Texas Family Physician - Vol. 64 No. 3, Summer 2013

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Family medicine under the dome
The 83rd Texas Legislature strengthened the state’s physician workforce, improved access to women’s health care, and reduced administrative hassles for physicians. Not too shabby.
By Jonathan Nelson

Opening soon: The health insurance marketplace
With open enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces beginning Oct. 1, patients are turning to their family physicians with questions about purchasing private insurance. Familiarize yourself with the exchanges and be a resource for your patients and employees.
By Samantha White

The shape of things to come
In a quickly changing medical economic environment, physicians’ practices need to prepare for the coming health care marketplace.
By Brian Klepper, Ph.D.

Texas doctors, uninsured patients, and the ACA: What’s next?
Patients seeking coverage have more options than the insurance marketplaces. Here’s how you can be ready to help.
By Ankeny Minoux

Foundation focus
TAFP Foundation selects the first round of preceptorship scholarship recipients.

Stage 2 of EHR incentive programs.
What to do about pre- and post-payment EHR audits.

News Briefs
AAFP News: AIM-HI program improves patient outcomes.
Begin meaningful use reporting to avoid penalty.
HIPAA compliance date nears.
Complete Medicaid attestation to receive enhanced fees.

Member news
TAFP President wins TMA award.
UTHSCSA FMIG wins AAFP Program of Excellence award.