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 Volume 113 — 2017

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    Abbott, Gregg
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 37
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      maintaining a healthy state: as lawmakers charted Texas' future, TMA worked to ensure that medicine remains strong, Aug p 25
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Access to Health Care
    Accidental falls
      burden of falls in persons aged 65 years and older: analysis of the use of emergency medical services in Travis County (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Accidents
      focus on: perils of a Texas summer, Jul p 9
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 45–46
    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45–49
    ACEs
    Adams, Elvin
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 29; Mar pp 30
    Adolescents
      CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
      [2017 immunization schedule changes] (Rounds), Apr pp 18–19
    Adult Survivors of Child Adverse Events
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Advance Care Planning
      advance care planning education from TMA, Dec p 42
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
      TMA policy on MOST documents, Dec p 40
    Advanced Practice Nursing
      supervise an APRN or PA? what you need to know (Rounds), May p 22–23
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
      [presentation at TMA Fall Conference], Sep pp 54; Sep pp 56
      types of ACEs, Sep p 55
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
      where to start [understanding ACEs], Sep p 56
    Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
      ACIP publishes 2017 immunization schedules (Rounds), Apr pp 16–19
      CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Affordable Care Act
    African Americans
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
    Aged
      burden of falls in persons aged 65 years and older: analysis of the use of emergency medical services in Travis County (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Agrawal, Kanti
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 41; Jan pp 44–45
    Aiena, Lane
      [emergency care during Hurricane Harvey], Nov pp 24; Nov pp 26 (photo)
    Albrecht, Warren
      on practice transformation for PCMH recognition, Jan pp 53–54
    Alcohol Drinking
      relation of mental health to alcohol and substance use among Texas college students, Apr p 51 (Abstract)
    Alexander, Troy
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 28
    Ali Bana, Sinan
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photos)
    Allmon, Jennifer Carr
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 41–42
    Alonzie, Ogechika
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 23–24
    Alonzo, Roberto
      [First Tuesdays at the Capital event], May p 20 (photo)
    Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 34–35
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 50–58
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 45–47
      TMA wins MACRA improvements, wants more (Rounds), Mar pp 15–17
    Ambulatory Care Facilities
      fact: estimated number of urgent care clinics in Texas, Jul p 7
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 35–42
      [site selection for urgent care clinics], Jul pp 38–40
      telling them apart: retail clinics vs. urgent care clinics vs. freestanding EDs, Jul p 37
    American Academy of Neurology
      [guidelines for determining brain death], Aug p 54
    American Board of Medical Specialties
      MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29
    American College of Medical Quality
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan pp 16–18
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
      [on health benefits of parental leave], Oct p 50
    American Medical Association
      for doctors, autonomy means coming together, speaking as one (Commentary), Oct pp 11–13
      House of Delegates
        AMA House tackles post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
        CME, not MOC (Rounds), Aug p 16
        MOC again (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
        no Medicaid funding caps (Rounds), Aug p 16
        other issues merit action (Rounds), Jan p 16; Aug pp 19–20
        [policy proposals from Texas win support] (Rounds), Aug p 18
        [Texas delegates elected to Medical Student Section Region 3 leadership positions] (Rounds), Aug p 17
        Texas ideas, Texans triumph (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16; Aug pp 16–18
        Texas stands tall in AMA house (Rounds), Aug pp 16–20
      partial victory for medicine in new VA policy (Rounds), Mar p 18–19
      Prior Authorization Physician Survey (2016), Sep pp 22; Sep pp 29
      [prior authorization principles], Sep p 25
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
      accessibility guidelines, Jun p 59
    America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
      AGs urge action from AHIP [opioid crisis], Nov p 40
    Amyett, Monica
      receiving Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Analgesia, Epidural
      [disparities in epidural use by Spanish-speaking patients] (Letter), Mar p 7; Jun p 6
    Analgesics, Opioid
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
      deadliest drugs, May p 37
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      federal dollars, online training to combat opioid addiction (Rounds), Jun pp 14–15
      [insurance] plans for prevention [opioid epidemic], Nov 43
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
    Anda, Robert
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep p 54
    Anderson, Lori
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 30–31`
      [Texas Pediatric Society Board member-at-large] (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Anderson, Peter
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–50; Mar pp 53
    Anderson, Ralph Joseph
      an advocate for Texas medicine is gone, Nov pp 11–12 (Commentary, photo)
    Andrews, Charles and Terri
      [recognition as TMAF donors] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    APMs
    Archer, Ben
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 32–33
    Archer, Kathleen
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun p 33 (photo); Jun pp 33–34; Jun pp 37
    Arreola, Amanda
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 51; Sep pp 52
      TMA's minority scholarship program is about more than just the money, Sep p 49
    Attitude of Health Personnel
      focus on: physician morale, Mar p 11
      a piece of my mind on peace (Commentary), Sep pp 10–11
    Atwood, Alan
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 32; Dec pp 34–35
    Austin, Sarah (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Autism
      [misinformation about vaccines and autism risk], Mar pp 28–29
    Autoimmune Diseases
      allergies vs. infections (Commentary), Feb p 19
    Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS)
      [preventing of drug diversion], May p 39
    Auzenne, Byron
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun p 27
    Aventa, Tony
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 49–50
    Awards and Prizes
      Classen, Ashley M., receives Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award (Newsmakers), May p 16
      Curran, Douglas, receives Rural Health Champion Award (Newsmakers), May p 16
      Dark, Cedrick K., receives TMA Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 22
      Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching awarded to 12 teachers (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
      Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching [purpose of ] (Rounds), Jan p 21
      Fite, Diana, receives McGovern Medical School Distinguished Alumnus award (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
      get recognized for your quality work [Physician Practice Quality Improvement program] (Rounds), Jun p 19
      give kudos to local health reporting (Rounds), Dec p 21
      Gunby, Robert, Jr., receives 2017 Distinguished Service Award (Rounds), Jul p 21 (photo)
      inaugural TMA/TMAF Health Heroes awards presented (Rounds), Jul pp 23–24 (photo)
      Jones, Cheryl., receives TEXPAC June Bratcher Award for outstanding service award (Rounds), Jul pp 22 (photo); Jul pp 23
      Kott, Marylee, receives McGovern Medical School Distinguished Alumnus award (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
      Rigby, Wendy, receives TMA Anson Jones award for Journalist of the Year (Rounds), Sep pp 14–15 (photo)
      Rogers, George P., receives American College of Cardiology Distinguished Fellowship Award (Newsmakers), May p 16
      Rogers, Haley, receives Medical Student of the Year award (Rounds), Jul p 22
      Seed to Soul receives John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award (Rounds), Apr p 15 (photo)
      Sheets, H. Kyle, receives 2017 Humanitarian Award from American Academy of Family Physicians (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
      Suter, Robert E., receives Surgeon General's Award for Military Excellence (Newsmakers), Jun p 18 (photo)
      [TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching] (Rounds), Nov pp 19–20
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photos)
      TMA foundation honors outstanding teachers (Rounds), Oct pp 18–19
      [TMA health journalism awards 2017, first-place winners] (Rounds), Sep p 15 (photo)
      Watson, Kirk, receives Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service from AMA (Newsmakers), May pp 19–20 (photo)
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    Back Talk
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature, Aug p 56 (photo)
      Madjidi, Azita, on ballroom dancing, Feb p 64 (photo)
      Satcher, Robert, on second career as astronaut, May p 60 (photo)
    Baggerman, Eric (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Bailey, Sue
      [reelected as speaker of AMA House of Delegates] (Rounds), Aug pp 16 (photo); Aug pp 17
    Balaban, Richard
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    Balance Billing
    Balcher, Gary
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 33–34
    Bana, Sinan Ali
      five new members join the TMAF board (Rounds), Dec p 21
    Barker, Blake (Newsmakers), Mar p 21
    Barr, Michael
      on redesign of PCMH recognition process, Jan p 56
    Barrientos, Gonzalo
      [concerns about UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May p 32
    Batres, C. Enrique
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Bayardo, Agniela (Annie) M.
      support for 2017 Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Bayardo, Roberto J.
      support for 2017 Minority Scholarship Program (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Behavioral Medicine
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 28
    Beltran, Christian
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photos)
    Benavides, Luis M.
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr p 13
    Benavides, Luis M. (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Benson, Leslie
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 40–41
    Benz, Allison
      your video guide to Texas' new prescription drug monitoring program (Rounds), May pp 20–21
    Berberian, Esteban
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 31–35
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 28–30
    Berezovsky, Anatoli
      [on UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May pp 30–31
    Berger, Michelle
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Berkowitz, Steven
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 54–59
    Bernstam, Michael S.
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
    Bertini, John
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 27–31
    Best, Jessica (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Bettridge, Heather
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 45–46
    Bickling, Kyle
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 34; Mar pp 40
    Bioterrorism
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
    Bishop, Justin
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Blair, Pete
      keynote speakers selected for TexMed 2017 (Rounds), Mar p 16; May p 15
      TexMed 2017 keynote speakers stress preparedness, use of technology (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21 (photo)
    Blanton, Tamara
      [emergency care during Hurricane Harvey], Nov pp 24; Nov pp 26
    Block Grants
    Blood Transfusion
      bleeding out: medical futility of transfusions in cancer patients (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Bonnen, Greg
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
      lessening the grip: Texas lawmakers dramatically scale back MOC requirements, Aug pp 41–42
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29; Oct pp 28 (photos)
    Bornstein, Sue
      appointment to Board of Regents, American College of Physicians (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      on patient-centered medical home model, Jan pp 50; Jan pp 54; Jan pp 56
    Bourgeois, Keith
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 27
    Bradshaw, Lemuel
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug p 47
    Bragg, David
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 34; Jan pp 38
    Brain Death
      [guidelines for determining brain death], Aug p 54
    Brandsma, Doug
      on practice transformation for PCMH recognition, Jan pp 52–53
    Bready, Lois
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 49
    Brindley, Paul
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Bryan, Leah
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 50
    Buckingham, Dawn
      building on success [TEXPAC support], Jan pp 24–25
      [interstate health insurance sales], Jul p 46
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
      keeping Texas reviews in Texas, Sep p 30
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
      lessening the grip: Texas lawmakers dramatically scale back MOC requirements, Aug pp 41–42
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29 (photo)
      Texas strikes back at JAMA MOC law slap, Oct p 25
    Budgets
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 25
    Bundrant, Bradly
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53 (photo)
    Burgess, Michael
      on MACRA, Jan p 43
      TMA plans post-election strategy for health system reform, Jan p 26
    Burke, Bill
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 41
    Burrows, Dustin
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
    Burton, Dekoiya
      [on health disparities and desire to become a physician], Jul p 27 (photo); Jul p 28
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
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    California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 46–47
    Callas, Ray
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 24–31
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 23–25
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 44–48
      [service on AMA Reference Committee on Legislation] (Rounds), Aug p 18
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb pp 21 (photo); Feb pp 23
      [testimony in opposition to HB 2063] (photo), Aug p 7
      TMA, specialties lay out legislative priorities (Rounds), Feb pp 23–24
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 36–37; May pp 43
    Camp, Tammy (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Campbell, Donna
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
    Cancer
    Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
      funding cancer research: lawmakers extend CPRIT's life span, Aug p 44
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug p 37
    Cantu, Alexander
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Cardenas, Carlos J.
      Anthem-Cigna loss a win for Texas physicians, patients (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
      [at TMA Foundation gala] (Rounds), Jul p 24 (photo)
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 41
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 48 (photo); Sep pp 50; Sep pp 52
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16 (photo)
      a leader by example (Rounds), May pp 13–18
      maintaining a healthy state: as lawmakers charted Texas' future, TMA worked to ensure that medicine remains strong, Aug p 25
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      [on passing of Mario Efrian Ramirez] (Rounds), Jul p 25
      the response: Texas physicians 'world-famous,' Nov p 35
      [sworn in as TMA president], Jul p 17 (photo)
      Texas hits peak in newly licensed physicians (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
      Texas strikes back at JAMA MOC law slap, Oct p 25
    Cardenas, Ruben
      [influence on Carlos Cardenas] (Rounds), May pp 13–14
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
      FAQ: are office staff required to have CPR training? do we need to have a crash cart?, Sep p 60
    Carlo, John T.
      [Dallas County Medical Society leadership] (Newsmakers), May p 16
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 45–50
      [election to AMA Council on Science and Public Health] (Rounds), Aug pp 16 (photo); Aug pp 17
      [First Tuesdays at the Capital event], May p 20 (photo)
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
    Carome, Michael
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 47
    Castillo, Giselle
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Catheter-Related Infections
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Center for Health Care Research Data, UT-Houston School of Public Health
      using the data, Nov p 48
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Center for Insurance Policy Research
      interstate health insurance sales: myth vs. reality, Jul p 49
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
      on aluminum adjuvants in vaccines, Mar p 29
      CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
      federal dollars, online training to combat opioid addiction (Rounds), Jun pp 14–15
      health care-associated infections: what we've learned (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
      on nationwide mumps outbreaks, Mar p 30
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.)
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 33–38
      CMS quality measures, limitations of (Rounds), Jan p 15
      eClinicalWorks customers won't have to pay back incentives, feds say (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
      feds cut meaningful use reporting period to 90 days (Rounds), Feb pp 26–27
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 41–47
      TMA wins MACRA improvements, wants more (Rounds), Mar pp 15–17
      [waivers for independent review organizations], Sep p 35
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs)
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Central Venous Catheters
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Certification
      AMA House of Delegates on MOC exams (Rounds), Jan pp 14–15
      CME, not MOC (Rounds), Aug p 16
      grassroots physicians fight for MOC bill, Oct p 29
      lessening the grip: Texas lawmakers dramatically scale back MOC requirements, Aug pp 41–42
      MOC not popular [survey on physician attitudes toward MOC], Oct p 26
      MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29
      Texas strikes back at JAMA MOC law slap, Oct p 25
    Charland, Tom
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 35–42
    Chen, Hannah
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Chenven, Norman (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Child Abuse, Sexual
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Children
      [2017 immunization schedule changes] (Rounds), Apr pp 18–19
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
      [success as block grant], Apr p 26
    Childs, Tilden
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 28
    Chiropractic
      court sides with TMA in chiropractic scope-of-practice lawsuit (Rounds), Jan pp 18–19
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–34 (photo)
    Clancy, Carolyn M.
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 46
    Classen, Ashley (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Clinton, Chelsea
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Clostridium difficile
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    CMS
    Coalition of State Medical Societies
      partial victory for medicine in new VA policy (Rounds), Mar p 18
    Cole, Kirk
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16 (photo)
      the response: Texas physicians 'world-famous,' Nov p 35
    Communicable Diseases
      See also Cross Infection
      allergies vs. infections (Commentary), Feb p 19
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
      emerging infectious diseases, animals, and future epidemics, Feb pp 30–36
      the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, Feb pp 48–52
      improving the national infectious disease strategy (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
      the infectious disease manpower crisis: finding the cure, Feb pp 60–62
      infectious diseases: an ethical challenge for physicians, Feb p 30
      Johnson County mumps outbreak, Mar pp 29–30
      multiple, extremely resistant organisms: what you need to know (Commentary), Feb pp 17–18
      public health and medicine working together (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      Symposium on Infectious Diseases, Feb pp 29–62
      typhoid fever on the half shell, Feb pp 39–41
    Computer Security
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 34–35
    Confidentiality
      tip: what should I leave out of a patient's medical record?, Jul p 60
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Conrad, Dennis (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Containment of Biohazards
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55; Jun pp 54 (photo)
    Contracts
      are your technology contracts favorable? (Rounds), Dec p 20
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 26
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 43–47
    Cook, Emily
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 41
    Cooper, Richard <Buz<
      poverty and the myths of health care reform, Jun p 46
    Cost Control
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
    Council on Medical Education, TMA
      Workgroup on Sources of GME Funding, Jan p 29
    Council on Science and Public Health, TMA
      recommendations on parental leave, Oct p 50
    Council on Socioeconomics, TMA
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 45–50
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec p 44
    CoverMyMeds
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 22; Sep pp 24
    Cowan, Robert
      [concerns about UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May p 33
    Cowling, David
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 46–47
    Cox, Susan
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine (photo), May pp 29; May pp 30; May pp 33
    Craddick, Tom
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Credentialing
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 36; Jul pp 38
    Croft, Stebe
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 26–27
    Crosbie, Seanna
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Cross Infection
      See also Communicable Diseases
      focus on: HAIs in Texas acute care hospitals, Feb p 9
      health care-associated infections: what we've learned (Commentary), Feb pp 15–16
      multiple, extremely resistant organisms: what you need to know (Commentary), Feb pp 17–18
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Crowley, Patrick
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Cullerton, James
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 27
    Cultural Diversity
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
    Curran, Douglas R.
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr p 13
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 22–23; Apr pp 26
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19 (photo)
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 43–48
      receives Rural Health Champion Award (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Curriculum
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine, May pp 28–33

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    Dahle, James
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
    Daniel, Tom
      [on ADA-accessible website design], Jun p 60
    Dark, Cedrick K.
      receives TMA Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 22
    Databases
    Davis, Brad
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 34; Mar pp 38
    Davis, Genevieve
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 24; Sep pp 25
    Davis, Sarah
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr p 33
    de la Rosa, Manuel
      [expanding the pipeline for minority enrollment], Jul pp 31–32
    de Moor, Carrie
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–36; May pp 41
    Defamation
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Defeu, Sandrine
      excerpt from TMA minority scholarship essay, Jul p 32
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Delegation, Professional
      supervise an APRN or PA? what you need to know (Rounds), May p 22–23
    Delgado, Luis
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 45–46
      prepare for value-based care with TMA PracticeEdge, Jan pp 47
    Denniston, Phil
      [on compounded drugs in Texas], Sep pp 42–43
    Dent, Daniel
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 48
    Desai, Kunj Kishore
      member profile, May p 24 (photo)
    Deshpande, Salil
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May p 59
    DeSilver, Drew
      problems of parental leave, Oct p 48
    Dewar, Emily
      [chair, AMA Medical Student Section Region 3] (Rounds), Aug p 17
      Region 3 sectional delegate, AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
    Dickey, Nancy
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 56–59
    Diet
      focus on: an apple a day, Dec p 11
    Dimino, Rahki
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 48–49; Oct pp 51
    Dimmick, Gregg
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
    Dirksen, William H. (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Disaster Planning
      See also Hurricane Harvey
      expecting the unexpected, Dec pp 31–35
      making contingency plans, Dec p 34
      share your story with TMA, Dec p 35
      TMA working for affected members, Dec p 32
      TMAIT can help assess your insurance needs, Dec p 32
    Dodson, Gay
      [on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program], May pp 38–39
    Donate Life Texas
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    Donovan, Jim
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 30
    Doyle, Mike
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Drug and Narcotic Control
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
      [drug] disposal for physicians, Dec p 54
      fact: pounds of medicines collected during twice-yearly drug take-back days, Dec p 9
      TMA policy on disposing of unused medications, Dec p 54
      [TMA recommendations to legislature on prescription monitoring and opioid use], May pp 37–39
      what they're returning [drug drop-off programs], Dec p 52–53
      where to get rid of unwanted meds, Dec p 50
    Drug Compounding
      the cost of compounding, Sep p 41
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–45
    Drug Overdose
      AGs urge action from AHIP [opioid crisis], Nov p 40
      drug overdose deaths in Texas, Nov p 38
      embracing nondrug treatments, Nov pp 41–42
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      [insurance] plans for prevention, Nov p 43
      TMA part of the fight, Nov p 39
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 36–37
    Drug Prescriptions
      AGs urge action from AHIP [opioid crisis], Nov p 40
      beware of buying, prescribing illegal and unlicensed drugs (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      [insurance] plans for [opioid epidemic] prevention, Nov p 40
      the role of PBMs, Sep p 25
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–45
      TMA part of the fight [drug overdose], Nov p 39
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
      your video guide to Texas' new prescription drug monitoring program (Rounds), May pp 20–21
    Drug Resistance, Multiple
      the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, Feb pp 48–52
      multiple, extremely resistant organisms: what you need to know (Commentary), Feb pp 17–18
    Drug-Seeking Behavior
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
    Dry, Elizabeth
      [accepting Champion of Health Award for Seed to Soul program] (Rounds), Apr p 15 (photo)
    Dudensing, Jamie
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 27
    Duncan, Thomas
      [first person in U.S. to die from Ebola], Jun pp 52–53
    Dunkelberg, Anne
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 26
    Dunn, Chris
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
    Dunnington, Joel
      receiving TMA Young at Heart Award (Rounds), Jul p 22
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    Eaves, Jared
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 47 (photo)
    Ebeier, Courtney
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 37–38
    Ebola Infections
    Economics, Medical
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 53–59
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 45–50
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 43–47
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 43–48
    Education, Medical
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
      debt by the numbers, Oct p 54
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine, May pp 28–33
      fact: average education dept per medical school graduate in 2016, Oct p 7
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 47–52
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
      [reform of Flexnerian model], May pp 30; May pp 31
      10 most affordable medical schools in the U.S., Oct p 53
    Education, Medical, Continuing
      FAQ: how many hours of CME credit are physicians required to have for licensure in Texas?, Jun p 64
      TMA's continuing medical education course: HPV, Apr p 34
    Education, Medical, Graduate
      an answer to the physician shortage (Commentary), Jul p 13–15
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 29–30
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
    Edwards, Kimberly Avila (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Edwards, Matthew
      [reappointment as TMA Medical Student Section representative to TMAF board] (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
      [TMAF board members], Apr p 15 (photo)
    Ehrlich, Lisa L.
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov p 28
      [Harris County Medical Society leadership] (Newsmakers), May p 16
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 29–30; Sep pp 31
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Electronic Health Records
      damage to care [2016 Texas physician survey], Apr pp 38; Apr pp 40
      eClinicalWorks customers won't have to pay back incentives, feds say (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
      electronic medical records: beneficial or detrimental? (Commentary), Jul p 11–12
      feds cut meaningful use reporting period to 90 days (Rounds), Feb pp 26–27
      focus on: EHR use, Jan pp 10–11
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 37–43; May p 23 (correction)
      words of caution, Apr p 39
    Electronystagmography (ENG)
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–34 (photo)
    Emergency Medical Services
      burden of falls in persons aged 65 years and older: analysis of the use of emergency medical services in Travis County (Abstract), Jun p 63
    Emigrants and Immigrants
      an answer to the physician shortage (Commentary), Jul p 13–15
    Emmick, Robert, Jr.
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Employee Benefit Research Institute
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec p 47
    Employment
      fact: health care facility managers who used locum tenens physicians in 2016, May p 9
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–50
      TMAIT can help locum tenens doctors, May p 47
    End-of-Life Care
    English, John
      [on cultural clashes in health care ], Jul p 30
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 41 (photo); Jun pp 45
    Environmental Exposure
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
    Epidemics
      emerging infectious diseases, animals, and future epidemics, Feb pp 30–36
    Epidemiology
      cancer incidence among Texas publicly funded substance abuse treatment clients, Dec p 54 (Abstract)
      typhoid fever on the half shell, Feb pp 39–41
    Ethics, Medical
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
      infectious diseases: an ethical challenge for physicians, Feb p 30
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    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      problems of parental leave, Oct p 48
    Family Characteristics
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
    family Planning Services
      fact: preventive care service needs, Jan p 9
    Farmer, Kandace (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Fatigue
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45–49
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      improving the national infectious disease strategy (Commentary), Feb p 11
    Fees and Charges
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 43–47
      projecting savings [reference-based pricing], Dec p 45
      tip: fees for completing disability income claim forms, Dec p 56
    Felitti, Vincent
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep p 54
    Fellowships and Scholarships
      2017 TMA Minority Medical Student Scholarship awards (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Ferguson, Laura (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Ferroli, John
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
    Financing, Government
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 22
      federal funding feeds Medicaid, Apr p 24
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
    Finch, Dan
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 38
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct p 27
      [on mandate to check PDMP before writing prescriptions], May p 40
      on sunset review of licensing boards, Jan p 30
      on telemedicine practices, Jan p 31
    Firearms
      [guns and politics] (Letter), Jan p 6
    Fisher, Angela Siler
      [on mandate to check PDMP before writing prescriptions], May pp 40–41; May pp 43
    Fite, Diana
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 27–28
    Fite, Diana (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Fleeger, David
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Flores, John
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 45 (photo); Jul pp 48
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 45; Dec pp 47
    Floyd, Gary W
      appointment to AMA Council on Legislation (Newsmakers), Jun p 18
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      reference committee on AMA Finance and Governance (Rounds), Aug p 17–19
      reference committee service (Rounds), Jan p 15
    Flynn, Dan
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
    Fonseca, Giuseppe (Allan)
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Foodborne Diseases
      typhoid fever on the half shell, Feb pp 39–41
    Foreign Medical Graduates
      an answer to the physician shortage (Commentary), Jul pp 13–15
    Forms and Records Control
      tip: fees for completing disability income claim forms, Dec p 56
      tip: retaining obstetrical patient records, Oct p 56
    Forster-Broten, Luke
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 24–25
    Fortrand, Robert
      the American sickness: a clinical perspective (Commentary), Dec pp 15–17
    Francis, David
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–46
    Fraud
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–45
    Frei, Elisabeth
      [First Tuesdays at the Capital event], May p 20 (photo)
    Fresquez, Arianna
      students honored for work in improving public health (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    Frezza, Eldo
      Texas wins tort border battle (Rounds), May pp 18–19
    Frieden, Tom
      CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents (Rounds), Jan p 20
      improving the national infectious disease strategy (Commentary), Feb p 11
    Friedrichs, Paul
      reference committee service (Rounds), Jan p 15
    Frullo, John
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Fuller, Deborah
      [presenting John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards at TMA Winter Conference] (Rounds), Apr p 15 (photo)
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Fuller, Gregory M.
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan pp 16–17 (photo)
    Fuller, Lauren
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Fullerton, Cliff
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 54; Jul pp 58
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan p 47
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    Galveston National Laboratory (GNL)
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
    Gandhi, Puja B.
      students honored for work in improving public health (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    Ganduglia-Cazaban, Cecilia
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Garcia, Orlando L.
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 60–61
    Garcia, Tom
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr p 13 (photo)
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 26–28 (photo)
      recognition by Texas delegation to House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 15
    Garretson, Melissa
      [opposition to capping Medicaid funding] (Rounds), Aug p 16
    Garza, Rafael
      [influence on Carlos Cardenas] (Rounds), May p 15
    Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
      bleeding out: medical futility of transfusions in cancer patients (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Gawande, Atul
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    Gay, Susan
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 34; Mar pp 39
    Georgia Association of Health Plans (GAHP)
      [interstate sale of health insurance plans], Jul p 48
    Gerber, Bernard M. (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Geren, Charlie
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
    Giardino, Angelo P.
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Gillaspie, Elaine
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 35–38
    Gomez, Miguel
      photos, Jun pp 1; Jun pp 25
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Good,, Robert
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Goodman, Louis J.
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 32–33
    Gorevic, Jason
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 38
    Gowan, Rose Zavaletta
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 46–47
    Greeley, Christopher
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 54; Sep pp 55
    Green, Amanda D
      receiving TMA/TMAF Health Heroes award (Rounds), Jul p 23
    Green, Woody
      [on UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May pp 28; May pp 30
    Gross, Robert
      [First Tuesdays at the Capital event], May p 20 (photo)
    Gross, Robert and Maya
      [recognition as TMAF donors] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Guerra, Fernando
      [influence on Carlos Cardenas] (Rounds), May p 15
    Guerra, R. D. <Bobby<
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 46
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Guerrero, Lucia
      excerpt from TMA minority scholarship essay, Jul p 32
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Gugliuzza, Kristene (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Gunby, Robert
      [elected vice chair of Organization of State Medical Association Presidents] (Rounds), Aug p 17
    Gupta, Pronita
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 49–51
    Gurman, Andrew W.
      on MACRA, Jan p 43
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 13
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    Hagins, Jerry
      [on Texas external review process], Sep pp 35–36
    Halgrimson, James
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
    Hall, Bob
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
    Hampel, Ori
      MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr p 15
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29 (photo)
    Hampton, Raymond Moss
      five new members join the TMAF board (Rounds), Dec p 20
    Hancher-Hodges, Shannon
      appointment to TMAF Board (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
      [TMAF board members], Apr p 15 (photo)
    Hancock, Kelly
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Handal, Gilbert A.
      [leading El Paso County Medical Society] (Newsmakers), May p 16
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr p 33
    Hard Hats for Little Heads
    Harrington, Jim
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Harris, Patrice
      [on Kirk Watson], May p 19
    Hauser, Barbara
      [at TMA Foundation gala] (Rounds), Jul p 24 (photo)
    Hawk, Ernest
      funding cancer research: lawmakers extend CPRIT's life span, Aug p 44
    Hays, Steven R.
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
      on TMA Council on Medical Education Workgroup on Sources of GME Funding, Jan p 29
    Hazardous Waste
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
      EPA waste categories, Oct p 39
      P and U lists [EPA classification], Oct p 41
    Head Protective Devices
      give helmets during Hard Hats month in October (Rounds), Oct pp 19–20
      2017 TMA Foundation programs will reach more Texans [Hard Hats for Little Heads] (Rounds), Jan p 20
    Health Care Costs
      <the American sickness<: a clinical perspective (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA)
      how prevalent is sham peer review?, Jun p 28
    Health Care Reform
      AMA house tackles post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 24–25
      the health insurance gap after implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Texas, Mar p 55 (Abstract)
      [health insurance sales across state lines], Jul pp 46–47
      [impact on health plan contract negotiations], Mar pp 44
      poverty and the myths of health care reform, Jun p 46
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
      structural fixes to health care in America (Commentary), Mar pp 13–14
      TMA plans post-election strategy for health system reform, Jan p 26
    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
      new white paper helps you stay HIPAA secure (Rounds), Jun p 20
    Health Maintenance Organizations
      TDI proposes HMO role rewrite (Rounds), Feb pp 24–25
    Health Manpower
      fact: Texas counties that have no physician, Nov p 7
      the infectious disease manpower crisis: finding the cure, Feb pp 60–62
    Health Services Accessibility
      access to care of low-income adults: local safety nets compared with Medicaid (Abstract), Sep p 59
    Health Services for Transgender Persons
      court blocks ACA rule on transgender services (Rounds), Mar pp 20–21
    Healthcare Disparities
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 41–47
      TMA's take on health disparities in Texas, Jun p 43
    Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
    Hegar, Glenn
      [on Medicaid costs], Apr p 26
    Hellerstedt, John
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun p 13 (photo)
    Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
    Henderson, Chris
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 28; Sep pp 31
    Henkes, David
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 13
    Henry, Terri
      receiving Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
      TMA foundation honors outstanding teachers (Rounds), Oct pp 18–19 (photo)
    Henson, Louise
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May p 48
    Hernandez, Nicole
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct p 55
    Hill, Katie
      court blocks ACA rule on transgender services (Rounds), Mar p 21
    Hinojosa, Juan
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 49
    Hinojosa, Victor
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Hispanic Americans
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
    Ho, Jessie
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Holcomb, John R.
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 26
    Holland, Bradford W.
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 26
    Hollier, Lisa
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 53 (photo); May pp 53–54; May pp 56–57
      president-elect, ACOG (Newsmakers), Feb p 26; Jul p 22
    Homeless Persons
      respite care improves health outcomes of the homeless (Commentary), Oct pp 15–16
    Hospitals, Rural
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
      how do you define <rural<?, Nov p 56
    Howell, Alan
      help protect Texans during National Immunization Awareness Month (Rounds), Aug pp 21–22
    Huang, Philip
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun p 13 (photo)
    Huffman, Joan
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Hughes, Bryan
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
    Hughes, Connor
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 32–33
    Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
      CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents (Rounds), Jan pp 19–20
      fact: HPV vaccination rate among Texas males, Apr p 7
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 29–34
      TMA's continuing medical education course: HPV, Apr p 34
    Hurley, Rhonda
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan p 39
    Hurley, Richard
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42 (photo)
    Hurricane Harvey
      almost $1 million raised to help physicians rebuild, Nov p 33
      [birth of child during], Nov p 32 (photo)
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 31–35
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 22–33
      focus on mental health, Nov pp 30; Nov pp 32
      give kudos to local health reporting (Rounds), Dec p 21
      Harvey by the numbers, Nov pp 25; Nov pp 27; Nov pp 29; Nov pp 31
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov pp 15–16 (photo)
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      learning from Katrina, Nov p 26
      opportunities to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief continue (Rounds), Oct p 17
      public health concerns, Nov pp 28–30
      the response: Texas physicians 'world-famous,' Nov p 35
      TMA working for affected members, Nov p 31
    Hygiene Hypothesis
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
    Hypersensitivity
      allergies vs. infections (Commentary), Feb p 19
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    Immune System
      allergies vs. infections (Commentary), Feb p 19
    Immunization
    Independent Review Organizations (IROs)
      [example of IRO victory], Sep pp 36–38
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep pp 33–38
      [gauging success], Sep p 36
      the IRO path, Sep p 37
      IRO success rates, Sep p 35
    Infection Control
      improving the national infectious disease strategy (Commentary), Feb pp 11–12
    Infectious Diseases
    Information Systems
      a pediatric application of the STRAC Regional Hospital Trauma Registry database: pediatric trauma deaths in South Central Texas during 2004–2013, Jan p 59 (Abstract)
    Institute of Medicine
      public health and medicine working together (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
    Insurance
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 32–33
      TMAIT can help assess your insurance needs, Dec p 32
      TMAIT can help locum tenens doctors, May p 47
    Insurance, Health
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      drawing the line: Texas physicians skeptical of interstate health insurance sales, Jul pp 45–50
      focus on: changes in the exchanges, Sep pp 8–9
      the health insurance gap after implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Texas, Mar p 55 (Abstract)
      questions to consider [selling across state lines], Jul p 47
      structural fixes to health care in America (Commentary), Mar pp 13–14
      the truth about surprise bills [TMA White Paper], Dec p 28
    Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 50–58
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 53–59
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 27–28
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      eClinicalWorks customers won't have to pay back incentives, feds say (Rounds), Sep pp 13–14
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 43–47
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 43–48
      Medicaid MCOs vs. commercial PPOs., May p 55
      Oct. 1 deadline looming to comply with Medicaid enrollment requirement (Rounds), Sep p 13
      tip: fees for completing disability income claim forms, Dec p 56
    Insurance Carriers
      Anthem-Cigna loss a win for Texas physicians, patients (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
    Insurance Claim Review
      using the data, Nov p 48
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Insurance Coverage
      [electronic prior authorizations], Sep pp 24–25
      facing more hoops: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep pp 33–38
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 20–25
      keeping Texas reviews in Texas, Sep p 30
      the obstacle course: for physicians, providing health care means navigating an ever-growing series of prior authorization obstacles, Sep pp 19–38
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 27–31
      the role of PBMs, Sep p 25
      a sizable burden [AMA 2016 Prior Authorization Physician Survey], Sep p 29
      Texas' step therapy override, Sep pp 24; Sep pp 25
    International Biosafety Training Center (UTMB)
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
    Internet
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
      encouraging online reviews, Mar p 40
      online, the best defense is a good offense (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
      reacting the right way [tips for handling online reviews], Mar pp 36–39
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 33–40
      website help from Officite, Jun p 62
    Internship and Residency
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45–49
      resources for surviving residency, Apr p 47
    IROs
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    Jackson, Amy B.
      Anthem-Cigna loss a win for Texas physicians, patients (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
    Jackson, Brian
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 38
    Jacobson, Leah H. (Newsmakers), May p 16
    JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct p 26
    Janda, Ken
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 26–27
    Jaramillo, Sylvia
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
    Jaramillo-Stametz, Jeanie
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
    Jeevarajan, Jerome
      [medical student delegate to AMA House of Delegates] (Rounds), Aug p 17
      Region 3 sectional delegate, AMA Medical Student Section (Rounds), Jan pp 15–16
      [service on AMA Reference Committee on Medical Education] (Rounds), Aug p 18
    Jimenez, Yajaira
      excerpt from TMA minority scholarship essay, Jul p 32
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
      Houston's health museum becomes medicine's first Smithsonian affiliate (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Johnson, David H.
      Texas strikes back at JAMA MOC law slap, Oct p 25
    Johnson, Lara (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Johnson, Melanie
      Houston's health museum becomes medicine's first Smithsonian affiliate (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18 (photo)
    Johnson, Raphny A.
      member profile, May p 25 (photo)
    Johnston, Clay
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine, May pp 28–33 (photos)
    Jones, Cheryl
      receives TEXPAC June Bratcher Award for outstanding service (Rounds), Jul pp 22 (photo); Jul pp 23
    Jones, Robert and Marsha
      [recognition as TMAF donors] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Juergens, Collin
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 29
    Juno, Russell J. III (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Jurisprudence
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
      another diagnosis fight, Jan p 34
      Anthem-Cigna loss a win for Texas physicians, patients (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
      court blocks ACA rule on transgender services (Rounds), Mar pp 20–21
      court sides with TMA in chiropractic scope-of-practice lawsuit (Rounds), Jan pp 18–19
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 37–43; May p 23 (correction)
      new DNR law takes effect in April 2018, Dec p 38
      Paxton: DOs are physicians (Rounds), Mar pp 19–20
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–39
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–45
      Texas wins tort border battle (Rounds), May pp 18–19
      TMB-Teladoc lawsuit on hold (Rounds), Feb pp 25–26
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
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    Kainth, Manvinder
      member profile, May p 25 (photo)
    Kant, Andrew
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 40; Sep pp 45
    Kaplan, Seth (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Kelder, Steven H.
      five new members join the TMAF board (Rounds), Dec pp 20–21
    Keller, Andy
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
    Kelly, Evelyn
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
    Kelm, Teresa
      receiving Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Kemper, James
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–34 (photo); Jan pp 38–39
    Kenney, Kelly
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
    Khetan, Roger
      physician invasion helps advance Texas medicine's legislative priorities (Rounds), Aug p 15
    Kim, Thomas
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
    King, Ken
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Kitchens, Pat and Paul
      [recognition as TMAF donors] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Klawitter, Art
      discusses medical ethics, Jan p 13 (photo)
      recognition by Texas delegation to House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 15
    Klick, Stephanie
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
    Knapp, Elizabeth
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar p 29
    Knowles, Heidi
      [delegate to TexMed 2017] (Rounds), Jul p 18 (photo)
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45; May pp 49
    Kohl, Russell
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 35; Jun pp 38
    Kostroun, David
      Health and Human Services Commission restructures again (Rounds), Nov pp 16–17
    Kott, Marylee (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Krause, Matt
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
    Krause, Trudy
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Kreager, Michael
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 38; Apr pp 42–43; May p 23 (correction)
    Kridel, Russell W.H.
      building on success [sunset review of licensing boards], Jan p 30
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 14
    Krishnamoorthi, Harish
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 46
    Krouse, John H.
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 48; Sep pp 50 (photo); Sep pp 51–52
    Kumar, Kaparaboyna Ashok (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
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    Labor Pain
      [epidural use disparities by Spanish-speaking patients] (Letter), Mar p 7; Jun p 6
    Laboratories
      fact: number of biosafety 4 laboratories in U.S., Jun p 7
    Lachman, Barry S.
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 29
    Lakey, David
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun p 13 (photo)
      [on health consequences of Hurricane Harvey], Nov p 24
      [promotion within UT System] (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 29 (photo); Apr pp 30; Apr pp 33
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun p 44
    Land, Holly
      science teacher award winner: <It was teaching that made the trip worth it< (Rounds), Nov pp 19–20 (photo)
    Lane, Mark
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Law
    Lawson, William
      [on minority distrust of physicians], Jul p 31
      [on racial imbalance in medical schools], Jul p 30
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 43; Jun pp 47
    Lea, A. Scott
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50–53
    Leach, Jeff
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
    LeDuc, James
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50 (photo); Jun pp 54–55
    Lee, Benjamin
      presenting TMA/TMAF Health Heroes awards to recipients (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Lee, Sheila Jackson
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
    Legal Issues
    Legislation
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Legislation, Medical
      AMA House tackles post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan pp 13–14
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct p 23
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
    Legislature, Texas
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 23–31
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      fact: TMA members who testified in 94 separate Capitol hearings during the Texas legislative session, Aug p 7
      focus on: 2017 special session, Oct pp 8–9
      focus on: the 2018–19 budget, Aug p 9
      funding cancer research: lawmakers extend CPRIT's life span, Aug p 44
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov pp 15–16 (photo)
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45–46
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      lessening the grip: Texas lawmakers dramatically scale back MOC requirements, Aug pp 41–42
      maintaining a healthy state: as lawmakers charted Texas' future, TMA worked to ensure that medicine remains strong, Aug p 25
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      opioids, Medicaid among topics lawmakers to study in prep for 2019 (Rounds), Dec p 19
      physician invasion helps advance Texas medicine's legislative priorities (Rounds), Aug p 15 (photo)
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb pp 21–23
      Texas' step therapy override, Sep p 24
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
      TMA, specialties lay out legislative priorities (Rounds), Feb pp 23–24
      TMA Legislative News Hotline, Jan p 30
      [TMA recommendations on prescription monitoring and opioid use], May pp 37–39
    Levin, Jeffrey
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 28; Nov pp 30
    Lewis, Fred
      [concerns about UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May p 32
    LfeGift
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    Liability, Legal
      Texas wins tort border battle (Rounds), May pp 18–19
    Licensure
      building on success [sunset review of licensing boards], Jan p 30
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb pp 21–23
    Licensure, Medical
      FAQ: how many hours of CME credit are physicians required to have for licensure in Texas?, Jun p 64
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29
      reportable actions (NPDP), Mar p 51
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
    Lieberman, Allen (Newsmakers), Jul p 22
    Livingston, Jared
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 15
    Lockhart, Asa
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 50–58; Jul pp 50 (photo)
    Locum Tenens
    Loh, Miranda (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Longley, Joey
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
    Lopez, Dylan
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 51; Sep pp 52 (photo)
    Lopez, Melinda
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 47–51
    Love, LaTanya J.
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 28–29; Jul pp 31
    Lozano, J. M.
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
    Lucio, Eddie, Jr.
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 49
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug p 35
    Ludwig, Karen
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul p 40
    Luna, Jeffrey (Newsmakers), May p 16
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    MacClements, Jonathan
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45–46; Apr pp 48
    MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015)
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 33–38
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 53–58
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May p 56
      do the minimum, avoid a penalty, Jun p 36
      feds award $100 million in MACRA help to small, rural practices (Rounds), Mar pp 21–22
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 41–47
      MACRA help from TMA, Jun p 35; Oct p 34
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan p 17
      TMA gets you MACRA ready, Jan pp 46
      TMA wins MACRA improvements, wants more (Rounds), Mar pp 15–17
      TMA's MACRA engagement continues, Jun p 38
    Madjidi, Azita
      on ballroom dancing (Back Talk), Feb p 64 (photo)
    Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
    Malone, C. Bruce
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan p 36
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–40; Sep pp 42–45
    Malpractice
      reportable actions (NPDP), Mar p 51
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
    Mancias, Pedro
      [on cultural clashes in health care], Jul p 31
    Manusov, Eron
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 48; Sep pp 51
    Maples, Mike
      Health and Human Services Commission restructures again (Rounds), Nov pp 16–17
    Marketing of Health Services
      encouraging online reviews, Mar p 40
      marketing help from Officite, Mar p 38
      marketing is not a luxury – marketing is a necessity, Oct pp 43–46
      online, the best defense is a good offense (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
      TMA modern marketing seminar, Mar p 40
    Marquez, Enrique
      Health and Human Services Commission restructures again (Rounds), Nov pp 16–17
    Mass Casualty Incidents
      race, violence and medicine collide (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
    Maternal Mortality
      parental leave and maternal mortality, Oct p 50
    Mathis, Samuel
      AMA Resident and Fellow Section alternate delegate (Rounds), Jan p 15
    Mattox, Kenneth
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 46
    Mauk, Joyce Elizabeth (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Mayes, Thomas (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    McCaskill, Claire
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 24
    McCormick, Joseph
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 44–46
    McCoy, Dan
      [presenting Distinguished Service Award to Robert Gunby, Jr.] (Rounds), Jul p 21
    McElhaney, Cindi
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 51–52
    McKee, David
      [lawsuit over negative online reviews], Mar p 39
    McKinney, Kevin
      reference committee service (Rounds), Jan p 15
    McLeod, Michael R.
      receiving TMA/TMAF Health Heroes award (Rounds), Jul p 23
    McRaven, William H.
      keynote speakers selected for TexMed 2017 (Rounds), May p 15
      TexMed 2017 keynote speakers stress preparedness, use of technology (Rounds), Jul p 20 (photo)
    Mediation
    Medicaid
      access to care of low-income adults: local safety nets compared with Medicaid (Abstract), Sep p 59
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 53–59
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 25–26
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 21–27
      federal funding feeds Medicaid, Apr p 24
      feds cut meaningful use reporting period to 90 days (Rounds), Feb pp 26–27
      Medicaid MCOs vs. commercial PPOs., May p 55
      Oct. 1 deadline looming to comply with Medicaid enrollment requirement (Rounds), Sep p 13
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun pp 13–14 (photo)
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
      Texas Medicaid by the numbers, Apr p 23
      TMA house approves fighting Medicaid funding caps (Rounds), Jul pp 17–18
    Medicaid Vendor Drug Program
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 26–27
    Medical Futility
      bleeding out: medical futility of transfusions in cancer patients (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
    Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Coalition
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 42
      TMA policy on MOST documents, Dec p 40
    Medical Practice Act
      See also Licensure, Medical
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
    Medical Records
      See also Electronic Health Records
      FAQ: when providing copies of medical records... are we required to provide copies of records... created by other physicians?, Nov p 60
      tip: retaining obstetrical patient records, Oct p 56
      tip: what should I leave out of a patient's medical record?, Jul p 60
    Medical Waste Disposal
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
    Medically Underserved Areas
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
      fact: Texas counties that have no physician, Nov p 7
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 47–52
    Medicare
    Memorial Hermann Hospital System
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Mental Disorders
      another diagnosis fight, Jan p 35
      relation of mental health to alcohol and substance use among Texas college students, Apr p 51 (Abstract)
    Mental Health Services
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 30; Nov pp 32
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
    Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 34–35
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May p 56
      [financial risk management and], Jul pp 57–58
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 41–47
      MIPS exemption could expand in 2018, according to draft rule (Rounds), Aug pp 20–21
      pace yourself in MIPS, Jan pp 43–44; Jan pp 47
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct p 32
      TMA wins MACRA improvements, wants more (Rounds), Mar pp 15–17
    Meschin, Jason
      [community service chair, AMA Medical Student Section Region 3] (Rounds), Aug p 17
    Meszaros, Mihaly
      [dancing with Azita Madjidi], Feb p 64 (Back Talk; photo)
    Metcalf, Priscilla
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov p 57
    Metzner, Michael
      AMA Resident and Fellow Section alternate delegate (Rounds), Jan p 15
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 49
    Meyer, Morgan
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
    Miller, Harold
      [on PTAC process], Jul pp 55–56
    Miller, Phillip
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–50
    Miller, Suzy
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 50; Aug pp 54
    Million, Kara
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr p 33
    Minority Groups
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul p 28
      TMA minority scholarship awards, Jun p 44; Jul p 23 (Rounds; Jul p 32; photo)
      TMA's minority scholarship program is about more than just the money, Sep p 49
      2017 TMA Foundation programs will reach more Texans [Minority Scholarship Program] (Rounds), Jan p 21
    MIPS
    Mobile Health Units
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 48; Sep pp 51
    MOC (Maintenance of Certification).
    Molina, Rudy
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 22; Sep pp 25
    Monday, Kim
      lessening the grip: Texas lawmakers dramatically scale back MOC requirements, Aug pp 41–42
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29
    Moore, Robin
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 46–47
    Moorhead, John C.
      MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr p 14
    Moreno, Carlos (Newsmakers), Mar p 21
    Morris, Frank C.
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Morrow, Robert
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 26
    Mortality
      focus on: perils of a Texas summer, Jul p 9
      a pediatric application of the STRAC Regional Hospital Trauma Registry database: pediatric trauma deaths in South Central Texas during 2004–2013, Jan p 59 (Abstract)
    Mounkhoune, Yvonne
      on patient-centered medical home model, Jan pp 50–51; Jan pp 54
    Moy, Clifford
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 14
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug p 31
    Mulchin, Walter
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 48–49
    Murphy, Shawn
      the medical home machine, Jan pp 49–50 (photo); Jan pp 55; Jan pp 56
    Muscal, Eyal
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep pp 33–38
    Museums
      Houston's health museum becomes medicine's first Smithsonian affiliate (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Mutter, John
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 24; Nov pp 26; Nov pp 28; Nov pp 30
    Myer, Kevin
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    Myers, Nicole and Kevin
      [on birth of child during Hurricane Harvey] (photo), Nov p 32
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    Naidu,, Jayaram (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Narcotics
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
    Nasca, Thomas
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 46
    National Academy of Medicine
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 46; Apr pp 48
    National Association of Attorneys General
      AGs urge action from AHIP [opioid crisis], Nov p 40
    National Association of County and City Health Officials
      Harris County physician [Umair A.Shah] to lead national association (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    National Association of Insurance Commissioners
      interstate health insurance sales: myth vs. reality, Jul p 49
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
      on patient-centered medical home model, Jan pp 49–50
      PCMH successes by the numbers, Jan p 54
      [redesign of PCMH recognition process], Jan p 56
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
      making contingency plans, Dec p 34
    National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDP)
      reportable actions, Mar p 51
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
    Natural Disasters
    Negotiating
      at the negotiating table [2016 Survey of Texas Physicians], Mar p 45
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 27–29
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 23–28
      contract negotiation help from TMA, Mar p 45
      how mediation works, Dec p 26
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 43–48
    Nelson, Jane
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 25; Jan pp 28; Jan pp 29
      funding cancer research: lawmakers extend CPRIT's life span, Aug p 44
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Neoplasms
      bleeding out: medical futility of transfusions in cancer patients (Commentary), Jun pp 11–12
      cancer incidence among Texas publicly funded substance abuse treatment clients, Dec p 54
      funding cancer research: lawmakers extend CPRIT's life span, Aug p 44
    Newton, Je t'amie
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50–52
    Newton, Tommy
      [site selection for urgent care clinics], Jul pp 38–39
    Nguyen, Angela
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    Nguyen, John
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
    Nivet, Marc
      [on African American enrollment in medical schools], Jul p 29
    Nolan, Robert, Jr.
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 48
    Nora, Lois Margaret
      MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15 (photo)
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct p 28
    Norwood, Stephen
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 43–44
    Noryian, Jamshid
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 40–41
    Ntiforo, Corrie
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50–51
    Nunez-Gallegos, Flora (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Nurse Anesthetists
      partial victory for medicine in new VA policy (Rounds), Mar pp 17–19
    Nutrition
      focus on: an apple a day, Dec p 11
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    O'Brian, Lawrence
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    O'Connor, Reed
      court blocks ACA rule on transgender services (Rounds), Mar p 21
    Office Management
      FAQ: are office staff required to have CPR training? do we need to have a crash cart?, Sep p 60
    Ogunro, Christopher
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 35–42
    Ogzewalla, Aja
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep pp 34; Sep pp 35
    Oliverson, Thomas J. (Tom)
      building on success, Jan pp 24–28
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
    Olson, Rory
      Paxton: DOs are physicians (Rounds), Mar pp 19–20
    Opelka, Frank
      [on PTAC review process], Jul p 56
    Opioid Analgesics
    Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. (Q Corp)
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 50–52
    Organ Donation
    organ procurement organizations (OPOs)
      geography of OPOs, Aug p 49
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    Ortique, Carla
      parental leave and maternal mortality, Oct p 50
    Osler Medical Group ACO
      prepare for value-based care with TMA PracticeEdge, Jan p 47
    Osteopathic Physicians
      Paxton: DOs are physicians (Rounds), Mar pp 19–203
    Ott, David A. (Newsmakers), Jul p 22
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
      respite care improves health outcomes of the homeless (Commentary), Oct pp 15–16
    Owen, May
      Physicians Benevolent Fund offers helping hand to colleagues (Rounds), Dec p 21
    Owens, Mark
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 32–35
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov p 30
    Ozer, Bob
      [concerns about UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May p 32
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    Padakandla, Udaya
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec p 46
    Pain Management
      [TMB inspection of pain management clinics], May p 40
    Palliative Care
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
    Pandemics
      emerging infectious diseases, animals, and future epidemics, Feb pp 30–36
    Parasitic Infections
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
    Parental Leave
      parental leave and maternal mortality, Oct p 50
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 47–51
    Parker, Kristin W.
      marketing is not a luxury – marketing is a necessity, Oct pp 43–46 (photo)
    Parks, Ursula
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 25
    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
      <the American sickness<: a clinical perspective (Commentary), Dec pp 15–17
      focus on: changes in the exchanges, Sep pp 8–9
      [health insurance sales across state lines], Jul pp 46–47
      [independent review organization requirements], Sep p 34
    Patient Satisfaction
      online, the best defense is a good offense (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
    Patient-Centered Care
      the medical home machine, Jan pp 49–56
      [patient-positive results], Jan pp 52–54
      [PCMH limitations], Jan pp 54–55
      [PCMH principles], Jan p 50
      [PCMH recognition process], Jan pp 50–52
      PCMH successes by the numbers, Jan p 54
      [redesign of PCMH recognition process], Jan p 56
    Patrick, Dan
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      opioids, Medicaid among topics lawmakers to study in prep for 2019 (Rounds), Dec p 19
    Patt, Debra
      [on need for exclusions to PDMP policies], May p 42
    Paxton, Ken
      court blocks ACA rule on transgender services (Rounds), Mar pp 20–21
      Paxton: DOs are physicians (Rounds), Mar p 19–20
    PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home)
    Pearse, Lee Ann, Apr p 15 (photo)
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Pearson, Caroline
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 25–26
    Pearson, David
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
    Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome [PANS]
      [successful use of IRO to overcome denial of coverage], Sep pp 36–38
    Pediatrics
      a pediatric application of the STRAC Regional Hospital Trauma Registry database: pediatric trauma deaths in South Central Texas during 2004–2013, Jan p 59 (Abstract)
    Peer Review
      fairness in peer review, Jun p 27
      how prevalent is sham peer review?, Jun p 28
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 27–31
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun pp 24–30
    Peet, Jason
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 37; Apr pp 41–43; May p 23 (correction)
    Peltz, Matthias
      commenting on organ allocation policy proposals, Aug p 53
    Perry, Charles
      new DNR law takes effect in April 2018, Dec p 38
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPI)
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50 (photo); Jun pp 51–52 (photo)
    Peterson, Mary Dale
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May p 57; May p 58
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 24
    Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)
      the role of PBMs, Sep p 25
    Philpott, Natalia (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Pho, Kevin
      keynote speakers selected for TexMed 2017 (Rounds), Mar p 16
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 33 (photo); Mar pp 33–40
      TexMed 2017 keynote speakers stress preparedness, use of technology (Rounds), Jul pp 20–21 (photo)
    Physician Advocacy Institute (PAI)
      11 steps [for navigating QPP], Oct p 32
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
      valuable resources [website], Oct p 36
    Physician Assistants
      supervise an APRN or PA? what you need to know (Rounds), May p 22–23
    Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (Texas)
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct p 55
    Physician Incentive Plans
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
    Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul pp 50–58
      what a physician-focused model needs, Jul p 55
    Physician-Patient Relations
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 24
      a piece of my mind on peace (Commentary), Sep pp 10–11
    Physicians
      Back Talk
        Madjidi, Azita, on ballroom dancing, Feb p 64 (photo)
        Satcher, Robert, on second career as astronaut, May p 60 (photo)
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
      for doctors, autonomy means coming together, speaking as one (Commentary), Oct pp 11–13
      fact: health care facility managers who used locum tenens physicians in 2016, May p 9
      focus on: physician morale, Mar p 11
      focus on: solo practices, Apr p 9
      the infectious disease manpower crisis: finding the cure, Feb pp 60–62
      population vs. physician population, Jul p 30
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–50
      Texas hits peak in newly licensed physicians (Rounds), Dec pp 19–20
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
    Physicians, Primary Care
      an answer to the physician shortage (Commentary), Jul p 13–15
    Physicians Benevolent Fund, TMA
      Physicians Benevolent Fund offers helping hand to colleagues (Rounds), Dec p 21
    Pickell, Stuart
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
    Pike, Susan M.
      [at TMA Foundation gala] (Rounds), Jul p 24 (photo)
      [election to board of AMA Integrated Physician Practice Section] (Rounds), Aug p 17
    Pitman, Robert
      TMB-Teladoc lawsuit on hold (Rounds), Feb p 26
    Pivalizza, Evan
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 51–54
    Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Politics
    Potts, Mark
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 39–40
    poverty
      poverty and the myths of health care reform, Jun p 46
    Practice Management, Medical
      are your technology contracts favorable? (Rounds), Dec p 20
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 31–35
      fact: health care facility managers who used locum tenens physicians in 2016, May p 9
      FAQ: are office staff required to have CPR training? do we need to have a crash cart?, Sep p 60
      FAQ: can I refuse to hire a smoker to work in my practice?, Mar p 56
      FAQ: when providing copies of medical records... are we required to provide copies of records... created by other physicians?, Nov p 60
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 35–42
      marketing is not a luxury – marketing is a necessity, Oct pp 43–46
      the medical home machine, Jan pp 49–56
      reportable actions (NPDP), Mar p 51
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 33–40
      supervise an APRN or PA? what you need to know (Rounds), May p 22–23
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–50
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 49–53
    Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
      check the PDMP, earn MIPS credit, May p 41
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb p 23
      TMA part of the fight [opioid crisis], Nov p 39
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
      your video guide to Texas' new prescription drug monitoring program (Rounds), May pp 20–21
    Price, Four
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug pp 31–33
    Price, Tom
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul p 54
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 22; Apr p 24
      federal dollars, online training to combat opioid addiction (Rounds), Jun pp 14–15
    Prior Authorization
    Private Practice
      focus on: solo practices, Apr p 9
    Professional Autonomy
      for doctors, autonomy means coming together, speaking as one (Commentary), Oct pp 11–13
    Professional Practice
      for doctors, autonomy means coming together, speaking as one (Commentary), Oct pp 11–13
      fact: health care facility managers who used locum tenens physicians in 2016, May p 9
      temporary remedy: more and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians, May pp 45–50
    Public Citizen (advocacy group)
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr p 47
    Public Health
      See also Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 28–30
      the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, Feb pp 48–52
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 47–51
      public health and medicine working together (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 41–47
      what you need to know about ACEs, Sep pp 53–57
    Public Relations
      online, the best defense is a good offense (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
    Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct p 55
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    Quality Improvement
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 33–38
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan pp 16–18
      using Medicare claims data, Nov p 48
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov pp 47–53
    Quality of Health Care
      focus on: when policies hurt quality, May p 11
    Quality Payment Program (QPP)
      See also Alternative Payment Models (APMs); Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
      build your own payment model: MACRA-formed committee, Health and Human Services secretary looking for physician ideas, Jul p 54
      11 steps [for navigating], Oct p 32
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan p 41
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
      TMA wins MACRA improvements, wants more (Rounds), Mar pp 15–17
    Quintero, Ray
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 34–35
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    Racism
      race, violence and medicine collide (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
    Raimer, Ben G. (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Raju, Bindu (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Ramirez, Mario Efrian
      a South Texas medical giant passes on (Rounds), Jul p 25
    Ramondetta, Lois
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 30; Apr pp 34
    Ranello, Ann E. (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Read, Don R.
      another diagnosis fight, Jan p 35
      [installation of Cardenas as TMA President] (Rounds), Jul pp 17 (photo); Jul pp 18
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 42–43; Jan pp 44
      physician invasion helps advance Texas medicine's legislative priorities (Rounds), Aug p 15
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Realini, Janet
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 28
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug p 36
    Referral and Consultation
      four ways to increase physician referrals, Jan p 60
    Reimbursement Mechanisms
      <the American sickness<: a clinical perspective (Commentary), Dec pp 15–17
      QPP made simple(r); TMA helps Physicians Advocacy Institute launch vast MACRA resource center, Oct pp 31–35
    Reiner, Bradley
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 43–48
    Rensimer, Edward R.
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun p 27; Jun p 30
    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct p 38
    Respite Care
      respite care improves health outcomes of the homeless (Commentary), Oct pp 15–16
    Rigby, Wendy
      Zika reporting earns journalist TMA's top award for health journalism (Rounds), Sep pp 14–15 (photo)
    Risk Management
      FAQ: are office staff required to have CPR training? do we need to have a crash cart?, Sep p 60
    Rivera, Julien
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 15
    Rivera, Sonya
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 52
    RNA Viruses
      [RNA viruses with epidemic potential], Feb p 35
    Roberson, Tailour
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Robinson, Mari
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb p 22
    Robuck, Scott
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr p 29
    Rodgers, Judy
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 51–52
    Rodriguez, José R.
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Rodriguez, Ronald (Newsmakers), Mar p 21
    Rogers, George P.
      receives American College of Cardiology Distinguished Fellowship Award (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Rogers, Haley
      receives Medical Student of the Year award (Rounds), Jul p 22
      Region 3 alternate delegate, House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 16
    Rogers, Judith W.
      Anthem-Cigna loss a win for Texas physicians, patients (Rounds), Jun pp 15–16
    Rohack, Jim
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 14
    Romero, Michele
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 25; Jan pp 29
    Ronnau, John
      UTRGV School of Medicine tackles valley's endemic problems, May p 31
    Rosales, Omar Weaver
      an access problem? ADA website compliance and evolving issue for physicians to consider, Jun pp 57–62
    Rosen, Valerie
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov pp 30; Nov pp 32
    Rosenthal, Elizabeth
      <the American sickness<: a clinical perspective (Commentary), Dec pp 15–17
    Rural Health Services
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 55–59
    Rushton, Jennifer
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Ryan, Paul
      on post-election health reform options (Rounds), Jan p 14
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    Safety-Net Providers
      access to care of low-income adults: local safety nets compared with Medicaid (Abstract), Sep p 59
    Salameh, Habeeb
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Salaries and Fringe Benefits
      problems of parental leave, Oct pp 47–51
      what type of leave?, Oct p 48
    Salazar, Dana
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr p 40; May p 23 (correction)
    Salman, Ghassan
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun p 37
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep p 39
      [merit-based incentive payment system for financial risk reduction], Jul pp 57–58
    San Martin, Roberto (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Sanchez, Eduardo
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 42; Jun pp 45
    Sandra Bland Act (Senate Bill 1849)
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug p 32
    Santiago, Romero N.
      students honored for work in improving public health (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    Sarker, Arindam
      five new members join the TMAF board (Rounds), Dec p 21
    Satcher, Robert
      on second career as astronaut (Back Talk), May p 60 (photo)
    Satitpunwaycha, Pon
      [recognition as TMAF major donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Saunders, Ann
      [on Hurricane Harvey], Nov p 24
    Sauter, Mindy
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep p 42
    Schade, C. M.
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35 (photo); May pp 37; May pp 39; May pp 42–43
    Schams, Scott
      on medical home model limitations, Jan p 55
      on PCMH practice transformation, Jan pp 51–54
    Schatte, Gail
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
    Schools, Medical
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul pp 26–32
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine, May pp 28–33
      [expanding the pipeline for minority enrollment], Jul pp 31–32
      fact: number of years [to establish medical school in Rio Grande Valley], Sep p 7 (photo)
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep pp 47–52
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
      [minority enrollment trends], Jul pp 29–30
      playing catch-up: Texas medical school class size vs. population, 1990–2016, May p 32
      10 most affordable medical schools in the U.S., Oct p 53
      Texas medical school enrollment trends, Jul p 29
      UTRGV School of Medicine tackles valley's endemic problems, May p 31
    Schultz, Dean
      heavy resistance: dealing with prior authorizations is like running an obstacle course for physicians – and the obstacles keep getting bigger, Sep pp 22–23
      photos, Sep pp 1; Sep pp 21
    Schwertner, Charles
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 25–26; Jan pp 27
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr p 24
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16
      investing in education: legislators back more doctors for Texas, Aug p 43
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
      Paxton: DOs are physicians (Rounds), Mar pp 19–20
      on sunset review of licensing boards, Jan p 30
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb p 23
    Sears, Dawn
      member profile, May p 24 (photo)
    Secrest, Leslie H.
      facing more <hoops<: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
      [First Tuesdays at the Capital event], May p 20 (photo)
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photos)
      TMA foundation to mark 25th anniversary at gala (Rounds), Nov pp 18–19 (photo)
    Seija, Luis
      Region 3 alternate delegate, House of Delegates (Rounds), Jan p 16
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photos)
    Seitz, William W.
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Seliger, Kel
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 27; Mar pp 28
    Shah, Umair A.
      Harris County physician to lead national association (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    Sheets, H. Kyle (Newsmakers), Nov p 17
    Sheffield, J. D.
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 27
    Shenoi, Nancy (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Shi, Pei-Yong
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 50
    Shulkin, David J.
      partial victory for medicine in new VA policy (Rounds), Mar p 18
    Siegel, Jane
      ACIP publishes 2017 immunization schedules (Rounds), Apr pp 17; Apr pp 19
    Simms, Artraeu
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Sinacori, Mina
      problems of parental leave, Oct p 50
    Sirio, Carl A.
      [opposition to capping Medicaid funding] (Rounds), Aug p 16
    Skorton, David J.
      Houston's health museum becomes medicine's first Smithsonian affiliate (Rounds), Oct p 18 (photo)
    Sleep Deprivation
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45–46
    Smith, Charles
      Health and Human Services Commission restructures again (Rounds), Nov pp 16–17
    Smithsonian Institution
      Houston's health museum becomes medicine's first Smithsonian affiliate (Rounds), Oct pp 17–18
    Smoking
      FAQ: can I refuse to hire a smoker to work in my practice?, Mar p 56
    Smoking Cessation
      focus on: smoking cessation, Nov p 9
    Snelson, Elizabeth
      under investigation? NPDP Guidebook revisions may increase risk of data bank reports, Mar pp 50–52
    Snyder, Jami
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 56; May pp 58
    Snyder, Rick
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    Social Media
      encouraging online reviews, Mar p 40
      online, the best defense is a good offense (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
      seeing stars: physicians can help shape their presence on influential online rating sites, Mar pp 33–40
    Sommer, Alfred
      public health and medicine working together (Commentary), Feb pp 13–14
    South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 52
    Southwest Transplant Alliance
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug p 49
    Spalding, David
      prepare for value-based care with TMA PracticeEdge, Jan p 47
    Speer, Michael E., Apr p 15 (photo)
    Spencer, Kevin
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr p 13
    Stamatakos, Todd
      member profile, May p 25 (photo)
    Staples, Pelham
      an advocate for Texas medicine is gone, Nov p 11
    Stelly-Seitz, Charlotte
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Stern, Michael
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec p 33
      if at first you don't succeed: passion and persistence pay off for physicians at the negotiating table, Mar pp 44–48
    Stevens, Kim
      getting into urgent care: what do Texas physicians face when starting their own urgent care clinics?, Jul pp 35–42
    Stewart, Clayton
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug pp 28; Aug pp 29
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 27
      Texas' step therapy override, Sep p 24
    Strachan, D.P.
      can we be too clean for our own good? the hygiene hypothesis reviewed, Feb pp 54–59
    Strate, Susan
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
    Straus, Joe
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      opioids, Medicaid among topics lawmakers to study in prep for 2019 (Rounds), Dec p 19
    Strickland, Jonathan
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar p 28
    Student Debt
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
      debt by the numbers, Oct p 54
    Students, Medical
      students honored for work in improving public health (Newsmakers), Sep p 16
    Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
      cancer incidence among Texas publicly funded substance abuse treatment clients, Dec p 54 (Abstract)
    Substance Related Disorder
      federal dollars, online training to combat opioid addiction (Rounds), Jun pp 14–15
      relation of mental health to alcohol and substance use among Texas college students, Apr p 51 (Abstract)
      unwelcome diversions; technology presents legislative opportunity to crack down on opioid abuse, May pp 35–43
    Sulaiman, Jasmine
      receiving TMA/TMAF Health Heroes award (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Surgical Wound Infection
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Surveys and Questionnaires
      AMA Prior Authorization Physician Survey (2016), Sep p 22
      at the negotiating table [2016 Survey of Texas Physicians], Mar p 45
      focus on: solo practices, Apr p 9
      focus on: when policies hurt quality, May p 11
      MOC not popular [survey on physician attitudes toward MOC], Oct p 26
    Suter, Robert E.
      receives Surgeon General's Award for Military Excellence (Newsmakers), Jun p 18 (photo)
    Swanson, Lisa
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 28–29; Mar pp 30
    Swegler, Erica
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar p 28
    Swift, Bernard T.
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39; Sep pp 44–45
    Syed, Javairia
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr p 40; May p 23 (correction)
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    Taba, Michael
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 40–41
    Tan, Gail
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Tang, Rosa
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 30–31
    Tavarez, Hiram
      [influence on Carlos Cardenas] (Rounds), May p 15
    Tavarez, Marvin
      [influence on Carlos Cardenas] (Rounds), May p 15
    Taylor, Larry
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 29
    Taylor, Van
      bills TMA opposed that died, Aug p 46
    Technology
      are your technology contracts favorable? (Rounds), Dec p 20
      expecting the unexpected [disaster planning], Dec pp 34–35
    Teladoc
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      TMB-Teladoc lawsuit on hold (Rounds), Feb pp 25–26
    Telemedicine
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan pp 30–31
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      [standard of care] (Rounds), Nov pp 15–16
    Terk, Jason V.
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 25
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 26–27; Mar pp 30
    Terminal Care
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 31
      a chance to live better: integrating palliative and supportive care (Commentary), Dec pp 13–14
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
    Teuscher, David
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 16 (photo)
      [regional health administrator, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health] (Newsmakers), Jul p 22
      the response: Texas physicians 'world-famous,' Nov p 35
    Texas Academy of Family Physicians
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 38
    Texas Alliance for Patient Access (TAPA)
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 37–42
    Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (ARCHI)
      crisis in the country: what can rural physicians and their communities do when the local hospital shuts down?, Nov pp 56–59
    Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP)
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec p 27
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE)
      court sides with TMA in chiropractic scope-of-practice lawsuit (Rounds), Jan pp 18–19
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–39
    Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec pp 40–41
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
    Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
      beware of buying, prescribing illegal and unlicensed drugs (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
    Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
      [independent review system under], Sep pp 34–35
      [on peer-to-peer utilization review], Sep p 28
      [standardized forms for prescriptions and procedures], Sep p 24
      TDI proposes HMO role rewrite (Rounds), Feb pp 24–25
      thinking big: the Texas legislature made huge strides in improving mental health care, Aug p 31
    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 36–37
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 26–30
      typhoid fever on the half shell, Feb pp 39–41
    Texas e-Health Alliance
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 38
      [telemedicine standard of care] (Rounds), Nov pp 15–16
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 55–56
      Health and Human Services Commission restructures again (Rounds), Nov pp 16–17
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 29
    Texas Hospital Association
      task force at work [TMA-THA Joint Block Grant Task Force], Apr p 22; Apr p 27
    Texas Medical Association
      Disaster Relief Program donations, Hurricane Harvey, Nov p 33
      Fall Conference
        Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov pp 15–16
        registration for TMA's fall conference (Rounds), Sep p 16
      First Tuesdays at the capitol, Jan p 17; Feb p 22; Mar p 18; May p 20 (photo); Aug p 15 (photo)
      House of Delegates
        elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
        members of Reference Committee on Medical Education (Rounds), Jul p 18 (photo)
        [minimum standards for interstate health insurance products], Jul p 50
        TMA house approves fighting Medicaid funding caps (Rounds), Jul pp 17–18
      member benefits
        Committee on Patient-Physician Advocacy [a victory for the underdog], Jun p 27
        contract negotiation help from TMA, Mar p 45
        MACRA help from TMA, Jun p 35; Oct p 34
        online, the best defense is a good offense [Online Visibility Assessment tool] (Rounds), Jun pp 17–19
        pain management education from TMA, May p 38
        TMA loans, Oct p 55
        TMAIT can help locum tenens doctors, May p 47
        your video guide to Texas' new prescription drug monitoring program (Rounds), May pp 20–21
      member profiles, May pp 24–25
      officers
      publications
        Advance Care Planning: Guide to Legal Forms, Dec p 42
        Marketing Smart: A Guide for Medical Practices, Oct p 44
        Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices, Oct pp 40; Oct pp 41
        white paper: corporate practice of medicine (Rounds), Jan p 14
      save the date! TexMed 2018 (Rounds), Jul p 25
      Survey of Texas Physicians (2016)
        damage to care [EHR data errors], Apr pp 38; Apr pp 40
        focus on: when policies hurt quality, May p 11
        [physician negotiation of health plan contracts], Mar pp 43; Mar pp 46
      task force at work [TMA-THA Joint Block Grant Task Force], Apr p 22; Apr p 27
      Task Force on Balance Billing, Dec p 27
      [Texas Primary Care and Home Health Summit, May 11-12, San Antonio] (Rounds), May p 15
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan pp 16–18
      TexMed 2017. See TexMed 2017
      TMA Practice Consulting. See TMA Practice Consulting
      TMA PracticeEdge. See TMA PracticeEdge, LLC
      Winter Conference
        ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
        [HPV Work Group formation], Apr p 30
        MOC sparks debate at 2017 TMA winter conference (Rounds), Apr pp 14–15
        race, violence and medicine collide (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
        TMAF recognition of major donors (Rounds), Apr p 15
       
    Texas Medical Association Foundation
      five new members join the TMAF board (Rounds), Dec pp 20–21
      Seed to Soul named champion of health; major TMAF donors honored (Rounds), Apr p 15–16 (photo)
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
      TMA foundation honors outstanding teachers (Rounds), Oct pp 18–19
      TMA foundation to mark 25th anniversary at gala (Rounds), Nov pp 18–19 (photo)
      2017 TMA Foundation programs will reach more Texans (Rounds), Jan pp 20–21
    Texas Medical Board
      appointment of new Board members (Newsmakers), May p 16
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug pp 37–38
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 23–29
      [on utilization review], Sep p 28
      sunset review of TMB fails to address disciplinary process improvements (Rounds), Feb pp 21–23
      TMB-Teladoc lawsuit on hold (Rounds), Feb pp 25–26
    Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 33–38
    Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT)
      [medical defense coverage], Mar p 53
    Texas Medicine
      out with the old, in with the new look, feel of Texas Medicine (Editor's Note), Dec p 7
    Texas Occupations Code
      court sides with TMA in chiropractic scope-of-practice lawsuit (Rounds), Jan p 18
    Texas Organ Sharing Alliance
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug p 49
    Texas Pediatric Society
      board officers for 2016-2017 announced (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Texas Public Health Coalition
      health matters in Texas, Jan p 29
    Texas Quality Summit
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan pp 16–18
    Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (TSBEMFT)
      another diagnosis fight, Jan p 35
    Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP)
      [on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program], May pp 38–39
    Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
      [sample smoking policies], Mar p 56
    TexMed 2017
      keynote speakers selected for TexMed 2017 (Rounds), Mar p 16; May p 15
      keynote speakers stress preparedness, use of technology (Rounds), Jul pp 19–21
      photos, Jul pp 18; Jul pp 20
      share advancements in medicine with your colleagues at TexMed 2017 (Rounds), Feb p 27
      TMA Foundation gala sold out at TexMed (Rounds), Jul pp 24–25
    TEXPAC
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 24
      TEXPAC gets results, Jan p 28
    Text Messaging
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Thompson, Graham
      [on interstate sales of health insurance], Jul p 48
    Thompson, Senfronia
      key bills for medicine: medicine's bills signed by the governor, Aug p 45
    Tissue and Organ Procurement
      [challenges for], Aug pp 48–50
      the geography of OPOs, Aug p 49
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
      meeting the donor's family, Aug p 50
      [opt-in vs. opt-out systems], Aug pp 50–52
      [overcoming ignorance], Aug pp 53–54
    Tissue Donors
      meeting the donor's family, Aug p 50
    TMA HPV Work Group
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr p 30–34
    TMA Practice Consulting
      online visibility assessment, Mar p 35
      PCMH help from TMA, Jan p 51
      spotting problems in your practice, Oct p 46
      TMA Practice Consulting services, Jul p 42
    TMA PracticeEdge, LLC
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr pp 13–14
      prepare for value-based care with TMA PracticeEdge, Jan p 47
    Tomasi, Meredith Roberts
      a wealth of information: certification puts UTHealth researchers on path to studying Texas Medicare claims data, Nov p 52
    Tort Reform
      Texas wins tort border battle (Rounds), May pp 18–19
    Training Support
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
      10 most affordable medical schools in the U.S., Oct p 53
      TMA loans, Oct p 55
    Transplantation
      <it changes their lives<: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
      most common types of transplants, Aug p 51
    Trauma
    Travis County Medical Society
      as mediator between Dell Medical School and local physicians, May p 33
    Turner, Sylvester
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
    Tweedy, Damon
      [on African American mis-trust of doctors], Jul pp 30–31
    Typhoid Fever
      typhoid fever on the half shell, Feb pp 39–41
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    Uddin, Rhaman
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 38–40; May p 23 (correction)
    United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
      commenting on organ allocation policy proposals, Aug p 52
      it changes their lives: how can Texas physicians help improve the state's organ donation system?, Aug pp 47–54
    United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
      federal dollars, online training to combat opioid addiction (Rounds), Jun pp 14–15
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
      partial victory for medicine in new VA policy (Rounds), Mar pp 17–19
    United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
      DEA reverses course on registration renewals (Rounds), Mar p 17
    United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
      EPA waste categories, Oct p 39
      P and U lists [hazardous waste], Oct p 41
    United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
      clearer and simpler: TMA-supported bill clarifies murkiness surrounding telemedicine, Aug p 37
    United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
      beware of buying, prescribing illegal and unlicensed drugs (Rounds), Jun pp 16–17
    United States Health Resources and Services Administration
      [National Practitioner Data Bank reporting], Mar p 49
    University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
      Dell's different directions; UT-Austin medical school's curriculum isn't designed to train doctors – it's built to revolutionize medicine, May pp 28–33
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (UTMB)
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (UTRGV)
      eye on education, Sep p 52
      fact: number of years [to establish medical school in Rio Grande Valley], Sep p 7 (photo)
      fulfilling a dream, Sep pp 47–52
      the geography of the UTRGV School of Medicine, Sep p 51
      UTRGV School of Medicine tackles valley's endemic problems, May p 31
    Uppalapati, Aditya
      difficult situations: judge's ruling upholds advance directives law after TMA expresses support, Dec p 39
    Urgent Care Centers
    Urinary Tract Infections
      prevention of health care-associated infections in an era of public reporting, Feb pp 42–47
    Urrea, Luis, II
      ACO participants: collaboration valuable (Rounds), Apr p 13
    Utilization Review
      keeping Texas reviews in Texas, Sep p 30
      a peer? nowhere near: Texas physicians often find utilization reviewers' credentials lacking, Sep pp 27–31
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    VA
    Vaccines and Vaccination
      ACIP publishes 2017 immunization schedules (Rounds), Apr p 16–19
      battling misinformation, Mar pp 28–29
      Be Wise – Immunize program (Rounds), Apr p 12; Aug pp 21–22
      child care worker vaccinations [Be Wise – Immunize], Apr p 12
      exemption leaders [Texas counties with highest non-medical vaccination exemptions], Mar p 28
      exemptions on the rise, Mar p 27
      fact: 44,706 [nonmedical vaccination exemptions], Mar p 9
      fact: HPV vaccination rate among Texas males, Apr p 7
      help protect Texans during National Immunization Awareness Month (Rounds), Aug pp 21–22
      Johnson County mumps outbreak as impetus for change, Mar pp 29–30
      a second shot at HPV; Texas physicians reboot the effort to boost a vaccine that can protect against cancer, Apr pp 29–34
      [taking another shot] (Letter), May p 6
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar pp 24–30
      TMA's continuing medical education course: HPV, Apr p 34
      2017 TMA Foundation Programs will reach more Texans [Be Wise – Immunize], Jan p 20
    Vagnas, Einar
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Valdez, Leilani
      receiving TMA/TMAF Health Heroes award (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Valenti, Joseph
      building better policies: balance-billing, step therapy measures highlight insurance wins for medicine, Aug p 28
    Value-Based Purchasing
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 33–38
    Van Boven, Robert
      a fresh set of eyes; independent review organizations offer another chance to overturn insurers' coverage denials, Sep p 38
    Van Ramshorst, Ryan
      [alternate TMA delegate, Texas Pediatric Society] (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May pp 56; May pp 57; May pp 58–59
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 22–27
      [on health costs containment], Aug p 13
    Varkey, Prathibha
      Texas Quality Summit prepares physicians for value-based payment (Rounds), Jan p 17
    Varma, Surendra (Newsmakers), Mar p 21
    Vaz, Garth, Apr pp 13–14
    Vela, Leonel
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 50
      UTRGV School of Medicine tackles valley's endemic problems, May p 31
    Ventolini, Gary
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
      glitch in the switch; changing EHR vendors can present major problems, Apr pp 37; Apr pp 42; May p 23 (correction)
    Videonystagmography (VNG)
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan pp 33–34 (photo)
    Vijjeswarapu, Daniel
      photos, Mar pp 1; Mar pp 25; Apr p 15
      taking another shot: lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccination data, Mar pp 26; Mar pp 29
    Villarreal, E. Linda
      change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 22; Apr pp 26; Apr pp 27
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      photos, Apr pp 1; Apr pp 20
      reference committee service (Rounds), Jan p 15
      shopping for Medicaid savings? leave some items on the shelf (Commentary), Aug pp 11–13
      [TMAF board member] (Rounds), Apr p 15 (photo)
      [TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Villeda, Selvin
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Violence
      race, violence and medicine collide (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12
    Vishwanatha, Jamboor K.
      can Texas' physicians be as diverse as Texas?, Jul p 28
      a Texas-size problem: health disparities span the state and cost billions each year, Jun pp 42–43; Jun pp 47
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    Wade, Christine
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun p 54
    Wagen, Brooke
      [on UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May pp 31–32; May pp 33
    Wakefield, Andrew
      [discredited study on MMR vaccine and autism], Mar p28
    Walk With a Doc Program
      2017 TMA Foundation programs will reach more Texans (Rounds), Jan p 21
    Walker, Adrienne
      recipient, TMA 2017 Minority Medical Student Scholarship (Rounds), Jul p 23 (photo)
    Walters, Ronald S.
      big help for small shops: TMF Health Quality Institute wins award to help small practices, Jun pp 34–35
      MACRA: easing the pain?, Jan pp 43; Jan pp 45
    Ward, Mark A. (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Watkins, Stephen
      on PCMH program limitations, Jan p 55
    Watson, Kirk
      receives Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service from AMA (Newsmakers), May pp 19–20 (photo)
      [support for UT-Austin Dell Medical School], May p 30
    Watson, Rick
      facing more hoops: health plans are trying to battle opioid crisis, but some physicians see prior authorization requirements as another roadblock, Nov pp 37–42
    Weaver, Scott
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49 (photo); Jun pp 50; Jun pp 54–55
    Websites
    Weltge, Arlo
      on CMS quality measures (Rounds), Jan p 15
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun p 30
    West Nile Virus
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun pp 13–14 (photo)
    Whitbeck, Christie
      [accepting McGovern Secondary Award] (Rounds), Apr p 15 (photo)
    White, Donald Stewart
      [recognition as TMAF donor] (Rounds), Apr p 16
    Whitehurst, Darren
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 25
      closing the gap: doctors and insurers agreed on a major improvement to surprise billing issue [out-of-network charges], Dec pp 25; Dec pp 28
      more work done: special session called to reauthorize TMB and Medical Practice Act, Aug p 40
      TMA, specialties lay out legislative priorities (Rounds), Feb pp 24
    Whitis, Julie
      fulfilling a dream [University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine], Sep p 51 (photo)
    Whitney, Stephen E.
      [chair, Reference Committee on Medical Education] (Rounds), Jul p 18 (photo)
    Wilcox, Donald P. <Rocky<
      Hurricane Harvey, legislature highlight TMA fall conference (Rounds), Nov p 15
      on medical staff bylaws, Mar p 52
      [on independent review organizations], Sep pp 36; Sep pp 39
      standing up for scope: court sides with TMA in suit over chiropractors performing diagnostic test, Jan p 39
      a victory for the underdog: Houston surgeon wins lawsuit thanks to release of peer review records, Jun p 29
    Wilfong, Lalan
      for future reference: reference-based pricing for procedures presents possibility of savings, plenty of questions, Dec pp 43–47 (photo)
    Williams, Brian
      race, violence and medicine collide (Rounds), Apr pp 11–12 (photo)
    Williams, Kevin
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 40; Sep pp 42
    Wiseman, Jeremy (Newsmakers), Mar p 21
    Wolbrueck, Aaron
      [secretary, AMA Medical Student Section Region 3] (Rounds), Aug p 17
    Women's Health Services
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 28
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug p 36
    Wong, Sunny
      bad medicine: old medications are a public health threat. how can Texas physicians help keep them from being misused?, Dec pp 49–54
    Wootton, Susan (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Workers' Compensation
      steering clear of trouble; shady workers' comp compounding schemes are a must to avoid, Sep pp 39–45
    Workman, Paul
      keeping Texas reviews in Texas, Sep p 30
    World Health Organization
      the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, Feb pp 48–52
    Wounds and Injuries
      a pediatric application of the STRAC Regional Hospital Trauma Registry database: pediatric trauma deaths in South Central Texas during 2004–2013, Jan p 59 (Abstract)
    Wright, Scott
      borrowing trouble? staggering student debt is shaping how the newest physicians approach medicine, Oct pp 52–55
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    Yelenosky, Stephen
      another diagnosis fight, Jan p 35
    Yurk, Jeff
      don't get waste-deep; regulations on hazardous material pose pitfalls, potential costly fines, Oct pp 37–41
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    Zaafran, Sherif
      House of Delegates elects new leaders (Rounds), Jul p 19
      named president of Texas Medical Board (Newsmakers), May p 16
    Zaffirini, Judith
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
    Zairi, Alison (Newsmakers), Feb p 26
    Zammerilla, Lauren
      finding the right balance; ACGME's latest rule change on resident duty hours stirs a long-simmering debate, Apr pp 45; Apr pp 47; Apr pp 48
    Zedler, Bill
      taking another shot; lawmakers prepare push for reporting school campus vaccinations, Mar p 27
    Zerwas, John
      bills TMA supported that didn't pass, Aug p 46
      building better Medicaid care: shift to value-based payment models showing some early promise, May p 58
      [establishment of TMA interdisciplinary palliative care advisory committee], Jan p 31
        change around the block? medicine has questions, concerns about potential Medicaid reforms, Apr pp 23–25
      keeping a pulse on policy: physician-lawmakers worked for medicine's interests in the 85th legislature (Back Talk), Aug p 56
      lawmakers: better flood control worth a look post-Harvey, Nov pp 34–35
      new balance, new beginnings; law restricting MOC discrimination offers chance to <take back part of our profession,< Oct pp 27–29 (photo)
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 36–37
    Zhuang, Iris
      TMA foundation grants empower students' community service (Rounds), Nov pp 17–18 (photo)
    Zibell, Christopher
      a flood of problems: Hurricane Harvey's impact on health care will be felt in Texas for years to come, Nov p 28
      [on disruption of treatment during natural disasters], Nov p 26
    Zika Virus
      building on success [2017 TMA legislative agenda], Jan p 28
      cranial asymmetry versus microcephaly: implications for practice during the Zika virus epidemic (Abstract), Aug p 55
      focus on: Zika in Texas, Jun p 9
      officials work to curtail Zika, West Nile viruses (Rounds), Jun pp 13–14 (photo)
      preparing for the worst: how UTMB became Texas' leader in fighting infectious disease, Jun pp 49–55
      public health's lean year: texting ban, Zika measure highlight this year's legislative victories, Aug pp 35–37
      Zika reporting earns journalist TMA's top award for health journalism (Rounds), Sep pp 14–15 (photo)
    Zoonoses
      emerging infectious diseases, animals, and future epidemics, Feb pp 30–36
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