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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Feb. 11, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Tell Your Patients What They Want to Know
Patients want their doctor to provide health-related information and often feel they are not getting enough information. Choosing Wisely® can help you bridge the gap with guidelines from medical specialty societies.
Put These Plans in Writing
For some government programs, you need not only a compliance strategy but also a written compliance plan. A good written plan can reduce the number of innocent mistakes
and will go a long way toward audit avoidance. Here are some of the written plans you have to have in your office.
Apply for a Grant to Host a Local Shot Clinic
Hosting a free vaccination clinic is one way to give back to your community, gain some name recognition for your practice, and educate the public about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. The Texas Medical Association can help you fund a local shot clinic.
Use New PQRS Lookup Tool to Verify Your 2015 Payment Info
If you believe you received an incorrect Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment penalty letter, you can verify the information using a new PQRS Look Up tool.
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