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LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends

Unite Private Networks

Amegy Bank


Important Physician News and Deadlines


TMB Renews Waiver Allowing Certain Pain Script Refills Via Telemedicine
The Texas Medical Board (TMB) extended until June 30 its emergency waiver permitting refills of certain controlled substance prescriptions to treat patients with chronic pain who recently saw their doctor in person or via telemedicine. The announcement came late Friday, April 30, just days before the original rule was set to expire on May 2. The 60-day extension allows physicians to issue the refills via telephone or telemedicine.

TMA Leadership College Class of 2022
The application to apply for the TMA Leadership College Class of 2022 is now open. Applicants must be active TMA members in good standing and in their first eight years of practice post-residency/fellowship. Applications are due Friday, June 25th. Apply here

HHS Launches New Reimbursement Program for COVID-19 Vaccine
The US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is announcing a new program covering costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing. Continue reading.

DSHS News Release: Texas Shifts from COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation to Ordering
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply increases and most Texans eager to be vaccinated have at least received their first shot, the weekly demand for vaccine appointments has decreased. While there are still many Texans willing to be vaccinated, that demand is shifting from large, mass vaccination sites to smaller, more convenient sites where Texans routinely receive medical care. Read news release.

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

UT Health San Antonio
 History of Medicine: Spring Lecture Series

 May 12│6:00 pm - 8:00 pm │Register

Resilience and Well-Being in the Time of a Pandemic
May 20│12:00 - 1:15 pm │Register
The Health Cell presents an informative panel discussion where we will hear from healthcare leaders on tools and strategies for adjusting to mental health stressors caused by changes resulting from the pandemic.

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



Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor



Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor


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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