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.
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April 29, 2016, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips
Your Price Versus Your Contract Rate
I have heard Texas law prohibits charging different fees. Does that mean I must offer the same contract rate for each health insurer?
Know State and Payer Rules for Clean Claims
Filing a clean claim gives you protections under Texas’ prompt pay law. For a claim to be “clean” you don’t have to fill out every field on the claim form, just the right ones.
Nonstandard CT Equipment Yields Medicare Pay Cut
Medicare has reduced payment for computed tomography (CT) services furnished to patients using equipment that doesn’t meet the CT equipment standard. Use the new modifier CT when warranted.
Private Payer Roundup, April 2016
In case you missed these — here is a roundup of useful items from health care payment plans’ newsletters and updates, compiled by TMA’s reimbursement specialists. Find out about payment
policy changes, a network update, and more.
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