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AAFP urges CMS to create E/M codes based on TAFP member’s research
AAFP submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urging them to create a new set of evaluation and management codes for primary care physicians. The recommendation was accompanied by supporting documents based on the research of TAFP member David Katerndahl, M.D., M.A. more...

HHSC seeks new advisory committee members
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is accepting new-member applications for the Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee until Friday, May 10. The committee meets on a quarterly or as-needed basis and membership terms are four years. more...

Resources for treating returning veterans
The Joining Forces section of the AAFP website provides family physicians with multiple resources for treating men and women returning from military duties. These include research and news stories on post-traumatic stress disorder, CME opportunities related to returning veterans, and websites made for patients. Go to the Joining Forces section of aafp.org.

AAFP President: reform graduate medical education
In his most recent President’s Message, AAFP President Jeff Cain, M.D., called for gme reform to improve the nation’s primary care physician workforce. Read this April 9 AAFP President’s Message for more.

Share international experiences in medicine at AAFP workshop
The 2013 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop will be held in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 10-12, and gives attendees the opportunity to share their global experiences in developing and promoting family medicine worldwide and network with like-minded colleagues. Register before July 21 to receive early bird rate. more...

EDUCATION UPDATE

Spots still available for this weekend’s Dallas SAM Workshop on Asthma
Online registration is closed for this Saturday’s SAM Workshop on Asthma, but you can still register on-site at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas. This course, 9 a.m. Ė 2 p.m., will be moderated by Linda Siy, M.D. Join us and make progress toward your ABFM Maintenance of Certification! Visit www.tafp.org/professional-development/events for more information.