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Attestation deadline for retroactive increased Medicaid payments is April 1
To receive increased Medicaid payments retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013 as implemented in the Affordable Care Act, physicians must complete the attestation form by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Read this TAFP news story for more about the payments and a link to the attestation form itself.

Report on C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Family physicians, residents, and medical students met in Austin Feb. 27 - March 1 for this year’s C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session. See a full report on the conference including photos in this TAFP news story.

CMS to conduct ICD-10 testing this July
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will conduct testing on ICD-10 with physicians in various types and sizes of practices. Physicians interested in participating in the testing can find more information here.

Register now for 2014 Texas Health Home Summit, May 8-9
The Texas Medical Home Initiative and the Texas Health Institute present the second annual Texas Health/Medical Home Summit in Austin, May 8-9, 2014. Summit attendees will learn about medical home models and best practices, and will focus on how to expand access to medical homes for families across Texas. Get more information and register on the summit’s website.


National Procedures Institute travels the country in 2014
The National Procedures Institute is a joint venture of TAFP and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and teaches procedural skills to physicians across the country. NPI’s 2014 schedule includes Las Vegas in May, Chicago in August, Orlando in September, and Phoenix in November. Go to www.npinstitute.com to find the right conference for you!