Table of Contents: May 2016

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Volume 112, Number 5 — May 2016 

COVER STORY (pages 26-36)

No More Surprises
TMA research shows narrow networks and other health plan practices — not physician billing — are bearing down on patients in the form of unexpected, out-of-network balance bills. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

EDUCATION (pages 38-47)

Photo Essay: Match Day
Texas Medicine attended Match Day at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and joined more than 200 soon-to-be medical graduates as they found out which residency programs accepted them. By Amy Lynn Sorrel


A Problem That Won't Register
Physicians notified TMA that they're running into trouble with meeting a meaningful use objective that requires public health reporting. By Joey Berlin

PROFILE (pages 57-62)

Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm
DSHS Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, talks about his assessment of the state health department, how medicine can help the agency achieve its public health mission, and the challenges involved in Zika virus. By Joey Berlin

LAW (pages 63-69)

Compounding a Problem?
Allergist-immunologists say a U.S. Pharmacopoeia proposal will mess with an allergy treatment system that's worked for more than a century. By Joey Berlin


Inbox (page 6)
Fact (page 9)
Focus On: APMs (pages 10-11)
Commentary: Patients With a Substance Use Disorder Need Treatment — Not Stigma By the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse (pages 13-14)
Commentary: Reexamining Medical Restraints By Michael Brazos Fielder, MD (page 15)
Rounds (pages 17-24)
Deaths (page 22)
Author Guidelines (page 71)
Back Talk (page 72)

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