Texas Family Physician - Vol. 63 No. 2, Spring 2012

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CONTENTS

Prepare to defend your coding
Family physicians face increased scrutiny in medical coding and documentation under the recovery audit contractor program, Medicare’s effort to curtail fraud, waste, and abuse. Learn what the auditors are looking for and how to prepare for an inevitable audit.
By Kate Alfano

TMB rules you should know
TMLT presents a set of Texas Medical Board rules physicians may unknowingly break, addressing physician advertising, leaving a medical practice, documentation, prescribing, death certificate requirements, standing delegation rules, and office-based anesthesia rules.
By TMLT Risk Management Department

Risk management
Follow a TMLT malpractice case from start to finish for techniques that can increase your defensibility.

Nutrition
New school meal standards increase access to nutrient-dense foods.

Research
Researchers explore changes in the complexity of ambulatory care across disciplines.

Interim Session Minutes In Brief
See the latest actions taken by the TAFP Board of Directors.

CMS to expand audit authority
New RAC demonstrations target power mobility device prescribing and test pre-payment audits.

AAFP to RUC: Proceed cautiously
AAFP will continue participation in the RUC, but acknowledges that changes must and will be made.

Member news
Family physicians gather to learn, network at TAFP symposium
Members to study health care efficiency
TAFP Foundation awards grants and scholarships