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Doctors report insurers are auditing billing procedures for services provided by NPs, PAs
Physicians should examine insurer contracts, provider policy and procedure manuals to ensure compliance

TAFP has heard from members that insurers have begun investigating whether practices are billing properly for services provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. If those practices are out of compliance, they could be on the hook to pay significant refunds to insurers. Read more in this TAFP blog.

TAFP introduces physician leadership program
Welcome to the Family Medicine Leadership Experience, TAFP’s yearlong leadership development program designed to equip family doctors with the skills they need to lead their physician groups, health care systems, academic institutions, community organizations, and professional societies. The 2016 FMLE is now online and TAFP will be accepting applications through Dec. 15, 2015. Get more information about FMLE and download the application here.

October Member of the Month: Janet Hurley, MD
TAFP officer sees importance of caring for entire community

Dr. Hurley practices in Whitehouse, Texas in a multispecialty medical group within the Trinity Clinic and is currently TAFP’s vice president. Get to know Dr. Hurley in her Member of the Month profile.

Attend STFM’s Conference on Practice Improvement
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Conference on Practice Improvement will be held in Dallas Dec. 3-6. The conference will cover topics like practice transformation, new models of care, population health, billing and coding, and care coordination. Registration fees go up Nov. 2 so don’t wait, register for the STFM conference today!


NPI Workshops at Annual Session and Primary Care Summit
Extra opportunity to earn CME credits, Nov. 12 in The Woodlands

As owner of the National Procedures Institute, TAFP is proud to bring two workshops to the 2015 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit: Casting and Splinting, and Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques. Both workshops will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the host hotel in The Woodlands and provide attendees with both AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. See more information about NPI at ASPCS at www.tafp.org/professional-development/aspcs/npi.