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August 8, 2018
Meet your Member of the Month
Summer is almost over, but your Member of the Month has arrived. Neelima Kale, MD, PhD, MBA, took some time out of her busy schedule to talk about why she’s passionate about advocacy, how she prepares residents for the future, and why academic medicine keeps her inspired.
Texas congressmen hear from AAFP on MACRA regulations
In a July 26 letter, AAFP told lawmakers to decrease the complexity of MIPS scoring and to consider specific improvements to the program that would allow more successful participation among family physicians. The letter was sent to two important members of Congress from Texas, Reps. Michael Burgess, MD, and Gene Green, who are respectively the chair and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. The letter precedes forthcoming comments from the Academy on the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule, which are due to CMS by Sept. 10.
Read the letter
Register for the 2018 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit
It’s time to get ready for this year’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, so don’t miss your chance to join us. Registration is open and if you make your hotel reservations early — at the lovely Sheraton Arlington Hotel — you can take advantage of our special group rates.
ABFM offers three years of free PRIME Registry
If you’re a board-certified family physician, the ABFM has a deal for you. Enroll in their PRIME Registry to simplify your quality improvement activities and utilize your clinical data to evaluate and improve your practice.
Help the next generation of family physicians
Nancy Dickey, MD, has been described as a leader, trailblazer, and innovator. In fact, during a speech about organized medicine and the importance of being involved, she sparked something in a medical student who would go on to become president of TAFP, Janet Hurley, MD. You can help the next generation of medical students from Texas A&M Health Science Center by donating to the Nancy W. Dickey, MD, Medical Student Scholarship.
Early birds seize the worm with NPI in Dallas
Tired of referring money away? NPI is headed to Dallas this September and will offer some of their most popular procedural training courses. Register before August 14 and receive a $100 discount, and don’t forget to use discount code TAFPMember to receive an additional 10 percent off. Make your hotel reservations before August 24 to take advantage of the group rate. Brush up on techniques, enjoy Dallas, and save money with NPI.