Texas Family Physician - Vol. 64 No. 2, Spring 2013

Tags: texas family physician, practice management, foundation, interim session, c. frank webber lectureship, bylaws, governance, nutrition, medicaid, women's health, meaningful use


Damage control:
Mending Texas’ women’s health care safety net

The health care safety net for women in Texas is in tatters after state budget cuts enacted in 2011. So says TAFP member Janet Realini, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition. This legislative session, she leads a coalition of advocates aiming to restore funding for women’s health services.
By Kate Alfano

Plus: Poll reveals Texans broadly support women’s access
to health care and state funding for programs

Practice management: What you don’t know can hurt you
Some private health insurers are beginning to review a new set of billing and coding practices with increased scrutiny. TAFP’s practice management expert describes the changing environment.
By Bradley Reiner

Foundation focus
Anastasia Benson, D.O., a second-year family medicine resident, writes about her experience advocating for the specialty as the recipient of the TAFP Foundation’s James C. Martin, M.D., Scholarship.

Interim Session summary
See highlights from TAFP committee, commission, and section meetings, as well as the Board of Directors meeting.

Proposed TAFP bylaws changes
As the Academy considers a significant restructuring of its governance, read the complete bylaws with proposed changes here.

Healthy behaviors, including good nutrition and physical activity, can help students learn better.

News Briefs
AAFP News: Family medicine match rates climb in 2013.
Texas Medicaid begins accepting primary care attestation.
Give patients clinical summaries to meet meaningful use standard.

Member news
Family docs gather in Austin for CME and Interim Session.
Two TAFP members make bids for TMA leadership roles.