Policies and procedures

Making a SAFER EHR: This MIPS measure can help - 10/21/2022

Physicians have not always been big fans of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), but one aspect of MIPS can help physicians protect electronic health records (EHRs) from errors, hacking, and similar problems.


CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Health Care Professionals - 04/05/2022

Citing a potential surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released emergency isolation and quarantine guidelines for health care professionals to assist with staffing shortages.


Practice Financials - 03/01/2022

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


Ask the Expert Tackles COVID Vaccine Mandate For Employees - 10/04/2021

The Texas Medical Association’s most recent Ask the Expert event, covering TMA’s new edition of Policies and Procedures: A Guide For Medical Practices, touched on one of the hottest medical-practice policy topics of the moment: Should practices require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?


COVID-19: Practice Operations - 09/29/2021

View COVID-19 resources related to practice operations.


Policies, Procedures and Forms for Telemedicine Services - 05/04/2021

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


COVID-19: Compliance - 04/09/2021

Get COVID-19 resources related to compliance.


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.


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).


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).