Table of Contents: October 2019

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Volume 115, Number 10 — October 2019

Cover Story: Vote for CPRIT (pages 18-23) 

On Nov. 5, Texans will vote on Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment designed to extend funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and keep the agency’s grants flowing for an estimated 10 additional years. By Sean Price

Q&A: "Active Shooter Alert" (pages 6-7)

Alan Tyroch, MD, was in Las Vegas the day a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso. By David Doolittle

Practice Management: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence (pages 32-35)

Many physicians fear AI could replace them, but it might just make their jobs easier. By Sean Price

Quality: More Pain for Small Shops (pages 24-26) 

The government’s 2020 plans for the Medicare Quality Payment Program could make compliance and penalties even harder on small practices. By Joey Berlin

Economics: WellCare Woes (pages 28-29) 

Houston practices fight for payment after insurer's technological disaster. By Joey Berlin

Practice Management: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence (pages 32-35)

Many physicians fear AI could replace them, but it could make their jobs easier. By Sean Price

Public Health: The Doctor - and Lawyer - Will See You Now (pages 36-38) 

When treatment requires tools outside the exam room, medical-legal partnerships can help bridge the gap. By Sean Price

Law: Watch Your Referrals (pages 40-41)

New anti-kickback law further restricts referrals. By Joey Berlin

Law: No Docs of All Trades (pages 42-44)

Court rejection of an expert witness report highlights tort reform’s continuing impact. By Joey Berlin

Vaccines (page 47)

Talk to Patients About: Measles Update By Sean Price

Profile: Moving On (page 48)

John Zerwas, MD, trades politics for academics

Also in this issue …

Commentary: Texas’ secret weapon against cancer  

Rounds, Deaths

Imaging: Happy birthday to Hard Hats

 

 

Last Updated On

October 15, 2019