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Help Texas Improve Care for People With Disabilities - 11/27/2019

Texas health officials are working to improve services for Texans with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, and they’re looking for your help. To do so, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is hosting several free listening sessions around the state “to gain insight from client and provider experiences and challenges navigating HHSC, as well as opportunities to improve.”


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.


Dallas Nonprofit, El Paso Clinic Receive TMA Foundation Champion of Health Awards - 01/28/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) presented its 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards to a Dallas nonprofit organization that promotes gardening, nutrition, and giving, and to an El Paso medical-student-run clinic that provides health care to underserved patients.


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.


Stepping Away From Your Clinical Career? Key Points to Keep In Mind About Re-Entry - 10/17/2018

It is common for physicians to leave clinical practice for some period during their career and then seek to reenter clinical practice. Physicians who are considering a nonclinical career should keep the following key points in mind.


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.


Receive an Economic Census Survey? It’s Due in June - 06/01/2018

If you received the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Census, your practice was one of nearly 4 million businesses of all sizes selected randomly to complete the survey. Your response is due by June 12.


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.


Gone to Texas - 04/24/2018

A decade has passed since the Texas Medical Association won landmark reforms of the state's medical liability system. The result has been more physicians practicing in Texas, thus improving patients' access to care, and dramatically lower liability insurance premiums for physicians.


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.


Is Congress Doing Enough to Protect Physician Practices? - 02/27/2018

The Physicians Advocacy Institute is urging federal lawmakers to re-examine health care policies to ensure they promote competition and put private physicians on a level playing field with hospitals and other corporate entities.


How Happiness Contributes to Your Bottom Line - 01/22/2018

If you own a practice, you have no doubt experienced the pain and hassle of losing an employee. Hiring and training new staff is costly and time-consuming, not to mention difficult on remaining staff. So, how do you keep your staff happy, motivated, and – perhaps most importantly – employed with your practice long-term?


Make Sure Your Referring Colleagues Can Find You - 01/09/2018

Take a few moments to check the data in your online membership profile and make any corrections needed. Be sure to confirm your contact information under the Address tab.


TMA Career Center Takes the Work Out of Looking for Work - 12/29/2017

You’re probably wishing there was one place online where you can post job openings, find available office space, and even identify support services for your practice. Well, you can stop wishing and start looking at TMA’s Career Center.


Conventional Loan or SBA Loan? - 03/02/2017

Find out why TMA’s practice consultants typically advise physician clients to pursue conventional loans first.