• Practice Operations

    • How to Tell Patients About Your Online Practice Tools

      When your practice adopts a new technology that directly involves patients, such as interactive online forms, a patient portal, or even a simple website with educational content, taking an "if you build it, they will come" attitude won't work.
  • Resources & Tools For Your Practice

    • TMA's Policies & Procedures -

      A Guide for Medical Practices
      contains more than 200 up-to-date policies and procedures, tools, sample letters, and forms you can customize for your office. TMA's easy-to-use guide is specific to Texas medical practices.
    • Deadlines for Doctors

      TMA has developed  Deadlines for Doctors, a web-based regulatory compliance tool giving you and your staff a big-picture view of upcoming state and federal compliance timelines and key health policy issues that impact Texas physicians. 
    • TMA’S MEDICAL CLASSIFIEDS

      Are you looking for a position or to hire a medical professional? TMA’s Medical Classifieds  allow you to easily view medical job openings, and post job openings for your own practice.
    • TMA Publications

      Interested in literature to help your practice operate more efficiently? Browse through TMA's publications which are available to purchase online. 
  • Helpful Practice Information

    • Business Management Help From TMA
      The TMA Financial Trend Tracker is a free online tool to help association members and their staff track monthly and yearly net collection ratios, accounts receivable percentages, and new and established patient visits. The tool presents a practice's key performance indicators via easy-to-read graphs and charts.
    • Help Medicaid Patients Keep Appointments With Free Rides
      If your Medicaid patient has trouble keeping his or her appointments with your office due to lack of transportation or gas money, be sure the patient knows how to seek help from Medicaid.
    • 10 More Ways to Save Money in Your Practice
      Past editions of TMA Practice E-Tips have suggested ways practices can save money and time in daily activities.Here are more tips … for TMA members only. These programs and services are free for TMA members, and can save practices thousands of dollars.
    • Addressing Patient Noncompliance
      Physicians are concerned about the impact patient noncompliance could have on how payers purport to grade and ultimately pay physicians based on their patients' health. An informal TMA survey shows private health plan policies vary in how they address patient noncompliance and whether they factor it into emerging pay-for-performance programs. TMA continues to advocate for protections for physicians from quality-of-care measures in Medicare and commercial programs that don't account for variances in patient populations, including chronically ill or noncompliant patients.
    • Print and Save DocbookMD Messages
      Do you want to get important patient information from DocbookMD into that patient's medical record? It's now easier than ever with the new Print and Save functions from DocbookMD.
    • Tips on Hiring the Best “Biller”
      When hiring someone for your billing department, invest time in the careful recruitment and selection of the best candidate. Don't hire someone just to "fill a chair." Follow these tips to help in the selection process.
  • Selling or Closing a Practice?

    • Preparing for the Worst
      Unexpected deaths profoundly impact those left behind. And in the case of physicians, their deaths have financial and business implications they must address in advance. Professional planning allows physicians to address call coverage, management, and administration of the medical practice and helps ensure the orderly continuation of practice operations.
    • Three Steps That Could Save Your Practice’s Life
      What would happen to your practice if you suffered an extended illness or a temporary — or permanent — disability? Solo physicians should take three important steps to make their practice ready to go on immediate life support in event of an extended illness or disability.
    • Patient Notification of Practice Transitions
      Is patient notification required when a solo physician joins a group, sells his or her practice assets to a practice management corporation, or the like?
    • Notifying Your Patients When You Leave a Practice
      I am an employed physician who is preparing to leave the large practice where I work. Am I responsible for sending letters to my patients about my move, or is the practice responsible?
    • How to Notify Employees of Closing or Selling a Practice
      Guidelines for Notifying Employees of the Closing or Selling of a Practice