Road to Recovery - A Guide to Reopening Your Practice Post COVID-19
This resource compiles the information, resources, and links
physicians need to make informed decisions to successfully reopen their practices safely and effectively.
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.
Information and resources to maintain autonomy in clinical decision making and in a business-financial setting.
A compilation of tools, resources, and information regarding practice management best practices.
Billing and Payers
Helpful guides, tools and information to assist in navigating various billing requirements by payer.
A variety of businesses that provide products and services for your practice.
Closing or Selling Your Medical Practice
Rules and guidance when retiring or closing or selling your practice.
Communicating with Patients
Interpreter resources and guidance on treating hearing impaired patients and those with limited-English proficiency, etc.
A resource for implementing a Direct Care practice model.
Physicians signing death certificates are required to file the certificate electronically.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Information on self-insured plans.
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
Rules and guidance when a physician leaves a group practice.
Marketing your practice
Resources for marketing your practice.
Medical Power of Attorney
Information from TMA for patients and physicians with a link to the form.
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.
Communicating with patients, the patient-physician relationship, reputation management, treating minors and self, family, friends.
An HCMS member benefit to assist physicians with claims payment issues.
Guidelines for physician extenders (PAs and APNs), incident-to and direct billing, delegation of duties, etc.
Posters and Notices Fact Sheet
Forms, templates, posters, and other resources.
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.
Quality Programs and Initiatives
Focusing on improving clinical outcomes through Bridges to Excellence, Choosing Wisely, MACRA-MIPS, cultural awareness, and more.
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.