THE WEEKLY DOSE

Jan. 4, 2020

Important Physician News and Deadlines

·         CDC Health Alert: Elevated Influenza Activity. . . Predominant Viruses

·         January 24-25, 2020 – TMA 2020 Winter Conference - Register Now

·         January 24 Deadline - Volunteer for TMA Councils & Committees

·         January 31 Deadline – Resolutions for TMA House of Delegates

·         TDI Division of Workers’ Compensation announces 2020 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan

·         CMS: MIPS Positive Payment Adjustments Increase in 2020

·         Comptroller Postpones Taxing Medical Billing Services

In This Issue of

The Weekly Dose

Circle of Friends – Support Those Who Support BCMS

BCMS Programs
and Services

Message from the President – “Physicians Must Lead”

BCMS Award Honorees

2020 BCMS Installation of Officers -Reserve Your Seat Today

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program

Medical Community News & Events

Amegy Med

MedPro

Waechter Consulting Group

Physicians' Purchasing Guide

Auto Program

BCMS Calendar

BCMS/Favorite Staffing

Credentialing Services - BCVI

LifeBridge Free Physician Counseling

Online BCMS Physician Directory

Phone App by BCMS

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Message from the President – “Physicians Must Lead”

Gerald Q. Greenfield Jr., MD, PA

2020 BCMS President

It is my pleasure to serve as the elected President of the Bexar County Medical Society in 2020. . .

        Physicians must lead. We must lead intellectually, socially and in work ethic. lately, we as physicians have abdicated our leadership role to physician assistants and nurse practitioners. There are many reasons for this situation. As payments by insurance carriers and other payors decrease there is a requirement for a higher volume of patients to be seen. However, we must still strive to maintain quality.

 

Click here to read entire message.

BCMS Award Honorees

Join us at the 2020 BCMS Installation of Officers to celebrate these outstanding honorees for their exemplary service to organized medicine and our community!

Golden Aesculapius Awards

Delbert Chumley, MD

Fred Olin, MD

Gerardo Ortega, MD

David Shulman, MD

Distinguished Service Awards

Lifetime Appreciation Award

David N. Henkes, MD

William L. Henrich, MD, MACP

Louis J. Goodman, PhD

Reserve Your Spot Today – 2020 Installation of Officers

Volunteer for TMA Councils & Committees

Physicians who serve on the TMA Councils and Committees (C&Cs) help
initiate TMA policies and programs that affect the practice of medicine in many ways.

 

We need strong leaders from Bexar County on the following C&Cs:

 

  • Council on Health Care Quality
  • Council on Health Service Organizations
  • Council on Legislation
  • Council on Medical Education
  • Council on Practice Management Services
  • Council on Science and Public Health
  • Council on Socioeconomics

 

·         Committee on Cancer

·         Committee on Child and Adolescent Health

·         Committee on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access

·         Committee on Physician Health and Wellness

·         Committee on Health Care Quality

Click here to read more about each TMA Council & Committee. If you are interested in serving, click here to download the form.

 

Please complete it and forward to steve.fitzer@bcms.org or fax it to (210) 301-2150.
Submissions must be received by Friday, January 24, 2020.

LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program

Stressed? Depressed? Just need someone to talk to? Let the BCMS LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program help you!

 

BCMS’s LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program is a free benefit available to all members of the Bexar County Medical Society.

 

Click here to learn more about the program or click here to be linked to BetterHelp.com and start your free 30-day unlimited counseling. All sessions are completely confidential and conducted by Texas-licensed counselors.

 

Call for Resolutions

        Do you know an issue(s) facing medicine that should be addressed by the TMA House of Delegates?
        If so, the issue(s) needs to be submitted to BCMS in the form of a Resolution.
As the new year begins, it is time to submit resolutions you would like the BCMS Delegation to TMA to consider.

        The BCMS Delegation will meet in early February to review resolutions submitted by BCMS members. Resolutions supported by the BCMS Delegation will be submitted to the TMA House of Delegates at TexMed 2020, which will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Fort Worth and Fort Worth Convention Center.

        A sample resolution form is available at this link. The deadline to submit your resolutions to BCMS is Thursday, January 31.

        To submit your resolution(s) or learn more about getting involved with the BCMS Delegation to TMA, please contact Mary Nava, chief government affairs officer and delegation liaison at mary.nava@bcms.org.

Community News and Events

·         South Texas Blood and Tissue Center - Texans Help Put Blood Back on Hospital Shelves

·         UHS – Weekly News Digest, January 10

·         January 25 – Wealth in Motion Workshop presented by SWBC

·         January 25 – MedDropSA – Safe, easy way to dispose of unwanted medicine.

·         February 7 – San Fernando Cathedral Health Fair GalaPosthumously Honoring Dr. Jose Benavides, 1984 BCMS President

·         February 12, 2020 – American Heart Go Red for Women Summit and Fashion Show

·         February 20, 2020 – MGMA San Antonio Annual Education Conference

Circle of Friends Gold Sponsor

Circle of Friends Silver Sponsors

Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors!

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.

Bexar County Medical Society

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San Antonio, TX 78249

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www.bcms.org

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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