TMA Practice E-Tips is a popular e-newsletter published twice a month that offers four brief, practical tips for managing a medical practice in Texas. Each issue gives you hands-on, use-it-now advice on coding, billing, reimbursement, HIPAA compliance, office policies and procedures, practice marketing, and much more, along with useful links for more information.
You can get E-Tips three ways:
1. Have TMA Practice E-Tips delivered to your inbox by subscribing today. (Log in and click on Subscriptions on the left. It’s easy.) And while you’re there, you can sign up your office staff to receive E-Tips, too.
2. Check out the latest issue of TMA Practice E-Tips here (RSS feed).
3. Read the latest issue of TMA Practice E-Tips below.
Jan. 28, 2016, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Payer Roundup, January 2016
TMA’s reimbursement specialists give you a heads up and suggestions regarding some insurance hassles; also, find out about preauthorization changes, and new Medicare drug testing codes.
Transferring Patients Texas-Style
When transferring patients with emergency conditions, Texas hospitals and physicians have to follow state law as well as federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act rules.
HIPAA and Patients’ Right to Access Information
With limited exceptions, the HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals the right to access, upon request, a broad array of protected health information about themselves from physicians.
These Workplace Posters Should Be on Your Walls
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.
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