• TMA Legal Papers on Compliance

    TMA has a wealth of information available to members in our various white papers on compliance and legal topics. Learn about consent for treatment of minors, DEA investigations, access to medical records, termination of the physician-patient relationship, and many more topics.

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  • TMA Practice Consulting Services on Compliance

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    Minimize the risk your medical practice faces by establishing or maintaining an effective compliance program for HIPAA and coding and documentation practices.

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  • Get Compliance Education Through TMA

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    Start now and gain the knowledge needed to achieve compliance. View all of the compliance courses available on the TMA Education Center.

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  • Compliance Articles

    Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices

    This updated resource is specific to Texas law and contains 550+ editable pages with 80+ template forms. Highlights include sections on Telehealth, Clinical Care and the CURES Act, as well as a 200-page HIPAA guide and inclusive language.

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  • Information Blocking Rule Compliance Now in Effect

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    Effective April 5, all practices must comply with the information-blocking regulations that are part of the federal 21st Century Cures Act, which is designed to facilitate widespread access and sharing of health information among patients and physicians.

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  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Taking Privacy to a New Level: Texas Lowers Reporting Threshold for Security Breaches

    The federal requirements have not changed, but starting Jan. 1, breach notification requirements became even more stringent for Texas physicians or medical entities. The Texas Legislature dropped the threshold for breach reporting from 500 patients to 250. House Bill 4390 also requires medical entities to report breaches to the Texas attorney general’s office within 60 days of the breach.

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  • Warning: Watch Your Referrals

    Federal anti-kickback law has changed, and it’s gotten broader.

    As a result, you may need to re-examine your practice’s compensation arrangements. That includes payments for laboratory referrals.

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