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Practice Financials - 10/27/2020

Get the information you need to keep your practice financials in order.


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

Follow These Five Tips When You Follow Up on Claims


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.


10 More Ways to Save Money in Your Practice - 09/23/2020

Past editions of TMA Practice E-Tips have suggested ways practices can save money and time in daily activities. Here are more tips … for TMA members only. These programs and services are free for TMA members, and can save practices thousands of dollars.


Try Out These Time-Savers - 05/13/2020

Try Out These Time-Savers


Policies, Procedures and Forms for Telemedicine Services - 04/06/2020

Use these policies, procedures and forms for telemedicine services in your practice.


Database Helps Find Answers to Your Health Care Questions - 01/15/2020

You’re probably already familiar with the Texas Medical Association Knowledge Center, an exclusive benefit that provides TMA members with answers and information on virtually all aspects of practicing medicine. But did you know the Knowledge Center offers members access to several searchable online databases, including Stat!Ref, a full-text health care library that contains more than 600 titles in 50-plus specialties?


Tips to Reduce No-Show Rates - 12/13/2019

No-show appointments not only have a direct impact on revenue but also can disrupt your day. Consider these suggestions as a way to decrease your rate of no-shows.


Can Proper Business Procedures Minimize Practice Risk? - 10/17/2019

Taking the time to develop in-depth policies protects not only you and your staff but also your patients. Using specific, precise, and easy-to-understand language will minimize risk, improve the overall patient experience, and increase the likelihood your office will be paid for the care and services you provide.


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.


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.


Online Training Helps You Treat Pediatric Concussions - 11/28/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Pediatrics have developed free online training to give you practical strategies to care for young patients with mTBI (commonly referred to as concussion).


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.


Recommendations on Stem Cell Therapies Adopted - 09/17/2018

A national workgroup on regenerative and stem cell therapy practices published a report earlier this year to provide basic guidance for state medical boards, and licensed physicians and physician assistants. The recommendations address the regulation of stem cell and regenerative therapies, how physicians should communicate and promote them to patients, and how doctors should document treatments provided.


CDC Releases New Guideline for Treating Pediatric Concussion - 09/06/2018

Just in time for high school football season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new guideline for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (or mTBI).


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.