Important Deadlines and Extensions
Physicians who treat Medicaid and CHIP patients now have until Sept. 13 to apply for federal relief funds. In addition, the Texas Medical Board has extended license fee renewals due to COVID-19 to Aug.31. Click here to learn more
Are Your Practice's Computers Safe from Cyber Attacks?
Earlier this month, the FBI Cyber Division issued a warning that any computers running on Windows 7 are vulnerable to cyberattacks. If you’ve not updated to Windows 10, it’s time to make it a priority. Cyber criminals are working harder than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is no time to let down your cyber guard. Read more
Health Plans Extend Telemedicine, Cost-Share Waivers
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health plans in Texas have adopted various temporary deadlines and extensions as part of their coronavirus policies. The following payers have published recent telemedicine extensions.
Hurrican Laura Medical Station in Need of Volunteers
San Antonio Metro Health was asked to stand up a Medical Station at the Marriott Riverwalk Downtown. Marriott will be sheltering individuals and families being directly impacted by Hurricane Laura. Sign up here
Have Your Say On a COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Physicians are invited to comment on a draft of a preliminary plan to allocate a limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines, which are still in development. The public comment period will run from 11 am (CT) Tuesday, Sept. 1, to 10:59 pm (CT) Friday, Sept. 4. An online open comment session is scheduled for 11 am to 4 pm (CT) Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.