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Deadline to apply is July 14, 2021.




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San Antonio Medicine Magazine

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TMA Insurance Trust




Important Physician News and Deadlines


SA Vaccine Day
July 10th has been designated by Mayor Ron Nirenberg as SA Vaccine Day, and the City of San Antonio and Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) will host a COVID-19 vaccine event as part of a partnership to encourage residents to get vaccinated. During the event, each person who gets vaccinated will be eligible to win a Spurs season package – which includes two tickets to 10 games – as a door prize. View event information.

Provider Survey on HIV Practices
The Texas Collaborative for HIV Education and Prevention (TCHEP) is dedicated to reducing new HIV infections and ultimately ending the HIV epidemic in Texas by advancing evidence-informed clinical HIV preventive practices and processes.
This survey is being conducted to characterize the current standard of HIV prevention practices, mainly routine HIV screening and the use of biomedical HIV prevention interventions (PrEP/PEP) in primary and emergency care settings across Texas. Respondents receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card. The survey closes at
5 p.m. on July 15Take the Survey.

Revoked EUAs for Non-NIOSH-Approved Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirators
On April 3, 2020, the FDA issued an umbrella EUA for certain filtering face-piece respirators (FFRs) that are manufactured in China and are not approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Respirator models that were authorized by this EUA were listed in Appendix A and were authorized for emergency use by healthcare personnel in healthcare settings in accordance with CDC recommendations. Summaries of FDA's reissuances of this EUA follow. Continue reading.
Remind Uninsured Patients: ACA Enrollment Extended
TMA encourages physicians to remind uninsured patients to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s Special Enrollment Period, which has been extended to Aug. 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

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

Regional Physician Network
July 14│6:30 pm - 8:00 pm │RSVP
UT Health San Antonio invites you to a casual information session and a delicious dinner to learn more about the physician network. Topic: Physicians partnering for a healthier community through value-based care.

BCMS Blood Drive
July 27│12:30 pm - 5:30 pm │RSVP

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 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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