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Plant-Based DFW to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 07/15/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Rizwan H. Bukhari, MD, of Plant-Based DFW for its first Dallas Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Beware of Phony TMB or DEA Agents - 07/03/2019

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) is warning physicians and pharmacies of a scam involving criminals who sometimes pose as TMB officials. TMB passed along a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that says physicians registered with the DEA are receiving calls and emails from criminals who identify themselves as DEA personnel or other law enforcement agents.


United Healthcare Cuts Consults - 07/01/2019

United Healthcare is eliminating payment for consults in two phases – one that took effect June 1 for certain services, and their complete elimination starting in October. The change is an effort to align with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policy that eliminated payment for most consults in 2010, but it’s going to make it more difficult for many specialists to get compensated for the extra time and work those services require.


White Rock Family Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/25/2019

Dallas residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Amanda Mohammed, MD, of White Rock Family Health for the clinic’s first Dallas Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Elemental Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/24/2019

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Megan Williams Khmelev, MD, of Elemental Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic  for the clinic’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Scammers Targeting Texas Pulmonologists Seeking $500 - 06/19/2019

The Texas Medical Association is warning pulmonary physicians to be aware of a scam involving a letter from a phony medical board that seeks $500 “for Pulmonary Disease Certification Status Verification.” Two Texas pulmonologists contacted TMA to report a letter from the “American Board of Pulmonary Disease” notifying them of a “very important requirement to continue certification in pulmonary disease at this time. You are on record having failed to previously register, and must comply.”


CentroMed to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 06/11/2019

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Soheir Girgis, MD, of CentroMed for the clinic’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Ten Rules for E-Mail Etiquette - 05/30/2019

Ten Rules for E-Mail Etiquette


Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients? - 05/30/2019

Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients?


TTUHSC Department of Family and Community Medicine to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 05/21/2019

Lubbock residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Mary Irving, MD, of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Family and Community Medicine for the clinic’s first Lubbock Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Medicare Critical Care and Initial Hospital Services E and M Slated for Review - 05/17/2019

If you’ve been “probed and educated” twice by Novitas Solutions Inc. for high rate of claims errors regarding certain evaluation and management (E&M) services, you may receive more such review and education this summer.


Guide to Insurance Overpayments and Refund Requests - 04/29/2019

Use this guide to help you and your staff properly assess refund requests from health plans.


Grayson County Medical Society to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 04/24/2019

Grayson County residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Sanober Kable, MD, of Premier Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for the clinic’s first Denison Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Most Valuable Team: Managing Nonphysician Staff Efficiently Can Boost Patient Care and Bottom Line - 04/17/2019

Because state laws and insurer billing requirements governing physician delegation and supervision can be tricky to navigate, practices must stay up to date to avoid potential penalties.


Starting a Practice - 04/16/2019

Setting Up or Closing a Practice


Alert: Scammers Demanding Bogus Fines For Drug Purchases - 04/01/2019

The Texas Medical Association and the Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) are warning physicians about scammers posing as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent trying to defraud doctors into paying a nonexistent federal fine for allegedly intercepting illegal prescription drugs the doctor had sent through the mail.


Walk With a Doc Texas Takes Steps to Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease - 03/25/2019

Texans in several cities still have time this week to get active and take strides to protect themselves against kidney disease during National Kidney Month (March). Several Texas Medical Association (TMA) member physicians host Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas events this week (see list below).


How to File a Medicare Extended Repayment Plan - 03/04/2019

  Extended repayment plans (ERPs) are an option for returning overpaid money to Medicare. Ideally, you should request an ERP immediately after receiving the initial demand letter. However, you can request an extended payment plan any time while the overpayment is outstanding. 


Watch Those Extra Fees For Medicare Patients - 03/04/2019

Watch Those Extra Fees For Medicare Patients


Texas Clinics Repay Medicare for Improper Claims - 03/04/2019

Several Texas dialysis clinics in El Paso and the Dallas-Fort Worth area have had to repay Medicare for treating people in the country illegally.


Greenway Clients Entitled to Free EHR Upgrade After Fraud Settlement - 02/12/2019

Electronic Health Record vendor Greenway Health has been ordered to offer its clients free upgrades to its latest version of Prime Suite as part of a settlement in a multimillion-dollar fraud case.  


Revenue Cycle Assessment - 02/11/2019

A TMA consultant will conduct a review of your business office operations that focuses on front desk procedures, billing, collections and revenue cycle improvement. We will identify opportunities for improvement of billing processes and procedures.


Cornered: Proposed Medicare Fee Overhaul Could Box In Doctors - 02/05/2019

Proposed overhaul to Medicare payments for complex patient care visits and same-day office-based procedures could box in Texas physicians.


SB 418: Prompt Pay Final Rules - 01/24/2019

SB 418: Prompt Pay Final Rules


Good-bye Strips, Hello Chips - 01/10/2019

Get your practice ready for changeover this year to new microchip-embedded debit and credit cards, or assume liability for any fraudulent transactions.