Table of Contents: December 2014

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Volume 110, Number 12 — December 2014 

COVER STORY (pages 16-20)

On a Charitable Mission
Volunteer physicians answered the call over the summer to care for Central American immigrants crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. Nearly 100,000 unaccompanied minors and families flooded into the United States from October 2013 to August 2014. By Kara Nuzback

PROFILE (pages 23-29)

Back to Work
Introducing the new head of Workers' Comp. By Amy Lynn Sorrel


Survey Results Are In
Physicians Foundation survey findings. By Kara Nuzback

QUALITY (pages 37-41)

Hand in Hand
Improvement efforts spark patient safety progress. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

LAW (pages 43-46)

Equal Justice for All
Court upholds statute for lawsuits involving minors. By Kara Nuzback


Money Over Matter?
1115 Medicaid waiver up for renewal. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

ROUNDS (pages 7-13)

TMA Asks Legislature to Increase Medicaid, CHIP Physician Payments
Perform FGIs? Undergo Safety Training by May 1, 2015
TMA Opposes Bill to Expand Audiologists' Scope
TMA: CHIP Managed Care Plans Responsible for Out-of-Network Payments
Broadband Access Needed for EHR Incentive Programs
Pathologist Uses Choosing Wisely to Teach Blood Transfusion Methodology
Donate to the TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund
Training Available for Preventable Adverse Events Reporting
DSHS Offers Local Health Authority Training Module
Get Critical Lab Values on Your Mobile Device via DocbookMD

JOURNAL (page 55)

Physician, Heal Thyself: Health Maintenance Behaviors Among Physicians (abstract) (full text)

By Justin Berk, MS3, MPH, MBA; Brooke Mills, MS3; and Surendra Varma MD


Newsmakers (page 13)

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