TMA Practice E-Tips is a popular e-newsletter published twice a month that offers four brief, practical tips for managing a medical practice in Texas. Each issue gives you hands-on, use-it-now advice on coding, billing, reimbursement, HIPAA compliance, office policies and procedures, practice marketing, and much more, along with useful links for more information.
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Jan. 28, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
What Hinders a Medical Office Staff’s Productivity?
When making staffing decisions, evaluate how productive staff members are. Examine support staffers, especially clinical support staff, to see what factors might impede their ability to get patients ready for you to see.
E-Prescribing, Controlled Substances, and Meaningful Use
Do federal and state laws allow for e-prescribing of controlled substances? Do controlled substances qualify as “permissible prescriptions” under meaningful use?
Billing for Second Opinions Within a Group
Can we bill insurance if one physician sends a patient to another physician in our same group for a second opinion?
Private Payer Roundup, January 2015
In case you missed these — here is a roundup of useful items from health care payment plans’ newsletters and updates, compiled by TMA’s reimbursement specialists. Find out about drug formulary changes, coding tips, a prior authorization change, and more.
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