Practice Help

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    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 is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state.

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  • TMA Helps With Your Practice Needs

    Medicare Streamlines QPP Submission Process

    We get it. You’re busy caring for patients, but you have to submit 2017 data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS') Quality Payment Program (QPP) by March 31 of this year. And that, of course, affects your Medicare payments for next year.

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  • Professional Development: Staff Training Never Stops


    When can you check staff training off your to-do list? Never, if you want your practice to run at its best, says TMA practice consultant Yvonne Mounkhoune.

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  • Ransomware: Are Your Medical Records Safe From Attack?


    This is a good time to review and update contingency plans so your practice will be prepared if patient information is not available at the point of care. Your cyber risk management plan should include proactive compliance with federal and state medical privacy laws, and appropriate cyber insurance to pay any direct and indirect costs.

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  • Can’t Say It Enough: Document, Document, Document


    For 2016, CMS reported two-thirds of the incorrect payments involved insufficient documentation. In other words, instead of paying some claims, the payers first should have denied them and asked for additional documentation. This might be a missing required element such as a physician signature on an order; support for medical necessity; or documentation showing a service actually was provided, at the level billed.

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  • Three Things You Need to Know About Texas’ Telemedicine Law

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    Texas’ new telemedicine law and applicable rules have created new opportunities for physicians to care for patients outside the traditional office visit. Here are answers to three basic questions you might have. (Remember: When treating Medicare patients via telemedicine, follow Medicare rules.)

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