Welcome to TMA Practice Help

  • Surgeon

    Starting a Practice: TMA Practice Consulting Ready to Help

    Setting up a medical practice is daunting. Physicians who make the decision to strike out on their own have to come up with the money to fund their businesses, find an office space, vet and hire capable staff, purchase the necessary technology and equipment, and devote time and resources to a host of other responsibilities. TMA Practice Consulting offers practice setup services in three phases. Read More

Practice Help Articles

  • EHR Incentive Program
    It's Not Too Late to Participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive ProgramThe last year to begin participating in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program is 2014. Physicians can begin the program by Oct. 1 and still receive up to $24,000 over the next three years. New participants must demonstrate meeting three months of Stage 1 meaningful use criteria.
  • HIPAA
    HIPAA Security Compliance Seminar From TMAHIPAA Security: The Keys to Compliance, a new TMA seminar, will give you an overview of the HIPAA Security Rule and provide techniques you can use to identify and address any HIPAA deficiencies in your practice. This is a perfect opportunity for you and your staff to jump ahead of the curve on HIPAA security readiness.
  • Legal
    Negotiate a Physician Salary With Eyes Wide OpenWith more physicians going into employment in a large group or hospital arrangement, it is important they understand the pros and cons of various compensation methods they might be offered in an employment contract.
  • Legal
    Guidance on Prescribing Schedule II Hydrocodone ProductsOver TMA's objections, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last month published a final rule in the Federal Register reclassifying drugs that contain hydrocodone combinations from Schedule III to Schedule II. The change will take effect Oct. 6.
  • Practice Operations
    Business Management Help From TMAThe TMA Financial Trend Tracker is a free online tool to help association members and their staff track monthly and yearly net collection ratios, accounts receivable percentages, and new and established patient visits. The tool presents a practice's key performance indicators via easy-to-read graphs and charts.
  • Electronic Health Records
    10 Tech Tips to Help Make Your EHR BloomHas the notion of converting to an electronic health record (EHR) germinated within your practice? For this big changeover to bear fruit in your practice operations, you need to proceed with care. TMA has tools, guidance, and reference material — most are free — to help you produce your desired results.
  • Medicare
    Medicare Do’s and Don’ts The do's in this list may apply to you, depending on your specialty and/or circumstances. The don'ts apply to every practice.
  • Vendors
    Free Vendor Guide for MembersTMA's Practice Vendor Guide is a comprehensive listing of companies that provide products and services to medical practice professionals. You can use this guide as a reference when seeking reputable practice management resources throughout the year! When contacting any of the companies listed, be sure to let them know you found them through the TMA Practice Vendor Guide!

New! 3rd Edition

EHR Implementation Guide

This publication will walk you through the process of acquiring and learning to use HIT. Read More