Table of Contents: August 2011

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Volume 107, Number 8 – August 2011

COVER STORY (pages 16-37)

Don't Mess With TMA
Despite a state budget crisis and attacks by special interests, TMA won passage of numerous laws benefiting patients and physicians in the 2011 Texas legislative session. They included stopping nonphysicians' scope-of-practice expansion, reforming the Texas Medical Board, and protecting physicians who work for hospitals. By Ken Ortolon

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 41-47)

Healthy Debate
Physicians, lawmakers work for Texans' health. By Crystal Conde

LAW (pages 49-53)

Physician-Buyer Beware
AG targets doctors for illegal drug, device purchases. By Crystal Conde


Failed Accountability?
TMA, others criticize ACO rules. By Ken Ortolon


Meaningful Dollars
Incentives help physician practices. By Crystal Conde

ROUNDS (pages 7-13)

Bailey Climbs AMA Leadership Ladder Amid Discord in House
CMS to Sell Medicare Data 
The Death of "Private" in Private Practice 
TMB Needs Physicians to Review Cases 
RxEvent Improves Patient Safety 
TMA Foundation Elects New Officers
TMA Practice Management Webinars Are a Good Deal
HCMSA Scholarships Total Nearly $200,000
Former President Bain Dies


Newsmakers (page10)
Deaths (pages 12-13)
Information for Authors (page 62)
Portrait (page 72)

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