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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July 28, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
The Move to ICD-10: Dates of Service
Because ICD-10 is service-date driven, you’ll use ICD-9 codes when filing a claim for a service provided before Oct. 1, 2015, even if you file the claim after Oct. 1.
Mandatory Medicaid Reenrollment Is Underway
If you enrolled in Texas Medicaid before Jan. 1, 2013, you need to complete a reenrollment by March 24, 2016, to stay in the program. You can do this anytime.
Interview Candidates the Smart Way
When interviewing candidates for your practice staff, it’s a good idea to work from prepared questions. Here’s why.
Private Payer Roundup, July 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 network
terminations, ICD-10 testing, coding tips, and more.
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