Practice Management

Assistance with managing your practice.

Managing the business aspects of a medical practice is complex. Physicians must stay ahead of the changes and embrace the opportunities.

Below you will find valuable resources and helpful information on a variety of topics related to practice management and payment assistance.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Organizations of physicians and other health care providers working together in an integrated manner to deliver seamless, high-quality care to a defined group of patients. Providers share in both the cost and savings.

Advanced Practice Providers (NPs, PAs, APRNs)
Guidelines for utilizing APPs, incident-to and direct billing, delegation of duties, etc. 

Information and resources to maintain autonomy in clinical decision making and in a business-financial setting. 

Billing and Payers
Helpful guides, tools and information to assist in navigating various billing requirements by payer.

Buyers Guide
A variety of businesses that provide products and services for your practice.

Closing or Selling Your Medical Practice or Retiring
Guidance and resources when closing or selling your practice or retiring.

Guidance and resources on assessing and implementing practice cybersecurity.

Direct Care
A resource for implementing a Direct Care practice model.

Electronic Death Registrar - TxEVER
Physicians signing death certificates are required to file the certificate electronically.

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Information on self-insured plans.

Employed Physicians
Information for physicians contemplating employment.

Health Information Technology (HIT)
Information and resources on cybersecurity, e-prescribing, electronic health records, health information exchange, and more.

Guidance and resources on HIPAA, HITECH and the Texas Privacy Law.

Leaving a Group Practice
Responsibilities and resources when a physician leaves a group practice.

Marketing your practice
Resources for marketing your practice.

Medical Power of Attorney
TMA provides information for patients and physicians with a link to the form.

Medical Records
Records request fees and exceptions, retention requirements, management-storage resources, destruction requirements, and more.

Nonprofit Health Corporations (NPHCs)
Information regarding the rules and regulations for NPHCs.

Patient Relations
Communicating with patients, the patient-physician relationship, reputation management, treating minors and self, family, friends.

Payment Advocacy
An HCMS member benefit to assist physicians with claims payment issues.

Posters and Notices Fact Sheet
Forms, templates, posters, and other resources.

Private Equity
Learn about private equity in healthcare and the questions to ask when considering a private equity deal.

Prescription Forms

Order official prescription forms from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
Information and resources on the PMP and pain management treatment.

Guidance and resources when retiring or closing or selling your practice.

Risk Management
Information on a variety of topics to help reduce potential risk exposures in the practice.

Recoupment rules and regulations and refund requests.

Rules and Ethics
Guidance and resources for reporting abuse/neglect and other reporting duties, information on Texas Medical Board rules, etc.

Starting Your Own Practice
Resources for starting a new practice or expanding or relocating an existing one.

Staffing Your Practice
HCMS benefits and resources for your staffing needs.

Information and resources needed to be successful utilizing this technology.

Tools and Resources
Helpful calculators, charts, tips sheets, letters and templates, and more.

Training and Education Resources
TMA has several resources, many of which are free to members, for CME, staff training, on-demand webinars, and other resources on OSHA, HIPAA, compliance, and many other topics.