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Family medicine match rate increases slightly again in 2013
AAFP President: ‘Our work is far from finished’
By Sheri Porter
Results of the 2013 National Resident Matching … more
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Meet TAFP’s Physician of the Year: Justin Bartos III, M.D.Currently … more
Register to attend the 2013 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Oct. 10-12
Practicing physicians, faculty, residents, and students with an interest or experience in … more
Earlier this month, TAFP put out a call for TAFP members to apply for travel funding to attend two national conferences in April: AAFP’s Annual Leadership Forum and National Conference of Special Constituencies. If you’ve never attended one of these conferences yet, I highly encourage you to consider it this year. Nine funded delegate spots or scholarships are available from TAFP and anyone else interested can simply register to attend.
But why should you take time away from your practice and family to go to Kansas City, Mo.? These conferences bring together a diverse group of family physicians from around the country and provide leadership training specifically tailored to family physicians. In addition, NCSC delegates identify concerns related to them and propose policy to take to AAFP.
ALF and NCSC are relevant to members of all ages and all practice types and both provide the opportunity to network, brainstorm with others, and learn best practices. Most of all, you’ll come away feeling energized and fired up for family medicine.more
TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions
Three TAFP members have been appointed to AAFP commissions. Justin Bartos III, M.D., has been appointed to a four-year term on the Commission on … more
Huang wins AAFP Public Health Award
TAFP member Philip Huang, M.D., M.P.H., was awarded the 2012 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting in … more
Van Winkle elected to AAFP Board of Directors
TAFP’s 2010-2011 Family Physician of the Year, Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., has won his bid to serve on the board of directors of the … more
Represent Texas at AAFP spring conferences
Funded delegate spots and scholarships available for NCSC and ALF
TAFP is looking for the 2013 delegation to the National Conference … more
Once again waiting until the last minute, Congress passed a bill on New Year’s Day that averts the fiscal cliff, delays sequestration provisions for two months, and staves off the 26.5 percent cut in Medicare physician pay for another year.
The fiscal cliff agreement increases revenue largely by targeting married couples earning more than $450,000 a year and single people earning more than $400,000 a year by raising rates for wages and investment profits, but shields those earning less than $250,000 a year from income tax increases, the Washington Post reports.
As TAFP reported in the weeks leading up to this agreement, Congress had to find roughly $30 billion to pay for a one-year patch to the sustainable growth rate formula and considered reversing the Medicaid primary care bonus to offset the cost. Modern Healthcare reports (free registration required) that cuts will come from other Medicare programs, most of which affect hospitals, pharmacies, and dialysis clinics. The primary care bonus appears to be intact.more
Clock ticking on Congress to act on Medicare SGR, federal budget
AAFP urges members to tell lawmakers to spare family medicine
Family physicians once again face uncertainty … more