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Zika resource from Texas DSHS
Texas’ Department of State Health Services created a website with up-to-date information on the Zika virus in the state including CDC guidance, answers to common questions, and all materials in Spanish. There are currently 10 cases in the state in Harris, Bexar, and Dallas counties. See patient and provider resources regarding Zika at www.texaszika.org.
TAFP Foundation research grants due March 1
Applications for TAFP Foundation research grants are due Tuesday, March 1. The maximum grant amount was raised this year to $7,500 and can now be used for principal investigator salary and benefits. If you are involved in office-based research benefiting family medicine, apply for a research grant today.
February Member of the Month: Irvin Sulapas, MD
New physician enjoys sports medicine
Dr. Sulapas is a new physician and an assistant professor in the Family and Community Medicine department at Baylor College of Medicine, and acts as a team physician for Texas Southern University and local Houston high schools. Get to know Dr. Sulapas in his Member of the Month profile.
PQRSwizard helps AAFP members avoid 2% Medicare payment
AAFP partnered with PQRSwizard to help members with the Physician Quality Reporting System, a Medicare reporting program. Members can use the wizard to more easily submit data to CMS at a reduced price.Get started with the PQRSwizard today.
New tool makes finding Medicaid patient records easy
Medicaid Eligibility and Health Information Services added a button late last year that allows Medicaid providers to easily find their patients’ medical histories. Read more in this TAFP blog.
Register online for C. Frank Webber Lectureship
You can register online now for TAFP’s spring symposium—the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Attendees of the April 15 CME can earn up to 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with only one day out of the office. Able to spend longer in Austin? Add on a SAM Group Study Workshop to your schedule! The Workshop on Mental Health in the Community is Thursday, April 14, and the Workshop on Preventive Care is Saturday, April 16. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw to see more about the symposium and to register.