Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Texas Family Docs blog (give or take a few days), gives us the opportunity to reflect on how we’re doing and give you, our members, a preview of what’s to come.
We launched on Jan. 10, 2011, with a goal to increase our connection with you and to encourage more interaction in the “post-health-reform era of rapid changes to the practice of medicine.” And we promised to share insights beyond our traditional news coverage on the issues you care about the most.
Through 36 posts, we explored the latest hot topics in policy: ACOs, the RUC, and the RACs; the often-maddening 82nd Texas Legislature; the even more maddening efforts to cut federal spending and address Medicare physician pay; and the importance of investing in primary care; and how the larger public views family medicine.
Of course now that we’re settled into a groove, we’re changing things up again! In just about a month, the Texas Family Docs blog will be rolled into the newly redesigned TAFP website. We hope it will further advance the mission of the blog and make it an indispensible resource for you. So watch for that announcement here in our original home and get ready for another great year in the blogosphere. Thanks for joining us!