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    Nonphysician Practitioners 2nd Ed.

    Now available! This second edition includes a framework of delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs created during the 83rd legislative session.
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  • PRACTICE E-Tips
    New CMS-1500 Claim Form Now in EffectStarting on April 1, 2014, you must use the revised CMS-1500 claim form (02/12) for submitting paper claims to government and private payers (regardless of date of service). Using the old form after March 31 will result in a rejected claim.
  • Health Plans
    Can I Pay My Patient's ACA Premium to Ensure Coverage?If I receive notice that patients who are covered by a health plan in the Affordable Care Act exchange are within the three-month grace period for paying their premiums, may I just pay their premiums to make sure they have coverage while I provide services?
  • Books and Journals
    Get AccessMedicine Textbooks from TMAThe TMA Knowledge Center is adding an innovative textbook resource to our online databases. AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical provides TMA members with access to more than 75 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, timesaving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device.
  • TMA PRACTICE E-TIP
    Delegating and Supervising Prescribing for APRNs/PAsNew state law governing the delegation and supervision of prescribing privileges for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants went into effect Nov. 1. Download a sample agreement.
  • LIABILITY
    Tort Reform Attracts Physicians to TexasThanks to the work of TMA, TAPA, medical specialty societies, individual physicians, and other organizations, the state's tort laws have remained intact for the past 10 years. Tort reform has done wonders for the state by attracting more physicians to practice here, improving access to care, and making it economically possible for physicians to continue caring for patients.
  • HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
    Healthy Vision 2020We desperately need an unobstructed, clear view of the future of health care in Texas. Our growing population, beset by expensive acute and chronic diseases, doesn’t have enough physicians to care for them. The legislature’s view of the massive state Medicaid budget rarely extends beyond what it takes to balance this year’s budget. Many physicians face the deluge of new laws, rules, and regulations that keeps coming between them and their patients. With Healthy Vision 2020, we bring into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. 
  • REGULATORY
    Deadlines for Doctors Can Keep You Out of Regulatory HeatDeadlines for Doctors is a TMA service designed to help you keep up — and comply — with the onslaught of new state and federal regulations and insurance company rules governing medical practices. Our Deadlines for Doctors lists all of the key deadlines you need to know about and connects you with the resources you need to understand them and lead your practice away from the precipice. 
  • EDUCATION CENTER
    CME Anytime, Anywhere!The Texas Medical Board required physicians to have 48 CME credits every two years including 2 credits of ethics. Come to our Education Center to find a wide array of programs to fulfill your requirements for you and your staff.

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HIPAA 5010

I am struggling with my vendor to comply with HIPAA 5010 during the Medicare grace period. I currently file claims electronically. Can I just go back to paper for all claims? Read More