Texas Family Physician - Vol. 65 No. 4, Fall 2014

Tags: texas family physician, members, accountable care organization, annual session and scientific assembly, president's letter, perspective, women's health, finance, eidson, hines, hard hats for little heads, e-prescribing, medicare


Embracing change in the Valley
A small group of independent primary care docs in and around McAllen built a successful ACO from scratch and just saved $6 million in Medicare spending. Here’s how they did it.
By Jonathan Nelson

Primary care is the real “Medicare Advantage”
Unfamiliar with Medicare Advantage? You need to read this.
By Bruce Bagley, MD

E-prescribing controlled drugs: No pain, no gain
With the classification of hydrocodone as a schedule II controlled substance, you should consider prescribing controlled drugs electronically.
By Kara Nuzback

Happy birthday, Hard Hats
TMA’s helmet giveaway program turns 20, and TAFP has been helping for the past decade, so we went to San Antonio for a celebration.
By Samantha White

News from AAFP
Bill for chronic care management services with confidence.

Member news
Highlights from TAFP’s Annual Session
Meet one of TAFP’s Members of the Month.
In memoriam: Jack Eidson, MD

An ounce of asset protection

Public health
Working to improve women’s access to health care in the 84th Texas Legislature