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    Leaving a Practice? Notice to Patients Has Gray Areas

    I am an employed physician who plans to leave my current practice within the next year. Because my employer owns the medical records I’ve generated here, isn’t it my employer’s responsibility to notify my patients when I leave the practice, as required by the Texas Medical Board? Read More

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  • Coding
    ICD-10: Now the Real Work BeginsTwo weeks into ICD-10, your practice already may be experiencing the cash-flow repercussions of the new codes. You may feel pressed for time as you and your staff grapple with the unfamiliar coding system. Still, it’s worth finding the time to identify and nip in the bud any problems that could end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
  • Practice E-Tips
    How Long Do I Have to Keep Patient Medical Records?Seven is the important number to remember in the Texas Medical Board rules for retention of medical records.
  • TMA Practice E-Tips
    Payer Roundup, January 2016TMA's reimbursement specialists give you a heads up and suggestions regarding some insurance hassles; also, find out about preauthorization changes, and new Medicare drug testing codes.
  • Medical Records
    TMB: More Must-Haves for Medical RecordsThe Texas Medical Board updated its medical records rule to reflect today’s use of electronic health records and forms of communication. These changes took effect May 20, 2015.
  • Medicaid
    Mandatory Medicaid Reenrollment Is UnderwayThere's no point in procrastinating: If you enrolled in Texas Medicaid before Jan. 1, 2013, you need to complete a reenrollment by Sept. 25, 2016, to stay in the program.
  • TMA PRACTICE E-TIP
    Delegating and Supervising Prescribing for APRNs/PAsNew state law governing the delegation and supervision of prescribing privileges for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants went into effect Nov. 1. Download a sample agreement. MembersOnlyRed
  • TMA E-Resources
    Get CME, Improve Patient Care -- Search TMA E-ResourcesWould you like to earn CME credit while improving patient care? You can when you research with the TMA journals and databases! Simply identify a question, search databases available through TMA, and fill out the online evaluation form.

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How much CME to renew my license?

Physicians must complete 24 hours of continuing medical education every 12 months. At least 12 hours, including 1 hour of ethics education, must be completed through participation in formal CME activities. Read More