The Weekly Dose           Bexar County Medical Society

Week of Dec. 1,  2013 

Vol. 3, No. 12

First 10 to complete pricing comparison with Henry Schein receive $100

gift cards 


By John K. Wisniewski

BCMS CEO/Executive Director


BCMS offers group purchasing organizations (GPO) pricing for medical supplies through Henry Schein.


If you work with another supplier, this would be a great week to request a free pricing comparison.


The first 10 BCMS members (or their office manager) to complete a Henry Schein pricing comparison, WILL receive a $100 gift card. 


There is no purchase necessary -- simply

click here to make arrangements.





BCMS Joint Installation of Officers



K. Ashok 

Kumar, MD, 

2014 BCMS President


Cindy Comfort,

2014 BCMS Alliance President



Jan. 25, 2014


The Westin La Cantera

16641 La Cantera Parkway 

San Antonio, Texas 78256



Click here to RSVP









Michelle Dinglasan was named the BCMS Unsung Hero for November in recognition of her work as office manager for Robert Kacprowicz, MD, of Complete Emergency Care. 


The program recognizes those tireless office managers/administrators who assist their physicians in delivering the best attention and care to their patients.


"While not only managing our urgent-care practice, Michelle has been instrumental in expanding our practice in El Paso and a second San Antonio location," her nominators wrote. "She was able to sort through more than 500 employee applications to find and hire the best candidates for patient care coordinator and registered nurses, as well as radiology technicians on a very short time frame. These efforts allowed us to open our El Paso clinic on time. Michelle is our main go-to person to handle all patient concerns, as she has the great talent of finding the best solution to any of the patients' issues."


PHOTO ABOVE, from left: Frank Ramirez, LMRT; Brad Deykin, MD; Vicki Estrada, LVN; Matt Lippstone, MD; Dr. Kacprowicz; Ms. Dinglasan; Jeremy Lloyd, MD; and Brian Sabowitz, MD.


Physician members: Please remember to recognize your "Unsung Hero." Monthly deadlines and additional information can be found here.





Dec. 5 TMA live webcast with CME credit to explain details of

Health Insurance Exchange

Important updates on impact

to medical practice



By Mary E. Nava, MBA

BCMS Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer


As the Health Insurance Marketplace rollout continues, there are still a number of issues at hand, and for the medical practice, there are many unanswered questions as to how the whole health insurance exchange works and how a practice can maneuver through the details of calculating physician and patient participation in the Marketplace.


A Dec. 5 webcast offering CME credit will be presented by Lee Spangler, TMA vice president for medical economics. Additionally, because this topic is so important, TMA has released in advance an article that will appear in the December issue of Texas Medicine covering many of these details to help make physicians aware of what they need to learn to determine if they are participating in the plans offered in their area and how to identify patients enrolled in the exchange plans.


To read the article and to register for the webcast, click here


For local discussion on this and other practice management topics, consider joining the BCMS Legislative and Socioeconomics Committee by contacting Mary Nava.  




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