Stories from Texas Medicine, February 2012

The Journal of Texas Medicine: February 2012 - 05/13/2016

This study was conducted to determine if a parent-oriented educational intervention reduces the use of emergency department (ED) services for the care of infants. Compared with parents in the control group, parents receiving a specific educational intervention booklet showed significantly lower use of ED services for care of their infants.

TMA Can Help Your Practice Switch to ICD-10 - 05/13/2016

The Texas Medical Association can help your practice prepare to catch up to the rest of the world in using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)-10 to capture health care information more efficiently. TMA Practice Consulting offers a variety of services to help ensure your reimbursement doesn't suffer during the transition.

ICD-10 Myths Debunked - 05/13/2016

Faced with the Oct. 1, 2013, ICD-10 implementation deadline, physicians have a unique opportunity to embrace the conversion and position themselves with an indisputable advantage, knowledge, before then. By beginning education now and gradually incorporating changes, physicians can prepare their practices for the least amount of chaos and negative impact on the revenue cycle as possible.  During their preparation, physicians should avoid investing time or thought on the looming ICD-10 myths and misconceptions.