• TMA Practice Consulting

    • Your Trusted Resource

      TMA staff includes certified coders, HIPAA compliance officers, and other experienced professionals who provide comprehensive practice management services. With this array of services exclusively for TMA members and their staffs, TMA can help you improve and manage the business side of your practice.

      TMA Practice Consulting services are available for a fee. For expert practice management assistance, contact us.

      (800) 523-8776   |  practice.consulting@texmed.org

  • How We Can Help You

    • TMA Practice Consulting provides full-service practice management consulting to help physician members meet operational challenges.

       

      Our consultants can perform a variety of services to meet your unique needs. Whether you are a solo practitioner in a rural area or a member of a 50-physician group, our staff can show you how to improve your practice. Call on our expertise for any of the following services:

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      TMA offers these services to you at member rates in part through education grants from TMLT and TMAIT. 

      For questions regarding our services or to speak with a consultant directly, call (800) 523-8776 or e-mail TMA Practice Consulting.

  • Meet Your Consultants

    • A TMA consultant can provide customized solutions specific to your practice. Learn more about our experienced, knowledgeable consultants by viewing their professional bios.

       

      Bridget McPhillips

      Bridget McPhillips, MBA, MAHS, serves as vice president of the TMA Division of Membership and Business Development. Ms. McPhillips has expertise in strategic planning, network development, managed care, marketing, and business development.

       

       

       

       

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      Peggy Pringle, BS, CMPE, serves as associate vice president of TMA's Practice Managment Services department. Her more than 20 years of diverse health care experience includes business development, marketing, physician recruitment and relations, new practice set ups and hospital administration. Ms. Pringle previously developed a management service organization to manage practices in internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and family practice. She holds a BBA from Houston Baptist University and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the Medical Group Management Association. Contact Peggy Pringle.

       

       

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      Heather Bettridge, BA, CPC, CPMA, is a practice management consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in health care. Her expertise includes practice operations, coding and documentation audits, financial reporting and analysis, human resource management, and new practice setups. She holds a BA from The University of Texas at Austin and is certified as a professional coder as well as a professional medical auditor by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Contact Heather Bettridge.  

       

       

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      Megan Odell, BHA, MHHR, CHCO, is a practice management associate with experience in practice administration, electronic health record implementation, and marketing. She handles new physician practice setups, coordinates TMA's Starting in Medical Practice seminars, and assists the department with various client projects. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in health care administration and a master's degree in health care human resources from Texas State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Inc. and is a certified HIPAA compliance officer. Contact Megan Odell.

       

       

      Donna Robertson

      Donna Robertson, BS, MHA, is a practice management consultant with 20 years' experience in health care, working in small and large group practices, hospital systems, and large integrated delivery systems. Her expertise includes group practice management, process improvement, electronic health record implementation, and financial analysis. She holds a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis from Louisiana State University and a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Contact Donna Robertson

        

       

      For questions regarding our services or to speak with a consultant directly, call (800) 523-8776 or e-mail TMA Practice Consulting.

  • Client Testimonials

    • See what our clients have to say about TMA consulting services.

       

      "The administrative team at GRMC has relied on TMA Practice Consulting for many years. Some of the key areas in which we have utilized their expertise and experience is in setting up new physician practices, in auditing physician practices, and in providing critical comparative information. We have learned that their outside perspective brings credibility and context in evaluating the complexities of physician practices, and in bringing solutions related to finances or operations.We have heard numerous praises from our physicians who have used their services independently of the hospital, for practice evaluations and office manager recruitment. In this area, the TMA also shines with respect to their professionalism and effectiveness.”

      -Michelle Rumbaut, COO
      Penny Wallace, CFO
      Guadalupe Regional Medical Center




      “As someone who has been in Medical Practice Management for over 20 years, I have purchased many Texas Medical Association Products and attended many of their seminars. I have never been disappointed with the quality, clarity, and value of their services. Their practice management staff and consultants are top-notch, and I have appreciated their dedication and knowledge.”

      -Paulette R. Saca, R.N.
      PHO/CME Director
      Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

      For questions regarding our services or to speak with a consultant directly, call (800) 523-8776 or e-mail TMA Practice Consulting.

  • Starting in Medical Practice - FREE Seminar for residents!

    • Starting a new medical practice with the right people, processes, and structure is key to the success of any new practice. This informative seminar is beneficial for residents to help them make critical decisions about getting started in medical practice.

       

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      "Starting in Medical Practice" is a 1 hour seminar conducted at your facility by TMA's practice management consultants.

      WHERE: At your facility

      WHEN: You choose the date

       

       

       

       

      The program curriculum covers:


      •Practice Options
      •Legal Organization
      •Professional Affiliations
      •Licenses/Certificates/Liability Insurance
      •Personnel Management
      •Policies and Procedures
      •Vendors and Suppliers
      •Managed Care/Credentialing
      •Financial Management
      •Marketing


      Don't miss out! Schedule your "Starting in Medical Practice" seminar today. Contact Practice Consulting at 800-523-8776 or e-mail us to schedule a date. 

       


       

      All costs for program development, on-site consultant time, and printing and mailing costs are supported by educational grants from the companies listed below that have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with TMA over the past few years. 

      * A Texas Medical Association Endorsed Company 
       

      Attorney

      The Kreager Law Firm 
      www.kreagerlaw.com 
      (210) 829-7722 
      Fax: (210) 821-6672 
      7373 Broadway, Ste. 500 
      San Antonio, TX 78209

      The Kreager Law Firm is devoted to representing physicians and physician-owned group practices. Our attorneys understand the market demands faced by physicians and provide effective planning and advice on entity formation, the purchase of an existing medical practice, employment contracts, Stark compliance, and office leasing and financing. The firm also provides asset protection and estate planning for the physician. Please visit our website to read the firm's publication, The Physician's First Employment Contract, or contact TMA for a copy.
       

      Law Office of Hubert Bell, Jr., Michael Stern 
      m_stern@sbcglobal.net 
      (512) 469-9006 
      Fax: (512) 469-9008 
      1907 N. Lamar, Ste. 300 
      Austin, TX 78705

      A full-service law firm that reviews and drafts employment contracts, assists with professional association and other group practice arrangements, and advises about health law, estate planning, and other legal matters. The firm has agreed to provide legal services to TMA members at reduced rates.  

      Banking
       

      BBVA Compass, Drew Daniels 
      www.drewdanielsteam.com 
      (512) 419-3435 
      5800 N Mopac 
      Austin, TX 78731

      BBVA Compass knows that physicians have different needs and offers financial counseling, wealth management, and special mortgage financing for the purchase of their primary residence. BBVA Compass will go out of the way to meet the demands of physicians' busy schedules and make sure the mortgage loan process is a positive one.
       

      Comerica Bank, Mike Moskovitz 
      www.comerica.com 
      (512) 427-7117 
      300 West 6th Street, Ste. 2250 
      Austin, TX 78701 

      Headquartered in Dallas, Comerica Bank is a 162 year old bank focused on relationships that help people and businesses be successful. With offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Phoenix the Comerica Bank Healthcare Profession Group is dedicated to servicing the commercial and personal banking needs of the healthcare professional. We help healthcare professionals with capital needs for start-up expenses, commercial real estate, equipment, finish-out, and working capital.  

      Consulting
       

      TMA Practice Consulting, Peggy Pringle 
      www.consulting.texmed.org 
      (800) 523-8776 
      401 W. 15th St. 
      Austin, TX 78701 

      TMA's Practice Consulting management services include new practice setups, on-site physician and staff training, operations assessments, coding and documentation reviews, billing and collections assessments, management and staff recruiting, embezzlement risk reviews, and custom services. 

      Credentialing 

      *Innovative Health Resources, Angela McComb, Kim Stevens 
      www.innovativehealthresources.net 
      (512) 263-3447 
      Fax: (512) 263-8180 
      107 Ranch Road 620 S., Ste. 104 
      Lakeway, TX 78734-3901

      Innovative Health Resources is a full-service health care payment plan contracting, credentialing, and recredentialing organization servicing physicians, hospitals, and ancillary groups throughout the state of Texas. Innovative Health Resources is an Austin-based firm that is dedicated to excellence in client services.
       

      *Nationwide Credentialing, LLC, Tammy Luker 
      www.nationwidecredentialing.com 
      (817) 573-9800 
      2441 E. Hwy. 377, Ste. 105 
      Granbury, TX 76049 

      Nationwide Credentialing, LLC is a physician-owned, physician-driven corporation that provides credentialing and contract management services to physicians. It is our vision and the value of our content and service levels that make Nationwide Credentialing the trusted resource for all credentialing and contract management needs. 

      Employment Opportunities 

      *HCA Healthcare 
      www.practicewithusTX.com

      HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care in the communities we serve. As the nation's leading provider of health care services with more than 160 hospitals in 20 states, including 36 hospitals in Texas, HCA offers both employed and private practice opportunities for physicians. Come Practice With Us!  

      Insurance

      *Texas Medical Liability Trust 
      www.tmlt.org 
      sales@tmlt.org 
      (800) 580-8658 
      PO Box 160140 
      Austin, TX 78716-0140 

      Medical liability insurance trust for physicians and midlevel providers. Texas Medical Liability Trust is the only medical liability insurance carrier exclusively endorsed by TMA.

      *Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, James Prescott 
      www.tmait.org 
      contact@tmait.org 
      (800) 880-8181 
      PO Box 1707 
      Austin, TX 78767-1707

      Health, term life, short/long-term disability, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, and pension/retirement plans.