Table of Contents: September 2012

Texas Medicine Logo 

Volume 108, Number 9 – September 2012  

COVER STORY (pages 13-24) 

False Hope? 
The Supreme Court's decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may not help the uninsured in Texas as much as many people think, even if the state does expand the Medicaid system. There simply may not be enough physicians to care for the thousands of patients who would be added to the rolls. By Ken Ortolon  

 PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 27-33)  

 Poison Fighters 
Poison control centers save lives, money. By Crystal Conde  

 MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 37-42)  

 Stabilizing Medicare Fees 
TMA: Burgess seeks one-year extension.   

 QUALITY (pages 45-48) 

Better Quality 
Texas institutions spread quality improvement. By Ken Ortolon  

 LAW (pages 53-59) 

Wrongfully Accused 
LAW Physician innocent of billing fraud charge. By Crystal Conde  

 SPECIAL REPORT (pages 63-72) 

 Healthy Vision 2020 
Promote Efficient and Effective New Models of Care 

 ROUNDS (pages 7-10) 

 TMLT Declares Dividend Again
Get More From Your TMA Membership
Six Grounds to Appeal a Ranking
TMA Knowledge Center's Online Resources
PHR Conference Offers CME/Ethics Education
PHR Has Ethics CME
Childhood Cancer CME From POEP
CPRIT Showcases Latest Cancer News 


Newsmakers (page 8) 
Deaths (pages 9, 10)  
Information for Authors (page 51) 

Texas Medicine Main Page
Texas Medicine Back Issues