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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

June 10, 2021

Meet your June Member of the Month
Evelyn Sbar, MD, is passionate about quality health care, medical education, and headache medicine. She opened the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo Headache Clinic in 2020. “There just aren’t enough neurologists around to take care of the 39 million migraine patients in the United States,” Sbar says.
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Ask representatives to cosponsor the Kids Access to Primary Care Act
Family physicians are partnering with pediatricians, OB-GYNs, internists, and other primary care clinicians throughout the month of June to ask members of the U.S. House of Representatives to cosponsor the Kids Access to Primary Care Act, H.R. 1025. The Kids Access to Primary Care Act is a bipartisan bill that would apply the Medicare payment rate floor to Medicaid primary care services. This would apply to both fee-for-service Medicaid and managed care payments. AAFP has continuously advocated to raise Medicaid payment rates, but your representatives need to hear from you about how important this legislation is.
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Application now open: Submit your abstract for the TAFP Research Poster Competition
Display your research at the 2021 Research Poster Competition. The deadline to submit your abstract and application is August 2.
Learn more and apply

Shape the future of family medicine by being a preceptor this summer
TAFP has administered the Texas Family Medicine Preceptorship Program for many years, but the last two years have been unlike any others. While some schools have prohibited rotations and preceptorships, we have some medical students who can participate and are eager to spend time in the office of a family physician this summer. If you can commit to bringing a medical student into your practice in 2021 or if you have questions, please contact us.
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Join NPI in Houston this July to invest in yourself and learn new procedures
NPI will host procedure courses on “Wound Care Management and Advanced Suturing,” “Contraceptive, Women’s Health, and Vasectomy Procedures,” and more at the NPI Procedure Clinic in Houston on July 15–18. Register by June 18 to get the early bird discount. As a TAFP member, you’ll automatically get an additional 20% off your registration. Register today, courses fill up fast!
Register today