Table of Contents: April 2015

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Volume 111, Number 5 — April 2015

COVER STORY (pages 26-34)

Your Guide to Medicare Value-Based Care
What is value-based care? What are all those Medicare quality reporting programs? How are they tied to quality? This guide breaks down the what, when, why, and how behind this ever-more confusing web of requirements. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

EDUCATION (pages 37-43)

Seeing the Light
TMA considers the educational and workforce benefits of resident moonlighting. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

LAW (pages 45-48)

Medical Board Wages War Over Telephone Treatment
In a case working its way through Texas courts, Teladoc argues that a face-to-face meeting is unnecessary for new patients. By Kara Nuzback


HIEs and the Gateway to Better Care
A proposed health service enterprise gateway would connect to local health information exchanges and give physicians a single place to exchange data with all state health agencies. By Kara Nuzback

PROFILE (pages 57-62)

End-of-Life Care: The Long Conversation
TexMed keynote speaker Ira Byock, MD, a palliative care specialist, calls the issues surrounding end-of-life care "a public health crisis." By Amy Lynn Sorrel


Fact (pages 7)
Focus On (pages 8-9)
Commentary: My Rx for Better Health Care Policy By U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (pages 11-12)
Commentary: Capitol Mental Health Day: Advocacy in Residency Education By Aparna Atluru, MD (pages 15-16)
Rounds (pages 17-25)
Newsmakers (page 24)
FAQ (page 64)

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