Managing a medical practice comes with inherent risks, and physicians can face serious consequences for violating privacy, fraud, or abuse statutes. That's why physician members turn to TMA for help in establishing effective compliance programs, understanding the latest regulations, and navigating advancements in health information technology.
Recent questions about Compliance:
I think a HIPAA breach may have occurred. What do I do now?
Can offer discounts to my patients?
Am I required to provide an interpreter for my limited English proficiency patients?
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In managing physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, what is the difference between a prescriptive authority agreement and a protocol? Do I need to have both?
With tax season upon us, it’s important to remember that there are always opportunists ready to defraud honest, hardworking taxpayers like you.
Think about it, can everybody 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.
Q1. Can a physician dispense prescription drugs (not samples) such as IV preparations that the patient would self-administer at home?Q2. Can a physician purchase medications from a pharmacy or a drug company and sell them to his or her patients?
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.