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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  • 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 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  
  • 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

    Information Blocking Rule Compliance Now in Effect

    Effective April 5, all practices must comply with the information-blocking regulations that are part of the federal 21st Century Cures Act, which is designed to facilitate widespread access and sharing of health information among patients and physicians.

    Get the Details
  • Medicare to Double Payment to Administer Vaccines

    Vaccine  

    Medicare will pay physicians and practices that administer COVID-19 vaccines $40 per dose – nearly double the current payment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

    Find Out Which CPT Code to Use
  • What You Need to Know About Mandatory E-Prescribing Controlled Substances

    EPCS  

    As you’re probably already aware, all physicians are required to electronically prescribe controlled substances under state and federal laws that took effect Jan. 1.

    If you’re still unclear about the law, the waivers, and the exceptions, the Texas Medical Association has created a “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) document that can help you understand the requirements.

    View the FAQs  
  • Need PPE? TMA Has a Vendor List For That

    Alt Tag  

    Need PPE but have trouble meeting vendor minimums? Have you had difficulty accessing the state supply? Look no further. Now you can use TMA's new Texas-based PPE vendor guide, with information to help locate what you need from vendors that can supply small- to medium-sized practices with little or no minimum order quantities.

    Search the Texas-based
    PPE Vendor Guide