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The plaque arrived on April 23, and it reads: “Texas Physician Practice Award presented to Southeast Texas Medical Associates, LLP for Providing Exceptional Preventive Health Care Services using Health Information Technology.” Awarded by The Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award Committee, the committed is made up of the TMF Health Quality Institute (Texas’ CMS Quality Improvement Organization), the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association.

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Dr. James Holly

As the Affordable Care Act is deployed by the federal government, there is more and more anxiety about whether there will be enough primary care providers to take care of all of the new people who will have insurance. Regrettably, the problem might be less severe than previously thought because it now appears that there will be tens of millions who will still be without insurance. One of the solutions to the primary care dilemma is seen in reforming the way physicians are paid.

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Cardiovascular risk assessment is important in your healthcare planning. For more detail review the 14-part series published in 2005 online at www.setma.com/your-life-your-health/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors. Even though these articles were prepared eight years ago, they are still valid as a foundation for you understanding your risk of developing heart disease.
At a minimum, once you are over 45, your annual cardiovascular risk assessment should include:

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Why is medication reconciliation a subject worthy of special consideration in a medical home setting? To answer that question, consider active conversations which went on among high school students during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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The following is a review of the requirements for using the new Transition of Care Management Codes (TCM) with a review of the process development, which SETMA has done to make it possible for SETMA providers to respond to this opportunity for enhanced reimbursement with clarity and accuracy.

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