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Government, Association, & Society Resources for Small Practices

 

Here it is! Links to all the resources medical office managers need most, conveniently located on one page. Find Medical Associations and Societies as well as State and Federal Government information relevant to solo and small group physician practice management.

If you're looking for solutions providers (vendors), visit the PAHCOM Corporate Member Directory where we list quality companies dedicated to serving small practices.


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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Beginners Guide to EHR - An Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals is intended to provide eligible professionals with a simple overview of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Each step of the program is explained in this guide to help health care professionals understand the basics of the program and determine how to successfully participate.

Educational Materials - Want to know more about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs? CMS has prepared materials which explain the programs. You will also find audio recordings, written transcripts and presentation materials from provider training sessions in the Section titled Presentations for Providers.

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American Medical Association

Visit the American Medical Association (AMA) Practice Management Center website to access additional resources:

  • Practice Management Alerts - Help your practice save time and money by signing up to receive timely email updates about important practice management issues.
  • Heal the Claims Process™ Campaign - Streamline your practice with free toolkits and webinars that help you effectively use electronic health care transactions.
  • Paperless Practice Group - Join this new online community where peers can share tips and ask questions about electronic claims processing. To register: If you already have an AMA website account, you'll be prompted to sign in and taken directly to the Paperless Practice Group home page. If you don't have an AMA login, you'll be prompted to create one, and then taken to the group page.
  • AMA PATH® - Access this online tool that helps you set a solid fee schedule, optimize your practice revenue and prepare for payer audits.
  • Educational Webinars - Learn from experts in the practice management field about a variety of topics, including electronic health care transactions, HIPAA 5010, selecting a practice management system, and more.
  • AMA's Rapid Process Improvement Initiative - Access this free, web-based to to help your practice quickly identify areas for process improvement, and follow the program's easy-to-tackle steps to implement these changes.

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Texas Medical Association

  • Education That Fits Your Schedule
    Earn continuing education credits at your convenience –TMA offers live seminars, on-demand webinars, publications, online courses and podcasts all offered to sharpen your skills on practice operations, current technology, clinical issues and your professional growth.
  • TMA's Practice Consulting
    Whether you are a solo practitioner in a rural area or a member of a 50-physician group, our staff can help you make your practice more efficient.
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
    Your resource for unbiased advice on adoption of health information technology, and playing an integral role in the development of interoperable community based health information exchanges.

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Institutions

The Coding Institute is dedicated to offering quality products and services to help healthcare organizations succeed. TCI's primarily focused on providing specialty-specific content, codesets, continuing education opportunities, consulting services, and a supportive community of healthcare professionals and experts.