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.

 Oct. 24, 2014, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

New Deadline to Apply for a Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it has extended the deadline to submit a hardship exemption application to Nov. 30, 2014. The previous deadline was July 1, 2014. This will help some physicians avoid the looming penalty in 2015.

Medicare Revalidation: Watch, Respond, and Track
Medicare’s latest enrollment revalidation mailings from Novitas Solutions began on Oct. 14, 2014. Follow these steps to make sure you remain enrolled in the Medicare system without delay.

For Correct Billing and Collections: Three Medicare Updates
Two upcoming Medicare changes and a recent change affect Medically Unlikely Edits, reporting on certain claims where the physician or supplier is under another Medicare payer jurisdiction, and revised lab fees you may want to adjust retroactively.

Private Payer Round-Up, October 2014
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. If you have questions about billing and coding or payer policies, contact the specialists at for help, or call TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955. TMA members can use the TMA Hassle Factor Log to help resolve insurance-related problems.

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