Table of Contents: March 2017

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Volume 113, Number 3 — March 2017 

COVER STORY

Taking Another Shot
Physicians hold hope that this year's dramatic national increase in cases of mumps, including an outbreak in Texas, might give medicine-friendly lawmakers further opportunity to drive home the importance of vaccinating. By Joey Berlin

LAW

Under Investigation?
Revisions to the National Practitioner Data Bank's NPDB Guidebook concern health law attorneys who are warning physicians to protect themselves if they plan to step away from their practices. By Joey Berlin

ECONOMICS  

If at First You Don't Succeed …
New TMA data show physicians' passion and persistence are paying off as they attempt to negotiate the terms of their health plan contracts. And when they do, physicians often are successful at getting some of the changes they want. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Seeing Stars
Understanding how health care rating websites operate can help physicians shape their online presence and attract patients to their practices. By Joey Berlin

JOURNAL

The Health Insurance Gap After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Texas
By Gordon Gong, MD, MS; Cassandra C. Huey, MS; Coleman Johnson, JD; Debra Curti, MEd, RHIA; and Billy U. Philips Jr, PhD, MPH

DEPARTMENTS

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Focus On: Physician Morale
Commentary: Structural Fixes to Health Care in America By Anand Mehendale, MD
Rounds
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Deaths
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March 01, 2017