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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  • First TMA Virtual Career Fair Coming Up Sept. 28

    Career Fair  

    Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or beginning to plan your career path in medicine, the Texas Medical Association’s new TMA Career Center has tools and resources to help you succeed.

    The first TMA Virtual Career Fair is happening live on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 6 pm CT. Attendees can meet with hiring managers from some of the top health care employers in Texas. Representatives from each participating organization will be available to speak directly with candidates, answer questions, and discuss open positions. Register now to save your spot.

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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.

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    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

    Billing  

    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

    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

    Quality  

    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

    HIT  

    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

    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.

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  • 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

    Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices

    This updated resource is specific to Texas law and contains 550+ editable pages with 80+ template forms. Highlights include sections on Telehealth, Clinical Care and the CURES Act, as well as a 200-page HIPAA guide and inclusive language.

    Download the Guide
  • Let Your Patients Know You Use Telemedicine

    Telemedicine  

    During the COVID-19 public health emergency, many state and federal waivers were put in place to help expand the use of telemedicine.  
    That was all good news as many practices struggled financially because of decreased in-person patient visits. As you continue to use telemedicine, it’s important to let your patients know about it. 

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  • Get Paid for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs Not Covered by Insurance Under New HHS Program

    Vaccine Payment  

    Since physicians cannot bill patients for COVID-19 vaccine administration, a new federal program aims to fill in the gaps by covering the outstanding costs not covered by health insurance plans.
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday launched the COVID-19 Coverage Assitance Fund (CAF), which will pay physicians and other vaccine administrators at the new higher Medicare rates announced in March.

    Find Out How to Get Paid