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Get up to speed on Medicare’s new chronic care management code
Want to know everything you need to start using Medicare’s new chronic care management code when it becomes available on Jan. 1? Check out the latest article by AAFP’s senior strategist for physician payment, Kent Moore, in Family Practice Management. The article also comes with three downloadable tools designed to save you time as you begin to bill for CCM services: the Patient-Centered Care Plan, the Agreement to Receive Medicare Chronic Care Management Services, and the Medicare Chronic Care Management Services Log. Read “Chronic Care Management and Other New CPT Codes” now.

Just a few days left to make your 2014 charitable contributions
Give a holiday gift to family medicine this year when you make a tax-deductible charitable donation to the TAFP Foundation. Your generosity makes the Foundation’s work on behalf of research and future family physicians possible. Visit the Foundation’s webpage to learn more about the work of the Foundation and to download a donation form.

Sign up to serve as Physician of the Day at the Texas Capitol
TAFP is once again asking members to volunteer a day of their time treating legislators, their staffs, and other members of the Capitol community at the Capitol Health Services Clinic during next year’s legislative session, January through June. This service to the Texas Legislature demonstrates first-hand the value and necessity of family physicians in Texas. Family medicine residents and medical students are welcome and encouraged to serve alongside any active member. Sign up today at www.tafp.org/advocacy/get-involved/physician-of-the-day.



EDUCATION UPDATE

Register online now for C. Frank Webber Lectureship and Interim Session
You can register online now for TAFP’s spring symposium—the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Attendees of the March 6 CME can earn up to 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with only one day out of the office. Able to spend longer in Austin? Add on a SAM Group Study Workshop to your schedule—the Workshop on Asthma is Thursday, March 5, and the Workshop on Hypertension is Saturday, March 7. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw to see more about the symposium and to register.