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In this Week's Issue

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • BCMS AND BCMS Alliance Blood Drive
  • Monoclonal Antibody Referral Form – San Antonio Regional Infusion Center
  • San Antonio Metro Health Ebola Health Advisory
  • Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
  • TMB No Longer Requiring Practices to Follow COVID-19 Safe-Practice Standards
  • Deadline to Comply with Information-Blocking Rule Approaching
  • Free PPE Supplies
  • BCMS COVID-19 Resources Page
  • University Health System Weekly Newsletter





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Important Physician News and Deadlines


COVID-19 Vaccinations
Physicians: Do you or your staff still need the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations? BCMS is working with UT Health to get all medical professionals vaccinated. Have each medical staff person in your practice that still needs the first dose vaccination complete this form IMMEDIATELY! Please double check the spelling of the email address and the accuracy of the phone number! This is NOT for your patients or the public!

BCMS has worked with UT Health for the last several weeks on their self-scheduling portal. UT Health San Antonio has now set it up so all (1A/1B) members of our community, who meet current eligibility requirements outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can now self-schedule their vaccination. A big thank you to UT Health for working with BCMS to get our members and other health professionals vaccinated during this very challenging time. Schedule Your Vaccine

For the latest information on vaccination opportunities in our community visit the BCMS website Vaccinations for Physicians page.

BCMS and BCMS Alliance Blood Drive
We will be hosting a mobile blood drive in front of our building on April 6, 2021 from 2 pm to 7 pm. You can register here.

Monoclonal Antibody Referral Form – San Antonio Regional Infusion Center
View updated form here.

San Antonio Metro Health Ebola Health Advisory
In February 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Guinea. In response to both outbreaks, the CDC has issued Level 3 Travel Warnings (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for both countries. Read full advisory. View assessment algorithm.

Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Join TMA at noon on the first Tuesday of the month (April and May 2021) for a virtual legislative update and trip to the Capitol. TMA’s lobby team will outline issues important to medicine and actions you can take now to make a difference. Registration is FREE.
April 6
May 4

TMB No Longer Requiring Practices to Follow COVID-19 Safe-Practice Standards
The Texas Medical Board’s (TMB) minimum safe-practice standards are no longer in place, the Texas Medical Association has learned. However, TMB recommends practices continue to follow federal guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Deadline to Comply with Information-Blocking Rule Approaching
TMA has created several resources to help you and your practice prepare for so-called information-blocking rules that are part of the federal 21st Century Cures Act. The rules go into effect April 5. Continue reading.

Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

Active Threat Speaker Series Presents: Evolution of Active Threat
March 22│2:00 pm - 4:00 pm │Register
This event was originally on February 25 and has been rescheduled to the new date. 

SAMGMA Lunch Connection
March 23│12:00 pm - 1:00 pm │

Diabetes Working Group for Researchers and Industry in San Antonio
March 23│5:00 pm- 6:00 pm │Register
During this event, diabetes researchers and industry will be able to meet each other for future collaborations and networking.  Attendees will also be engaged to provide input for marketing material describing diabetes work in the San Antonio region.

SAMGMA Membership Meeting
March 25│6:30 pm - 7:45 pm │
The SAMGMA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs will update the membership on activities. Presentation by Jared Vinson, Hill Country Tech Guys.  

National Doctors' Day
March 30

BCMS/BCMSA Blood Drive
April 6│2:00 pm - 7:00 pm │

Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
April 6, May 4│12:00 pm │Register

Advances in Valvular Heart Disease Therapy and
Disparities of Care with Valvular Disease #1 and #2

March 16 & 18│5:30 pm - 6:30 pm │Register

Texas MGMA Annual Conference
May 19-21│All Day │Register



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 that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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