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Practice e-Tips on Practice Operations - 02/26/2021

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Practice e-Tips on Claims - 02/26/2021

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ICD-10 Coding Advice for Hurricane Injuries - 02/26/2021

If you are treating patients for hurricane-related injuries or illnesses, here is some timely ICD-10 coding guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Human Resources Consulting Services - 01/20/2021

Would you like help with realigning staff duties, defining staff roles, streamlining work flow, and determining the most efficient staffing level for your practice? TMA Practice Consultants can help.


Marketing Your Practice - 01/12/2021

Marketing Your Practice


Verify Which Health Plans Are Exempt From Prompt Pay Laws - 01/04/2021

Use this tool to affirm which health plans are self-funded and thus not subject to state prompt pay laws. ERISA or TDI?


Make Modifiers Work for You - 01/04/2021

Missing or incorrect coding modifiers are a common reason why claims are denied or physicians are paid incorrectly for their services. Follow these steps to make sure your practice uses modifiers correctly.


NPI Entity Type 1/Type 2 and Medicare Provider Numbers - 12/09/2020

If I am an incorporated physician, do I need two National Provider Identifiers (NPIs)?


Persuasion Collects Debts - 12/03/2020

Persuasion Collects Debts


Follow These Five Tips When You Follow Up on Claims - 10/26/2020

Follow These Five Tips When You Follow Up on Claims


Preauthorization Denial: What’s Your Recourse? - 10/16/2020

So a health plan has denied your preauthorization request for a patient’s treatment. What options do you have?


Six Ways to Improve Your Practice Marketing - 10/02/2020

The Texas Medical Association has created a webinar that provides easy-to-follow steps to create and implement marketing strategies that fit your practice.


TMA: Fair Telemedicine Payments will Ensure Patients’ Care Continues - 09/25/2020

Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Diana L. Fite, MD, regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement today that Texas’ state-regulated health plans will continue to pay physicians and health care providers the same rate for patients’ telemedicine care as for in-person care, through the end 2020.


Opening an Independent Practice During COVID-19 - 09/24/2020

Regardless of how the pandemic is affecting the economy, people always will need health care. This may be the best time to open a new practice, incorporating lessons learned during the pandemic, including telemedicine as a practice necessity.


Reimbursement Review and Resolution (RRR) Services User Guide - 09/09/2020

Please observe the following Reimbursement Review and Resolution (RRR) form guidelines to help us expedite processing while maintaining the integrity and credibility of RRR Services (previously known as the Hassle Factor Log Program).


Don’t Miss New and Revised LCDs - 08/13/2020

Take a look at these new and revised Medicare local coverage determinations (LCDs) and article updates from Novitas Solutions. Remember, Novitas will reject claims that don’t adhere to LCDs.


CMS-1500 Form: TDI Provides Guidance on Blocks 14 and 15 - 08/12/2020

CMS-1500 Form: TDI Provides Guidance on Blocks 14 and 15


E&M Coding About to Change - 08/03/2020

First, the bad news: Physicians need to take some serious time between now and Jan 1, 2021, to study changes that are coming to Medicare outpatient evaluation and management (E&M) codes – changes most private insurers likely will follow. Now the good news: The changes should reduce the amount of documentation needed with each patient.


Take Our Billing and Coding Quiz - 07/17/2020

TMA Knowledge Center staff fields hundreds of questions about coding and billing from TMA members. Here are a few FAQs. Do you know the answers to these questions?


Invoice No Longer Required for Some Medicare Claims - 06/03/2020

For certain biologicals and medications reported in Medicare Part B claims, Novitas Solutions now will allow you to enter invoice information on the claim, rather than provide the actual invoice for the services.


Your Website + SEO = A Perfect Match - 02/14/2020

If you would like to learn how to build your online credibility and reach patients through effective SEO, tune into a free, 45-minute webinar by Officite, a Texas Medical Association endorsed vendor.


You May Need to Refile Some Medicare Claims - 02/03/2020

Be on the lookout for Medicare claims you’ve filed since Oct. 1 in which procedure codes failed to process, causing a rejected claim. You will need to refile these claims.


Insurance Companies Have Denied My Doctor’s Orders, 25% of Texas Voters Say in New Poll - 01/29/2020

One in four Texas voters say their health insurance company has refused to cover what their physician ordered for them or their families, a new statewide survey has found.


Develop a No-Show Policy — and Use It - 12/12/2019

Develop a no-show policy — and use it