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Hydrocodone combinations become Schedule II drugs on Oct. 6
Pain medications containing hydrocodone will be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II next month, which means no more refills for Vicodin. Read this TAFP news story for more information.

Free webinar Oct. 9 on financing integrated health care
The Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative is hosting a free webinar called Get Paid: Financing Integrated Health Care in Texas, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m., CDT. Kathy Reynolds of the National Council for Behavioral Health will review how Texas physicians can bill for integrated health care in this free, one-hour webinar. Register for the webinar at bit.ly/BHACAFinanceIHC.

Tell AAFP about your experience with narrowing networks
AAFP is asking members to complete a survey to help them better understand the breadth, depth, and effects of narrowing networks on physicians and patients alike. The Academy will use information collected from the survey in their advocacy efforts by presenting it to federal and state policymakers and insurance regulators. Complete the survey at www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/narrowing-networks.html.

Receive $15 gift card for completing Texas family planning survey
Bhavik Kumar, M.D., a family physician working with the research division at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, invites TAFP members to participate in a 10-15 minute survey about Texas family physicians and family planning. As a thank you for completing the survey, each participant will receive a $15 gift card. Responses are voluntary and anonymous. Take the survey now.

ABFM review course in Austin, Feb. 12-15, 2015
Prepare to pass your ABFM Boards with this comprehensive, evidence-based live course developed by and for family physicians. Attend the three-and-a-half day AAFP course with your colleagues to review the evidence-based principles of family medicine and learn effective test-taking strategies. Register by Jan. 16 and save $200.


Primary Care Summit – Houston is only two weeks away
You still have time to register for TAFP’s Primary Care Summit – Houston, taking place Oct. 17-19 at the Westin Oaks hotel. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including an ethics hour, with only one day out of the office. Three SAM Group Study Workshops are also being offered – the SAM Workshop on Well Child Care on Friday, Oct. 17; the SAM Workshop on Pain Management on Saturday, Oct. 18; and the SAM Workshop on Cerebrovascular Medicine on Saturday, Oct. 18. Don’t wait; register today!