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.

Aug. 14, 2015, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

The ICD-10 Grace Period Up Close
The ICD-10 grace period says that for the first year, Medicare will not deny claims solely on the specificity of the codes as long as you use a valid ICD-10 code from the right family of codes. Let’s parse this statement.

HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Patient Complaint?
The most common type of patient HIPAA complaint stems from interpersonal relationships and conflicts. Do you know what do if you receive a patient HIPAA complaint?

Letter Reminds Physicians About Home Health Documentation
Medicare changed the physician documentation requirements for certification of home health care, and Medicare contractors are getting the word out in a letter.

Stop Paying to Get Paid
Did you know you don’t have to accept health plan payment via virtual credit card? You have a right to request direct deposit.

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