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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.

August 7, 2019

Meet your August Member of the Month
After completing residency training, Melissa Jacaman, MD, of Laredo, returned to her hometown to help create its first graduate medical education program, Laredo Medical Center – University of Incarnate Word. Read about her journey to increase access to care, provide top-notch training to residents, and support the health care workforce in her community.
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Order free patient education resources on diabetes
Did you know the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is sharing diabetes education materials you can use for your practice? The free printed materials are available by request through the Texas Health and Human Services Forms and Print Product Catalog.
Place order

13 tips to reduce prior authorization burden
Having to seek insurer approval for certain medications or procedures reduces the time you spend with patients. Use these 13 strategies to get approval faster or avoid the process entirely.
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Join OAFP’s next Wellness Wednesday session on reducing administrative burdens
Learn how to talk to your employer about implementing changes to cut down on administrative burdens by attending the Ohio AFP’s next Wellness Wednesday webinar, August 21, 11:15 a.m. to noon, CDT.
Learn more and register

Share your research at the Annual Session and Primary Care Summit poster competition
Sign up for the 2019 Student, Resident, and Community Physician Poster Competition held November 8 at this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit. Applications and abstracts are due by September 9. Your community needs to know what you know.
Sign up

Register for the 2019 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit
Registration is open for this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, so make plans now to join us. Check out the CME schedule, including a keynote speech by AAFP Past President Reid Blackwelder, MD.
Register today