Table of Contents: June 2014

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Volume 110, Number 6 — June 2014

COVER STORY (pages 20-27)

Medicare Meltdown: Another Lost Opportunity
Congress once again let physicians down by failing to fix the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula and defaulting to a temporary patch for the 17th time. Because Congress came closer than ever to solving the problem with bipartisan legislation, medicine is eager to get back to the negotiating table and capitalize on the progress made this session. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

QUALITY (pages 29-33)

Out in the Open
Physician Compare site publishes quality data. By Amy Lynn Sorrel


Playing It SAFER
Guides reduce room for EHR errors. By Kara Nuzback

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 41-45)

A Lost Art
Recommendation aims to reduce cesareans. By Kara Nuzback


Medicare Data Go Public
What you need to know. By Catherine I. Hanson, JD

QUALITY (pages 49-53)

Hard Evidence
Decisionmaking tools from AHRQ. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

JOURNAL (page 55) 

Costs of the Residency Match for Fourth-Year Medical Students (abstract) (full text)

By Jacqueline Guidry, MD; Stephen Greenberg, MD; and Lloyd Michael, PhD 

ROUNDS (pages 11-17)

TMA Leader Talks New, Improved Registry With Lawmakers
Apply for Meaningful Use Exemption by July 1
Aetna Seeks to Axe $120M Ingenix Settlement
CME Spotlight Brings CME to Your Inbox
TMA Opposes Audiology Scope Expansion
OIG Starts Fraud Education Series for Physicians
New HIPAA Security Risk Tool From HHS
Dr. Madson Named Dean of New Osteopathic Med School
New Stage 2 Meaningful Use Tool
DocbookMD Adds MedPage Today News
Charles R. Ott Jr. Steps Down as TMLT President 


Letters (pages 7-8)
Newsmakers (page 15)
Information for Authors (page 54)
Poem: Valedictory By Clark Watts, MD, JD (page 56)

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