Information, Tools and Resources

Access medical publications, articles and white papers, helplines and interactive practice management tools from TMA.

TMA Knowledge Center: Access TMA's online collection of medical publications, articles and white papers, get answers to your questions on:  hot topics, practice management and regulatory issues, TMA membership, registering for a TMA event, and TMA's work in Congress and the Legislature. (800) 880-7955, or  knowledge@texmed.org.

TMA Newsletters and Publications, including Texas Medicine magazine,  Action and  Practice E-Tips: Read TMA’s monthly magazine and other publications to get solutions for a successful practice.

TMA Practice Help: Operating a medical practice in today’s environment creates challenges every day. Check the TMA Practice Help page for the latest solutions for your practice.

Interactive Resources, Calculators and Business Tools: Obtain sample claims appeal form letters, at-a-glance billing guidelines, practice change form letters, Medicare Part B Newsletter Index, and more.

Deadlines for Doctors: TMA’s regulatory compliance calendar provides background information, regulations, penalties and incentives, suggested steps, and TMA resources that can help you meet each compliance date.

Billing and Coding Hotline: Assists with regulatory compliance, billing and coding, payer reimbursement, and licensure issues. (800) 880-1300, ext. 1414, or  paymentadvocacy@texmed.org.

EHR Comparison Tool: Compares most-used EHRs in Texas (members only)

Meaningful Use Achievement Toolkit: This tool was created to assist physicians with the meaningful use criteria. 

Health Information Technology Hotline: Assists with questions about selecting and implementing an EHR, workflow, EHR incentives, REC services, e-prescribing or general technology questions. (800) 880-5720, or  HIT@texmed.org.

Hassle Factor Log: Helps recover money (over $1 million in 2011) from incorrectly processed claims, lost or delayed Medicare enrollment applications, and more. 

30-Minute Billing Cure: Schedule a free half-hour consultation with TMA experts at a local county medical society. Tailored to your particular  reimbursement, billing, and/or  coding issue. (800) 880-1300, ext. 1416.

Quality Improvement and Clinical Effectiveness: TMA has clinical quality tools and information to assist you, including a flowchart to evaluate your practice’s clinical effectiveness.

Free Research Summaries from AHRQ:  TMA is actively collaborating with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to provide timely research summaries for physicians and patients at no cost to TMA members.  

Choosing Wisely®: Quality and Patient Safety tools: the national Choosing Wisely campaign encourages physician-patient conversations about getting the right care at the right time.

Legal and regulatory information, articles and papers (HIPAA, ERISA, CLIA, OSHA, and EMTALA).

CME requirements and medical licensure rules

TMA Classifieds: Utilize TMA’s online listing to research job opportunities, post staff openings, search products and services, and buy or sell your practice or equipment. 

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