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THE WEEKLY DOSE

 

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Aug. 28, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.5, No. 33

 

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP FREE ETHICS CME

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Doctors sought to volunteer in emergencies

BCMS, through its Emergency Preparedness Committee, is charged with providing medical services for relief shelters that are setup in San Antonio during the first 72 to 96 hours of an emergency disaster situation.  These may be natural or manmade disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornados, terrorism or hazardous spills, etc.

 

The Texas Gulf Coast Hurricane Season usually reaches its peak in September. We have been very fortunate that there has not been a need to evacuate to San Antonio for the last several years, but we need to be prepared for the unknown!

 

We are looking for physician volunteers who would make up medical teams to provide basic medical care during an emergency. We need a core group of family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc. but all physicians are encouraged to volunteer. It just depends on the type of incident as to what other specialties will be needed and who will be contacted first. If a disaster response is needed from BCMS, physician volunteers will be assigned to coordinate medical care, with medical teams volunteering for shifts of up to eight hours in a shelter.

Additionally: 

  • As a volunteer, you have the right to say "yes" or "no" to any requests for your services.
  • Physicians do not assume any liability or obligation to volunteer.
  • Your information will be kept secure and shared only with emergency-management officials during a disaster response.
  • You have the right to decide how far you are willing to travel and how long you are willing to serve.

 

To register as a volunteer with BCMS click here.

 

 

CME OPPORTUNITY

 

E&M Coding Made Easy!

 

A full-day, hands-on training session that will change the way you approach coding and auditing!

 

This training will cover:

     History of the encounter,

     Defining the 1995 and 1997 exam,

     Medical decisionmaking,

     Medical necessity,

     Audit policy parameters,

     Grey areas of coding, and

     Standardization in auditing.

     Ask the expert your questions!

 

Where/When

September 14

Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249

8 am Check-in

8:30 am-4:30 pm Training

 

 

Registration Fee

$299 Memberís office staff

$399 Nonmember office staff

 

 

Your registration includes:

     Printed E&M workbook

     Laminated coding tools

     Breakfast and lunch included

     7 hours AAPC credit

     7 hours CME credit for physicians

 

 

Register today at www.texmed.org/EMtraining

 

 

 

SPACE FOR LEASE

 

 

 

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS GOLD SPONSOR

The Bexar County Medical Society is proud to Welcome a Renewing Gold Sponsor to our Circle of Friends program.

Dahill offers comprehensive document workflow solutions to help healthcare providers apply, manage and use technology that simplifies caregiver workloads.

Major Account Executive

Wayne Parker

210-326-8054

WParker@dahill.com

Major Account Executive

Bradley Shill

210-332-4911

BShill@dahill.com

 

Please support this sponsor with your patronage

Thank you

 

 

Bexar County Medical Society

4334 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78249

210-301-4391

www.bcms.org

 

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About The Weekly Dose

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