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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.

September 9, 2021

Meet your September Member of the Month
Emily Levy Kamugisha, MD, AAHIVS, is an assistant professor and one of the associate program directors in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She researches and advocates on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV prevention and reducing health disparities. “I am passionate about reducing health disparities to marginalized groups of individuals and in particular, gender and sexually diverse persons,” Dr. Kamugisha says.
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Steps to raise awareness during Suicide Prevention Month
It’s not easy to talk about, but physicians in the U.S. die by suicide at nearly twice the rate of the general population. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and our friends at Anticipate Joy offer several ideas about how you can help your colleagues and yourself.
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Quick tips: 7 strategies for beating the prior authorization blues
Prior authorizations top the list of administrative burdens for many physicians. They often cause delays in care that can affect patient outcomes. Check out this list from AAFP’s Family Practice Management of ways to speed up the approval process and prevent insurers and payers from causing harm.
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2021 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit: Register now and save
Planning to attend the 2021 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit? You still have time to get the early bird savings. Receive $100 off your registration and catch the discounted hotel rate when booking within the TAFP group block. Don’t delay! The savings end Oct. 12. And don’t forget, NPI will be on site offering their Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy for Primary Care Physicians procedures course. Seats are limited, so register soon.
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