October 18, 2011

How to correctly submit “brand medically necessary” e-prescriptions
Physicians electronically submitting a “brand necessary” prescription for a Medicaid beneficiary must take two steps to ensure it is filled as written. You must select the "dispense as written" option from your electronic health record system and enter the words “brand medically necessary” in the notes-to-pharmacy field. Skip these steps and you’ll likely receive a follow-up call. more...

Members of the Month: J. Mark Anderson, M.D., and Walter Gaman, M.D.
Southlake physicians share family medicine with broad audience
Meet our October Members of the Month: J. Mark Anderson, M.D., and Walter Gaman, M.D. As hosts of a popular Dallas radio show and authors of a new book, the Southlake family physicians are no strangers to the media. They say it’s important to provide a family medicine perspective because family physicians are “on the front lines” and “see the big picture.” more...

Introducing a new look for Texas Family Physician
Keep an eye out for the latest edition of TAFP’s Texas Family Physician magazine, which features an in-depth exposition on the importance of rising health costs on the nation’s economic outlook, the story of how one small-group family practice achieved the meaningful-use standard, and a report from TAFP’s 2011 Annual Session and Scientific Assembly, all packaged in a brand-new design. Hope you like it! more...

AAFP News Now: Nationwide campaign focuses on repealing SGR, protecting key programs
Family Medicine Matters harnesses member advocacy, engagement
AAFP has launched the Family Medicine Matters campaign to rally member and congressional support for key family medicine issues: the repeal the sustainable growth rate formula, and the protection of graduate medical education funding and of funding for Title VII health professions training grants. Find out how you can get involved by reading this Oct. 14 article from AAFP News Now.


Register for SAM workshop in Lubbock or San Antonio on Dec. 10
TAFP is going on the road to bring a SAM workshop to two Texas cities on Dec. 10. Join us in Lubbock for the SAM on asthma or in San Antonio for the SAM on depression. These programs help diplomates of the American Board of Family Medicine satisfy one requirement of Maintenance of Certification process. For more information and to register, click here.

Check out TAFP’s Other CME opportunities for new offerings
New in TAFP’s Other CME opportunities online listing is a two-part evening CME program on post-traumatic stress disorder presented by the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Also view TAFP’s new online CME activities; interactive e-cases on obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and gout; and much more. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/other-CME.