Table of Contents: April 2013

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Volume 109, Number 4 – April 2013 

COVER STORY (pages 18-24) 

Pill Mills
Authorities have stepped up their efforts to close so-called "pill mills" and punish those who operate them. That means physicians should perform due diligence ensure the business is legitimate and financially solvent before buying, serving as medical director of, or joining a pain management clinic, or any medical practice for that matter. By Crystal Zuzek 


Fix It First 
Medicaid Congress recommends reform. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

PUBLIC HEALTH  (pages 37-41) 

Deadly Distractions 
TMA backs anti-distracted driving bills. By Crystal Zuzek 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 45-49) 

Turning the Corner 
Novitas gets a rough start. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 


Preparing for the Worst 
Planning for untimely death is vital. By Crystal Zuzek 

QUALITY (pages 59-64) 

Measure of Success 
How physician quality measures are developed. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

ROUNDS (pages 11-17) 

TexMed 2013 in San Antonio
Outbid Your Friends, and Win a Kindle Fire!
TMA Foundation Honors Health Champions 
TMA Online Exhibit Celebrates African-American Physician Pioneers  
Be Part of History
Risk Management for Electronic Medical Records


Commentary: Essential Liberties, By Joseph Scamardo, MD (pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 14)
Deaths (page 17) 

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