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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Dec. 27, 2013, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Private Payer Round-Up, December 2013
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.
Not Using NDC Numbers on Medicaid Claims? Start NOW
If you're not already doing so, start including National Drug Code (NDC) numbers on your Medicaid fee-for-service and HMO claims for prescription drugs because Texas will begin enforcing the provision on Jan. 1, 2014. The requirement applies to all outpatient prescription drugs, except vaccines, and to long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Use New Medicare EFT Application Starting Jan. 1
A revised form for initiating electronic Medicare payments to your practice is now available. You must use this version after Jan. 1, 2014. Plus, read more notes and tips about Medicare.
How to Respond to a Medicare Audit
TMA Practice E-Tips editors ran across this excellent checklist of “17 tips from a lawyer” on how to respond to a Medicare audit.
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