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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.
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.
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.
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.
TMA has developed CME programs that fulfill specific mandates from state and federal agencies. Courses address human trafficking, opioid prescribing, OSHA and HIPAA – and are free for TMA members.
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