launches Public Health and Patient Advocacy initiative
John K. Wisniewski
The BCMS Public Health and Patient
Advocacy Committee is focusing attention on cardiometabolic disease
Rather than creating new
infrastructure, the specific goal is to increase involvement of BCMS
leaders in policy development for existing initiatives and encourage
visible member support.
This would be a good week to
consider how you and your practice can set an example and encourage
San Antonio to get moving. The city is busily improving
sidewalks, creating open spaces and even promoting a new sport called
RoTenGo. To learn more, click here.
Stay tuned as we continue to
provide information and ideas to help lead our community to better
health. As trusted leaders, you can make a difference.
E-Prescribe deadline is June 30
TMA offers resources to help avoid penalties in 2014
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
This is a friendly reminder to
all members that June 30 is the deadline to report e-prescribing
(using the G8553 code) on at least 10 Medicare claims in order to
avoid the 2014 penalty.
Please note that in addition,
there are a number of other incentives, deadlines and qualifying
criteria for Medicare Part B claims and applying for the Medicare
TMA provides a number of
resources to help you sift through the myriad of requirements and
deadlines. For more information, click here.
For local discussion on this and other medical
practice topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative
and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Be a leader for your profession!
Would you like to be considered for
an elected position with the Bexar
County Medical Society? It is time to put your hat in
If you would like to run for
President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board Member,
Board of Mediations and Censors, or Delegation to TMA, please e-mail
your preference and CV to email@example.com.
To read position descriptions, and to
nominate yourself or someone else,
nominations is 5 p.m. July 9, 2013.
Thank you in advance for your
participation in the success of BCMS and organized medicine!
SAVE THE DATE
Join your colleagues on a magnificent trip to Japan
Sept. 21-30, 2013
It is time again to finalize plans
for the upcoming visit of the Bexar County Medical Society delegation
to our sister medical society in Kumamoto, Japan. We are looking
for names of individuals who are interested in accompanying the
delegation on a fun-filled tour through the southern half of Japan.
The trip will include visits to
Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagasaki and Kumamoto. If you have ever wanted to go to
Japan, this is the way to go! Our friends at the Kumamoto Medical
Society treat you like royalty. It will be a trip of a lifetime!
We need to have the final count of the delegation no later than July 3.
If you are interested in joining the group or would like more
information, please call Dr. James Humphreys at 250-1481 (cell
phone). We'd love to have you along on this fascinating trip!
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