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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.


Don’t Try This at Work: Security Risk Analysis Is Not a Do-It-Yourself Project - 07/01/2019

Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requires practices to conduct a security risk analysis at least once a year. HIPAA requires at least one analysis, and annual check-ups are considered a best practice. Many physicians find out through these reports that their practices have a lot of work to do to keep patient records safe.


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.


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.


Watch for These ID Theft Red Flags - 05/30/2019

New identity theft prevention rules from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — called the Red Flag Rules — likely apply to your practice. The compliance date is Aug. 1, 2009.


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

Ten Rules for E-Mail Etiquette


HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Computer Virus Incident? - 05/30/2019

Computer viruses, or malware, are so widespread they seem impossible to prevent. The most common type contains programs designed to steal the data on your computer and network. You can’t ignore them.


HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Lost Laptop or Smartphone? - 05/30/2019

Even if the only work-related activity is accessing your email, you may have PHI on your phone right now. Lost and stolen devices are the No. 1 reason for patient data breaches of more than 500 records.


HIPAA: Are You Prepared for a Business Associate Breach? - 05/30/2019

Business associate breaches can be the most costly type of breach and present some of the highest risk because you don't have insight or control over the business associate's security or policies.


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


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).


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

Watch Those Extra Fees For Medicare Patients


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.


Articles and Papers on Legal Issues - 01/29/2019

Articles And Papers-Misc. Medical Records


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.


TMA Case Study: Coding and Documentation - 10/05/2018

TMA’s certified professional coders and auditors can help protect your revenue by performing an in-depth review of how your practice documents medical records and codes claims. The review helps streamline coding and documentation processes, and decrease the risk of external audits.


What To Do When Employees Steal: Medical Practices Are a Ripe Target for Embezzlement - 09/14/2018

Medical practices are a ripe target for embezzlement.