TMA Practice Well

TMA Practice Well

Master your business and strengthen your practice — listen to relatable examples of day-to-day tasks and business operations that create a stronger climate for success.

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May 11, 2022 24 min

What can you do when there’s trouble in the partnership? A business partnership is a lot like a marriage, and at times it can get rough. Sometimes it’s best to dissolve the partnership, as stressful as that may be. Before you get to that point, though, can the partnership be salvaged? This Hot Topics episode delves into reasons why the partnership dynamic may be failing and what you should have in place if one of the partners reall...

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Running an independent practice has many challenges and TMA can help! In this Ask the Expert episode, TMA staff and guests answer physicians’ questions and provide clarity on compliance, billing, nonphysician practitioners, and more. To claim CME for this episode, visit texmed.org/CMEtoGO and find all the Ask the Expert episodes here.

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You may not focus on the noncompete clauses of your employment contract when you land that job. You should, however - they are very prevalent in these contracts and can have a big impact on where you can practice if you decide to leave your group or hospital. In this Hot Topic episode, veteran health care attorney Amanda Hill explains what’s reasonable in noncompete clauses and what’s required by Texas law. To claim CME for this ep...

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Carra Benson, TMA Practice Management & Reimbursement Services Manager, provides an update on incident-to, telehealth codes, and a series of coding modifier descriptors that have already taken effect as of 2022 or will happen soon.

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An important part of any practice’s plan is to stay accessible to the patients you have today and to future patients. Your practice website is a key tool for patient access. Jonathan Sibio with Officite is a specialist in medical practice websites and shares easy-to-use strategies to get the most out of your website. Claim CME for this episode at www.texmed.org/CMEtoGO.

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Health care attorney Amanda Hill has helped many physicians avoid bad contracts and sometimes even back out of one after the fact. In this hot-topic episode, Ms. Hill shares cautionary tales from real situations physicians face more frequently than you might think. Claim CME for this episode at www.texmed.org/CMEtoGO and to receive a print-ready summary and tips from this episode, contact Amanda Hill via hillhealthlaw.com.

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Your website is your billboard, your marquee, your business card that patients will find when searching to schedule an appointment or choose a new doctor. Play this CME to Go episode to learn the three most important things your practice website should have. Claim CME for this episode at www.texmed/org/CMEtoGO

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February 10, 2022 13 min

Many physicians are struggling to keep their medical practices staffed. TMA’s resident human resources expert shares tips for interviewing and hiring staff for your practice. Get more help on this topic in TMA's Education Center.

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January 27, 2022 28 min

“We are living in the days of rage – “ says Fred Burton, personal safety expert and former counterterrorism special agent. How will you respond if attacked? Mr. Burton shares personal safety and protection tips you can use at work and in your personal life. To claim CME credit and to access more education on this topic visit the TMA Education Center at www.texmed.org/Education.

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January 13, 2022 11 min

Get 10 practical actions physicians and practice managers can take now for a prosperous year. Carra Benson, manager of practice management and reimbursement services and her team helped Texas physician practices recover over half a million dollars from payers in 2021. This quick tips episode gives to-do now actions to help avoid loss of payment from health plans.  TMA members can contract TMA consulting services for revenue and pra...

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December 16, 2021 1 min

To all of our listeners, Thank you for a great year. We’re working on new content and taking time to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. TMA Practice Well will be back in January. We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holidays. Until next time stay well.

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If you have a superb team, you want to keep them, and if you have a team that struggles, you want to help them improve. You want a high-functioning team that supports your busy practice.

A tool that is great for cultivating and keeping a high-functioning team is performance evaluations and coaching. With planning and a consistent process providing measurable objective feedback and praise, you will keep your best staff happy and pr...

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November 18, 2021 10 min

Former counterterrorism special agent and personal safety expert Fred Burton shares practical tips physicians and their staff should use to prevent and if need thwart physical attacks. For more education on this topic visit the TMA Education Center at www.texmed.org/Education. 

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November 4, 2021 28 min

Experts in employment law and human resources answer questions from Texas physicians about vaccine requirements for employees. To claim CME for this episode and to access additional resources go to www.texmed.org/CMEtoGo.

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Creating and retaining high functioning team doesn't have to be a challenge. TMA practice consultant, Teri Deabler, shares processes for identifying the best candidate for your medical practice and tips for keeping your staff performing at the top of their game.  To access resources mentioned in this episode and to claim CME for go to www.texmed.org/CMEtoGo.

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This Ask the Expert episode provides access to professional experts who answer the questions that come to mind after you have implemented your medical practice policies and procedures manual. Experts include health care attorney Jeff Drummond, partner with Jackson Walker, and TMA practice management consultants, who answer questions about vaccine requirements for employees, retention of medical records, charging for missed appointm...

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Although skepticism about vaccines exists among a broad array of Texans, conversation and an open mind can help reluctant patients come around. Guest host Lynn Stewart, MD shares talking tips and resources you can use to help your patients overcome vaccine hesitancy and looks in particular at the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the vaccine that protects against related cancers. To claim CME for this episode, and to access resources ...

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Physician members can access a wealth of expert advice and practical information from the Texas Medical Association. This episode spotlights a popular member benefit, TMA’s reimbursement, review, and resolution service. Guest speaker and manager of reimbursement, review, and resolution service, Carra Benson, provides quick tips in the top five topics with frequent questions: bundling, credentialing, prior authorization, refunds, an...

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Expert guests answer questions about billing for NPP services, including billing incident-to, and frequent questions about supervision. To claim CME for this episode and access additional resources on this topic go to www.texmed.org/CMEtoGo

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A difficult patient can be any patient, from one who has multiple symptoms or is noncompliant, to someone who is just angry or receiving bad news. Boost your communication skills and learn techniques that you – the physician – can use to thwart difficult behavior. Claim CME for this episode at www.texmed.org/CMEtoGo.

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