Table of Contents: November 2015

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Volume 111, Number 11 — November 2015

COVER STORY (pages 26-33)

Dr. Lewis' 10-Year Audit
Kaufman pediatrician Charles Turner Lewis, MD, battled fraud allegations levied against him by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) from 2005 to 2008 and emerged victorious. To his dismay, he is once again on the receiving end of an OIG letter alleging Medicaid overpayment. In 2015, the Texas Legislature responded to TMA's call for improvements in OIG Medicaid fraud investigations of physicians with passage of Senate Bill 207. Organized medicine hopes the law's safeguards will afford due process to doctors under investigation. By Joey Berlin

EDUCATION (pages 35-40)

Texas Medical Schools Beef Up Nutrition Education
With lifestyle-related diseases on the rise, some medical schools help to arm future doctors with the nutrition knowledge they'll need. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 43-47)

Foot Soldiers
Fifteen Texas physicians participate in Walk With a Doc, a fitness program that fosters relationships among physicians and their patients. Given the program's initial success, TMA is looking to expand it. By Joey Berlin

QUALITY (pages 49-54)

Creating Leaders
Participants in TMA's Accountable Care Leadership Program learn about communication skills, teamwork, and population health management. The program helps physicians adapt in a rapidly changing environment. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

LAW (pages 57-60)

Border Battle
TMA, the Texas Alliance for Patient Access, and other organizations ask for reversal of a court ruling that allows a Texas negligence case to proceed in New Mexico. By Joey Berlin


Inbox (page 6)
Fact (page 9)
Focus On: Fraud (pages 11-12)
Commentary (page 15): Knowledge and Wisdom: Pass It Forward By Lawrence F. Buxton, MD
Rounds (pages 17-23)
Newsmakers (page 21)
Deaths (page 23)
Back Talk (page 64)

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