Donations to new
BCMS building are tax-deductible
addition to a portion of your TMA dues and 100 percent of your BCMS
dues, donations to the new BCMS office building also are
information on renewing your memberships or
TMA and BCMS, contact BCMS Director of Membership Brissa Vela at
210-301-4371 or via email.
more about the new BCMS building, click here.
84th Legislative Session is one month away; make plans
now to attend First Tuesdays
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
Chief Governmental and Community Relations
The 84th session of the Texas
Legislature begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13. For those of you who
have not attended one of the First Tuesdays visits to the Capitol,
please consider joining us. Mark your calendars for the
following First Tuesdays: Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.
for more information.
information on First Tuesdays, visit TMA's website by clicking here.
For local discussion on this and other advocacy
topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics
Committee by contacting Mary Nava.
survey addresses genetics services
A genetic counseling graduate student
at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston is seeking
physician input on a survey.
For her thesis research project,
Callie Jenevein is participating in a larger mission to evaluate the
need for genetics services in Texas, as genetic testing is rapidly
becoming more affordable and accessible to patients.
The 5- to 10-minute survey is
designed to assess Texas physicians' awareness and utilization of
genetic services in the state. The project has UT IRB approval.
All information gathered is anonymous and confidential.
To access the survey, click here.
BCMS committees need members'
If you would like
to participate on a BCMS committee and make a difference in organized
medicine, please click here and indicate your
choice(s) on the committee preference form, or print and fax it to
(210) 301-2150 no later than Dec. 18.
Physician Consulting Inc.
to improve patient outcomes and
Clinics can generate significant consulting income while
participating in two IRB studies offered by Physician Consulting Inc. designed
to improve patient outcomes.
IRB Study Option No. 1: A simple buccal swab that will
identify if your patients are taking the right medications in the right
dosages based on their phenotype -- including herbs and nutraceuticals.
The testing is covered 100 percent by Medicare and many PPOs.
Physicians participating in this IRB approved study will receive
compensation for study documentation. A med-tech can be provided at no
charge to facilitate testing and study requirements.
IRB Study Option No. 2: An alternative to allergy shots.
Participate in an IRB study with a revolutionary allergy cream specific
to your patients' airborne allergies. Prescription is covered by most
PPOs. Physicians participating in the IRB study will receive
To determine if your clinic qualifies for one or both of
these studies, email
Lisa Durow, or call her at 954-608-1300, to set up
a time to speak briefly. Physicians participating in both IRB studies
can generate approximately $12,000/month in consulting income.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners participating in IRB Study
No. 2 will generate $6,000/month in consulting income. BCMS member Dr.
Melissa Kempf is a program participant.
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