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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.


Rural FP Finds Rewards With Full-scope Training, Deep Roots - 01/04/2019

Texas physician acknowledges the hard work it takes to build a solo practice in a rural community.


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 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.


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.


When Investors Come Knocking, Physicians Should Guard Their Independence - 10/04/2018

Physicians and physician groups looking to court venture capital to finance their practices need to remember the value they bring to the deal and keep a sharp eye out for efforts to curtail their medical independence. That was the advice of two experts who kicked off the Texas Medical Association’s 2018 Fall Conference at the Dawn Duster presentation.


Why I'm Building a Solo Practice — Again - 09/27/2018

So here I am, starting over more than 30 years into practice. Has it been worth it? I'm practicing at the highest level of my training, devoting more time to each patient and making decisions based solely on what's best for patients without being beholden to a health system and its financial goals.


Let TMA Help You Optimize Your Revenue Cycle - 09/12/2018

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.


Free Webinars on Practice Partnerships: Joining or Selling - 09/11/2018

To ink a contract that best serves you, the Texas Medical Association has developed two, 60-minute lunchtime webinars. Using case studies, these programs will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting a practice evaluation as well as a review of important legal and management considerations.


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.


TMA Joins Large Coalition Backing Physician-Owned Hospitals - 06/19/2018

It looks like a controversial moratorium on expanding and building physician-owned hospitals – AKA POHs – could be repealed. That’s the good news. The better news is that a bill moving its way through Congress to put that repeal in motion has the support of more than 50 medical organizations, including the Texas Medical Association. We’re also talking about the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and multiple state medical societies.


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.


New TMA Partnership to Help Independent Practices - 05/10/2018

The Texas Medical Association and TMA PracticeEdge have joined the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care, a new partnership that supports independent physician practices transitioning to value-based care.


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.


The Edge of Success - 05/03/2018

Make it through the challenges of forming an accountable care organization (ACO) for just a couple of years, and the money your groups save can be spectacular — into the millions under the right circumstances.


It Takes a Village: TMA Works Arm in Arm with Other Organizations - 04/20/2018

TMA’s relationships with a diverse set of key organizations enables TMA to provide comprehensive services in more innovative ways that it could on its own.


Abbott to DC: End Moratorium on Physician-Owned Hospitals - 03/02/2018

Gov. Greg Abbott weighed in recently on the Affordable Care Act’s moratorium on physician-owned hospitals, telling Texas’ Republican lawmakers in Washington to support legislation to repeal those restrictions.


Physician Ownership Overview - 03/01/2018

Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) are among the highest performing, most cost-effective, patient-preferred facilities in the nation. Yet the Affordable Care Act arbitrarily restricted their growth. The Texas Medical Association urges Congress to overturn this moratorium on POHs. Read on to learn more about the rationale and the effort behind this.


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.


TMA Takes Physicians’ Grievances to Washington - 02/28/2018

TMA leaders and the Coalition of State Medical Societies have descended on Washington, D.C., to meet with elected officials and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leadership.