Your TAFP News Now update for the week of August 18, 2016.
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Zika update: Texas Medicaid issues standing order for mosquito repellent prescriptions
Texas Medicaid’s new standing order will allow patients enrolled in Medicaid, CHIP, and Healthy Texas Women programs to obtain mosquito repellant without a prescription. Patients enrolled in said programs now have the ability to request repellent from participating pharmacies, while patients without access to participating pharmacies will still have to obtain a prescription for the repellent.
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Check out Zika outbreak resources from AAFP
AAFP has gathered resources to assist you in the fight against Zika. Through their resource page, you can find out how AAFP is calling on Congress to help, access to the upcoming Zika webinar, additional resources, and much more.
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Telemedicine industry reps and Texas doctors work on terms to improve state regulations
Negotiations are underway on a legislative compromise to allow physicians to use telemedicine technology to treat patients without an initial in-person visit. In an August 10 article on the website of The Heartland Institute, TAFP CEO Tom Banning told the author that telemedicine providers want state legislation that encourages innovation and enhances care quality. “Our hope and goal is to reduce the regulatory footprint governing telemedicine, hold physicians to the same standard of care, and ensure physicians are paid for providing a service, whether in person or using telemedicine,” Banning said.
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TAFP Foundation awards 3 medical student scholarships
The TAFP Foundation Board of Trustees would like to congratulate recipients of medical student scholarships: Audrey Gutierrez, Roosevelt Campbell, and Trevor Johnson. These recipients were chosen based on their outstanding academic achievements and their interest in family medicine.
Meet the recipients
AAFP’s mobile app: Access in the palm of your hand
AAFP is making it easier to get the answers you need and your tasks completed with the new AAFP mobile app. Update your CME, search for clinical recommendations, view board practice questions, and so much more. AAFP has put family medicine in the palm of your hand. Download it today from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or visit AAFP to find out more.
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There’s still time to apply for the 2016 poster competition
You haven’t missed the deadline to enter the 2016 Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition and present your research to your peers and the family medicine community. The competition will be held November 4, 2016 at this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Applications and abstracts are due September 5, 2016 so don’t miss your chance to participate.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Register today for TAFP’s 2016 Annual Session & Primary Care Summit
Online registration is open for the 2016 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. There you can participate in Knowledge Self-Assessment Workshops, learn new skills in the X-Ray Interpretation Workshop hosted by NPI, or pick up some additional CME credits; it’s all up to you. For a complete list of all the educational events taking place, click the link below.
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Join NPI in Houston this September and enhance your procedural skills
NPI offers some of its most popular courses at this fall’s conference including course in aesthetics, anti-aging techniques, ECG testing, and dermatologic procedures. There are still seats available, but register soon before time and space runs out.
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