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Tools and Grids 

HCMS has compiled and developed several grids, tools, and other resources to assist physicians' offices with the administration of practice operations.

Newest Updates 

A quick overview on the most important and pertinent news and updates.  

Autonomy 

Information and resources to maintain autonomy in clinical and business settings.

Billing 

Provides billing information and resources.

Buyers Guide 

The Buyers Guide is a compilation of businesses and vendors that provide services to physicians and their practices.  

Compliance 

Information to help your practice stay in compliance with new and on-going state and federal regulations.  

Develop Your Patient Base 

Information to help physician practices develop and maintain their patient base. 

Ethics 

Guidance on various topics as they relate to ethics. 

Health Information Technology 

Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs participation, and Health Information Exchanges (HIE) resources.

Hospital Portals 

Web portal links to hospitals in the Houston area.

Medical Records 

Rules and guidance concerning fees, release requirements, record retention, etc. 

Payers 

Information on commercial, marketplace, federal, and state insurance plans.

Payment Assistance 

HCMS program to assist our members with claims payments issues. 

Practice Operations 

Practice management tools, resources, and guidance. 

Reputation Management 

Resources on preventing and repairing negative online ratings and establishing a positive online presence.

Quality 

Information and guidance on quality improvement programs such as Bridges to Excellence (BTE), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), patient experience and other pay for performance (P4P) models.