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.

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

Best Practices
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.

Closing or Selling Your 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.

Electronic Death Registration
Physicians signing death certificates are required to file the certificate electronically.

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

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.

Medical Power of Attorney
Information from TMA for patients and physicians and a link to the form.

Medical Records
Fees for copies, retention requirements and exceptions, storage management resources, destruction requirements, and more.

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.

Physician Extenders
Guidelines for physician extenders, incident-to and direct billing, delegation of duties, etc.

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

Practice and Payment Models
Information on various models - Employed, Accountable Care Org, Nonprofit Health Org, Bundled Payment, Cash Practices, Telemedicine, etc.

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

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 the Texas Medical Board, 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.

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.