February 16, 2020  

                                 THE WEEKLY DOSE

                   The latest news and updates for Physicians in Bexar County


In This Week’s Issue

·         Coronavirus: Everything You Need to Know in a Visual

·         Upcoming Deadline to Submit you 2019 QPP Data

·         Early Voting Begins Feb 18

·         Awards to Recognize Outstanding Texas IMGs

·         February is American Heart Month

·         Upcoming Community Events

·         University Health System Weekly Newsletter

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in a visual explainer

The first cases of the Coronavirus were reported in December in Wuhan, China, a virus that has quickly spread and the death toll still continues to rise. The South China Morning post has created infographics, maps and illustrations to visually explain everything you need to know. View article here


Deadline to Submit Your 2019 QPP Data is March 31

The data submission period for Medicare’s 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) is under way and closes on March 31. If you haven’t started the process, now is the time to check your data for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is in order and submit it in time as well as any corrections. Those that submit after the deadline, will have to face a 7% Medicare Payment Cut. Submit QPP Data here


Early Voting Begins February 18

Early Voting is right around the corner so be sure to get out to the polls to cast your vote. Unsure if you’re registered? Check your Voting Status  


Awards to Recognize Outstanding Texas IMGs

Do you know of any physicians who graduated from medical school outside of the United States and have provided outstanding service within their community? You have until February 21st to nominate. Fill out the nomination form here


February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, the No.1 killer of women claiming more lives than all forms of cancer. The American Heart Association has resources to target heart-health. Join the Walk with a Doc free program today encouraging healthy physical activity. Interested in starting a walk? Find out about Walk with a Doc

Upcoming Community Events

·         February 20 – MGMA San Antonio Annual Education Conference

·         February 21 – Texas Radiology Society 107th Annual Meeting

·         February 22 – TIPSSW Charity Gala

·         February 23 – 2nd Annual South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event

·         February 25 – Webinar: Understanding Your Cyber Insurance

·         February 26 – UT Health Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference

·         March 1 – Texas PMP Program Mandatory Use Begins

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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 patients.

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About The Weekly Dose

The Weekly Dose is a service of the Bexar County Medical Society. Some of the suggestions conveyed may not be applicable to your practice today, but the goal is to offer information over time that returns value in excess of the cost of your membership. If you would like to recommend future topics to share with your colleagues, please submit them to the BCMS Executive Director at steve.fitzer@bcms.org.

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