BCMS Installation of Officers
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Westin La Cantera
Dinner and reception for Dr. K. Ashok Kumar, 2014 BCMS
President, and Cindy Comfort, 2014 BCMS Alliance President
To RSVP, click here
SAVE THE DATE
Jan. 24 and 25
Free workshop for primary care physicians and those who
treat patients with chronic illness and diabetes
Omni Las Mansion
Free; CME available
Sponsored by Texas Chapter of American College of
from Gastroenterology Consultants San Antonio was named the BCMS
Unsung Hero for December.
She was nominated by Dr. Hays
Arnold, who stated: "Ms. Conyers constantly demonstrates
initiative. She has played a key role with devising and managing
three physicians' schedules in an office with only four exam rooms.
She has also made significant contributions to the planning and
development of a new, 17,000-square-foot office building and
ambulatory surgical center, where she will continue to serve as
office manager in charge of numerous personnel and at least four
physicians. She is our go-to person to take care of all urgent
issues and is always available to help patients even if it is after
hours. Ms. Conyers frequently works well beyond normal business
hours and is always available to assist, even in the evenings well
after the end
of the work day. She has
commended by our patients about
her caring demeanor and attention to their questions and numerous
phone calls. Many of our patients make a point to stop by her desk
to say hello and offer their care. I have even known her to drive
patients home or to our surgical center in Stone Oak when their
coordinated transportation failed."
members: Please remember to recognize your "Unsung Hero."
Monthly deadlines and additional information are at www.bcms.org.
CEO; Dr. David P. Jones; Trista Conyers, LVN, office manager; Dr.
Hays L. Arnold and Dr. Oscar G. Martinez.
More ACA exchange marketplace health plan woes
TMA sends strong message to HHS opposing new federal
By Mary E. Nava,
and Community Relations Officer
Once again, the issue of incorrect health plan provider
directories is back up on our radar, but this time, it's a new federal
policy, recently recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, that is causing major concern. Basically, the interim
final rule by HHS treats any out-of-network physician as being
in-network if the physician in question is listed incorrectly by a
health plan in its directory. TMA responded swiftly with a letter to
To read the letter and learn more about this issue, click here.
For local discussion on this and other practice management
topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics
Committee by contacting Mary Nava .
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
ICON Development Solutions
to host diabetic open house
ICON Development Solutions is
hosting free testing for diabetics from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. daily Jan. 20
through 24 at company offices at 8307 Gault Lane, San Antonio.
The event, which is open to people
with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, will include free A1C blood sugar
testing, informal meetings with previous study participants and staff.
Refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Dennis Ruff, vice president and
medical director of ICON Development Solutions, said the diabetic
population in San Antonio is about 14 percent, almost double the
ICON Development Solutions is a San
Antonio-based clinical research organization engaged in research of
possible new medications for the treatment of various medical
conditions, including diabetes. Its diabetic research studies have
involved healthy volunteers, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus
patients and pre-diabetics. In order to fulfill study requirements,
ICON continually recruits for volunteers to add to its diabetic
database. Research studies are the key to improving current medication
and making diabetes more manageable. The company has excellent
volunteer retention rates due to the provision of excellent care and
hospitality of the clinical staff.
Information is available to
volunteers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and at www.YouAreTheType.com.
information on the event or to RSVP, 225-5437.
information is sent on behalf of a valued BCMS Circle of Friends
sponsor at the platinum level, but it is not an endorsement.
Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of
dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality service to its
members. The society continues its pledge to you and only will involve
itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your
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