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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.

April 8, 2021

House speaker introduces initiative to improve health care access for Texans
Speaker Dade Phelan led a bipartisan group of representatives in announcing support for a number of bills to address access to health care during a press conference at the State Capitol today. The Healthy Families, Healthy Texas plan contains several measures on the Academy’s legislative wish list.
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Meet your April Member of the Month
Tyler King, DO, is a PGY-1 at TIGMER-Laredo Family Medicine Residency Program. “It brings me joy to know I am serving patients who need care the most. I trained to become a physician for all patients, not just those with the best insurance,” King says. Read what inspires him and his experience working with underserved patients at a Federally Qualified Health Center.
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Take care of your emotional health: Use mindfulness strategies to declutter your mind
Our friends at Anticipate Joy recommend setting aside some time to declutter your mind this spring. Check out their latest column on the TAFP blog and get mindfulness strategies to help you manage your stress.
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Let CPAN help you help your pediatric patients
The Child Psychiatry Access Network is a network of academic hubs that provide telemedicine-based consultation, care coordination, and training to primary care physicians to help them identify and treat mental health problems in their pediatric patients. Find out what they can do for you.
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HHSC increases COVID-19 vaccine administration fee to match Medicare
As of April 1, the Health and Human Services Commission has set the fee-for-service reimbursement rate for COVID-19 vaccine administration at $40. The Department of Health and Human Services is also highlighting a new resource, the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler, that will help individuals sign-up for the vaccine.
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Join the AAFP Rural Health Livestream in May
Immerse yourself in topics that will allow you to take better care of your patients in your rural community through the AAFP Rural Health Livestream, May 13-15. Last year’s inaugural class included 400 of your rural family physician peers. Join the livestream to recognize more opportunities to diagnose and treat patients without referral.
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Reserve your spot for TAFP’s 2021 TexFamMed
Join us for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians’ 2021 Texas Family Medicine Symposium, June 4-6, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio. You can earn up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and save $100 if you register by May 13, so reserve your spot today!
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