Free TMA Practice E-Tips Helps Your Practice Run Right

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.


May 18, 2016, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

Nine Do’s and Don’ts for Enforcing Office Policies
Having office policies is one thing. Enforcing them fairly and consistently is another. By failing to do the latter, you risk losing unemployment claims.

Fight the Bite With Zika Educational Material
As Texas heats up for summer, Zika virus and mosquitoes are moving to top of mind for many Texans. Fortunately, free, online educational material is available for you to educate patients about avoiding mosquito bites.

Appearance Isn't Everything ...
When it comes to the physical appearance of your practice, make sure your idea of acceptable doesn’t leave a “dumpy” impression on your patients.

CMS Limits Scope of Review on Some Claims
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has narrowed the scope of review for redeterminations and reconsiderations of certain claims denied following a review by a contractor.


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