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    HIPAA Security: The Keys to Compliance

    TMA’s new seminar will give you an overview of the HIPAA Security compliance rules and then explore techniques you can use to identify and address any HIPAA deficiencies in your practice. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your staff to jump ahead of the curve on HIPAA Security readiness.

     

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  • Practice E-Tips
    10 Tech Tips to Help Make Your EHR BloomHas the notion of converting to an electronic health record (EHR) germinated among your practice plans? For this big changeover to bear fruit in your practice operations, you need to proceed with care. TMA has tools, guidance, and reference material — most are free — to help you produce your desired results.
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    Sunshine Act Review and Dispute Period Now OpenCMS announced that the Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and, as needed, dispute financial payment information received from health care manufacturers. The system was taken offline on August 3 to resolve a technical issue. To account for system down time, CMS is extending the time for physicians and teaching hospitals to review their records to Sept. 8, 2014. The public website will be available on Sept. 30, 2014.
  • 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
  • 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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How much CME to renew my license?

Physicians must complete 24 hours of continuing medical education every 12 months. At least 12 hours, including 1 hour of ethics education, must be completed through participation in formal CME activities. Read More