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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 16, 2020

TAFP report outlines five-point plan to transform health care in Texas
With only four months to go before the 87th Texas Legislature is set to convene, TAFP has released a report calling for policies that would transform how primary care is funded and delivered to improve the health and economic productivity of Texans, reduce overall health care spending, and prepare us for future public health emergencies.
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Perspective: Change is on the horizon
TAFP member Yetunde Sokunbi, MD, cares for patients in Pearland, Texas, just minutes from where George Floyd was laid to rest. She describes her experience as a Black female family physician in this stirring column.
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Register for virtual AAFP State Legislative Conference sessions
The State Legislative Conference will address issues influencing health care and help you connect with health policy experts, family physicians, chapter leaders, and AAFP staff. The conference will be held in four virtual sessions spread out over four months. All sessions are free and the first one is Wednesday, Sept 23.
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Access new AAFP telehealth toolkit
AAFP has recently released a new telehealth toolkit to be your guide for developing and implementing your virtual care strategy. This 54-page document provides guidance on the regulatory environment, telehealth services and payment, key considerations for making telehealth services sustainable, and a series of family medicine telehealth scenarios.
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Join us for a special TAFP town hall
Please join us for a special town hall on TAFP’s governance structure on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. The TAFP Task Force on Governance was formed earlier this year to examine the governance structure and make recommendations for change. Join us to hear about the proposed new structure and provide your input before the final report is submitted to the board of directors.
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Join us online for the virtual Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, Nov. 6-7
Celebrate the specialty of family medicine with your friends and colleagues from across the state from the safety of your own home this fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit will be held online and registration is now open. You’ll be able to stream top-notch education from some of the nation’s leading experts November 6-7 and earn up to 13.75 CME credits. We will even have a course that will satisfy the new Texas Medical Board requirement for education on pain management.
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