In a medical practice, physicians, administrators, managers, and other staff may all be responsible for maintaining compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The Texas Medical Association offers several resources, tools, and even discounts on compliance services to help keep your practice compliant.
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The Security Risk Assessment Tool by the ONC is a free tool designed to help practices with one to 10 physicians identify their risks and vulnerabilities with electronic protected health information (ePHI) and then implement appropriate security measures.
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So you’ve worked hard to ensure that your staff is trained and all your paper and electronic records are secure and HIPAA-compliant. But what happens in your office after you turn off the lights and go home?
The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel (TMDP) has adopted changes to two informed consent forms, which will take effect at the beginning of 2020. The panel made amendments to its Disclosure and Consent for Medical Care and Surgical Procedures form and its Disclosure and Consent for Hysterectomy form.
With the DocbookMD mobile app, a regional network of physician colleagues is at your fingertips for consultation, referrals, and HIPAA-compliant information exchange - all in the blink of an eye. Download for iPhone, iPad, or Android now.
Think about it, can everyone on your staff instantly name all 18 protected health information identifiers (PHI)? That’s important information to know, particularly if your practice is increasingly using mobile phones and the like to communicate about patient information.
In case you didn’t know, several changes to the state’s prescription process for certain controlled substances are about to take place.
Beginning Sept. 1, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) will begin issuing new official prescription forms that include advanced security features designed to help deter fraud.
Minimize the risk your medical practice faces by establishing or maintaining an effective compliance program for HIPAA and coding and documentation practices.
Start now and gain the knowledge needed to achieve compliance. View all of the compliance courses available on the TMA Education Center.
ONC and the HHS Office for Civil Rights are holding a training session and overview of the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool. The tool is designed to assist small to medium practices in conducting an internal security risk assessment. This assessment will aid physicians with their security risk analysis as required by the HIPAA Security Rule and the CMS EHR Incentive program.
Date: July 17, 2019Time: 12 pm CST