Texas Family Physician - Vol. 62 No. 4, Fall 2012

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Texas Family Physician Fall 2011

CONTENTS

Trading volume for value
Remember when health care reform was all about slowly transforming care delivery to address rising costs? Welcome to the new reality, where deficit reduction is the first order of business. Can we solve the country’s health care cost crisis by aligning payment incentives with desired outcomes in a new era of austerity?
By Jonathan Nelson

Technology: HIT incentives start paying off
Physicians who show “meaningful use” of health information technology have begun receiving federal incentive payments. And they’re reaping quality benefits for their patients.
By Erin Redwine

Practice management
AAFP’s coding expert Cindy Hughes helps you and your practice prepare for the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Annual Session review
Physicians gather in Dallas for a busy weekend of education, fellowship.

Annual Session minutes in brief

Foundation focus
TAFP Foundation flourishes, thanks to members.

Member news
San Antonio FMIG honored for excellence
Dallas physician named top teacher
TAFP remembers three influential family physicians: Bain, Hyde, and Kleinman