John K. Wisniewski
San Antonio has
an Active Living Plan that is endorsed by the Mayor's Fitness
Council. Under this plan, physicians are encouraged to make
physical activity a "vital sign" that is assessed and
discussed with their patients.
There are three
recommended actions to implement this strategy:
patient's physical activity and discuss ways to progress toward
meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. For more
information, click here.
fields for tracking physical activity in patient records.
healthcare professionals to be role models for active lifestyles
SAVE THE DATE
BCMS Alliance Gala
Saturday, Nov. 2
6 p.m. to 11
Omni Hotel and Resort - Colonnade
year's Gala will be a Masquerade Ball but don't worry about a
in your best formal wear and you will find a selection of masks and
accessories to suit your needs.
In accordance with the BCMS bylaws,
the slate of nominees for all elected positions to serve in 2014
is available by clicking here.
be mailed Sept. 6.
ends at 5 p.m. Oct. 8.
Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
receives new funding
Another success of the 83rd Legislative Session
Application deadline is Aug. 31
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
BCMS Chief Governmental and
Community Relations Officer
For physicians interested in
participating in the Physician Education Loan Repayment Program
(PELRP), you have until Aug. 31 to submit an application.
A $33.8 million appropriation, as
set forth by the Texas Legislature, provides much-needed funding to
expand this program, which will now allow physicians who treat
large numbers of Medicaid patients to also submit applications for
TMA provides a number of
resources to help you navigate the process for applying and
includes information and an application for enrollment, along with
other resource links to the PELRP website and the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.
For local discussion on this and other legislative
advocacy topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and
Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Let the BCMS Auto Program help you purchase a vehicle
on new and pre-owned vehicles are low and affordable!
us locate the perfect vehicle for you.*
percent financing available for new vehicles for up to five
percent financing for select pre-owned vehicles.
mileage commercial lease with a bargain buyout at lease end; for
business use of more than 51 percent.
*Start the process
by calling (210)
or click here
for the BCMS Auto Program page,
where you can
access links to our "Recommended Dealers"
see their specials, as well as apply for financing.
It doesn't get
easier to search for your dream car!
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