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In this Week's Issue

  • Bexar County Independent School Districts COVID-19 Dashboard
  • CDC Health Advisory: Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC
  • SA Kids BREATHE and Its Positive Impact on Pediatric Asthma
  • Fight Vaccine Hesitancy With These Physician Tips
  • Most Private Payers Have Stopped COVID Cost-Sharing Waivers
  • Funding Opportunity: Boost Health Equity
  • DSHS Resumes Orders for J&J COVID Vaccine
  • FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
  • BCMS COVID-19 Resources Page
  • University Health System Newsletter




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Bexar County Independent School Districts COVID-19 Dashboard
Each week Bexar County school districts are updating their COVID-19 cases. View dashboard here.

CDC Health Advisory: Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC
A public health alert was released regarding the increased availability of cannabis products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the potential for adverse events due to insufficient labeling of products containing THC and cannabidiol (CBD).
SA Kids Breathe and Its Positive Impact on Pediatric Asthma
In our recent issue of the San Antonio Medicine magazine, Dr. Daniel Dean discussed SA Kids BREATHE positive impact of SA Kids Breathe, a free city program serving children between the ages of 3 and 17. You can read the article here and learn more about SA Kids Breathe.

Fight Vaccine Hesitancy With These Physician Tips
Physicians say a conversation – and an open mind – can help reluctant patients come around to the COVID-19 vaccine. Doctors are also hopeful that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's vaccine will help disarm some concerns about its rapid development. Here are their tips

Most Private Payers Have Stopped COVID Cost-Sharing Waivers
Private health insurance plans have largely stopped waiving patient cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment, according to a recent report by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation. The data represent an overwhelming shift from payer cost-sharing policies during 2020 as indicated by previous research. Read about payers' changing approaches here

Funding Opportunity: Boost Health Equity
The American College of Preventative medicine has been awarded $2 million from the federal government and will be offering funding opportunities for physician practices looking to help minority groups disproportionately impacted by COVID-19  Apply now.

DSHS Resumes Orders for J&J COVID Vaccine
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has announced the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, also known as the Janssen vaccine, is available once again for ordering through DSHS' Vaccine Allocation & Ordering System. It's available in pack-size increments of 100 doses, which is the minimum order amount. 

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

FREE P.A.D (Circulation) Screening
September 25│Register
If you or your loved ones are over 50 with diabetes, smoking history, or other risk factors, visit to schedule a free PAD screening! Our #PADawareness event will be Covid-safe again this year: limited scheduling, unidirectional flow, and no crowding.

Protect Your Practice & Respond to Ransomware Attacks
September 28│12:15 - 1:15 pm│ Register
TMLT is hosting a webinar featuring Shawn Tuma, cyber attorney with Spencer Fane, LLP will present this informative webinar on protecting your practice and responding to ransomware attacks when they occur. This webinar is designated as 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

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 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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