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Important Physician News and Deadlines


Strengthening Medicine in the 87th Texas Legislature
Join Dr. Diana Fite, TMA President, via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 ~ 5:30-6:30 pm. This will be a discussion of TMA’s agenda for the 2021 legislative session. This program is approved for 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS. Register here.

Texas Medicaid, CHIP Changes Extended Through November
Some Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended through Nov. 30. Continue reading.

Upgraded Free Tool Helps With HIPAA Compliance
If you participate in the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, conducting or updating a risk assessment is a requirement in the Promoting Interoperability category. In order to meet the 2020 performance year requirements, you must complete your security risk assessment by Dec. 31. This is not an optional measure. View tools.

Was Your Practice Affected by COVID-19? Apply for a MIPS Reporting Exemption
Did your practice face an unusual extreme hardship this year, such as financial or staffing difficulties related to COVID-19? Do you practice in a rural area with poor internet connectivity? If so, you could qualify for an exception. The application deadline is Dec. 31. Apply 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.



Upcoming Community Events

When the Wave Hits:
Ethical Perspectives on COVID-19
from New York City and San Antonio

November 9│7:00 pm │Register
Two physicians from New York City and San Antonio share their experiences with COVID-19 and the ethical dilemmas they faced. This event has been approved for Ethics CME and Risk Management Education credit.

A Conversation with Texas Biomedical Research
Institute's Newest Leader, Dr. Akudo Anyanwu

November 19│12:00 pm │Register
The Health Cell is hosting Dr. Akudo Anyanwu, Vice President of Development, global health and international development expert, and social entrepreneur.

SAMGMA Lunch Connection
November 19│12:00 pm │RSVP
Lisa Duran will discuss "Navigating Negativity in the Workplace".
In this session, she will be using Jon Gordon’s concepts to give you tools to positively navigate negativity and complaining in the workplace. 



Circle of Friends Platinum Sponsor



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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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