Your TAFP News Now update for the week of January 8, 2017
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New year, new month, new Member of the Month
Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2017 by sharing a conversation with Dr. Adrian Billings of Alpine. Billings is ardent about working with, living in, and caring for rural communities. In his profile, he touches on several things that led him to become a rural family physician. Those things may or may not include a rabies scare, a phone book, and a family doc available on a Saturday afternoon.
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Teamwork makes the dream work
If there never seems to be enough time in the day and you find yourself having more interaction with Electronic Health Records than with patients, Dr. Peter Anderson understands your current predicament. Find out how transforming his exam room team maximized their existing skills and helped him return to the art of practicing medicine.
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Meaningful Use and PQRS deadlines approach
Our friends at the TMF Quality Innovation Network want you to be aware of important news and upcoming deadlines. CMS recently shortened the meaningful use reporting period from one full year to any continuous 90-day period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. For those participating in the 2016 Electronic Health Record reporting period, your deadline is Feb. 28, 2017, and for those participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System, your deadline is Feb. 24-28, 2017. In addition, TMF continues to host regular educational events including the PQRS and Meaningful Use Open Forum and Improving EMR use for the Quality Payment Program.
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Making the switch: Value-based medicine through ACOs
The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas have joined together to offer a seven-month online course. The course is designed to meet the needs of experienced physicians, provide educational material about ACOs, and examine the evolving health care marketplace.
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There’s no place like a primary care medical home
Research has shown that when patients have access to primary care physicians they receive better care at lower costs. The TAFP Commission on Health Care Services and Managed Care has produced a report defining the qualities and characteristics of a high-value, patient-centered family medicine practice in hopes you can use these criteria in your practice.
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Early birds seize the worm with NPI in San Antonio
Great news! NPI is going to be in San Antonio in February and if you register before January 24, 2017 you will receive a $100 discount. Brush up on techniques, enjoy San Antonio, and save some dough.
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