Do You or
Your Staff Still Need the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Physicians: Do you or your staff still need the
first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations? Have each medical
staff person in your practice that still needs the first dose
vaccination complete this form. 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!
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
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.
Volunteers Needed: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Volunteer Licensed Medical Professionals and others
are needed for the Mass Vaccination Clinics being held at the Alamo
Dome and Mobile Vaccination Clinic. All vaccinators/drawers
must register on the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (TDVR)
with the Alamo Area Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
Volunteer at Alamodome
Access Code: HCPCOVDOME
Volunteer at Mobile Clinic
Access Code: MOBILEPROGRAM
San Antonio Metro Health Advisory: Pan - Resistant
In January 2021, Candida Auris became a Texas
notifiable condition with required isolation submission to the DHSH
Laboratory in Austin. View Advisory.
TMB Clarifies Waiver Allowing Certain Pain
Prescription Refills via Telemedicine
The Texas Medical Board has republished an emergency
rule, effective March 3, that extends a waiver that allows for
telephone refills of certain controlled substance prescriptions to
treat patients with chronic pain who recently saw their doctor via
telemedicine or in person. Read More
Medicare to Double Payment to Administer Vaccines
Medicare will pay physicians and practices that
administer COVID-19 vaccines $40 per dose – nearly double the
current payment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
has announced. Continue reading. View billing guidelines.
Dr. Ruth Berggren Q&A : COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
Dr. Berggren answers more COVID-19 questions, and
explains how the public, beginning Monday, March 22, will be able
to seek a vaccine appointment on the UT Health San Antonio website.
Are You Ready for the Requirements Coming Under the
21st Century Cures Act?
Starting April 5, all practices must comply with the
federal 21st Century Cures Act, which is designed to facilitate
widespread access and sharing of health information among patients
and physicians. How well do you know what will be required of your
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.
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.