Table of Contents: December 2020

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Volume 116, Number 12 — December 2020

Cover story: Priority: Primary Care (pages 14-20)
Medicine is engaging policymakers to not only help the state’s primary care system survive the pandemic, but also enable it to thrive for the long haul. By Joey Berlin

Law: Patient Privacy's New Frontier (pages 22-23)
Health apps test patient privacy. By Joey Berlin

Public Health: Operation Distribution (pages 26-31)
Questions remain about how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, but physicians play a key role. By Sean Price

Vaccines (page 33)
Talk to Patients About: Why COVID "Parties" Are a Bad Idea. By Sean Price

Public Health: Use It or Lose It (pages 34-37)
CPAN, Texas’ new behavioral health program can help physicians – if they take advantage of it. By Sean Price

Economics: The Power of Community (pages 38-41)
TMA envisions a locally focused ACO model as an engine for better safety-net care. By Joey Berlin

Quality: Rewarding Results (pages 42-46)
Texas ACOs’ performance in Medicare program bodes promisingly for the future of value-based care. By Joey Berlin

Also in this issue:

Rounds: Texas Medicine in Brief
Imaging: Virtual House of Delegates Meeting Makes History
Back Page: How Will  You Promote Staff Morale During the Holidays