Table of Contents: January 2019

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Volume 115, Number 1 — January 2019


Cover Story: On Call at the Capitol (pages 20-25)

Medicine's ambitious course for the 86th Legislature includes improving Medicaid, maternal health, insurer accountability. By Joey Berlin and Sean Price

Q&A: Eman Attaya, MD (pages 18-19)

Lubbock radiologist finds creative ways to introduce science to children . By David Doolitte

Public Health: Leveraging LARCs (pages 26-29)

Long-acting reversible contraceptives part of Texas' solution to unwanted pregnancies, maternal deaths. By Sean Price

Legislative Affairs: New Allies at the Capitol  (pages 30-33)

TEXPAC endorsements help bring fresh faces to the Texas Legislature. By Joey Berlin  

Economics: Buying Time (pages 36-39)

Medicine's warnings prompt CMS to delay dramatic coding and payment changes. By Joey Berlin

Practice Management: Making the CEHRT Switch (pages 40-42) 

EHR software upgrade required for Medicare, Medicaid incentive payment programs. By Sean Price   

Law: "A Threat to All Texas Physicians" (pages 44-45)

TMA continues to back surgeon in defamation suit. By Joey Berlin   

Vaccine-preventable Diseases (page 47)

Talk to Patients About: Rotavirus. By Sean Price    

Profile: Rick Snyder, MD (page 48)

Cardiologist sees political advocacy as a way to treat millions at a time. By Joey Berlin


Also in This Issue:

Journal: HPV Education (page 4)

Rounds: AMA Special Coverage (pages 16-17)  

Imaging: Physician Legislators (page 34)