Welcome to TMA Practice Help

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    Announcing TMA PracticeEdge

    The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) are launching TMA PracticeEdge to help empower a strong base of independent physicians to provide quality, cost-effective care to their patients. This first-of-its kind joint effort leverages the strengths of TMA’s statewide physician membership and BCBSTX’s resources to benefit the entire Texas health care community, including patients, hospitals, payers, and other physicians. Read More

Practice Help Articles

  • Practice Operations
    Good Form: TDI Releases Standardized Prior Authorization Forms for Medical Care, DrugsNew standardized prior authorization forms for health care services and prescription drugs released by the Texas Department of Insurance promise to alleviate administrative busy work and its related costs.
  • Meaningful Use
    How to Meet Mandate for Patients’ Online Access to Medical RecordsMany physicians are struggling with the meaningful use Stage 2 measure that stipulates physicians must "provide patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit their health information within four business days of the information being available to the eligible provider (EP)."
  • Payer
    Annual HEDIS Data Collection Roundup LaunchesHealth care payment plans started sending letters to physician offices in February to begin this year's annual Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) data collection process. No two health plans collect their HEDIS data exactly the same way, but most follow similar processes.
  • ICD-10
    ICD-10 Redux. Will You Be Ready This Time?ICD-10. Will it stay? Will it go? As of now, ICD-10 will become the new coding system on Oct. 1, 2015, after years of delay. Waiting until the last minute to learn the system would be a costly mistake, guaranteed to slow down production and result in a barrage of denied claims.
  • Audits
    Toolkit for Physicians Facing Medical AuditsA pair of upcoming webinars show you how to survive a medical audit and offer tips on preventing an audit in the first place.
  • Electronic Health Records
    EHR Product Evaluation ToolMembersOnlyRed
    Need help finding the right EMR for your practice? Texas Medical Association (TMA) physician members have overwhelmingly indicated to us they need help when it comes to health information technology. They specifically want help with electronic medical record (EMR) selection. TMA is here to help.
  • PQRS
    Avoid 2016 Pay Cuts; Meet Next Round of PQRS DeadlinesGet help from TMA and the TMF Health Quality Institute to understand and navigate the Physician Quality Report System (PQRS), and get your reporting done.
  • 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!

ICD-10 Seminar

Will You Just Survive, or Will You Thrive?

March 3 - 26, Statewide

How ready are you to make the switch? Have you taken the crucial steps needed to survive ICD-10?

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