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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Major Medical Groups Call for All Healthcare and Long-Term Care Employers to Require Vaccination
Medical groups' calls for COVID-19 vaccination mandates for healthcare workers reached a fever pitch on Monday, July 26th with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association, and 55 other organizations joining the chorus supporting mandatory vaccination. Continue reading.

CDC Says Vaccinated People Should Return To Wearing Masks Indoors In Some Public Areas 
Due to emerging science about transmission in vaccinated people, the CDC is now recommending all teachers and students wear masks in school, and that people living in COVID-19 hotspots, or areas of the country with large outbreaks, wear masks indoors. Read updated guidance.

Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering
Texas is continually working to ensure vaccines to every provider that needs it, regardless of the location or dose amounts. Registered vaccine providers can place orders in the smallest quantity needed in 1-vial increments (6 dose/vial for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and 13-14 dose/vial for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine). Register here to become a COVID-19 Vaccinator.

Texas Records Over 10,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Day For The First Time Since February
Bloomberg (7/28, Carroll) reports, “Texas logged more than 10,000 in daily new virus cases for the first time in almost six months as the latest wave of the pandemic intensifies across the second-most populous U.S. state.” Over the past 24 hours, “the caseload surged by 10,086,” which is “a 55% increase from Tuesday’s addition and the highest since Feb. 9, state health department figures showed.”

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you 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

BCMS Business Connections Mixer
August 12│5:00 pm - 7:00 pm │SAVE THE DATE

Machine Learning:
New Tool Creation for Physicians, Consumers, Insurers, and Regulators

 August 27│12:00 pm │
The Health Cell is hosting an informative discussion on how precision medicine is helping to direct better healthcare outcomes.

Ask the Expert Series
 August 17, October 21│12:00 pm │Register
The Texas Medical Association is launching a new “Ask the Expert” virtual series to bring members direct access to professional experts who can answer questions on legal, practice management, advocacy, and regulatory topics.



Circle of Friends Gold 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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