS's Grand Rounds [to include "Down Syndrome in the 21st Century"], Sep p 38
      [maintenance of certification problems] (Letter), Dec p 6
    Education, Medical, Graduate
      See also Internship and Residency
      2016-17 GME expansion grant awards by specialty, Aug p 43
      ensuring adequate GME capacity is important to Texas' future (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      experience-based lessons from rural Texas graduate medical education, Feb pp 50–53
      fact: Texas GME expansion grant awards, Aug p 8
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
      furthering medical education in Texas, Feb p 43
      GME milestone: Texas creates a permanent fund to sustain gaduate medical education, Aug pp 41–45
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      retaining medical graduates in Texas, Feb pp 68–70
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–50
      the state has a role in funding GME (Commentary), Feb p 11
      a widening gap [keeping physicians from leaving Texas], Jan p 50
    Education, Medical, Undergraduate
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      furthering medical education in Texas, Feb p 43
      the future of undergraduate medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
      Match Day: a rite of passage for Texas' future physicians, May pp 38–48
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
      the revolution in medical education, Feb pp 58–61
      [the innovative pathway] (Letter), May p 6
      welcome to the revolution in medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
    Educational Measurement
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      the future of undergraduate medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
    EHRs
    Elections
    Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 44–45
      enroll early for Medicaid EHR incentive program (Rounds), Jan pp 25–26
      fix EHR usability (Commentary), Aug p 11
      getting patient data from your EHR: what does your contract say? (Rounds), Nov pp 22–23
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–61
      meaningful use
      no more "meaningless use" [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan p 20
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue, backs creation of federal health IT Safety Center, Aug pp 47–52
    Electronic Prescribing
      EPCS permitted in Texas (Rounds), Feb pp 32–33
    Embezzlement
    Emergencies
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
    Emergency Medical Services
      a cry for help (Commentary), Jan pp 17–18
      doctors, don't throw one another under the bus (Commentary), Dec pp 11–12
      emergency care liability, Oct p 49
    Emigration and Immigration
      refugee care: left behind, Dec pp 22–29
    Employees
    Employment
      life after residency curriculum, Apr p 35
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      what residents want, Apr p 33
    End-of-Life Care
    English Proficiency
    Enoch, Craig
      a needling controversy, Mar pp 48, 49
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    Epidural Analgesia
    Eppes, Catherine
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 16–17 (photo)
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov p 42
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 24 (photo), 26, 28, 31
    Erwin, Geoff
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov p 42
    Escobar, Juan
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun pp 22 (photo), 24, 26, 28
    Estes, William
      elected section alternate delegate to AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Ethnic Groups
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec p 50
      donors give $3M to create first TMA Foundation minority scholarship trust fund (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
      TMA Foundation presents annual scholarships to minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
      TMAF recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr pp 15–15
    Evans, Randolph
      a problem that won't register, May p 50
    Experimental Drugs

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    Faculty, Medical
      my "town to gown" transition (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
      recipients of TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21
    Fall Conference
    Family Planning Services
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 22–29
      a positive response [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Family Practice
      experience-based lessons from rural Texas graduate medical education, Feb pp 50–53
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
    Fasci, Siv
      clearing up the myths [on Down syndrome], Sep pp 36–37
    Fayle, Robert
      rude awakening, Aug pp 59, 62–63
    FBI
    FDA
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Federal Trade Commission
    Fellowships and Scholarships
      donors give $3M to create first TMA Foundation minority scholarship trust fund (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      focus on: medical education debt, Feb p 9
      TMA Foundation presents annual scholarships to minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
      TMAF recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr pp 15–15
    Financial Audit
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
    Financing, Government
      2016-17 GME expansion grant awards by specialty, Aug p 43
      costs associated with residency training, Feb pp 44–49
      ensuring adequate GME capacity is important to Texas' future (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      fact: Texas GME expansion grant awards, Aug p 8
      funding women's health, Apr p 27
      furthering medical education in Texas, Feb p 43
      GME milestone: Texas creates a permanent fund to sustain graduate medical education, Aug pp 41–45
      medical education wins big, Mar p 29
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 22–29
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–50
      the state has a role in funding GME (Commentary), Feb p 11
    Financing, Organized
      ring in the new year with better health for your community (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
      TMA Foundation grants record amount to TMA programs (Rounds), May p 20
    Finch, Dan
      medicine fights federal mandates on physicians (Rounds), Feb p 37
    Firearms
      FAQ: can I prohibit patients from carrying handguns into my office?, Mar p 64
      guns and politics: why I cannot stay silent (Commentary), Oct p 11
    Fite, Diana
      presents Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
      TMAF recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Fleeger, David C. (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Fleming, Declan
      strengthening the fight against HCC, Mar p 54
    Fleming, William
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec pp 45–46
    Fleming, William H., III
      receives Houston Medical Forum Lifetime Achievement Award (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
    Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST)
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 52–56
    Flores, John
      serves key role in AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 20
      wins spot on AMA Organized Medical Staff Section Governing Council (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Floyd, Gary W.
      focusing VA on physicians (Rounds), Aug p 14
      serves key role in AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Flynn, Stuart D.
      team player: new Fort Worth MD school names its founding dean, Aug pp 33–39 (photo)
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Fraud
      Bowen, Stuart W., Jr.
        testifies about HHSC Inspector General Integrity Initiative, Jun p 16 (photo)
      Cardenas, Carlos J., discusses successful pilot project to reduce allegations of Medicaid fraud, Jun p 16 (photo)
      detecting fraud, Sep p 58
      fact: percent of occupational fraud cases detected, Sep p 7
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
    French, Lesley
      a disturbing trend [maternal mortality rate], Dec p 54
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr p 25
    Frezza, Eldo
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits...., Jun p 24
    FTC
    Fuller, C. B.
      receives Texas historical marker (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Fuller, Deborah A.
      presents Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
      presents John P. McGovern Champion of Health award to iConquer program (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Fuller, Gregory M.
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40, 44, 46
      bracing for MACRA, Jul p 48, 50
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit...., Oct pp 53–54 (photo), 55
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep p 43
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Funding, Government Financed

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    Gans, David
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec p 15 (photo)
    Garcia, A. Tomas, III
      analyzes physician anger and depression at Winter Conference, Apr p 13 (photo)
      compounding a problem?, May pp 67–68
      no more surprises, May pp 29, 34
      PQRS mess, Mar p 60
      protect your practice from cyber attacks (Rounds), Jun p 13
      TMA, California, Florida form joint venture (Rounds), Nov p 24
      TMA calls out insurance companies over balance billing (Rounds), Jan p 23
      TMA says future Medicare requirements are wasteful, costly (Rounds), Feb p 33
    Garza, Oscar
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Gatekeeping
    Gender Transition Procedures
    Genital Neoplasms
      CME focuses on "maddening" effect of low HPV vaccination rate (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      "epic fail" [physician communication about HPV vaccine] (Commentary), Mar p 13
    Gephart, Laura Faye
      reelected to resident position on AMA Council on Medical Service (Rounds), Aug p 14
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun pp 51–52 (photo), 56
      young Texans win AMA posts (Rounds), Jan p 22
    Geraci, Joseph
      considering concierge, Jun p 46
    Gerber, Bernard M.
      nomination to serve as secretary on TMAIT Board of Trustees approved (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
      reelected to TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
    Gerdelman, Brenna
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Gettinger, Andrew
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue...., Aug pp 50–52
    Ghahremani, Kay
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan pp 38 (photo), 40, 41
    Giesecke, Noel Martin "Marty"
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Gilmer, William S.
      complementary treatment, Oct pp 27–28
      a problem that won't register, May pp 49–55 (photo)
    Glombicki, Alan P. (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Gonzales, Larry
      TEXPAC Chair Brad Holland talks with Eddie Rodriguez and Larry Gonzales, Apr p 16 (photo)
    Gonzales, Mary Ann
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue...., Aug pp 48–49
    Gonzalez, Victor H.
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 39
    Good, Robbie
      elected chair of AMA Medical Student Section Region 3 (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Goodman, Louis J.
      bracing for MACRA, Jul p 48
      medicine fights federal mandates on physicians (Rounds), Feb p 37
      study documents immense costs of complying with quality regs (Rounds), May p 23
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
      TMA, California, Florida form joint venture [PSO Services, LLC] (Rounds), Nov p 24
      tort law doesn't apply to rape allegation (Rounds), Feb p 35
    Goodwin, Angela
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan pp 55–56
    Gothard, Sander
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Government Regulation
      compliance can be a dirty word (Commentary), Jan pp 13–14
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–63
      medicine fights federal mandates on physicians (Rounds), Feb p 37
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
    Graduate Medical Education
    Grants
    Green, David P.
      named Distinguished Alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Greenberg, Robert D. (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Greenfield, Gerald (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Gronniger, Tim
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep pp 41–42
    Gross, Sheldon
      retires from TMA Delegation to AMA (Rounds), Jan p 20
      vice-president of Bexar County Medical Society (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Group Practice
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep pp 41–47
    Grubb, Scott
      real-time revolution?, Mar pp 36, 37–38
    Gruber, David
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan pp 55, 57
    Gruca, Terri
      receives Anson Jones Award (Rounds), Oct p 15 (photo)
    Guidelines
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Guns
    Gurman, Andrew W.
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun p 32

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    Haber, Leslie
      complementary treatment, Oct pp 26, 29–30, 31
    Hackers, Computer
    Haley, John
      a problem that won't register, May pp 54, 55
    Haley, Robert Ware
      receives Award for Excellence in Community Service (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun p 38
    Hall, C. Shane
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Hallenbeck, Michael and Angela
      Match Day: a rite of passage for Texas' future physicians, May p 47
    Hampton, Moss
      clearing up the myths [on Down syndrome], Sep pp 35–36 (photo), 38, 40
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 26, 29
    Hancock, Kelly
      no more surprises, May p 35
    Handoffs
    Hard Hats for Little Heads
    Harkey, Joanna
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun p 28
    Harris, Patrice A.
      AMA group aims to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing, Jan p 35
    Harrison, Lynae
      real-time revolution?, Mar pp 35–36, 37
    Hathaway, Katharina
      refugee care: left behind, Dec pp 26, 28–29
    Haynes, Allan, Jr.
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun pp 24, 28
    Hays, Steven
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec p 44
    Head Injuries
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
      TBI by the numbers, Oct p 35
    Head Protective Devices
      fact: number of free bicycle helmets given away, Oct p 6
      fundraising challenge brings $34,000 for TMA's Hard Hats program (Rounds), Aug p 18
      get involved [in Hard Hats for Little Heads], Oct p 34
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
    Health Care Accessibility
    Health Care Costs
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      how did we get here? (Commentary), Oct p 13
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 52–53
    Health Care Delivery
    Health Care Fraud
    Health Care Reform
      transparency: disruptive innovation, Apr pp 43–49
    Health Education
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
    Health Information Technology (HIT)
    Health Information Technology, Office of
    Health Insurance
    Health Insurance Exchanges
      2016 Texas ACA marketplace health plans, May p 35
      enrollment in health insurance through the marketplace after implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Texas (Abstract), Oct p 59
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 27–36
    Health Insurance Networks
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 47–53
      fact: percent of physicians who contracted with health plan, May p 9
      narrowing networks rejected [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan pp 20–21
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 27–36
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    Health IT Safety Collaboratory
      the safety center's role, Aug pp 49, 50
    Health Personnel
      See also Employment
      See also Physicians
      fact:
        number of reports of employee pilferage, Jan p 9
        percent of occupational fraud cases detected, Sep p 7
      FAQ: conducting background checks on prospective employees, Jan p 64
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
      TMA staff recruitment help, Sep p 57
    Health Services Accessibility
      how did we get here? (Commentary), Oct p 13
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    Hebert, Michelle
      receives George T. Caldwell Distinguished Service Award (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Held, Ted
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan pp 54–55
    Hellerstedt, John
      don't curb your enthusiasm: health commissioner says fervor of medical community important in tackling public health issues, May pp 57–62 (photo)
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 16–17
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 26–28, 31
    Henderson, Hattie
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–32, 34, 36
    Henkes, David
      AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles (Rounds), Jan p 19
    Hepatitis C
      hepatitis C screening, treatment: a public health priority (Commentary), Nov p 13
    Hepatocellular carcinoma
    Herbal Medicine
      history of botanicals exhibit, Oct p 30
    HHS
    HHSC
    Hinojosa, Juan “Chuy”
      TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan p 46
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
      feds launch phase 2 of HIPAA compliance audits (Rounds), Jun p 15
      five gray areas of HIPAA you can't ignore (Rounds), Oct p 18
      get started on your HIPAA security risk assessment (Rounds), Oct p 17
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–63
      HIPAA help from TMA, Aug p 57
      TMA HIPAA compliance tools, Jun p 15
    Hispanic Americans
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec p 50
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
    History of Medicine
      Back Talk: John W. Boyd writes book: Parkland Hospital (Images of America), Aug p 64
      Dr. C. B. Fuller receives Texas historical marker (Rounds), Aug p 20
      history of botanicals exhibit, Oct p 30
      TMA honors Robert G. Mickey with Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery (Rounds), Jan p 21
    HIT (Health Information Technology)
    HIV Infections
      fact: number of people living with HIV in Texas, Nov p 7
      guidance for PrEP use, Nov p 43
      HIV in Texas by the numbers, Nov p 41
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
    Ho, Jessie
      VA quagmire persists, Jun p 59
    Hobbs, Helen
      recipient of Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
    Hogue, Robert
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 30–31
    Holcomb, John R.
      CMS extends Texas' 1115 Medicaid waiver by 15 months (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 27–28, 31
      receives Jonathan Letterman Award (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
      VA quagmire persists, Jun pp 58, 60
    Holistic Health
      complementary treatment: complementary and alternative medicine therapies' role...a subject of intense debate, Oct pp 24–31
    Holland, Brad
      TEXPAC Chair Brad Holland talks with Eddie Rodriguez and Larry Gonzales, Apr p 16 (photo)
    Hollier, Lisa
      a disturbing trend [maternal mortality rate], Dec pp 50, 51, 55
    Hopkins, Franklin
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 33, 35
    Hospice Care
      walking the walk: [a physician's experience with hospice and palliative care], Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Hospitals
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–50
    House of Delegates
    Hudman, Justin
      standing against addiction, Sep pp 50, 52
    Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
      CME focuses on "maddening" effect of low HPV vaccination rate (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      "epic fail" [physician communication about HPV vaccine] (Commentary), Mar p 13
      report shows doctor's recommendation key in HPV vaccination (Rounds), Mar pp 22–23
    Human Trafficking
      a chance to help: TMA looks at raising physicians' awareness of human trafficking, Jan pp 53–57
      potential signs of trouble, Jan p 55
      trafficking in Texas, Jan p 56
    Humm (technical company)
      real-time revolution?, Mar pp 36, 38, 39
    Humpheys, James L. (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Hyde, Richard
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun p 42

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    Ibarra, Everardo F.
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    I.C. System
      helps you collect more patient payments (Rounds), Dec p 16
    ICD-10
    iConguer Project
      receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo), 17
    Immunotherapy
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–69
      state pharmacy board proposes changes to compounding rules (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
      studies say in-office mixing is safe, May p 65
    Infection Control
      focus on: white coat debate, Apr pp 8–9
    Informal Show Compliance and Settlement Conferences (ISCs)
    Information Systems
    Informed Consent
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits across the border, Jun pp 23–28
      conversation counts: improving informed consent improves patient-centered care, Mar pp 41–45
      potential consent form language, Jun p 25
    Insurance Claim Reporting
      tip: follow up on claims, Jul p 64
      tip: when disaster strikes, ask for a claims filing extension, Apr p 64
    Insurance, Health
      See also Health Insurance Exchanges
      See also Managed Competition
      See also Value-based Purchasing
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 47–53
      fact: percent of physicians who contracted with health plan, May p 9
      focus on: contract negotiations [with health plans], Jan p 11
      Medicaid and Medicare
      networks
      physician at the helm: TMA Board of Trustees member named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Jul pp 39–46
      private carriers' physicians payment rates compared with Medicare and Medicaid (Abstract), Jun p 63
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59–63
      TMA calls out insurance companies over balance billing (Rounds), Jan p 23
    Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47–52
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 51–53
      fact: percent of physicians who contracted with health plan, May p 9
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      House of Delegates votes to preserve billing rights, fight MOC coercion (Rounds), Jul p 13
      Medicaid restores payment levels for child vision services (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
      [no more surprises] (Letter), Jul p 6
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 27–36
      private carriers' physicians payment rates compared with Medicare and Medicaid (Abstract), Jun p 63
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59–63
      states that have or are pursuing balance billing restrictions, May p 31
      tip: follow up on claims, Jul p 64
      TMA, California, Florida form joint venture [PSO Services, LLC] (Rounds), Nov p 24
      TMA calls out insurance companies over balance billing (Rounds), Jan p 23
      TMA helps you get paid, Nov pp 52
      TMA member services help you get paid (Rounds), Jun p 20
      TMA presents balance billing plan to House committee (Rounds), Aug pp 16–17
      TMA resources, May p 30
      TMA says future Medicare requirements are wasteful, costly (Rounds), Feb pp 33–34
      uneven playing field, May p 32
      warning: no balance billing for dual-eligibles (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Insurance, Liability
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 33–34
      New Mexico law protects patients' access to care in Texas (Rounds), May pp 20–21
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug p 53
      TMA supports JUA's ability to write new business (Rounds), Dec pp 18–19
    Insurance Marketplace
    Integrative Medicine
      complementary treatment: complementary and alternative medicine therapies' role...a subject of intense debate, Oct pp 24–31
    Internal Medicine
      MOC costs for internists, Sep p 29
    International Classification of Disease
      having ICD-10 problems? TMA wants to know, Jan p 23
    Internet
      the evolving patient-physician relationship (Commentary), Apr p 11
    Internship and Residency
      costs associated with residency training, Feb pp 44–49
      effects of duty hours, Jun p 53
      ensuring adequate GME capacity is important to Texas' future (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      experience-based lessons from rural Texas graduate medical education, Feb pp 50–53
      fact: geographic location as top priority, Apr p 7
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
      furthering medical education in Texas, Feb p 43
      hundreds of students learn CPR, May p 23 (photo)
      life after residency curriculum, Apr p 35
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      Match Day: a rite of passage for Texas' future physicians, May pp 38–48
      National Match Day results, May p 48
      negotiation skills pay off, Apr p 32
      the next accreditation system: will residents be better prepared for medical practice?, Feb pp 54–57
      resident burnout: the greatest challenge facing GME (Commentary), Feb pp 23–24
      retaining medical graduates in Texas, Feb pp 68–70
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–50
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 51–56
      the state has a role in funding GME (Commentary), Feb p 11
      TMA resources [for new doctors], Apr p 34
      welcome to the revolution in medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
      what residents want [in a job], Apr p 33
      a widening gap [keeping physicians from leaving Texas], Jan p 50
    Interpreting
    Interprofessional Relations
      doctors, don't throw one another under the bus (Commentary), Dec pp 11–12
    Interviews
      don't curb your enthusiasm: health commissioner says fervor of medical community important in tackling public health issues, May pp 57–62
      Makary, Marty A., Apr pp 43–49 (photo)
      physician at the helm: TMA Board of Trustees member named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Jul pp 39–46
      Read, Don R., epitome of a leader (Rounds), May pp 18–19
      team player: new Fort Worth MD school names its founding dean [Stuart D. Flynn], Aug pp 33–39 (photo)
    Intrauterine Devices
      learn about LARC access at TexMed, Apr p 28
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr p 29
      Texas Medicaid improves access to LARCs (Rounds), May p 24
    Investigational Drugs
    It's Your Life Foundation, Corpus Christi
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo), 17

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    Jacobson, Leah (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Jeevarajan, Jerome
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec pp 42, 43, 46
    Jennings, John C.
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 24, 27, 29
    Johnston, Clay
      Dell Medical School welcomes first batch of medical students, Sep p 18 (photo)
    Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
      do you comply with the new policy on texting? (Rounds), Sep pp 22–23
    Jones, William
      considering concierge, Jun pp 44–46, 47–48
    Juan, Vicente
      VA quagmire persists, Jun p 57
    Jumper, Cynthia
      wins position on AMA Council on Medical Education, Aug pp 14–15 (photo)
    Jurisprudence
      See also Tort Reform
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits across the border, Jun pp 23–28
      compounding a problem? allergists say proposed standards would severely curb access to allergen immunotherapy, May pp 63–69
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      cross-border care, Jun p 27
      download release forms for New Mexico patients to sign (Rounds), Sep p 20
      FAQ: can I prohibit patients from carrying handguns into my office?, Mar p 64
      the future calls: Texas Medical Board addresses evolving face of call coverage, Jul pp 53–59
      lawsuit says HHS forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
      marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Sep pp 20–21
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 47–52
      New Mexico court urged to heed Texas tort reforms (Rounds), Jan pp 22–23
      New Mexico law protects patients' access to care in Texas (Rounds), May pp 20–21
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug pp 59–63
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit claims TMB rules are not immune from antitrust challenge, Apr pp 51–57
      Teladoc's antitrust suit against TMB moves forward (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
      TMA, AMA: TMB has authority to set telemedicine rules (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
      TMA: marriage, family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Apr pp 17–18
      tort law doesn't apply to rape allegation (Rounds), Feb pp 35–37
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 28–35
      white teeth and the FTC, Apr p 53

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    Kacal, Kyle
      one last shot: right-to-try law, Jul pp 34, 36
    Kahn, Jeffrey B.
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24
    Kareo (technology provider)
      patient care without hassles, Jun pp 44, 45
    Kenton, Alex
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 40
    Kepler, Tara, Dec p 18 (photo)
    Kidney Failure, Chronic
      current concepts on diabetic nephropathy, Jul p 61
    Kim, Thomas
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul pp 53–54, 55 (photo)
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr pp 55–57
    King, Austin I.
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep p 42
      VA quagmire persists, Jun p 59
    King, Ken
      MOC revolution, Sep p 31
      one last shot: right-to-try law...., Jul p 34
    Kinzly, Mark
      standing against addiction, Sep pp 49, 53
    Kirk, Lynne M.
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec pp 44–45, 46
      GME milestone: Texas creates a permanent fund to sustain graduate medical education, Aug pp 41, 44
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21
    Knowledge
      [knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward] (Letter), Jan p 6
    Koch, Kristopher
      Match Day, May p 45
    Kowalchuk, Alicia
      standing against addiction, Sep pp 50, 51, 54
    Kreml, Stephanie
      putting the meaning in meaningful use, Apr pp 37–38, 40–41
    Kubala, Mark
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events...., Oct pp 33–34 (photo), 37
    Kumar, Kaparaboyna Ashok
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Kutnick, Joel
      our heart of the darkness (Commentary), Jul p 11

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    Labor Pain
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
    Lachman, Barry S.
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 28–29
    LaGrelius, Thomas
      considering concierge, Jun p 46
    Lakey, David
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec p 16
    Lane, Mark S. (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Language Translation
    LARCs
    Leadership
      take leadership to the next level [Accountable Care Leadership Program], Oct p 57
      TexMed and the creation of the accidental leader (Rounds), Mar pp 18–20
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan pp 24–25
    Leech, Ana
      walking the walk: [a physician's experience with hospice and palliative care], Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Legal Issues
    Legislation, Medical
      See also Legislature, Texas
      bill requires coverage for possible cancer indicator, Jul p 35
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
      HIPAA
      MACRA
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep pp 41–47
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 27–32
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 27–36
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
      tort reform
    Legislature, Texas
      bill requires coverage for possible cancer indicator, Jul p 35
      costs associated with residency training, Feb pp 44–49
      ensuring adequate GME capacity is important to Texas' future (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      guns and politics: why I cannot stay silent (Commentary), Oct p 11
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan pp 37–42
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May p 29
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 22–29
      retaining medical graduates in Texas, Feb pp 68–70
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–50
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
      the state has a role in funding GME (Commentary), Feb p 11
      TMA presents balance billing plan to House committee (Rounds), Aug pp 16–17
    Leitch, A. Marilyn
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Levenback, Charles
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38 (photo)
    Lewis, Charles Turner
      Dr. Lewis' bittersweet victory (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 28, 31
    Liability Insurance
    Liability, Legal
      emergency care liability, Oct p 49
      New Mexico court urged to heed Texas tort reforms (Rounds), Jan pp 22–23
      New Mexico law protects patients' access to care in Texas (Rounds), May pp 20–21
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
    Licensure
      marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Sep pp 20–21
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 47–52
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug pp 59–63
      TMA: marriage, family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Apr pp 17–18
    Licensure, Medical
      Texas sets another post-tort reform record for new physicians (Rounds), Jan p 22
    Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      most common languages of Texas' LEP population, Dec p 33
      sample language help from TMA, Dec p 35
    Liver Neoplasms
      combating HCC: free CME, Mar p 54
      hepatitis C screening, treatment: a public health priority (Commentary), Nov p 13
      liver cancer death rates, Mar p 55
      strengthening the fight against HCC: liver cancer rising, but early screening is crucial and potentially lifesaving, Mar pp 53–58
    Loans, Student
    Lobbying
      compliance can be a dirty word (Commentary), Jan pp 13–14
    Loose, Patty
      gives oath of office to incoming TMA Alliance president, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Lopez, Esteban
      embittered backlog, Nov p 48
    Lopez, Melinda
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan pp 53 (photo), 54–56
    Luminant (Power Plant)
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 38–41
    Luna, Vilma
      clearing up the myths [of Down syndrome], Sep pp 39–40

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    MacClements, Jonathan
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 46
    Machen, Graham Luke (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 39–46
      50 ways to fix MACRA, Sep p 43
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47–52
      explore your options with TMA PracticeEdge, Oct p 44
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 15–16
      focus on: MACRA, Jul p 9
      MACRA economics draws AMA House scrutiny (Rounds), Aug p 13
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep pp 41–47
      MACRA resources, Oct p 40
      MACRA's MIPS hits small practices hard, Jul p 49
      register for MACRA webinars now, Oct p 45
      Texas physicians offer 50 ways to fix MACRA (Rounds), Sep pp 18–19
      "the game you cannot win," Sep p 44
      TMA prep tips for MACRA, Sep p 46
      TMA's MACRA Resource Center keeps you up to date (Rounds), Aug pp 21–22
    Madera, James L.
      PQRS mess, Mar p 60
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug p 28
    Maguire, Frank
      VA quagmire persists, Jun p 61
    Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
    Makary, Marty A.
      general session stars best-selling author, economist (Rounds), Apr p 20
      Opening General Session speaker at TexMed 2016, Jul p 18 (photo)
      transparency: disruptive innovation, Apr pp 43–49 (photo)
    Malingering
      a cry for help (Commentary), Jan pp 17–18
    Malone, C. Bruce
      presents Distinguished Service Award to Joseph P. Annis, Jul pp 17–18
    Malpractice
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
    Malpractice Reform
    Managed Competition
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan pp 24–25
    Management Audit
      feds launch phase 2 of HIPAA compliance audits (Rounds), Jun p 15
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–63
    Marcus, Howard
      Texas sets another post-tort reform record for new physicians (Rounds), Jan p 22
      tort law doesn't apply to rape allegation (Rounds), Feb p 35–36
    Margo, Javier "Jake" D., Jr.
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit...., Oct pp 54–57
    Marketplace, Insurance
    Marks, Lianne
      named Early Career Physician Leader of the Year (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Marple, Bradley F.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Marriage and Family Therapists
    Martin Lake
    Mason, David Park (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Mass Screening
      hepatitis C screening, treatment: a public health priority (Commentary), Nov p 13
    Match Day
    Maternal Mortality
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec pp 49–55
      maternal mortality by the numbers, Dec p 51
      top maternal mortality causes in Texas, Dec p 54
    Mattax, David
      TMA supports JUA's ability to write new business (Rounds), Dec p 18
    Mattox, Kenneth L.
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun p 54
    Mayer, Valerie
      cost in translation, Dec pp 34, 38
    McAneny, Barbara L.
      no more "meaningless use" (Rounds), Jan p 20
    McCallum, Richard W.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    McClellan, Mark
      joins faculty of U.T. Dell Medical School in Austin (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
    McClung, Jennifer
      putting the meaning in meaningful use, Apr pp 38, 41
    McCoy, Dan K.
      becomes president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
      physician at the helm: TMA Board of Trustees member named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Jul pp 39–46 (photo)
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr p 62
    McGraw, Deven
      going by the book [office policies and procedures manual makeover], Jan pp 59–61
    McKee, Daryl
      medical student uses bodybuilding to relieve stress (Back Talk), Nov p 64
    McKinney, Kevin
      costly and unnecessary? [USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam], Dec pp 41–42, (photo), 46
      getting testy over tests (Rounds), Aug p 14
    McLeod, Mike
      walking with a doc.... (Rounds), Sep p 17 (photo)
    McMillan, Terry
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun p 25
    Meaningful Use
      apply for meaningful use hardship exceptions by March 15, Mar p 61
      CMS clarifies meaningful use hardship exceptions (Rounds), May pp 23–24
      meaningful use help from TMA, May p 50
      meaningful use program still in effect, Apr p 39
      no more "meaningless use" [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan p 20
      a problem that won't register: physicians have trouble with meaningful use objective..., May pp 49–55
      putting the meaning in meaningful use: data analytics offer tantalizing opportunities for practice improvement, Apr pp 37–41
      special registries are rare, May p 53
      TMA wants stage 3 meaningful use delay (Rounds), Mar pp 15–15
      TMA's tips to survive a meaningful use audit (Rounds), Mar p 16
    Medicaid
      act now to avoid losing your Medicaid enrollment status (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
      Cardenas, Carlos J., discusses successful pilot project to reduce allegations of Medicaid fraud, Jun p 16 (photo)
      CMS extends Texas' 1115 Medicaid waiver by 15 months (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
      compliance can be a dirty word (Commentary), Jan pp 13–14
      Dr. Lewis' bittersweet victory (Rounds), Jul pp 14–15
      fact: amount Medicaid paid for prescriptions, Jul p 7
      managed care
        hassle factors, Jan p 41
        message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan pp 37–42
      meaningful use of EHR technology
      Medicaid restores payment levels for child vision services (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
      private carriers' physicians payment rates compared with Medicare and Medicaid (Abstract), Jun p 63
      reenrollment delayed to Sept. 25 (Rounds), Mar pp 20–22
      STAR Kids takes effect Nov. 1 (Rounds), Oct pp 19–20
      Texas Medicaid improves access to LARCs (Rounds), May p 24
      TMA asks HHSC to request more Medicaid, public health funds (Rounds), Aug pp 17–18
      Vendor Drug Program
      warning: no balance billing for dual-eligibles (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Medicaid 1115 Waiver
      CMS extends Texas' 1115 Medicaid waiver by 15 months (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
    Medicaid Vendor Drug Program
      drug debacle: TMA calls for simplification of Medicaid Vendor Drug Program, Jul pp 25–32
      by the numbers, Jul p 29
      revamping the VDP, Jul p 27
      Rx red tape, Jul p 31
    Medical Audit
      TMA's tips to survive a meaningful use audit (Rounds), Mar p 16
    Medical Education
    Medical Home
    Medical Informatics
      See also Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
      fix EHR usability (Commentary), Aug p 11
      HIT survival kit, Apr p 38; Aug p 48
      putting the meaning in meaningful use: data analytics offer tantalizing opportunities for practice improvement, Apr pp 37–41
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue, backs creation of federal health IT Safety Center, Aug pp 47–52
    Medical Records
    Medical Students
    Medically Underserved Area
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
    Medicare
      alphabet soup, Mar p 60
      compliance can be a dirty word (Commentary), Jan pp 13–14
      considering concierge: physicians look at concierge, other alternative practice setups, Jun p 46
      MACRA
      meaningful use of EHR technology
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
      medicine fights federal mandates on physicians (Rounds), Feb p 37
      PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System)
      private carriers' physicians payment rates compared with Medicare and Medicaid (Abstract), Jun p 63
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59–63
      TMA says future Medicare requirements are wasteful, costly (Rounds), Feb pp 33–34
      warning: no balance billing for dual-eligibles (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)
    Medicine
      medicine's future is in technology's hands (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
      transparency: disruptive innovation, Apr pp 43–49 (photo)
    Mehta, Jaideep
      cost in translation, Dec pp 34–35, 38
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan pp 32, 33
    Melanoma
      focus on: melanoma, Jun pp 8–9
    Mental Health Services
      mental health services in Texas jails (Abstract), Nov p 63
    Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40–41, 42–43
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47, 48–49, 50
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
      MACRA's MIPS hits small practices hard, Jul p 49
    Mickey, Robert G.
      TMA honors Robert G. Mickey with Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Microcephaly
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug p 26
    Midland, Texas
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
    Miller, David
      our heart of the darkness (Commentary), Jul p 11
    Minority Groups
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec p 50
      donors give $3M to create first TMA Foundation minority scholarship trust fund (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
      TMA Foundation presents annual scholarships to minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
      TMAF recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr pp 15–15
    MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System)
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40–41, 42–43
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47, 48–49, 50
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep p 44
      MACRA's MIPS hits small practices hard, Jul p 49
    Mitchell, Tedd
      my "town to gown" transition (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
    Mittal, Neha
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Mobley, James
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events...., Oct p 36
    MOC (Maintenance of Certification)
    Models, Economic
      focus on: alternative payment models, May pp 10–11
    Monday, Kimberly
      installed as 115th president of Harris County Medical Society (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 26 (photo), 28–30, 32
    Monsour, Howard
      strengthening the fight against HCC: liver cancer rising, but early screening is crucial and potentially lifesaving, Mar pp 53–58 (photo)
    Monticello
    Moore, Laura Victoria
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Morales, Dan
      a needling controversy, Mar pp 48, 49
    Moreno, Alejandro
      life after residency, Apr p 33
    Morrison, Geanie
      clearing up the myths [of Down syndrome], Sep p 37
    Morrow, Andrea
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun p 42
    Mosquitos
    Moy, Clifford
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 15–16 (photo)
    Murphey, Don
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov p 44
    Murray, Matthew
      the rise of ransomware, Aug pp 53, 56, 58
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue...., Aug pp 47–49 (photo), 51–52
    Muthuswamy, Bhuvana
      strengthening the fight against HCC, Mar pp 54, 55

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    NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners)
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 35, 36
    Naik, Manish
      real-time revolution?, Mar pp 35, 36–37, 39
    Naloxone
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
    Narcan
    Nasca, Thomas J.
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun p 54
    Nash, Lisa R.
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 25 (photo), 26, 30, 32
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 35, 36
    National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Oct p 27
    National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
      clearing up the myths [on Down syndrome], Sep pp 35, 36
    National Human Trafficking Resource Center (THTRC)
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan p 54
    Negligence
    Negotiating
      focus on: contract negotiations [with health plans], Jan p 11
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      negotiation skills pay off, Apr p 32
    Nelson, Jane
      GME milestone, Aug p 42
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 26–27
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 46
    Neoplasms
      bill requires coverage for possible cancer indicator, Jul p 35
      genital
      hepatocellular carcinoma
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
    Networks, Insurance
    New Mexico
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits across the border, Jun pp 23–28
      cross-border care, Jun p 27
      download release forms for New Mexico patients to sign (Rounds), Sep p 20
      New Mexico court urged to heed Texas tort reforms (Rounds), Jan pp 22–23
      New Mexico law protects patients' access to care in Texas (Rounds), May pp 20–21
    Nguyen-Trong, Jessica
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Noel, Richard L.
      appointed to TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
    Nolan, Robert J., Jr.
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 48
      shifting the limits: [flexibility in resident duty hours], Jun p 56
    Nora, Lois
      MOC revolution, Sep pp 29, 32
    North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
      white teeth and the FTC, Apr p 53
    Nurse Practitioners
      FAQ: ratio of non-physician practitioners to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority, Jun p 64

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    Obesity
      focus on: obesity, Oct pp 8–9
      walking with a doc: a prescription for good health (Rounds), Sep pp 17–18
    Office Management
      FAQ: does my practice need to have a policy for inclement weather and disaster or emergency conditions?, Sep p 60
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–63
      save 20% on TMA's P&P guide, Jan p 61
      tip: texting policies and procedures, Oct p 60
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
      the safety center's role, Aug p 49
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue...., Aug pp 48–50
    Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA)
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 29, 31
    ONC
    Ontai, Sidney
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr pp 56–57
    Opelt, Jon
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun pp 25, 26–27
    Opioid Analgesics
    Ovarian Neoplasms
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38

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    Pain, Chronic
    Pain Management
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      pharmacogenetics in physician practice (Commentary), Sep pp 15–16
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
      U.S. opioid abuse: teaching is fundamental (Commentary), Sep pp 11–12
    Pain Medications
    Palliative Care
      fact: percentage who think doctors should discuss end-of-life care, Jun p 7
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
      time to talk, Jun p 33
      walking the walk: [a physician's experience with hospice and palliative care], Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Paquette, Lauren
      receives Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Parents
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
    Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas
      Back Talk: John W. Boyd writes book: Parkland Hospital (Images of America), Aug p 64
      conversation counts: improving informed consent improves patient-centered care, Mar pp 44–45
    PARPs (polymerase inhibitors)
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 35–36, 38
    PAT
    Patient-Centered Care
      conversation counts: improving informed consent improves patient-centered care, Mar pp 41–45
    Patient Credit and Collection
      I.C. System helps you collect more patient payments (Rounds), Dec p 16
    Patient Education
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
    Patient Handoff
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 51–56
    Patient Participation
      new TMA resource: electronic patient engagement tools (Rounds), Apr p 17
      new TMA white paper paints path to patient engagement (Rounds), Jun p 15
    Patient-Physician Relations
    Patient Privacy
    Patient Safety
      effects of [resident] duty hours, Jun p 53
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 51–56
    Patient Satisfaction
      FAQ: how do I know whether my patients are satisfied?, Dec p 56
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
    Patrick, Dan
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 25
    Patt, Debra Ann
      one last shot: right-to-try law...., Jul pp 34–35, 38
    Pearse, Lee Ann
      installed as president of Dallas County Medical Society (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Peel, Garrett
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events...., Oct p 33 (photo)
    Peltz, Matthias (Newsmakers), Nov p 25
    Peska, Don N.
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 28–30, 32
    Peterson, Mary Dale
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 28, 30
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 40
    Pettigrove, John
      our heart of the darkness (Commentary), Jul p 11
    Pham, Thanh N.
      life after residency, Apr pp 32, 35–36
      negotiation skills pay off, Apr p 32
    Phan, Theresa
      reelected vice-speaker of AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Pharmacists
      pharmacogenetics in physician practice (Commentary), Sep pp 15–16
    Pharmacogenetics
      pharmacogenetics in physician practice (Commentary), Sep pp 15–16
    Physician Assistants
      FAQ: ratio of non-physician practitioners to whom a physician may delegate prescriptive authority, Jun p 64
    Physician Networks
    Physician-Patient Relations
      doctors, don't throw one another under the bus (Commentary), Dec pp 11–12
      the evolving patient-physician relationship (Commentary), Apr p 11
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
      reexamining medical restraints (Commentary), May p 15
    Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
    Physicians
      See also Practice Management, Medical
      academic physicians
      Back Talk
        Boyd, John W., Aug p 64
        Cardenas, Carlos J.: The Renaissance Rockers, Feb p 72 (photo)
        Gros, Albert: proud owner of Plymouth GTX, May p 72 (photo)
        McKee, Daryl, Nov p 64
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      day of solidarity raises awareness of med student, physician suicides (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
      disciplinary action
      doctors, don't throw one another under the bus (Commentary), Dec pp 11–12
      don't despair: make your voice heard (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
      employment
      focus on: white coat debate, Apr pp 8–9
      [knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward] (Letter), Jan p 6
      licensure
      our heart of the darkness (Commentary), Jul p 11
      Texas sets another post-tort reform record for new physicians (Rounds), Jan p 22
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
      walking the walk: [a physician's experience with hospice and palliative care], Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Physicians Benevolent Fund
    Physicians, Primary Care
      fact:
        number of primary care physicians in Texas, Mar p 9
        ranking of active primary care physicians, Feb p 7
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
      primary care physicians and specialists in Texas and the United States, Mar p 27
      Texas' primary care profile, Mar p 31
      [the innovative pathway] (Letter), May p 6
    Pickell, Stuart C.
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 32, 34–36
    Pickens, Ace
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 31–32, 35
    Pill Mills
    Pitts, Debbie
      takes oath of office from outgoing president TMA Alliance president, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Policies and Procedure Manuals
    Politics
      See also Legislature, Texas
      TEXPAC Chair Brad Holland talks with Eddie Rodriguez and Larry Gonzales, Apr p 16 (photo)
    Polymerase inhibitors (PARPs)
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 35–36, 38
    Power Plants
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System)
    Practice guidelines
      redefining the pain management encounter (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Practice Management, Medical
      See also Private Practice
      considering concierge: physicians look at concierge, other alternative practice setups, Jun pp 43–48
      electronic health records
      FAQ:
        can I prohibit patients from carrying handguns into my office?, Mar p 64
        conducting background checks on prospective employees, Jan p 64
        does my practice need to have a policy for inclement weather and disaster or emergency conditions?, Sep p 60
        how do I know whether my patients are satisfied?, Dec p 56
      focus on member services:
        future-proofing your practice (Rounds), Nov pp 24–25
        thriving practice (Rounds), Oct pp 20–21
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–63
      HIPAA compliance
      ICD-10
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      MACRA
      meaningful use of EHRs
      [no more surprises] (Letter), Jul p 6
      no more surprises: TMA research shows how narrow networks and other health plan practices [cause] out-of-network balance bills, May pp 27–36
      practice setup, Jun p 44
      a problem that won't register: physicians have trouble with meaningful use objective..., May pp 49–55
      protect your practice from cyber attacks (Rounds), Jun pp 13–15
      putting the meaning in meaningful use: data analytics offer tantalizing opportunities for practice improvement, Apr pp 37–41
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug pp 53–58
      take steps to protect your practice from ransomware (Rounds), Sep pp 21–22
      tip:
        follow up on claims, Jul p 64
        when disaster strikes, ask for a claims filing extension, Apr p 64
      TMA focuses on member services: business of medicine (Rounds), Aug p 17
      TMA resources [for new doctors], Apr p 34
      transparency: disruptive innovation, Apr pp 43–49 (photo)
    Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
    Preceptorship
      be a preceptor and help shape the next generation of medicine (Rounds), Jan p 26
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 32–33
    Pregnancy
      physicians and Zika, Aug p 30
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug p 26
    PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)
    Prescription Access in Texas (PAT)
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 33–34
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
    Prescription Drug Diversion
      [pain rules are a pain for doctors] (Letter), Mar p 6
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan p 32
      prescription diversion a problem in Texas, Jan p 33
    Prescriptions
    Press Ganey Associates
      real-time revolution?, Mar p 38
    Prisons
      mental health services in Texas jails (Abstract), Nov p 63
    Privacy of Patient Data
    Private Practice
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep pp 41–47
      my "town to gown" transition (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 22–29
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    Professional Relations
    Profiles
    PSO Services, LLC
      TMA, California, Florida form joint venture (Rounds), Nov p 24
    Public Health
      See also Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      a chance to help: TMA looks at raising physicians' awareness of human trafficking, Jan pp 53–57
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
      a disturbing trend: medicine examines causes for spike in Texas maternal mortality rate, Dec pp 49–55
      don't curb your enthusiasm: health commissioner says fervor of medical community important in tackling public health issues, May pp 57–62
      hepatitis C screening, treatment: a public health priority (Commentary), Nov p 13
      immunization
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
      strengthening the fight against HCC: liver cancer rising, but early screening is crucial and potentially lifesaving, Mar pp 53–58
      TMA asks HHSC to request more Medicaid, public health funds (Rounds), Aug pp 17–18
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
      U.S. opioid abuse: teaching is fundamental (Commentary), Sep pp 11–12
      walking with a doc: a prescription for good health (Rounds), Sep pp 17–18
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 25–31
    Publications
    Pyarali, Monika
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)

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    Quality Assurance, Health Care
      bracing for MACRA: TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm, Jul pp 47–52
      conversation counts: improving informed consent improves patient-centered care, Mar pp 41–45
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 27–32
      study documents immense costs of complying with quality regs (Rounds), May p 23
    Quality Improvement
      See also Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
      See also Value-based Purchasing
      an exercise in quality improvement, Oct p 55
      focus on member services: future-proofing your practice (Rounds), Nov pp 24–25
      quality improvement help [from TMA], May p 21
      TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization...
        helps with value-based improvement, outcomes (Rounds), Mar p 23
    Quality Indicators, Health Care
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 39–46
      alphabet soup, Mar p 60
      governing principles for core measures, Apr p 62
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit will give physicians tools to thrive in a value-based care environment, Oct pp 53–57
      physicians: CMS must improve PQRS feedback, review processes (Rounds), May pp 21–22
      PQRS mess: Medicare's latest missteps further frustrate physicians over increasingly complex federal quality reporting programs, Mar pp 59–62
      quality improvement help [from TMA], May p 21
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59–63
      quality reporting help from TMA, Oct p 41
      review your quality reports, Mar p 62
      study documents immense costs of complying with quality regs (Rounds), May p 23
      TMA tells feds to reduce CQM reporting burden (Rounds), Apr p 21
      TMA's PQRS endorsements discontinued (Rounds), Jun p 19
    Quiroz, Cooper Joel
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)

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    RACs
    Ragain, Michael
      PQRS mess, Mar pp 59–62
    Ramamurthy, Rajam (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Ramirez, Robert
      compounding a problem?, May pp 63, 64, 66
    Ramirez, Rose M.
      MOC revolution, Sep p 31
    Ramondetta, Lois
      bill requires coverage for possible cancer indicator, Jul p 35
      CME focuses on "maddening" effect of low HPV vaccination rate (Rounds), Feb pp 29, 30
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul p 37
    Ransomware
    Rape
      tort law doesn't apply to rape allegation (Rounds), Feb pp 35–37
    Rascon, Diana Alexandra
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Rather, Robin
      no more surprises, May p 32
    Ratner, Adam V.
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 38
      named to Bexar County Medical Society Executive Committee (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Raymond, Richard Peña
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul p 31
    Read, Don R.
      delivers opening remarks at Fall Conference, Dec p 18 (photo)
      Dr. Read takes the lead as TMA president (Rounds), Jul pp 15–17 (photo)
      Dr. Read's presidential priorities (Rounds), Jul p 15
      epitome of a leader (Rounds), May pp 18–19
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec p 16
      MACRA: fix or folly? TMA leads medicine's charge to simplify proposal, especially for small practices, Sep pp 41–42
      medicine's "voice of reason" (Rounds), May p 17
      Texas physicians offer 50 ways to fix MACRA (Rounds), Sep p 18
      "the game you cannot win," Sep p 44
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 28, 29
    Realini, Janet P.
      correction, Jun p 20
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 24–25, 27–29
    Reardon, Julie
      complementary treatment: complementary and alternative medicine therapies' role...a subject of intense debate, Oct pp 25 (photo), 26, 31
      day of solidarity raises awareness of med student, physician suicides (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
    Reaves, Larry
      serves key role in AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Referral and Consultation
      [knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward] (Letter), Jan p 6
    Refugee Services of Texas (RST)
      refugee care: left behind, Dec pp 24, 26, 28
    Refugees
      fact: amount spent on refugee-related services, Dec p 7
      refugee care: left behind, Dec pp 22–29
      TMA Foundation grants support refugee health services, Dec p 29
    Registries
      a problem that won't register: physicians have trouble with meaningful use objective..., May pp 49–55
      special registries are rare, May p 53
    Reimbursement Mechanisms
      See also Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
      TMA says future Medicare requirements are wasteful, costly (Rounds), Feb pp 33–34
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    Renteria, Oswaldo Francisco
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Reproductive Health Services
      a positive response [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Resendez, Juan Valente
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Resettlement and Settlement
    Residency
    Restraint, Physical
      reexamining medical restraints (Commentary), May p 15
    Retirement
      [knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward] (Letter), Jan p 6
    Reyes, Meredith A.
      conversation counts: improving informed consent...., Mar pp 41 (photo), 42
    Right-to-try Law
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
    Rios, Angel
      access preserved: New Mexico law allows Texas physicians to avoid lawsuits..., Jun p 26
    Rippenkroeger, Aaron
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 26
    Risk Assessment
      get started on your HIPAA security risk assessment (Rounds), Oct p 17
    Risk Management
      going by the book: ring in the new year with an office policies and procedures manual makeover..., Jan pp 59–61
      HIPAA help from TMA, Aug p 57
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug pp 53–58
    Ritze, Mike
      MOC revolution, Sep p 31
    Rivera, Julian
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr p 54
    Roberts, Taylor
      wins TexMed 2016 Poster Session in improvement category, Jul p 22 (photo)
    Robinson, Mari
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul p 54
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 32–34
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 30–35
    Rodriguez, Eddie
      TEXPAC Chair Brad Holland talks with Eddie Rodriguez and Larry Gonzales, Apr p 16 (photo)
    Rodriguez, Filiberto
      going by the book [office policies and procedures manual makeover], Jan pp 59, 62, 63
    Rodriguez, Jose
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 25
    Rojas, Nicholas
      Match Day, May p 45
    Rossman, Susan
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug p 28
    Rural Health Services
      experience-based lessons from rural Texas graduate medical education, Feb pp 50–53
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
    Ryan, Tara
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul p 30

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    Safety
      keeping the wheels turning: Hard Hats for Little Heads events promote safety, injury prevention among children, Oct pp 33–37
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue, backs creation of federal health IT Safety Center, Aug pp 47–52
    Salib, Sherine
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–35 (photo)
    Salman, Ghassan F.
      bracing for MACRA, Jul p 52
    Samo, Tobias
      putting the meaning in meaningful use, Apr pp 37–38, 40–41
    Samuels, Jocelyn
      cost in translation, Dec pp 36–37
      going by the book [office policies and procedures manual makeover], Jan p 59
    San Martin, Roberto
      appointed to TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
      nomination as secretary to TMAIT Board of Trustees approved (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Sanders, Albert E.
      receives Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Saqer, Rezik
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan pp 30–32
    Schade, C. M.
      a needling controversy, Mar pp 47–49, 51
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 32
    Schermbeck, Jim
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun p 41
    Schierman, Becky
      a problem that won't register, May pp 53–54
    Scholarships
    Schools, Medical
      See also Education, Medical
      See also Students, Medical
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
      focus on: medical school enrollment, Dec p 9
      furthering medical education in Texas, Feb p 43
      my "town to gown" transition (Commentary), Feb pp 19–20
      the revolution in medical education, Feb pp 58–61
      team player: new Fort Worth MD school names its founding dean [Stuart D. Flynn], Aug pp 33–39 (photo)
    Schultz, D. Allen
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 40, 42, 43
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 55
    Schwertner, Charles
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 31–32
      embittered backlog, Nov pp 50–51, 52
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 41
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul p 37
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 34
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 25
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 30–31
    Scope of Practice
    Scott Bruce
      AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles (Rounds), Jan p 19 (photo)
    Scranton, Maria
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 39
    Screening
    Searles, Patti
      embittered backlog, Nov pp 48, 49, 51
    Secrest, Leslie
      analyzes physician anger and depression at Winter Conference, Apr pp 13–14 (photo)
      receives Charles Max Cole Leadership Award (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    SECURETexas Compliance Certification Program
      the rise of ransomware, Aug pp 57–58
    Security Measures
    Seliger, Kel
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 46
    Sessions, Lynn
      going by the book [office policies and procedures manual makeover], Jan p 60
    Sethi, Shelly
      complementary treatment, Oct pp 28, 31
      considering concierge, Jun pp 43–44, 47–48
    Sex Reassignment Procedures
      lawsuit says HHS forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    Sexual Behavior
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising if physicians can identify high-risk minority patients, Nov pp 39–44
    Shah, Jayesh (Newsmakers), Apr p 18
    Shah, Umair
      executive Director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 26
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 26–31
    Sharp, Michael
      cost in translation, Dec p 32
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 34
    Sheffield, J. D., Oct p 36 (photo)
    Shepherd, Suzanne
      clearing up the myths [on Down syndrome], Sep pp 38, 40
    Shoulder
      the right standard? appeals court will consider burden of proof for negligence suit over childbirth, Oct pp 47–51
    Siler Fisher, Angela
      receives Young at Heart Award from Young Physician Section, Jul p 20 (photo)
    Silverman, Lauren
      receives Anson Jones Award (Rounds), Oct p 15
    Silverman, Stacey
      GME milestone: Texas creates a permanent fund to sustain graduate medical education, Aug p 43
      a new path to primary care, Mar p 27
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan pp 46–47
    Slavery
      a chance to help: TMA looks at raising physicians' awareness of human trafficking, Jan pp 53–57
    Slavitt, Andy
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep pp 43, 45
      meaningful use program still in effect, Apr p 39
    Sleep Apnea Syndromes
      measuring apnea, Aug p 60
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug pp 59–63
    Sloan, Andrea
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
    Smith, Charlotte
      keep an eye on the books, Sep p 56
    Smithee, John
      no more surprises, May p 35
    Smoking
      focus on: smoking, Nov pp 8–9
    Snyder, Rick
      MACRA: fix or folly?, Sep pp 41 (photo), 47
    Soares, Jair C. (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Societies, Medical
      ring in the new year with better health for your community (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
    Software
      fix EHR usability (Commentary), Aug p 11
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug pp 53–58
    Solo Practice
    Soto, Victoria
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 32
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 30, 32–33, 34
    Southrey, John
      the rise of ransomware, Aug pp 53–56
    Spanish Language
      epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients in labor (Commentary), Nov pp 17–18
    Spann, Joseph (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
    Specialty Boards
      [maintenance of certification problems] (Letter), Dec p 6
      MOC revolution: Texas and other states seek to ban mandatory maintenance of board certification..., Sep pp 27–32
    Sprute, Dana
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Sreeramoju, Pranavi
      conversation counts: improving informed consent...., Mar p 45
    Stack, Steven J.
      AMA president speaks at TMA Winter Conference, Apr p 19 (photo)
      PQRS mess, Mar p 61
      quality made easier, Apr p 60
    Stafford, Wes
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 40, 42
    Stefanek, Allen
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 56
    Steinle, Rick, Dec p 15 (photo)
    Stewart, Jeremy (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
    Stocks, James M. (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
    Strate, Susan M.
      narrowing networks rejected.... (Rounds), Jan p 20
      serves key role in AMA House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Stress, Psychological
      resident burnout: the greatest challenge facing GME (Commentary), Feb pp 23–24
    Students, Medical
      See also Education, Medical
      See also Schools, Medical
      be a preceptor and help shape the next generation of medicine (Rounds), Jan p 26
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
      Crowley, Patrick, receives TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award, Jul p 18 (photo)
      day of solidarity raises awareness of med student, physician suicides (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
      focus on: medical education debt, Feb p 9
      hundreds of students learn CPR, May p 23 (photo)
      McKee, Daryl: medical student uses bodybuilding to relieve stress (Back Talk), Nov p 64
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
      ring in the new year with better health for your community (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
      scholarships
    Substance Related Disorder
      opioid deaths on the rise, Sep p 51
      patients with a substance use disorder need treatment—not stigma (Commentary), May pp 13–14
      [reducing prescription drug abuse] (Letter), Dec p 6
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49–54
      U.S. opioid abuse: teaching is fundamental (Commentary), Sep pp 11–12
    Suicide
      day of solidarity raises awareness of med student, physician suicides (Rounds), Nov pp 21–22
    Sulaiman, Jasmine (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
    Sulfur Dioxide
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 37–42
    Surani, Salim
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo)
    Surani, Zehra
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo), 17
    Surveys and Questionnaires
      2012 National Health Interview Survey of complementary health, Oct p 29
      FAQ: how do I know whether my patients are satisfied?, Dec p 56
      patient care without hassles, Jun p 45
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
      take TMA's physician survey, May p 23
    Swonke, Megan
      young Texans win AMA posts (Rounds), Jan p 22

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    Tablet Computers
    Teaching Hospitals of Texas
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan p 45
    Technology
      focus on member services: future-proofing your practice (Rounds), Nov pp 24–25
      medicine's future is in technology's hands (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
      new TMA resource: electronic patient engagement tools (Rounds), Apr p 17
      new TMA white paper paints path to patient engagement (Rounds), Jun p 15
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar pp 35–39
      safety first: AMA takes TMA's cue, backs creation of federal health IT Safety Center, Aug pp 47–52
    Teladoc
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul p 58
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit claims TMB rules are not immune from antitrust challenge, Apr pp 51–57
      Teladoc's antitrust suit against TMB moves forward (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
      TMA, AMA: TMB has authority to set telemedicine rules (Rounds), Oct p 17
    Telemedicine
      the future calls: Texas Medical Board addresses evolving face of call coverage, Jul pp 53–59
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit claims TMB rules are not immune from antitrust challenge, Apr pp 51–57
      TMA, AMA: TMB has authority to set telemedicine rules (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
    Terk, Jason
      CME focuses on "maddening" effect of low HPV vaccination rate (Rounds), Feb pp 29, 30
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 38, 42
    Terminal Care
      fact: percentage who think doctors should discuss end-of-life care, Jun p 7
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun pp 31–36
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
      time to talk, Jun p 33
      walking the walk: [a physician's experience with hospice and palliative care], Nov pp 56–61 (photo)
    Tetrault, Michael
      considering concierge, Jun p 47
    Teuscher, David
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 30, 34
    Tew, Brian
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 30, 33
    Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
      EMG, MUA battle sets stage, Mar p 49
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 48–51
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
      EMG, MUA battle sets stage, Mar p 49
      a needling controversy: acupuncturists' association, chiropractic board tangle over scope, Mar pp 48–52
    Texas Christian University (TCU)
      team player: new Fort Worth MD school names its founding dean [Stuart D. Flynn], Aug pp 33–39 (photo)
    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 39–40, 42
    Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov pp 50–51
      tip: when disaster strikes, ask for a claims filing extension, Apr p 64
    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan p 57
    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      clearing up the myths: law, DSHS brochure aim to make sure parents get the facts on Down syndrome, Sep pp 35–40
      don't curb your enthusiasm: health commissioner says fervor of medical community important in tackling public health issues, May pp 57–62
      Grand Rounds [to include "Down Syndrome in the 21st Century"], Sep p 38
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 24–27
      TMA asks HHSC to request more Medicaid, public health funds (Rounds), Aug pp 17–18
    Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB)
      GME milestone: Texas creates a permanent fund to sustain graduate medical education, Aug pp 42–45
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan pp 45–47
    Texas History
      Dr. C. B. Fuller receives Texas historical marker (Rounds), Aug p 20
    Texas Hospital Association
      seizing opportunity: TMA forum promotes graduate medical education expansion, Jan p 45
    Texas Legislature
    Texas Medical Association
      Annual Report, May [insert]
       Fall Conference
        Don R. Read delivers opening remarks at Fall Conference, Dec p 18 (photo)
        panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 15–17
      House of Delegates
        adopt new policies (Rounds), Jul p 14
        vote to preserve billing rights, fight MOC coercion (Rounds), Jul p 13
      Knowledge Center
        Stat!Ref now available to TMA members (Rounds), Sep p 19
      member benefits
        focus on member services: business of medicine (Rounds), Aug p 17
        focus on member services: future-proofing your practice (Rounds), Nov pp 24–25
        focus on member services: thriving practice (Rounds), Oct pp 20–21
        focus on member services: work/life balance (Rounds), Sep p 22
        new group discount program vendor: Enviromerica (Rounds), Mar p 21
        staff recruitment service, Sep p 57
        Stat!Ref now available to TMA members (Rounds), Sep p 19
        TMA member services help you get paid (Rounds), Jun p 20
      officers
      Physicians Benevolent Fund
      publications
        Policies and Procedures: A Guide to Medical Practices, Jan p 62
        save 20% on TMA's P&P guide, Jan p 61
      TexMed 2016
      TMA, California, Florida form joint venture [PSO Services, LLC] (Rounds), Nov p 24
      TMA honors Robert G. Mickey with Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery (Rounds), Jan p 21
      TMA PracticeEdge
      Winter Conference
        don't despair: make your voice heard (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
        medicine's future is in technology's hands (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
       
    Texas Medical Association Alliance
      Pitts, Debbie takes oath of office from outgoing president, Jul p 20 (photo)
      ring in the new year with better health for your community (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
    Texas Medical Association Foundation
      Donahue, Angela, to serve as executive committee member-at-large on Board of Trustees (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
      donors give $3M to create first TMA Foundation minority scholarship trust fund (Rounds), Feb pp 30–31
      Foundation is looking for your Champion of Health (Rounds), Aug p 22
      fundraising challenge brings $34,000 for TMA's Hard Hats program (Rounds), Aug p 18
      grants record amount to TMA programs (Rounds), May p 20
      grants support refugee health services, Dec p 29
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr pp 16–17 (photo)
      minority medical students receive scholarships from TMA Foundation, Jul p 16 (photo)
      recognizes Bayardos as visionary donors (Rounds), Apr pp 15–15
      ring in the new year with better health for your community (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
      Vijjeswarapu, Daniel, joins TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul p 22 (photo)
      win $5,000 for your Champion of Health (Rounds), Oct p 22
    Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust
      new board members appointed (Newsmakers), Mar p 20
      nominees to board of trustees approved (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Texas Medical Association Physicians Benevolent Fund
      fund helps physicians and their families (Rounds), Jan p 27
      PBF: a legacy of compassion and support (Rounds), Dec pp 20–21
      Physicians Benevolent Fund can help (Rounds), Oct pp 21–22
    Texas Medical Board (TMB)
      the future calls: Texas Medical Board addresses evolving face of call coverage, Jul pp 53–59
      pain rules are a pain for doctors: revised TMB rules target nefarious prescribers, but physicians say the rules are a burden, Jan pp 29–34
      the path to an ISC, Nov p 31
      possible ISC actions, Nov p 33
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit claims TMB rules are not immune from antitrust challenge, Apr pp 51–57
      Teladoc's antitrust suit against TMB moves forward (Rounds), Mar pp 17–18
      TMA, AMA: TMB has authority to set telemedicine rules (Rounds), Oct pp 16–17
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 28–35
    Texas Medical Disclosure Panel
      conversation counts: improving informed consent improves patient-centered care, Mar pp 41, 42–43
    Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association (JUA)
      TMA supports JUA's ability to write new business (Rounds), Dec pp 18–19
    Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)
      protect your practice from cyber attacks (Rounds), Jun pp 13–15
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug p 53
      on trial: TMA calls for fair TMB informal disciplinary hearings, Nov pp 33–34
    Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (TONI)
      standing against addiction, Sep pp 49, 50, 53
    Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA)
      standing against addiction, Sep p 50
    Texas Prescription Monitoring Program
      pharmacy board takes over Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (Rounds), Nov p 22
    Texas Quality Summit
      an exercise in quality improvement, Oct p 55
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit will give physicians tools to thrive in a value-based care environment, Oct pp 53–57
    Texas Refugee Health Program
      refugee care: left behind, Dec p 25
      snapshot of program, Dec p 27
    Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug pp 59, 60–62
    Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
      marriage and family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Sep pp 20–21
      TMA: marriage, family therapists can't diagnose (Rounds), Apr pp 17–18
    Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP)
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan p 34
      pharmacy board takes over Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (Rounds), Nov p 22
      prescription monitoring reform, Jan p 31
      state pharmacy board proposes changes to compounding rules (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
      the Family Medicine Accelerated Track at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: helping prepare for Texas' health care future, Feb pp 62–67
      [the innovative pathway] (Letter), May p 6
    TexMed 2016
      Cornyn, John, kicks off Opening General Session, Jul p 20 (photo)
      Dotzour, Mark G., speaks on economics at TexMed 2016, Apr p 45 (photo)
      general session stars best-selling author, economist (Rounds), Apr p 20
      learn about LARC access at TexMed, Apr p 28
      Makary, Marty
      make a difference at TexMed 2016 (Rounds), Apr pp 18–29
      make the most of TexMed 2016 (Rounds), Feb p 32
      TexMed and the creation of the accidental leader (Rounds), Mar pp 18–20
    Text Messaging
      do you comply with the new policy on texting? (Rounds), Sep pp 22–23
      tip: texting policies and procedures, Oct p 60
    THECB
    Theft
      fact:
        number of reports of employee pilferage, Jan p 9
        percent of occupational fraud cases detected, Sep p 7
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
    Thornton, W. Keith
      rude awakening: TMA fights to keep diagnosis, screening for sleep apnea in hands of physicians, Aug p 62
    Thorstenson, Lyle
      reappointed to Board of Directors of the AMA's Political Action Committee (Newsmakers), Dec p 19
    Tirado, Carlos
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep pp 49 (photo), 50, 53–54
    TMA PracticeEdge, LLC
      explore your MACRA options with TMA PracticeEdge, Oct p 44
      TMA PracticeEdge-built ACOs open for business (Rounds), Apr p 14
      TMA PracticeEdge offers ACO services, Jul p 52
    TMB
    TMDP
    TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization
      helps with value-based improvement, outcomes (Rounds), Mar p 23
    TMLT
    Tort Reform
      focus on: tort reform, Sep pp 8–9
      New Mexico court urged to heed Texas tort reforms (Rounds), Jan pp 22–23
      Texas sets another post-tort reform record for new physicians (Rounds), Jan p 22
      tort law doesn't apply to rape allegation (Rounds), Feb pp 35–37
    Townsend, Courtney M., Jr.
      receives Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery (Newsmakers), Feb p 33
    Trainor, James
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 57
    Transgender Persons
      lawsuit says HHS forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    Translating
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      most common languages of Texas' LEP population, Dec p 33
      sample language help from TMA, Dec p 35
    Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Traylor, Chris
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan pp 37–38 (photo)
    Trisomy 21
    TriWest Healthcare Alliance
      VA quagmire persists, Jun pp 58–61
    Trubek, Simon (Newsmakers), Sep p 23
    Trujillo-Molina, Stephanie
      receives TMA scholarships for minority medical students, Jul p 16 (photo)
    Trust
      doctors, don't throw one another under the bus (Commentary), Dec pp 11–12
      keep an eye on the books: physicians jaded after embezzlement by trusted employees, Sep pp 55–59
    Truvada
      a preemptive weapon: PrEP treatment to prevent HIV promising...., Nov pp 40, 41
    TSBP

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    Underserved Areas
    United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      clarifies meaningful use hardship exceptions (Rounds), May pp 23–24
      compliance can be a dirty word (Commentary), Jan pp 13–14
      extends Texas' 1115 Medicaid waiver by 15 months (Rounds), Aug pp 18–19
      meaningful use program still in effect, Apr p 39
      physicians: CMS must improve PQRS feedback, review processes (Rounds), May pp 21–22
      PQRS mess: Medicare's latest missteps further frustrate physicians...., Mar pp 59–62
      a problem that won't register: physicians have trouble with meaningful use objective..., May pp 49–55
      quality made easier: first-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment, Apr pp 59–63
      TMA tells feds to reduce CQM reporting burden (Rounds), Apr p 21
      TMA wants stage 3 meaningful use delay (Rounds), Mar pp 15–15
      warning: no balance billing for dual-eligibles (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 31–38
      lawsuit says HHS forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures (Rounds), Dec pp 17–18
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
      focusing VA on physicians [instead of non-physician practitioners] (Rounds), Aug p 14
      slow improvement, Jun p 59
      TMA opposes independent nursing practice in VA system (Rounds), Oct p 16
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
      the rise of ransomware: records-for-ransom attacks makes digital security more important than ever, Aug pp 56–57
    United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
      white teeth and the FTC, Apr p 53
    United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
      expanded access use, Jul p 37
      one last shot: right-to-try law aims to aid terminally ill Texans, Jul pp 33–38
    United States Health Resources and Services Administration, National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine, Oct p 27
    United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)
      compounding a problem?, May p 63
      state pharmacy board proposes changes to compounding rules (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
    UnitedHealthCare
      embittered backlog: health plan credentialing delays affect physicians, patients, Nov p 47
    University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 24–33
      team player: new Fort Worth MD school names its founding dean [Stuart D. Flynn], Aug pp 33–39 (photo)
    University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
      life after residency: Dell Medical School residency program incorporates job-hunting skills into formal training, Apr pp 31–36
      welcomes first batch of medical students, Sep p 18 (photo)
    U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1
      the future of undergraduate medical education (Commentary), Feb pp 25–26
    U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2
      costly and unnecessary? medical students, physicians call for an end of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam, Dec pp 41–46
    User-Computer Interface
      fix EHR usability (Commentary), Aug p 11

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    Vaccines and Vaccination
      Austin Regional Clinic's strengthened vaccination policy a success story (Rounds), Feb pp 34–35
      CME focuses on "maddening" effect of low HPV vaccination rate (Rounds), Feb pp 29–30
      "epic fail" [physician communication about HPV vaccine] (Commentary), Mar p 13
      report shows doctor's recommendation key in HPV vaccination (Rounds), Mar pp 22–23
      TMA infographic promotes whooping cough vaccination (Rounds), Aug p 21
    Valenti, Joseph
      no more surprises, May pp 28–30, 35–36
    Value-based Purchasing
    Van Ramshorst, Ryan
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul pp 24 (photo), 26, 28
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 40
    van Terheyden, Nick
      explains technology at TMA Winter Conference (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15 (photo)
    Vandervoort, Adam
      the future calls [call coverage], Jul p 58
      seeking invalidation: telemedicine company's suit...., Apr pp 53, 57
    Varkey, Prathibha
      learn from the experts: Texas Quality Summit...., Oct pp 54–57
    Vasquez, Andy
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul p 30
    Vaz, Garth
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Veterans Health
      focusing VA on physicians [instead of non-physician practitioners] (Rounds), Aug p 14
      slow improvement, Jun p 59
      TMA opposes independent nursing practice in VA system (Rounds), Oct p 16
      VA quagmire persists: veterans still wait for care, while physicians wait on payment, Jun pp 57–61
    Vijjeswarapu, Daniel
      joins TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, Jul p 22 (photo)
    Villacis, John F.
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Vision Screening
      Medicaid restores payment levels for child vision services (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
    Vital, Carlos
      compounding a problem?, May p 69
    Vozza-Zeid, Brenda
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan pp 24 (photo), 25

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    Wade, Margaret
      a new path to primary care, Mar pp 28–29, 30
    Walk With a Doc Program
      walking with a doc: a prescription for good health (Rounds), Sep pp 17–18
    Walker, James Stefan
      5 steps to prepare for MACRA now, Oct pp 39 (photo), 44, 46
      pain rules are a pain for doctors, Jan pp 32–34
      the rise of ransomware, Aug p 57
    Wall, Diane
      bracing for MACRA, Jul pp 47, 50
    Walsh, Lisa Stark
      iConquer project receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health award (Rounds), Apr p 16 (photo)
    Walters, Ronald S.
      bracing for MACRA, Jul pp 49–50
      quality made easier, Apr pp 59–60, 62–63
    Watson, Brad
      trying to clear the air: physicians point to effects of pollutants..., Jun pp 41–42
    Watson, Nathaniel F.
      rude awakening, Aug p 63
    Weather
      FAQ: does my practice need to have a policy for inclement weather and disaster or emergency conditions?, Sep p 60
    Websites
    Weidmann, Eric
      real-time revolution? ARC expanding electronic patient feedback system, Mar p 38
    Weltge, Arlo F.
      a chance to help [human trafficking], Jan pp 54, 57
      cost in translation: federal language access requirements raise financial concerns for some practices, Dec pp 32, 34
    West, Royce
      standing against addiction: physician orders open door for greater access to overdose rescue drug, Sep p 50
    White Coats
    Whitehurst, Darren
      message received: Medicaid officials seek TMA input on red-tape relief, Jan p 42
    Whitney, Stephen E.
      receives TMA’s Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Rounds), Jul p 21
    Whooping Cough
      TMA infographic promotes whooping cough vaccination (Rounds), Aug p 21
    Wick, Paul (Newsmakers), Aug p 19
    Wilcox, Rocky
      TMA supports JUA's ability to write new business (Rounds), Dec p 18
    Wilson, Marc A.
      the right standard? [negligence suit over childbirth], Oct pp 47–51
    Winfield, Kevin Scott
      TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program graduates its first class (Rounds), Jan p 24 (photo)
    Winsett, Owen
      complementary treatment, Oct p 29
    Winter Conference
    Wisdom
      [knowledge and wisdom: pass it forward] (Letter), Jan p 6
    Women's Health Services
      funding women's health, Apr p 27
      playing catch-up, Apr pp 22–29
      a positive response [AMA house tackles physician and patient hassles] (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
    Work Schedule Tolerance
      effects of duty hours, Jun p 53
      shifting the limits: a new study suggests more flexibility in resident duty hours does not mean more patient risk, Jun pp 51–56
    Wormington, Maria
      the right standard? [negligence suit over childbirth], Oct pp 48, 50–51

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    Ximenes, Rey
      a needling controversy, Mar pp 47 (photo), 48, 49

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    Yasmin, Seema
      receives Anson Jones Award (Rounds), Oct p 15
    Ybarra, Angelica
      PQRS mess, Mar p 62
      quality made easier, Apr pp 60–61
    Yehia, Baligh
      VA quagmire persists, Jun pp 60–61
    Young, Amy
      playing catch-up [with women's health services], Apr pp 24, 29
    Young, Rodney B.
      GME milestone, Aug pp 42–44
      testifies on maintenance of certification (MOC), Jul p 13 (photo)
    Yurco, Stephen (Newsmakers), Sep p 23

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    Zaafran, Sherif
      TexMed and the creation of the accidental leader (Rounds), Mar pp 18–20
    Zeid, Yasser (Newsmakers), Jun p 17
    Zerwas, John
      drug debacle [Medicaid Vendor Drug Program], Jul p 32
      GME milestone, Aug p 42
      Medicare pays for end-of-life consults, Jun p 33
      seizing opportunity [graduate medical education expansion], Jan p 46
    Ziari, Alison
      Austin Regional Clinic's strengthened vaccination policy.... (Rounds), Feb pp 34–35
    Zika Virus
      don't curb your enthusiasm: health commissioner says fervor of medical community important in tackling public health issues, May pp 57–62
      Fall Conference panelists focus on MACRA, Zika (Rounds), Dec pp 16–17
      hardest hit countries, Aug p 29
      physicians and Zika, Aug p 30
      resources, Aug p 28
      Zika: fighting a potential epidemic, Aug pp 25–31
      Zika hot spots, Aug p 27
      Zika virus facts from CDC, May p 59
    Zoghbi, Huda
      receives 2015 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science (Newsmakers), Mar p 20

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