Stories with related Professional Interests

Practice E-Tips on Human Resources - 09/08/2022

E-Tips on Human Resources


Delegation of Duties - 06/29/2022

Use these resources to learn more about delegation of duties. 


UPSA ACO Reaches ACO Pact With TMA PracticeEdge, BCBSTX - 05/02/2022

TMA PracticeEdge today announces the signing of an agreement to provide ACO Services to UPSA ACO, LLC (UPSA), a group of San Antonio physicians, in conjunction with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) value-based agreement beginning Jan. 1, 2016. 


Practice Financials - 03/01/2022

Get the information you need to keep your practice financials in order.


TMA Survey Finds Most Physicians Use Electronic Records - 02/22/2022

A newly released Texas Medical Association (TMA) survey of the state’s physicians shows nearly three-quarters of them are using an electronic health record (EHR) to capture your health information.


Three Steps That Could Save Your Practice’s Life - 10/29/2021

What would happen to your practice if you suffered an extended illness or a temporary — or permanent — disability? Solo physicians should take three important steps to make their practice ready to go on immediate life support in event of an extended illness or disability.


How to Notify Employees of Closing or Selling a Practice - 10/29/2021

Guidelines for Notifying Employees of the Closing or Selling of a Practice


Stop Embezzlement Before It Starts - 10/28/2021

Embezzlement occurs in medical practices more often than you might think. Follow these tips to reduce the potential for cash embezzlement in your practice.


Patient Notification During Practice Transition - 10/28/2021

Patient Notification During Practice Transition


Sixteen Ways to Save Money in Your Practice - 09/23/2021

Looking for ways to trim practice expenses? Here are some easy suggestions for saving a little here and a little there. It can add up.


Ten Tips for Effective Voice-Mail Messages - 09/23/2021

Voice mail is a great tool, but it can waste time and cause frustration if you don’t use it wisely. Follow these tips for leaving effective voice-mail messages every time.


What Patients Want: Doctors Who Listen - 09/23/2021

Mastering these four communication tasks can result in happier,healthier patients.


How to Handle Patient Complaints - 09/23/2021

When a patient raises a complaint, the staff’s best course of action is a coherent, concise response that preserves patient confidence and satisfaction.


Maintain an Attitude of Respect and Helpfulness Toward Patients - 09/23/2021

Maintain an Attitude of Respect and Helpfulness Toward Patients


Try These Budget-Friendly Ways to Motivate Your Staff - 09/08/2021

Employees value many things as much as — maybe even more than — the amount of money you pay them. Respect, recognition, and pride in what they do are basic but powerful motivators. Here are some no-cost, low-cost ways to help your staff bloom.


Paying Employees for Lunch Break - 09/08/2021

Does your practice have clear policies regarding rest and meal breaks for hourly (nonexempt) employees?


Does the Family and Medical Leave Act Apply to Your Practice? - 09/08/2021

Does the Family and Medical Leave Act apply to your practice?


Job Screening Checklist - 09/08/2021

Job Screening Checklist


Top Three Reasons Embezzlement Occurs - 09/08/2021

Medical practices suffer from one of the highest embezzlement rates of all service industries.Several factors can contribute to embezzlement. The top three are opportunity, pressure, and rationalization.


Avoid Embezzlement by Managing Staff Responsibilities - 09/08/2021

One way to protect your practice from embezzlement is by separating financial responsibilities among your staff so they become accountable to each other.


Job Descriptions: More Than Just for Hiring - 09/07/2021

Hiring a new employee? Start by writing a job description. Here’s what to include and how it can work for you beyond the hiring process.


What Hinders a Medical Office Staff’s Productivity? - 09/07/2021

When making staffing decisions, evaluate how productive staff members are. Examine support staffers, especially clinical support staff, to see what factors might impede their ability to get patients ready for you to see.


Preventing Embezzlement - 09/07/2021

Preventing Embezzlement


Hiring the Right Person for Your Practice - 09/07/2021

Hiring right is not a matter of chance. Follow these nine steps for hiring success.


How to Win an Unemployment Insurance Hearing - 09/07/2021

You can contest unemployment insurance claims and you can win by following these tips from TMGMA.