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Don’t Hold Patient Credit Balances Past 30 Days - 12/11/2019

Have lingering patient credit balances on your books? Here’s how the law says to handle them.


Let TMA Help You Optimize Your Revenue Cycle - 10/03/2019

Is your practice struggling to collect payments? Are your accounts receivable growing rapidly? Is there a drain on your bottom line? The culprit could lie in your revenue cycle management.


Your EHR Vendor Is Not Responsible For Your Security Risk Analysis - 03/11/2019

A Security Risk Analysis is a living document that should be reviewed at least annually to find new vulnerabilities, such as new technology, system upgrades, and any other changes within your practice that could affect the security of protected health information.


Practice Operations Consulting Services - 02/27/2019

Keep your practice at peak performance with these consulting services related to practice operations.


FAQs for New Physicians: Starting Your Career - 01/02/2019

Starting a new medical practice with the right people, processes, and structure is key to the success of any new practice. This informative seminar helps residents make critical decisions about getting started. Starting Your Career is a one-hour seminar conducted at your facility by TMA's practice management consultants.


Human Resources Consulting Services - 12/19/2018

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.


Practice Start-Up - 12/19/2018

Comprehensive assistance with the challenges of starting a new practice or moving an existing practice. Setup includes creation of a financial business plan, office site review, vendor and technology selection, staff recruiting, and staff training.


Practice Check-Up - 12/12/2018

An overview of practice operations and financial analyses designed for small practices (one to three physicians) that includes gross charges, gross collections, adjusted collections, and accounts receivable. This will provide a “snapshot” of your practice’s daily processes and current financial health.


MIPS Training and Assistance - 12/12/2018

TMA's practice management consultants can conduct a MACRA readiness assessment of your practice and provide customized on-site assistance to help you with your practice's specific needs. The assessment will focus on clinical processes, electronic health record optimization, and workflow improvement opportunities to help increase your MIPS scoring.


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.


How to Bring Down Your No-Show Rate - 08/16/2018

Are no-show patients a big problem at your practice? Here is how one practice cut its no-show rate steeply.


10 Common Ways Your Practice Could Be Leaking Money - 07/12/2018

Think of your revenue cycle like a pipeline that moves from patient scheduling, to billing and collections, and finally to deposits in the bank. Here are five common ways your practice may be losing revenue.


Limited Slots Remain: Free 15-Minute Billing Consults at TexMed - 07/12/2018

You’re already planning to be at TexMed 2018 in a few weeks, so why not sign up for a free Quick Consult on either day of the conference.


Free 15-Minute Billing Consults at TexMed in San Antonio - 07/12/2018

TexMed 2018 is coming to your back yard in a few weeks, so now is a good time to register for the Texas Medical Association’s annual meeting and to sign up for a free Quick Consult for your practice.


Last Chance: Free, 15-Minute Consults at TexMed - 07/12/2018

Make the most of your time at TexMed 2018. Sign-up for a free, 15-minute consult about your practice’s revenue cycle. Meet one-on-one with a TMA Practice Consulting expert to review billing operations in your practice and discuss potential improvements.


Can You Recognize Embezzlement Red Flags? - 06/28/2018

It happens again and again: A physician is blind-sided by the discovery that a long-time, trusted employee has had his or her fingers in the practice till for several years. Often in retrospect, the signs were there, if only the physician had recognized them.


Six Forms of Employee Theft: It’s More Prevalent Than You Think - 05/30/2018

To help secure your office, it is important to understand the common types of embezzlement and the best prevention measures.


Is Running Behind Schedule Part of Your Routine? - 05/30/2018

Sometimes it's unavoidable for your practice to fall behind schedule, but you can take steps to reduce how often it happens.


What’s a Good Way to Measure Physician Productivity? - 05/03/2018

An effective way to measure physician productivity is in relative value units (RVUs). Monitoring physician productivity can be one element in tracking a practice’s financial health.


Billing and Collections: A Process, Not a Task - 04/26/2018

Revenue cycle procedures begin with efficient appointment scheduling and end with payment for billed charges. By attending carefully to each step of the revenue cycle process, you can eliminate problems that may cause your practice to lose money.


Do’s and Don’ts of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals - 04/19/2018

Do’s and Don’ts of Unemployment Insurance Claims and Appeals


Three Steps to a Tech Contract You Can Live With - 04/04/2018

When you are shopping for a new technology vendor for your practice, signing a contract is the easy part. The real work starts well in advance and continues as long as the contract is in force.


Need Help Getting Paid? - 03/06/2018

The Texas Medical Association is committed to supporting Texas physicians by providing practice management information, education, and services, including help getting you paid properly and efficiently for the care you provide to patients.


How Does Your Bottom Line Compare? - 03/01/2018

Ever wondered how your practice revenues stack up to your peers in the same specialty? Let TMA Practice Consulting conduct a free and quick review to find out.