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From AAFP: A primer on the new payment model
With the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 came two distinct payment systems for providers, one being the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Read this AAFP In The Trenches blog for an introduction to MIPS.

Recognize yourself or a colleague with a TAFP award
Nominate yourself or a colleague for one of TAFP’s annual awards: Physician of the Year, Physician Emeritus, Public Health Award, Exemplary Teaching Award, and the Special Constituency Leadership Award. Nominations are due March 14.

Mark your calendars for drug disposal day, April 30
The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will again take place all across the country April 30. Residents will be invited to drop off unused, expired, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs at selected collection sites, to be announced April 1. Read more about the drug disposal day on the DEA website.

Apply for an immunization grant from TMA
The Texas Medical Association will accept applications for its Be Wise — Immunize grants through March 1. The program offers grants of up to $2,500 to fund free or low-cost vaccination events for underserved and uninsured patients. Apply for an immunization grant on the TMA website.


Reserve your C. Frank Webber hotel room now for a discounted rate
Make plans now to join TAFP in Austin for the 2016 C. Frank Webber Lectureship on April 15, held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. TAFP’s special group rates of $145 for a single and $165 for a double are available until March 21 or until all rooms in the block are reserved. Go to www.tafp.org/professional-development/cfw to book your hotel today.