Table of Contents: October 2018

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Volume 114, Number 10 — October 2018


Cover Story: Cornered  (pages 20-25)

Proposed overhaul to Medicare payments for complex patient care visits and same-day office-based procedures could box in Texas physicians. By Joey Berlin

Law: Legal Examination (pages 26-27)

Case tests lawsuit immunity for medical examiners. By Joey Berlin

Legislative Affairs: Advanced Education? (pages 28-31) 

Physicians finally see how they fared in the first year of Medicare's MIPS. By Joey Berlin  

Public Health: Strategies for Stillbirth (pages 36-39)

New TMA recommendations help physicians with an issue that's difficult medically and emotionally. By Sean Price

Public Health: Getting Ahead of the Flu (pages 42-45)

The 2017-18 season was one of the worst. Can physicians help make the next one better? By Sean Price   

Vaccine-preventable Diseases (page 46)

 Talk to Patients About: Flu By Sean Price   

Profile: A Gentle Role Model (page 48)

Medicine mourns revered cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, MD. By Joey Berlin


Also in This Issue:  

Commentary: "Keep Them From Harm and Injustice"? (pages 4-5)

Journal: Effects of Opioids and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Chronic Low Back Pain and Related Measures (page 6)  

Rounds: Protect Medicaid Patients' Access to Tests (pages 14-18)  

Imaging: Texas Medicine outtakes (page 32)