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TAFP launches awareness campaign to help members prepare for changing payment environment
With the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act repealing the SGR, Congress and the president accelerated the transition for the payment of Medicare services away from pure fee-for-service. In the coming months and years, we will see more and more payers both public and private paying for health care services based on value.

TAFP is compiling resources and information to help you evaluate the current payment environment, prepare for the coming changes, and transition your practice to a model that will help you succeed. In this new section of TAFP’s Practice Resources website, you’ll find information about various payment models like accountable care organizations, the patient-centered medical home, direct primary care, and more. We will update the site frequently with resources that will help members succeed in this evolving health care environment.
Watch the first video in our “Embracing Change” series at www.tafp.org/practice-resources/change.

April Member of the Month: Patrick Leung, MD
TAFP Foundation donor practices alongside wife

Dr. Leung and his wife practice in Midland, where they raised three children who also went into health care. The Leungs recently made a generous donation to the TAFP Foundation that will provide scholarships to medical students participating in the Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program. Read more about the Leungs here.


EDUCATION UPDATE

Special rates expire soon for Texas Family Medicine Symposium
Make plans now to attend TAFP’s new CME conference, the Texas Family Medicine Symposium, held June 5-7 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. TAFP’s special group rate of $179 is available until May 8, or until all rooms in the block are reserved. Additionally, early bird registration fees are only available until May 8. Visit www.tafp.org/professional-development/tfms for more information on registration and booking a hotel room.