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.

Exclusively sponsored by:

E-tips Humana Ad

The information in this issue of TMA Practice E-Tips does not necessarily represent the views of Humana. Read more

July 13, 2016, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

10 Tips for Conquering Stress
As a physician, you not only have to do a lot of things each day but also must be a lot of things that pull you in many directions. … It’s no wonder you’re stressed!

Can I Charge Interest on a Patient Balance?
Yes, but tread carefully or risk violating the law. Also, you must apply the policy consistently to all patients.

New or Established Patient? Depends on Payer
When billing insurance for evaluation and management services, you have to identify the patient as either new or established. But there’s not a single definition for “new” patient.

Requests for Records Must Be in Writing
Can we require all requests for copies of medical records be in writing, even though HIPAA says we must honor oral requests?

 TMA Practice E-Tips by Topic