Table of Contents: October 2013

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 Volume 109, Number 10   October 2013  

COVER STORY (pages 14-21)  

Medicaid Roadblocks
It's caused problems for physicians and their patients, but Medicaid managed care is here to stay. State officials are committed to it to reduce costs in a growing program that consumes a quarter of the state budget. Still, some physicians are not convinced Texas Medicaid is better off under managed care. By Amy Lynn Sorrel


One Year to Go

ICD-10 coming in October 2014. By Crystal Zuzek

LAW (pages 31-35) 

PHI, BAs, and NPPs

Tougher new HIPAA rules in effect. By Crystal Zuzek

MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 37-42) 

Under New Management

An interview with TDI's new boss. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 43-47) 

Good Advice

Doctors help shape public health. By Crystal Zuzek

MEDICAL EDUCATION (pages 49-53) 

Texas First

Legislature saves Texans' training spots. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

ROUNDS (pages 9-11)

TMA Fall Conference Focuses on Patient-Physician Relationship

Bugs, Bones, and Blood Exhibit Opens This Month
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
Academic Physicians: Get the Credit You're Due
TMLT Presents HIPAA Seminars
Nominate a Journalist for Health Reporting


Commentary: Promote Health, Not Lawsuits (page 7)

By Stephen L. Brotherton, MD

Commentary: Health Care Reform (pages 55-56)

By Esteban López, MD  

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