Practice Help

  • How Can We Help You? 

    TMA staff includes expert coders, reimbursement specialists, and other certified professionals who provide everything from hands-on practice consulting services, to personalized reimbursement assistance for your payment problems.


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  • TMA Practice Consulting

    Whether you're a solo practitioner in a rural area, or a member of a 50-physician group, the TMA team of certified coders, HIPAA compliance officers, and other experienced professionals can provide comprehensive practice management help.

    See Our Consulting Services

    TMA Reimbursement Review and Resolution Service

    TMA’s free RRR Service goes to bat for members by helping to resolve issues related to insurance payments. TMA can help resolve issues with your payer network status, prompt-pay, and other reimbursement claims.


    Find Out About the RRR Service
  • Billing and Coding


    See the latest resources and information on all things billing and coding. Learn the do’s and don’ts, and get updates on constantly changing billing and coding requirements.

    Go to the Billing and Coding Resource Center  
  • Compliance


    TMA gives you up-to-date resources and information on compliance topics such as HIPAA, medical records, prescribing, delegation of duties, OSHA, and more.

    Go to the Compliance Resource Center  
  • Clinical Quality and Payment


    Keep up with the ever-changing details of the quality payment programs, value-based care, care management, physician ranking and more.

    Go to the Clinical Quality and Payment Resource Center  
  • Health Information Technology


    Discover tools and current information on a variety of tech topics, including EHRs, e-prescribing, telemedicine, health information exchange and more.

    Go to the Health Information Technology Resource Center  
  • Insurance


    Access the latest information on all-things insurance, including commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, Workers’ Comp and more.

    Go to the Insurance Resource Center  
  • Practice Operations

    Practice Operations  

    Get helpful information and resources on practice operations topics.

    ·       Human Resources

    ·       Marketing/Social Media

    ·       Patient/Customer Service

    ·       Selling/Closing a Practice

    ·       Starting a Practice

    ·       Practice Financials

    ·       Physician Insurance

    Go to the Practice Operations Resource Center  
  • COVID-19: Road to Practice Recovery

    Practice Viability Toolkit  

    TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the information you may need to successfully reopen your practice in one resource. From evaluating staffing levels and managing patient appointments, to ensuring patient safety and communicating regularly with patients and staff, this guide will provide the information practices need to more confidently head in the right direction.

    Access the Full Guide Now  
  • TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state.

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Top Practice Help Articles and Resources

    Hassles With the New Information-Blocking Rules? Send TMA Your Stories

    As with many new rules compliance does not always go as smoothly as planned. The Texas Medical Association wants to hear from you to better understand the types of challenges you face with information-blocking compliance.

    Give Us Your Examples
  • Medicare Eliminates Cost Category Factor in 2020 MIPS


    Medicare is continuing to acknowledge recent extraordinary events in granting physicians relief from its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is throwing out the MIPS Cost category for the 2020 performance year, which will affect physician payments in 2022.

    Find Out More  
  • Accelerating RPM: COVID-19 Speeds Adoption of Remote Patient Monitoring


    Before March 2020, remote patient monitoring (RPM) was a tool endocrinologist Thomas Blevins, MD, used to help patients with diabetes track and regulate blood sugar levels and report the results back to him.
    But when the COVID-19 pandemic forced many doctors to turn to telemedicine, Dr. Blevins and the nine other physicians on staff at Austin Diabetes and Endocrinology had to rev up their RPM use.

    Find Out About RPM
  • Medicare 2% Payment Cut Suspended Through 2021

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    President Joseph Biden this week extended the suspension of the Medicare sequestration, the federal government’s 2% across-the-board payment cut, through the end of the year.

    Learn More About the Extension  
  • Some Payers Resume Prior Authorization Requirements

    Prior Authorization  

    Several commercial payers have resumed prior authorization time frames and requirements that had been suspended because of the COVID-19 emergency, while others will continue to approve prior auth requests or suspend them for at least part of the year.

    Get an Overview of Payer Policies