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    How Can We Help You?

    TMA staff includes expert coders, reimbursement specialists, and other certified professionals who provide everything from hands-on practice consulting services, to personalized reimbursement assistance for your payment problems. With this array of services designed exclusively for TMA members and their staff, as well as helpful tools and educational resources, TMA can help you manage the business side of your practice and keep you up to date in the changing health care environment. Read More

Practice Help Articles

  • ICD-10
    New Member Benefit Helps With ICD-10 MigrationTo help with the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, TMA is offering free access to a powerful new tool offered by e-MDs.
  • Meaningful Use
    Check Your Meaningful Use Registration DetailsDo you remember which email address you provided to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when you registered for the meaningful use program? If not, now is the time to refresh your memory.
  • HIPAA
    TMA Membership Perk: HIPAA Security Compliance HelpEven though the HIPAA Omnibus Rule passed more than two years ago, HIPAA security compliance remains a top issue and concern for TMA members. To help, TMA Practice Consulting is now offering members discounted access to a new tool that can assist with HIPAA security compliance issues.
  • ICD-10
    TMA Tips on Move to ICD-10Here's an ICD-10 tip with a short life span, and the more prompt you are in billing insurance, the less it applies to you. But it's likely to apply to at least some of the claims you'll submit immediately after the Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 implementation date. TMA has resources to help with the transition.
  • Chronic Care Management
    Don't Miss Out! Medicare Pays for Chronic Care ManagementDo you manage patient referrals and care transitions between and among physicians and health care settings? Do you spend time reconciling medication lists and managing prescription refills for your patients? Do you take calls during and after office hours to address patient care needs? If the answer is yes and you're not billing for these types of services, you're missing out on a new CPT code and practice revenue opportunity from Medicare.
  • Electronic Medical Records
    Documenting Patient Care in EHRsElectronic health records (EHRs) and the requirements for maintaining them present a seemingly endless array of complications for physicians — with penalties potentially awaiting doctors who don't follow the Texas Medical Board's (TMB's) recordkeeping rules. Revisions to those rules, which TMB adopted in the spring, attempt to underscore the importance of accurate information in the data-saturated EHR system and make doctors' electronic reporting requirements clearer.
  • E-Prescribing
    Does Your Pharmacy Accept EPCS?Now that electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) is legal with the proper e-prescribing software, many physicians are finding out that some of their frequently used pharmacies do not accept EPCS.
  • Vendors
    Free Vendor Guide for MembersTMA's Practice Vendor Guide is a comprehensive listing of companies that provide products and services to medical practice professionals. You can use this guide as a reference when seeking reputable practice management resources throughout the year! When contacting any of the companies listed, be sure to let them know you found them through the TMA Practice Vendor Guide!

New Seminar Series

ICD-10 Essentials

If you are concerned about getting paid after the Oct. 1 implementation, or just need some more training, TMA has two new seminars to get you from overwhelmed to confident. Use code EPROMO for $20 off! Read More