Free TMA Practice E-Tips Helps Your Practice Run Right

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.

You can get E-Tips three ways:

1. Have TMA Practice E-Tips delivered to your inbox by subscribing today. (Log in and click on Subscriptions on the left. It’s easy.) And while you’re there, you can sign up your office staff to receive E-Tips, too.

2. Check out the latest issue of TMA Practice E-Tips here (RSS feed).

3. Read the latest issue of TMA Practice E-Tips below.


July 16, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

Revised LCDs Give Updated Medicare Coverage Information
Revised local coverage determinations (LCDs) from Novitas Solutions recently took effect or will take effect Aug. 13, 2015. See if any apply to your practice, and read their guidance for submitting correct Medicare claims to Novitas for payment.

The ICD-10 Grace Period: What It Is and Is Not
On July 6, physicians scored a “grace period” to ease transition to the ICD-10 medical billing and coding system. This is good news but not the deliverance physicians were hoping for. Here is what the grace period is and is not.

Chip and Dip: When Will You Take the New Type of Credit Card?
Sooner rather than later, you’ll have to buy and reconfigure credit-card processing equipment and software to accept payments from new smart chip cards. But beware of scams.

HIPAA Best Practices for Photocopiers, Printers, and Fax Machines
Here are three best practices to consider when creating your HIPAA policy and procedures for photocopiers, printers, and fax machines.


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