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Operations Improvement Plan - 08/03/2022

TMA Practice Consulting is offering up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, per physician, when an Operations or Billing/Collections Assessment is performed for their practice.


Human Resources Services - 07/19/2022

While having sound and consistent hiring practices will help your practice attract candidates, keeping them takes a lot more effort. A TMA practice management consultant can assist with human resource challenges.


Practice Operations Services - 07/19/2022

With the many challenges that face today's medical practices, business operations remain at the core of a practice's ability to be successful and profitable. Work with a TMA practice management consultant to identify and assess key or problematic areas of your practice.


New Practice Planning Services - 07/19/2022

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.


Custom Services - 07/18/2022

In today’s complex health care environment, no two practices are exactly alike. Let TMA Practice Consulting customize an innovative solution for you.


Practice E-Tips on Human Resources - 03/31/2022

E-Tips on Human Resources


Four Bill-Collecting Tips for New (or Any) Practices - 02/01/2022

Starting a practice can be daunting, and one challenge often overlooked is making sure you get paid. Although only a small number of patients will not pay you, or will pay slowly, they can hurt your bottom line. Writing off thousands of dollars in charges should not be an option.


Instructions for Deleting Data Elements on NPI Applications - 11/19/2021

Step-by-step instructions to delete data elements on NPI applications


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


These Workplace Posters Should Be on Your Walls - 10/28/2021

Along with any decorative prints or motivational signs that might adorn the walls in the employees-only areas of your practice, posters about up to a dozen lawsmust be on display.


Sample Letter: Physician Discontinuing Practice - 09/24/2021

Letter for Physician Discontinuing Practice


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.


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


Why You Should Conduct Background Checks - 09/17/2021

Starbucks does it. The company routinely conducts a background check when it makes a tentative job offer to any candidate for employment. Medical practices should do so, too.


Eight Reasons Your New Employee Didn’t Work Out - 09/17/2021

Hiring the right employee isn’t an easy job, nor a particularly fun one. You don’t want to do it all over again in a couple of months because your recent new hire didn’t work out. If that happened to you, here are some things you may have done wrong.


Interview Candidates the Smart Way - 09/08/2021

When interviewing candidates for your practice staff, it’s a good idea to work from prepared questions. Here’s why.


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.