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Important Physician News and Deadlines
San Antonio Magazine New October Issue
This months issue is focused on elder care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it here

Is it Cold, Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19?

Some symptoms are similar between these respiratory illnesses. This chart can help you figure out if you may be feeling symptoms of asthma, allergies or a respiratory illness like COVID-19, the flu or a cold. View chart

What to do if a Student Becomes Sick at School or Reports a New COVID-19 Diagnosis Flowchart
CDC is providing guidance on what to do if a student becomes sick at school or reports a new COVID-19 diagnosis, you can view the flowchart here.

Everything You Need to Spread the Word About Flu Vaccines 
The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program has created several tools and resources you can use to get the word out today and throughout flu season. 
View resources

Blue Cross Prior Authorization Manager Changing

Starting Jan. 1, AIM Specialty Health will manage certain outpatient prior authorizations for some Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas patients. Read more here.

COVID-safe Halloween celebration ideas from San Antonio doctor
Dr. Ruth Berggren offers some suggestions for safe, socially distanced trick-or-treating. Watch here.

Free PPE Supplies
The Bexar County Medical Society in conjunction with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) was recently able to donate over 7 million surgical and N95 face masks to local non-profit organizations including the San Antonio Area Food Bank, Haven for Hope, Catholic Charities, several area churches, etc. This was in addition to providing over 210,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to independent physician practices since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Read update here.

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 *BI-WEEKLY* COVID-19 Townhall
Medical Provider Update

October 13│6:00 pm │Join meeting
Starting Oct.13, meetings will be bi-weekly.
Panelists Dr. Junda Woo and Dr. Anita Kurian will provide COVID-19 updates and local guidance, and will answer questions.

Social Determinants to Health Virtual CME
October 8│7:00 pm │RSVP
Bexar County Psychiatric Society with UT Health SA and Laurel Ridge Treatment Center presents a Virtual CME presented by Jessica Sandoval, MD.

San Antonio Bar Association Judicial Candidate Forum
October 15│5:00 pm │RSVP
The SABA Medical Legal Liaison Committee and the Bexar County Women's Bar are co-hosting the 2020 virtual Judicial Candidate Forum.
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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4334 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78249
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