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  • Revenue for Tier 1

    Business Boot Camp: Take Charge of Your Finances - Live Seminar

    Although health care is big business, individual physician practices are small businesses. Practice costs — like any other business’ operating costs — continue to rise. Two-thirds of Texas physicians report having trouble covering payroll and other practice expenses because of untimely or inadequate payment from insurers and government payers. Read More

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  • Practice E-Tips
    Code Correctly for Flu Season 2014-15Flu season 2014-15 is almost here. Along with updated vaccines, the October to May sneezefest brings updated coding, payment, and medical policies from the various payers.
  • HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
    Healthy Vision 2020, Second EditionThe second edition of our Healthy Vision 2020, articulates specifically and directly what we are asking of the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and state and federal regulators. The recommendations range from the simple (Put ICD-10 on permanent hold) to the complex (Devise and enact a system for providing health care to low-income Texans with realistic payment to physicians, less stifling state bureaucracy, and no fraud-and-abuse witch hunts) to the most fundamental (Pass no laws or regulations that interfere with the patient-physician relationship).
  • Practice E-Tips
    New CMS Modifiers Further Define Modifier 59The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has established four new modifiers to define subsets of the commonly — but often mistakenly — used modifier 59.
  • Practice E-Tips
    How Long Do I Have to Keep Patient Medical RecordsSeven is the important number to remember in the Texas Medical Board rules for retention of medical records.
  • Books and Journals
    Get 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. MembersOnlyRed
  • 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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Must I release other physicians' records?

In response to a request for records, the physician “shall” disclose records “including records received from a physician or other health care provider involved in the care or treatment of the patient." Read More