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CAPITOL UPDATE: Watch latest report on TAFP’s priorities in the 83rd Texas Legislature
With only a couple of weeks left in the session, the Academy’s legislative agenda is in great shape. Get the latest on TAFP’s efforts to restore graduate medical education funding, support for women’s health programs, and the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program in this edition of our video newscast, Capitol Report.

Medicare enrollment deadline delayed
The May 1 deadline for physicians who refer or order services for Medicare patients has been delayed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will release a new deadline in the near future. Read the original TAFP story about enrolling in Medicare.

TAFP blog – Medicaid expansion: A tale of two states
While Texas and Colorado are similar, a big difference – the party in control at the Capitol – will determine whether the states will expand Medicaid. Read the blog on a classic case of politics driving policy.

Apply for TAFP Foundation research grant
Saturday, June 1 is the deadline for TAFP Foundation research grant applications. Apply now for financial support toward your office-based research that benefits family medicine. Funding for awardees will begin Aug. 1. Get more information on research grants and apply.

TAFP members bid for TMA leadership roles
Two TAFP members – Douglas Curran, M.D., and Gregory Fuller, M.D. – will run for election at the Texas Medical Association’s TexMed conference. Curran is running for re-election to the TMA Board of Trustees and Fuller is running for the TMA alternate delegate position to AMA. Read more on Curran’s and Fuller’s campaigns.

Important upcoming TAFP deadlines
Abstracts for the Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition are due Wednesday, May 15. Complete the application here. To become more involved in TAFP by joining a committee, commission, or section, complete the Make Your Mark form by Monday, May 20. Fill out the form here.

EDUCATION UPDATE

Register for May 18 SAM in Corpus
TAFP’s SAM Group Study Workshop on Depression will be held Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., in Corpus Christi. The workshop will be moderated by Sharon Hausman-Cohen, M.D. To attend and make progress toward your ABFM Maintenance of Certification, go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/events for more information and to register.