Table of Contents: January 2018

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Volume 114, Number 1 — January 2018

Cover Story (pages 26–31)

Can Texas Do Death Better?
Filling out death certificates can be confusing for Texas physicians, and vital health information often gets left off of forms. Because of this, officials don’t have accurate information on how Texans are dying. By Sean Price

Education (pages 3235) 

Class Half Full?
By 2020, Texas will be opening three new medical schools. Will there be enough residency positions for all the new students. By Sean Price

Law (pages 3841)

Seeking Disclosure Closure
A case going before the Texas Supreme Court spotlights the Medical Disclosure Panel and what physicians must disclose before performing a procedure. By Joey Berlin

Law (pages 4244)

A Potential for Pain
TMB’s new rules on inspecting clinics for failure to register as pain management clinics have provisions of potential concern for doctors. By Joey Berlin

Practice Management (pages 4647)

Quicker Credentialing?
A new partnership will soon streamline the process of getting credentialed ― and recredentialed ― for Medicaid health plans. By Sean Price

Also in This Issue

Commentary (pages 1214)
Stopping the Bleeding By Andrew D. Fisher, PA-C

Rounds (pages 1622)
AMA tackles scope challenges, payment problems

Q&A (pages 2425)
The 10,000-foot view: Travis County STAR Flight's medical director

Imaging (pages 3637)
Photos from TMA’s Advocacy Retreat held in Austin in December 

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