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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.

May 26, 2022

Utilize TAFP resource for mental health support from home
In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Anticipate Joy is trying to reduce the stigma around seeking mental health services. One in five U.S. adults in 2019 experienced mental illness, and research points to that rate being even higher in physicians. If you are struggling, now is the time to seek out this incredible resource.
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How to maintain access to state vital records registry
Did you recently receive an email from DSHS about completing a criminal background check? TMA has information on the simple way to respond so that you can maintain access to TxEVER, the state’s vital records registry.
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HHSC published update to Family Planning Program claims for telemedicine
HHSC published an update to Family Planning Program claims for both telemedicine (physician-delivered), and telehealth (nonphysician-delivered). Effective for service dates on or after May 1, 2022, FPP is authorizing providers to continue to bill a number of codes for physician-delivered telephonic (audio only) medical evaluation and management services. The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership has provided an update.
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Application now open: Submit your abstract for TAFP’s Research Poster Competition
Display your research at the 2022 TAFP Research Poster Competition. The deadline to submit your abstract and application is August 2.
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Earn CME virtually this August with TAFP Pulse
Join us online on August 13 for TAFP’s Pulse Virtual Conference and earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Attendees will hear the latest clinical information on hypertension, adult ADHD, join injections, and more. Plus, we have two courses specifically designed to meet CME requirements of the Texas Medical Board: “Evidence-Based Pain Medicine for Primary Care Physicians,” and “Ethics – Care of Cancer Survivors.”
Reserve your spot

TexFamMed advanced registration closes June 6
TAFP’s 2022 Texas Family Medicine Symposium will be June 10 – 12, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. You can earn up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits with just one day out of the office, including credits required by the Texas Medical Board in ethics, pain management, and human trafficking.

Register for a TAFP virtual Knowledge Self-Assessment workshop this summer
Are you a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine? Register today for a virtual workshop that will allow you to complete a KSA while engaging with your peers and an expert content leader from the comfort of your home. We have multiple workshops planned this summer, starting June 1 with a KSA Workshop on Care of Older Adults. These programs are limited to the first 30 members who register, so reserve your spot today.
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