Texas Family Physician - Vol. 62 No. 1, Winter 2011

Tags: accountable care organization, news, texas family physician, legislative update, research, quality, practice management, coding, members

 

Cover: Taking a chance on accountable care
Health system reformers hope the ACO is a game-changer, but where do solo and small-group family physicians fit in as large hospital systems buy up the board?
By Kate Alfano

Texas Lege brandishes the budget axe
Confronted by a $15 billion to $27 billion shortfall, lawmakers have begun their work under the dome. Some of TAFP’s greatest policy achievements hang in the balance.
By Jonathan Nelson

Research: Monitoring and management of cardiovascular risk factors by primary care physicians at an academic medical center
By Cindy Ripsin, M.S., M.P.H., M.D.

Quality improvement
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Bridges to Excellence team up to improve quality

Practice management
Six steps to increase your revenue

From AAFP: Family physicians get raise in many CPT codes

In the news
TAFP wins AAFP advocacy award
Presenting the Texas Family Docs blog
Academy political arm celebrates 20 years
Brush up on scope with new issue briefs

Member news
TAFP members appointed to AAFP commissions
Texas residency program awarded HRSA grant
Texas governor appoints family physicians to state committee