Table of Contents: May 2013

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Volume 109, Number 5 – May 2013 

COVER STORY (pages 14-20) 

Buried in Paperwork 
TMA reached a landmark agreement with advanced practice nurses and physician assistants on legislation to improve patients' access to care through an improved delegated model for team-based health care. The bill helps establish a more flexible and collaborative practice model that improves on current site-based restrictions. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

LAW (pages 21-24) 

No Longer an Option 
Feds now require antifraud compliance plan. By Crystal Zuzek 

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 27-32) 

Extra Fee, Extra Hassle 
Charging extra fees may hurt, not help. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

QUALITY (pages 35-39)  

Penalties Add Up
Medicare bonuses become penalties. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 


Write It Down 
Documenting personnel info is vital. By Crystal Zuzek 

ANNUAL REPORT (pages 51-56)  

Protecting the Profession 
TMA works for physicians, patients in 2012.

ROUNDS (pages 7-11) 

Born to Wear Purple
TexMed 2013 Opens May 17 in San Antonio
Outbid Your Friend, and Win a Kindle Fire!
Nominate Local Health Stories for TMA Anson Jones, MD, Award


Deaths (page 10) 

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