Practice Management

Continuing Medical Education: The OMA accredits institutions to sponsor Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits according to the guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

E-Prescribing: This section provides an introduction to e-prescribing and available esources from Medicare and other health information technology organizations.

Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) Program: Obtain the latest news and resources to help you prepare for when the RACs come to Oregon.  

Responding To and Preventing Fraud Allegations: No one is immune to the challenges of complying with today's health care laws. As a practicing physician, you are responsible for understanding a myriad of complex federal and state laws, including Medicare rules and the fraud and abuse laws. OMA offers a workshop to help you understand these laws and some basic steps to take when facing fraud or abuse allegations in a medical practice setting. Click here for details.

Health Plan Issues: This section contains a list of Oregon health plans and their contact information along with current news and information on related issues such as credentialing and contracting.

HIPAA: OMA has created many resources, including workshops and print and on-line materials to help members comply with the standards set forth in HIPAA.

Medicaid: Find resources regarding Medicaid in Oregon, including news, FAQs, and information on reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and legislative advocacy.

Medicare: Contains an overview of the Medicare system as well as resources and links to more information concerning enrollment, reimbursement and fee schedules.

National Provider Identifier - NPI: This page covers how NPIs are assigned and related issues that arise in the process of assignment. It also describes the NPPES database and what data elements providers must report.

Payment Advocacy: This section provides updates on OMA’s efforts to combat the problem of delayed payments to physicians by insurers, and addresses third party payment issues.

Red Flag Rules Resources: This section offers several resources that provide an overview of this requirement, tools for implementation, and template policies and procedures that can be customized for your office use.

TRICARE: This section defines and differentiates TRICARE, a health care entitlement offered to US military Personnel by the Department of Defense, and Triwest, a private corporation contracted with the DoD to administer TRICARE in the western United States. Related news and links are also provided.

OMA Workshops: The OMA offers a number of different workshops for General Education Credit as well as loss prevention and courses for Continuing Medical Education credits.

Office Personnel Training Video: This valuable on-demand training video is complimentary to members and their staff.

Quality Measures: Each health plan has mechanisms in place to evaluate the quality and efficiency of medical care provided by its network physicians. Find information on quality improvement programs for each health plan as well as OMA's policy regarding quality and efforts to standardize quality throughout Oregon's health care industry.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Health Care Provisions Summary: This section contains a reprint of the AMA’s summary of the health information technology provisions; a link to a summary from HIPAA expert, Chris Apgar, on the new privacy and security provisions; as well as links to separate AMA detailed summaries on the HIT, privacy/security and Comparative Effectiveness Research provisions.

v2 2016