Your TAFP News Now update for the week of April 27, 2017
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Physicians tell House committee: Independent practice for nurse practitioners is the wrong answer for Texas primary care shortage
The House Public Health Committee heard several scope of practice bills this week, two of which would grant nurse practitioners complete independent practice authority. Many physicians took time out of their practices to attend the hearing and provide testimony in opposition to the bills, including TAFP’s own Emily Briggs, MD, of New Braunfels.
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Make your hotel reservation for TexFamMed now and save
Reserve your room at La Cantera Hill Country Resort by Tuesday, May 2 using the TAFP hotel group code TAE17A and receive our discounted rate. Also, don’t miss out on early bird savings for your conference registration. Register for the Texas Family Medicine Symposium by Friday, May 12, and receive $100 off. What’s not to love?
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Immunizing the most vulnerable among us
April 22-29 is National Infant Immunization Week and the Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer several different ways to help you keep your patients’ parents informed.
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April is autism awareness month
According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control, one in 68 American children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn how Sesame Street’s newest character, Julia, is bringing more awareness to Autism this month and beyond.
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Looking to improve adult immunization rates?
If you’re looking to smooth the vaccination conversation with vaccine-hesitant patients, AAFP has videos to help. Learn useful techniques like demonstrating reflective listening, increasing patient knowledge, and supporting patient autonomy to assist you in increasing vaccination rates and stop the spread of the anti-vaccination movement.
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AAFP helps you Pick-Your-Pace
Preparing to participate in the initial performance period of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program? AAFP’s Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement, and Policy Shawn Martin has some tips and encouragement to help you succeed in the 2018 payment period.
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TMF invites physicians to participate in Project ECHO
TMF and the University of Texas Dell Medical School have joined forces to bring physicians a knowledge-sharing network called Project ECHO. ECHO, the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, will be led by expert teams and use videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers on mental health topics.
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