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Texas Family Physician archive

Building something bigger in the Big Bend
Vol. 72, No. 2 | Q2 2021

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  • Mental health in the time of COVID
  • Beat the heat and the anxiety
  • Keeping up the fight for family medicine
  • New report charts future for primary care
  • AAFP takes on prior authorization
  • 2020 TAFP Foundation Annual Report
  • A scribe’s story

Direct-to-employer primary care strategy
Vol. 72, No. 1 | Q1 2021

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  • Are you taking care of your emotional health?
  • Legislative check-up
  • Are you at risk for cyber fraud?
  • COVID-19: A personal and professional journey
  • CPAN helps with pediatric psychiatry access
  • Coalition presents vision to rewire primary care financing
  • Registering voters at health care centers

TAFP 2.0
Vol. 71, No. 4 | Q4 2020

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  • Finding joy in stressful times
  • President’s Letter: Blessings, hopes, and new beginnings
  • Report from TAFP Annual Session and Primary Care Summit
  • Meet TAFP’s new officers
  • 2021 coding changes
  • MS: A physician-turned-patient’s perspective
  • Change is on the horizon

The Primary Care Marshall Plan: A five-point plan to transform health care in Texas
Vol. 71, No. 3 | Q3 2020

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  • AI in the exam room
  • Why EHR integration can no longer be your only marketing investment
  • President’s letter: The resilient nature of family physicians
  • Thompson wins top AAFP education award
  • Direct primary care: A light in the darkness

We need a Marshall Plan to save primary care
Vol. 71, No. 2 | Q2 2020

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  • Meet the Texas Family Physician of the Year, Sheri Talley, MD.
  • Spreading knowledge with Project ECHO
  • President’s letter: Summer plans?
  • Candidates for TAFP Board of Directors
  • 2019 Annual Report
  • What’s being heard: Methods for establishing strong patient rapport

Mind and body
Vol. 71, No. 1 | Q1 2020

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  • Three ways to boost your practice
  • Coming soon: CPAN
  • The impact of the UTHealth medical legal partnership on utilization and health harming legal needs
  • Highlights from TAFP’s Annual Session
  • A welcome reminder a long way from home

The giant stirs
Vol. 70, No. 4 | Q4 2019

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  • Looking ahead to 2020
  • An unspoken chief complaint: Human trafficking
  • Family doctors and Texas’ new medical cannabis program
  • Winners announced in TAFP innovators competition
  • Endangered species: Independent physicians

Attack the WAC
Vol. 70, No. 3 | Q3 2019

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  • Stop burnout at the source: Delegate your burden
  • ABFM: What’s next for MOC
  • Accomplishments, challenges in a whirlwind year
  • Five ways to cut down administrative burden
  • TAFP Board of Directors candidate bios
  • The health care zombie apocalypse

Texas Family Physician of the Year for 2018-2019:
Rodney Young, MD

Vol. 70, No. 2 | Q2 2019

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  • CDC warns of misapplication of its opioid guideline
  • Texas Med Ed, 2019
  • Family medicine in a time of mergers and acquisitions
  • Interim Session highlights
  • Recent challenges to a culture of patient safety

Screening for social determinants of health
Vol. 70, No. 1 | Q1 2019

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  • The EveryONE Project has big plans for 2019
  • Luck be a lady: Family medicine reunion
  • Strong medicine
  • TAFP in 2019 and beyond
  • The aging physician model

Intimate partner violence: A hidden epidemic
Vol. 69, No. 4 | Q4 2018

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  • Advocating for patients in the #MeToo era
  • What’s on the agenda for women’s health?
  • “Apollo 13” and behavioral health
  • ABFM to pilot alternative to board exam
  • Your Academy offers new telemedicine platform
  • Asking the “One Key Question”

Texas Family Physician of the Year for 2017-2018:
Jorge Duchicela, MD, FAAFP

Vol. 69, No. 3 | Q3 2018

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  • Meet the candidates
  • Learning to lead
  • A plea for psychiatric support
  • Interim Session report
  • The benefits of having an Enterprise Identity Management account
  • Living an intentional life

Combating the opioid crisis
Vol. 69, No. 2 | Q2 2018

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  • Updated guidance for prescribing naloxone
  • AAFP, other groups issue joint principles on opioid crisis
  • AAFP: Fix physician payment to stem opioid epidemic
  • Courage on display at Community First Village
  • Why physician advocacy is important
  • FPs should provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Maternal Mortality in Texas
Vol. 69, No. 1 | Q1 2018

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  • Chagas disease on our doorstep
  • Failure to diagnose melanoma
  • Something to chew on
  • Highlights from TAFP’s Annual Session
  • New tools help you with MIPS
  • Walk With a Doc
  • Tips for new FPs

Physician Burnout
Vol. 68, No. 4 | Fall 2017

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  • An excerpt from the inaugural address of TAFP’s new president
  • TAFP members shine bright at AAFP Congress of Delegates
  • Photos and news from Galveston conference
  • Addressing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis
  • Maybe U.S. schools should look abroad for new ideas.
  • An Oregon tale

Family medicine in the 85th Texas Legislature
Vol. 68, No. 3 | Summer 2017

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  • Member profile: Doug Curran, MD
  • An expert’s take on AI in medicine
  • Understanding kids with ADHD
  • The 24-hour primary care clinic

Get MACRA ready with QPP now
Vol. 68, No. 2 | Spring 2017

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  • How to say no to opioid Rx requests: A case study by the Texas Pain Foundation.
  • Personal finance 101: keep your eye on the prize

Texas Family Physician of the Year: Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar
Vol. 68, No. 1 | Winter 2017

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  • Medicare enrollment land mines
  • On the border of health
  • Chronic Care Management requirements and benefits explained
  • Highlights from TAFP’s 2016 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit

Go Team! Boost efficiency, boost morale, empower your care team
Vol. 67, No. 4 | Fall 2016

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  • After the election, what's next for health care
  • Report and photos from TAFP's 2016 Annual Session & Primary Care Summit in Dallas
  • Characteristics of high-value family medicine practices

App storm: Leverage new tech to improve health and engage patients
Vol. 67, No. 3 | Summer 2016

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  • OIG steps up investigations
  • Preview: Get ready for TAFP’s Annual Session & Primary Care Summit in Dallas this November
  • HPV — It’s a Texas-sized problem

TMF Health Quality Institute: Helping you succeed in the transformation from volume to value is their job
Vol. 67, No. 2 | Spring 2016

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  • The QRUR: How will your practice get paid?
  • Renewing your license? Here’s what not to do

Texas Family Physician of the Year 2015-16: Antonio Falcon, MD
Vol. 67, No. 1 | Winter 2016

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  • What you need to know about Medicare’s new merit-based incentive payment system and alternative payment models
  • Report, photos from Annual Session and Primary Care Summit

Hello operator: With growing patient demand and booming venture capital investment, telemedicine is the next big thing
Vol. 66, No. 4 | Fall 2015

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  • Are you sure you’re billing properly for services your NPs and PAs provide?
  • 10 top apps to boost your efficiency and help your patients
  • Hard knocks: Sports-related concussion in the young athlete

Inside the coverage gap
Vol. 66, No. 3 | Summer 2015

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  • Women’s health and public health coalitions tally wins from the 84th Texas Legislature
  • ICD-10: The final countdown

Back to the future: Cutting out the middle man with direct primary care
Vol. 66, No. 2 | Spring 2015

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  • Missed opportunities in the 84th Texas Legislature
  • Report from 2015 C. Frank Webber and Interim Session

Texas Family Physician of the Year 2014-15: Russell Thomas, Jr., DO, MPH
Vol. 66, No. 1 | Winter 2015

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  • AAFP touts family medicine for America’s health
  • The big picture: Health reform in 2015

Embracing change in the Valley: Rio Grande Valley Health Associates puts McAllen on the map for ACO Shared Savings Performance
Vol. 65, No. 4 | Fall 2014

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  • Physician, protect your assets
  • Get the 411 on Medicare Advantage
  • Is e-prescribing controlled drugs worth the pain?

Join an ACO or take a job with a hospital? The big decision facing many family docs
Vol. 65, No. 3 | Summer 2014

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  • Photos and report from TAFP’s 65th Annual Session and Scientific Assembly
  • How to come out ahead when it’s time to sell your practice
  • The hybrid concierge model explained

Does your practice measure up?
Vol. 65, No. 2 | Spring 2014

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  • How to be ready for the recovery audit contractor
  • Interim Session highlights and proposed bylaws amendments
  • Embrace the concept of “slow medicine”

Meet TAFP’s Physician of the Year: Jasmine Sulaiman, M.D.
Vol. 65, No. 1 | Winter 2014

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  • It’s time to evaluate the primary care infrastructure
  • A Texas longhorn in the Queen’s surgery
  • Year in review: A look back at TAFP’s 2013

Special delivery: How a group of family doctors in rural north Texas fought and won to regain their obstetric privileges
Vol. 64, No. 4 | Fall 2013

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  • Annual Session full report and photos
  • Compliance audits: 5 mistakes you should avoid
  • HIPAA: Do you know who your business associates are?

Are your patients ready to shop in the health insurance marketplace?
Vol. 64, No. 3 | Summer 2013

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  • 83rd Texas Legislature report
  • Your practice and the health insurance marketplace
  • Texas and the affordable care act

Damage control: Mending the women’s
health care safety net

Vol. 64, No. 2 | Spring 2013

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  • Advanced coding tips
  • C. Frank Webber Report
  • Proposed bylaws changes

Meet TAFP’s Physician of the Year
Justin Bartos III, M.D.

Vol. 64, No. 1 | Winter 2013

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  • Primary care makes progress in the mission city
  • TAFP’s 2012: A look back at 2012
  • Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., wins bid for AAFP Board of Directors

Preparing for the 83rd Legislature
The right doctors for Texas: Then and now

Vol. 63, No. 4 | Fall 2012

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  • Annual session full report and pictures inside
  • Top eight investments to make when forming your compliance plan
  • Head injuries in the young athlete
  • Be a champion for family medicine’s future

Special Legislative Edition
Condition critical: The case for rescuing primary care in Texas

Vol. 63, No. 3 | Summer 2012

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  • Shared Savings and Pioneer ACOs on the rise in Texas
  • Texas Medical Board rules you should know
  • “Choosing Wisely” campaign aims to cut costs, improve quality
  • Report from the Family Medicine Chief Resident Conference

Recovery audit contractors: Prepare to defend your coding
Vol. 63, No. 2 | Spring 2012

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  • Texas Medical Board rules you should know
  • Manage your risk: Review the closed claim study inside
  • CMS announces new measures to target fraud and abuse
  • News and pictures from TAFP’s 2012 C. Frank Webber Lectureship

Meet Texas’ Family Physician of the Year, Thomas Mueller
Vol. 63, No. 1 | Winter 2012

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  • Demystifying clinical integration
  • Education can help you avoid TMB investigation
  • TAFP in 2011: Year in Review

Payment reform — The next step toward an efficient, high-quality health care system
Vol. 62, No. 4 | Fall 2011

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  • Austin family doc describes path to “meaningful use”
  • CMS primary care initiative will test blended payment
  • AAFP billing expert on how to prepare for ICD-10
  • News and pics from TAFP’s 2011 Annual Session in Dallas
  • And more.

TAFP on the Lege — How family medicine fared in the 82nd Texas Legislature
Vol. 62, No. 3 | Summer 2011

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  • How to renegotiate your managed care contracts
  • AAFP to the RUC: We’re watching you
  • Get ready for change in HIPAA electronic transaction standards
  • And more.

Lloyd Van Winkle, Texas Family Physician of the Year, 2010-2011
Vol. 62, No. 2 | Spring 2011

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  • TAFP bill would keep more Texas-trained docs in state
  • 10 time management tips to improve your practice
  • And more.

Accountable care: The future is in the cloud
Vol. 62, No. 1 | Winter 2011

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  • Big challenges ahead as 82nd Texas Legislature convenes
  • Six ways to boost revenue in your practice
  • Bridges to Excellence rewards quality docs
  • And more.

Nurse practitioners seek independent practice
The 82nd Legislature will determine who can practice medicine in Texas

Vol. 61, No. 4 | Fall 2010

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  • Roland Goertz, M.D., M.B.A., installed as AAFP president
  • Primary care preceptorships under the knife again
  • CMS recovery audit contractors: What you need to know
  • And more.