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Important Physician News and Deadlines
Texas DSHS Letter: Register to Become a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider
As Texas continues to see the spread of COVID-19, Texas Department of State Health Services is urging providers to enroll to become a COVID-19 vaccine providers. Read letter and FAQ page

7 Expiring Tax Breaks for Individuals

Every year, many Americans wait to see if Congress will extend certain expiring federal tax breaks for another year or two. In today's uncertain environment, you may not want to take anything for granted. Here are some expiring tax breaks you might want to cash in on before year end. Proper planning can help substantially lower your 2020 federal tax bill. Read more.

Free CME: A Physician’s Guide to TMB Disciplinary Process
To help you understand what to do if you are subject to a TMB investigation, the Texas Medical Association has created a CME publication, Texas Medical Board Investigations: 
A Physician’s Guide Through the Disciplinary Process. Register here.

Encourage Patients to Participate in COVID-19 Antibody Study
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is seeking participants for a statewide sero prevalance study on the human antibody response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Researchers are asking physicians to encourage patients to participate in the study. Read more

TMLT 2020 Risk Management Fall Online Seminar Series
In this 2- hour CME presentation, attorney Adrian Senyszyn will provide mitigation strategies to reduce the risk for your practice. He will explore topics of medical records, the impact of COVID-19 on privacy and security, and HIPAA compliance. Register here.

17th Annual Virtual Health Literacy Conference

The 2020 HLCON is a week-long, virtual experience taking place October 12-16, 2020. Create your own conference experience by registering for sessions throughout the week. Topics include maternal and child health, mental health literacy, social determinants of health, self care and more. Register 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
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.

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.

Webinar and Virtual Meet and Greet:
Courageous Leader Through Chaos

October 22│12:00 pm │RSVP
The Health Cell features Cindy Solomon, CEO and Founder of Courageous Leadership Institute.

Removing the Barriers: It's Time for a Check Up from the Neck Up 
October 22│9:00 am │RSVP
Alzheimer's Foundation of America is offering this free online CME workshop discussing cognitive health, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease and how to remove the barriers to increase cognitive assessments
Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors
Circle of Friends Silver Sponsor
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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