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    TMA staff includes expert coders, reimbursement specialists, and other certified professionals who provide everything from hands-on practice consulting services, to personalized reimbursement assistance for your payment problems. With this array of services designed exclusively for TMA members and their staff, as well as helpful tools and educational resources, TMA can help you manage the business side of your practice and keep you up to date in the changing health care environment. Read More

Practice Help Articles

  • Meaningful Use Program
    60 Days to Comment on Stage 3 Meaningful Use RuleAfter much anticipation among the medical community, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally released the meaningful use modification rule last month. The agency is allowing for a 60-day comment period to hear feedback on how Stage 3 can better align with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models.
  • ICD-10
    New Member Benefit Helps With ICD-10 MigrationTo help with the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, TMA is offering free access to a powerful new tool offered by e-MDs.
  • Billing and Coding
    Take Our Billing and Coding QuizTMA Knowledge Center staff fields hundreds of questions about coding and billing from TMA members, on the phone, via email, and online through the Ask TMA FAQs. Here are a few from the FAQs. Do you know the answers to these questions?
    TMA Membership Perk: HIPAA Security Compliance HelpEven though the HIPAA Omnibus Rule passed more than two years ago, HIPAA security compliance remains a top issue and concern for TMA members. To help, TMA Practice Consulting is now offering members discounted access to a new tool that can assist with HIPAA security compliance issues.
  • Medicaid
    Physicians: Reenroll in Medicaid by March 24, 2016The Affordable Care Act requires all Medicaid health professionals to reenroll in the program at least once every five years (some professionals must reenroll more frequently). Physicians are next on the list and must reenroll by March 24, 2016. However, if you initially enrolled or reenrolled on or after Jan. 1, 2013, you will be required to reenroll by the date indicated on your enrollment letter.
  • PQRS
    Your PQRS Data: More Than Just for PQRSMedicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a stand-alone program, but it touches on other Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs. PQRS uses penalties to promote reporting of quality information regarding Medicare patients. Physicians can choose among several methods for reporting their information.
  • Electronic Health Records
    Tell ONC Your EHR ComplaintsElectronic health records (EHR) are becoming ubiquitous with 69 percent of Texas physicians now using them to record patient visits. Physician satisfaction varies with EHRs, and sometimes it depends on the product purchased or leased. The Health IT Complaint Form website is open and available. Let ONC hear your concerns!
  • 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!

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