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Auto Program
BCMS Calendar
BCMS/Favorite Staffing
BCMS Phone App
Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends

Favorite Staffing


TMA Insurance Trust


Important Physician News and Deadlines


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot
The goal is for people to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot beginning in the fall, with individuals being eligible starting 8 months after they received their second dose of an mRNA vaccine (either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). CDC is offering answers to your vaccine booster questions here

Moderna Developing Single-Dose Booster Shot For Covid and Flu
Moderna announced on Thursday it is developing a single vaccine that combines a booster dose against Covid-19 with its experimental flu shot. The company hopes to eventually add vaccines it is working on for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory diseases as an annual shot.

University Health, Bexar County to Offer Drive-Thru Flu Shots
Flu is already circulating, and University Health is offering flu shots to the public at a series of events hosted by Bexar County Commissioners. You can register and view the schedule here.

Live Webinar: 21st Century Cures Act and Information-Blocking Regulations
The Federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is hosting a series of clinician-focused webinars to discuss the information-blocking requirements in the 21st Century Cures Act. The first live webinar is Sept. 14. You can also get education from TMA on the Cures Act. Register now.

Billing for Telemedicine During COVID-19 
COVID-19 prompted an increased need for telemedicine services to connect physicians with their patients. To quickly meet that need, Texas Medicaid adopted waivers and changed policies to ease technology restrictions and expand the number of Medicaid services available virtually. Continue reading.

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

LGBTQIA+ Health Lunch & Learn for Clinicians
September 16│12:00 pm │Register
The CDC Public Health Associate as our trained public health detailer, offering new tools, solutions, and support around HIV/STI prevention for your practice.

57th Annual Pediatrics for the Practitioner Virtual Conference
October 1-2│All Day│
This live internet activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

San Antonio Virtual Liver Cancer Symposium
October 1-2│All Day│
This meeting will cover the epidemiology of liver cancer, as well as pre-clinical, translational and clinical advances in treating this disease, including survivorship and liver cancer in pediatric patients. The liver cancer community and interested physicians, researchers and providers are encouraged to attend free of charge.

BCMS Auto Show
 October 21│5:30 - 8:30 pm │SAVE THE DATE

Ask the Expert Series
 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 Platinum 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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