Texas Family Physician - Vol. 67 No. 1, Winter 2016

Tags: falcon, rio grande city, rio grande valley, rural medicine, rural physician, rural, annual session and primary care summit, annual session, medicaid, medicare, payment reform, alternative payment model, medicare access and CHIP reauthorization act, sgr, centers for medicare and medicaid services, physician of the year, perspective, president's letter


Texas Family Physician of the Year 2015-16: Antonio Falcon, MD
Born and bred in Rio Grande City, Falcon knew he wanted to return to the small town to practice family medicine after finishing residency. He saw the need there for more physicians and wanted to help. He has been in the border town ever since, growing a bustling practice and raising a family.
Story and photos by Samantha White

After the SGR: Alternative payment models
With the sustainable growth rate gone, now is the time to familiarize yourself with what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are bringing online next.
By Jim Walton, DO, MBA

AAFP’s practice management experts present another excellent resource. Here’s what you need to know about the new payment models in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
By AAFP Staff

From AAFP: The end of Medicare bonuses for primary care underlines the need for new payment models.
New tool makes finding Medicaid patient records easy.

Member news
Annual Session and Primary Care Summit highlights and photos