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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
    Stop Paying to Get Paid: Free Webinar Sept. 16Are you paying too much to get payments from health plans into your bank account? Tune in to a free live webinar from the American Medical Association to find out how to use electronic payment to your benefit.
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    Deadline for Business Associate Agreements: Sept. 22If you are a HIPAA covered entity, all of your business associate (BA) agreements must comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule by Sept. 22, 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.
    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
    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. 
    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. 
    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.

Got Questions?

How much should I pay staff?

The Texas Workforce Commission, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Group Management Association, and TMA Practice Consulting are good sources for wage and salary information. Read More