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!
Everyone that submits their information will receive a return link
to self-schedule an appointment with UT Health. Be on the lookout
for the email invitation from UT_Health_DoNotReply@uthscsaedu.
For the latest information on vaccination opportunities in our
community visit the BCMS website Vaccinations for Physicians page.
Virtual First Tuesdays at the Capitol
Join TMA at noon on the first Tuesday of the month
(February through 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.
AMA Announces Newly Appointed BCMS Member as RUC
The American Medical Association (AMA) announced
that Ezequiel Silva III, MD, a radiologist in San Antonio, Texas
and a BCMS member, has been appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees
as the new chair of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale
Update Committee (RUC). Dr. Silva will lead the 32-member RUC
committee and 300 medical advisors and other health care
professionals in its work to assess the impact of advancements in
science and technology on patient care and its efforts to convene
expert physician insight and input that informs Medicare payment
policy. Continue reading.
City of San Antonio COVID-19 Vaccine Text Alert
The City of San Antonio has partnered with some of
the Bexar County vaccine distribution sites to create a vaccine
availability text alert system to keep the community informed about
the release of more COVID-19 vaccines. Residents who wish to
receive updates about COVID-19 vaccination availability can now
sign up to receive text notifications directly to their cell phone.
San Antonio Fire Mobile Vaccine Program Needs
The City of San Antonio and San Antonio Fire
Department have partnered with Meals on Wheels, San Antonio Housing
Authority (SAHA) and San Antonio Metro Health to pilot a Mobile
Vaccination Program. Meals on Wheels, SAHA and San Antonio Metro
Health have identified Citizens of San Antonio with
Immunocompromised Health Conditions and limited mobility. The
Mobile Vaccination Program will allow Category 1B Citizens of San
Antonio to receive the COVID-19 vaccine where they otherwise would
not have access to receive it. Click here to volunteer.
All individuals interested in volunteering for the Vaccine Clinics,
should register on the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (TDVR)
to become a member of the Alamo Area Medical Reserve Corp.
CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About
the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
On March 2, 2021 the COCA Call will give clinicians
an overview of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will learn
about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating
special populations, and contraindications. They will also get
answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about
this new vaccine. Register here.
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.