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. 

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 Feb. 8, 2017, Issue of TMA Practice E-Tips 

Monthly Financials Provide Needed Focus
Your appointment schedule is full, your staff file and track claims timely and bill patients monthly, and day-to-day operations are running smoothly. Everything is going great … or is it?

Pass-Through Billing Generally Not Permitted
Pass-through billing occurs when an ordering physician requests a service and bills insurance for it but does not perform the service. Insurance companies generally forbid this practice.

Why, What, and Who Keys to Recoupment-Proof Documentation
The lack of a signature on specific portions of an otherwise complete documentation is enough to warrant a Medicare payment recoupment. Here’s what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found in three Comprehensive Error Rate Testing reviews.

Can We Contract Out Chronic Care Management Services?
Under the Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services program, can my practice subcontract CCM services to a case management company?


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