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Important Physician News and Deadlines
Important Deadlines and Extensions
Physicians who treat Medicaid and CHIP patients now have until Sept. 13 to apply for federal relief funds. In addition, the Texas Medical Board has extended license fee renewals due to COVID-19 to Aug.31. Click here to learn more

Are Your Practice's Computers Safe from Cyber Attacks?
Earlier this month, the FBI Cyber Division issued a warning that any computers running on Windows 7 are vulnerable to cyberattacks. If you’ve not updated to Windows 10, it’s time to make it a priority. Cyber criminals are working harder than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is no time to let down your cyber guard. Read more

Health Plans Extend Telemedicine, Cost-Share Waivers
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health plans in Texas have adopted various temporary deadlines and extensions as part of their coronavirus policies. The following payers have published recent telemedicine extensions.

Hurrican Laura Medical Station in Need of Volunteers
San Antonio Metro Health was asked to stand up a Medical Station at the Marriott Riverwalk Downtown. Marriott will be sheltering individuals and families being directly impacted by Hurricane Laura. Sign up here

Have Your Say On a COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Physicians are invited to comment on a draft of a preliminary plan to allocate a limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines, which are still in development. The public comment period will run from 11 am (CT) Tuesday, Sept. 1, to 10:59 pm (CT) Friday, Sept. 4. An online open comment session is scheduled for 11 am to 4 pm (CT) Wednesday, Sept. 2. 

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

Metro Health Health Weekly COVID-19 Medical Provider Update
September 1 
│6pm │Join meeting
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions.

Perinatal Sepsis Webinar
September 2 
│12:30 pm│RSVP

Current Maternal, Neonatal and Pediatric Updates on COVID-19
September 10 │12:30 pm│Join Meeting
Meeting Number: 133 257 1422
Password: Q2DgH87bZvs
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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4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78249
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